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Principal Process Development Engineer

Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Allentown, PA, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Principal Process Development Engineer


Location: United States : Allentown, PA

Function: Engineering

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Research, Development & Innovation


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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The position exists to support the development and transfer of new technology from lab scale to commercialization.  The position may involve acting as a technical liaison with other departments.  The incumbent will be involved in technology development programs from the concept stage through commercialization, working closely with team members from our engineering, operations, and business teams around the world. The incumbent will be required to function effectively on cross-functional project teams in both lead and support roles. The position requires development of technical expertise in one or two areas.



  • Performs process development and executes scale-up of complex new products in existing assets.  Develops innovative technology that results in lower manufacturing cost or increased capacity in Evonik production plants. Acts as the project manager and technical lead for projects.
  • Design and lead experimental programs. Comfortable working in the lab and providing hands-on guidance of technicians.  Analysis of experimental lab data including heat of reaction, and reaction kinetics.  Understanding of Organic Chemistry and/or Polymers, familiar with analytical techniques such as GC, GC/MS, NMR, GPC, and titrations and their utilization in process scale up and troubleshooting. Analyze, interpret and document the knowledge gained from the development work in research reports.
  • Apply engineering and chemistry fundamentals to troubleshoot and identify root causes and help solve non-routine manufacturing problems.  Provide technical guidance to Engineering and act as a consultant in specific areas of expertise. 
  • Performs plant data analysis using a six sigma and/or statistical methodology. Apply the information to identify capacity improvements, trouble-shoot problems, determine feasibility of new products or process changes.


  • MS, or PhD in Chemical Engineering or similar field
  • 4+ years of experience working in a chemical laboratory environment and project leadership experience
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer technology from lab to commercial scale. Experience with new product scale-up and batch processing is a plus.  
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to effectively lead and contribute to multi-disciplinary project teams 
  • Good understanding of analytical tools and methodologies
  • Knowledge of process safety management systems and PHA methodology

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.


Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

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