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Plant Engineer Job

Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: Torrance, CA, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30687 - Posted 06/11/2019 - Engineering & Technology - Torrance. California. US


Run Plant Engineer


Situation in organization

Position reports directly to the Torrance Operations Manager.  No direct reports. 


Job dimensions

Provides technical (chemical engineering) support at the plant and gains experience with plant processes, systems, procedures, policies, and equipment.




  • Makes routine process calculations
  • Collects, records, analyzes data
  • Coordinates process sampling
  • Assists the production/operations in trouble shooting specific process problems
  • Assists Improvement Engineer and Process Automation Engineer in new process start-ups
  • Appropriately organizes data and files documents and records
  • Assist product development in new product scale ups
  • Meet all legal, regulatory and other *requirements of the site through general awareness and training.
  • Participate in HSEQ *activities provided by the site management. Arkema Coating Resins and Arkema, Inc.
  • Identify and communicate the potential gains and possible improvements related to the work environment and management system through employee suggestion programs, during group meetings, or through *other identified communication tools.
  • Remain in compliance with the *rules, *standard procedures and *work instructions related to the specific job title and site location.
  • Complete *assigned training through Arkema learning management system or attendance to assigned Web-Ex or Instructor Led Training (ILT) classes.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Context and environment


Works on specific job assignments following safe, environmentally sound engineering practices.  Receives specific direction and detailed instructions concerning the required task and results expected, including timing constraints and priorities.  Assigned work is reviewed for accuracy and completeness.



Applies theoretical principles along with reorganized and generally accepted good engineering practices under close supervision to solve assigned problems.  Aware of pertinent company and governmental safety and environmental rules and procedures.  Able to handle several small projects/tasks concurrently.  Works in a team environment and has the ability to communicate and work together with other technical people from multiple disciplines (i.e. project engineering, maintenance, safety, environment, research and development).


Qualifications / experience required

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering from an accredited college or university, or relevant demonstrated ability in unit operations, heat transfer, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, process control, separation processes, mass transfer, energy balances, fluid mechanics, advanced mathematics and physics. 
  • 2-3 years experience in a manufacturing environment (chemical preferred)
  • Basic skills in statistics, computers (spreadsheets and word processing), technical writing, and public speaking and listening skills are also desired. 
  • Reads and understands process flow diagrams (PFDs) and piping instrumentation diagrams (P and Ids). 


The Plant Process Engineer must be:

  1. Willing to learn and take direction
  2. Persistent/analytical/inquisitive
  3. Dedicated to continuous improvement
  4. Team player, interpersonal skills
  5. Organized
  6. Communication and listening skills


HSEQ Responsibilities

  • Comply with the HSEQ Policy.
  • Comply with Regulations, Legal and Internal Requirements as made known by the site and by the business unit (BU).
  • Comply with the rules of the specific location to which one is assigned as well as the rules set by the business unit (BU) and Arkema Inc.
  • Comply with all standard procedures and work instructions, aka SP, SOP, PWI, TM, to ensure productivity, quality assurance and cost effectiveness.
  • Review their work areas for potential losses and Report hazards to the direct supervisor.
  • Report Near Misses to the direct supervisor.
  • Report Incidents or Accidents to the direct supervisor.
  • Identify and communicate potential gains or possible improvements to the management system.


A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion ($10.4 billion USD) in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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