Evonik Jobboard
Business Area Chemistry
Process Engineer
Reference Number NAFTA - 11388
Start Date Immediate
Field Evonik Corporation
Location CDN-Maitland, Ontario
Employment Type Full-time Employment

Job Title:  Process Engineer

Location:  Maitland, Canada

Business Unit:  Active Oxygens

Reports To:  Superintendent



Company Information:


Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals.  Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy.  Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization.  Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.


Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world.  In fiscal 2012 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €13.6 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.6 billion.


Position Overview:


Implement measures for further development within defined production areas to implement, maintain and ensure state of the art process technology in order to minimize cost, provide high product quality and maximize plant availability.


Principal Accountabilities: 


  • Provide technical support to defined production areas (e.g. increase of production unit availability, quality improvement, etc.) by implementing OEE and First Pass Quality improvement projects. Provide the scope for these projects, as well as prepare time schedules and basic cost estimates.
  • Perform routine tasks of a plant engineer independently, such as planning, initiating and managing routine operations troubleshooting and projects to improve and maintain the assigned plant area.
  • May require assistance of experienced engineer when initiating suggestions for  plant improvements in respect to the process, new equipment  or expansion, etc.
  • Ensure successful completion of documentation for technical changes and projects under his/her management, including procedure changes, EHS documentation, etc.


Candidate Qualifications and Experience:


  • The incumbent must possess a BS or MS in Chemical Engineering or an equivalent degree with 3 - 5 years experience in process technology, as well as in manufacturing processes.
  • The incumbent requires knowledge of techniques in process design, manufacturing technology, and automation of processes.
  • The incumbent should have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • The incumbent must have an understanding of engineering support, work flow with production units and maintenance functions, and must budget time wisely as additional assignments are given based on experience in the process area. 
  • The incumbent must work independently while reporting the primary results of their activities to his/her supervisor.
  • Excellent cooperation with Production and Technical Departments within the Business Group is essential for the success of this position.
  • This position is to provide technical support in regard to process technology issues for existing production processes and projects to improve or expand existing capacity.
  • The incumbent will also be challenged to identify weak points in technical processes and to suggest technical solutions and improvements for these identified areas.


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