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Production Engineer

Date: Jan 4, 2022

Location: Garyville, LA, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Production Engineer


Location: United States : Garyville, LA

Function: Engineering

Career Level: Graduates (< 2 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Superabsorber LLC

Business Line: Baby Care


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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Provides technical and engineering support to manufacturing plants.  This includes process, productivity and yield improvement, process safety, personnel safety, product quality, and equipment reliability. New product development is a part of this job also. All this requires detailed communications and contact with R&D department and scale up department plus manufacturing site globally.  Provides project management and oversight for assigned CAPEX projects.




Monitor and control plant processes to meet finished product quality specifications. 

  • Technical liaison to plant personnel
  • Process optimization
  • Troubleshooting
  • Daily instructions
  • Implement and review SPC/SQC program 
  • Control process based on results.


Monitor and control plant processes to meet or exceed productivity standards.

  • Monitor and track downtime
  • Perform root cause analyses to maximize equipment reliability and maximize on-stream factor
  • Collaborate with Maintenance and Engineering Departments to minimize and coordinate downday and maintenance activities
  • Plan and Supervise plant trials


Capital Projects Management

  • Production liaison to Engineering Dept. on capital projects
  • Write/submit CAPEX required reports
  • Reviews plant documentation and drawings to ensure current and accurate
  • Manage capital projects
  • Lead contract project engineers and implementation contractors


Write plant operating logic (framework). 

  • Work with controls group on implementation, troubleshooting and optimization 
  • Design and implement some logic independently


Collaboration with R&D (Greensboro and Global)

  • Production trial development and implementation
  • Product parameter and recipe development/adjustment


Write plant operating procedures (primary process, secondary processes, environmental control systems, safety interlocks)




  • It is preferred that the incumbent possess a minimum B.S. Chemical Engineering degree with 3 to 10 years of chemical plant (or heavy industrial) experience.
  • Incumbent shall possess demonstrated skills in:  self-direction, autonomous leadership, troubleshooting, root cause analysis, time management, team building, consensus building, prioritization, understanding of equipment and operation, adherence to schedule/plan, high level of organization and judgement.
  • It is preferred that incumbent possess; understanding in DCS operations, mid- to high-level skill in standard computer operations (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

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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