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Senior Process Development Engineer

Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: Havre de Grace, MD, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Senior Process Development Engineer


Location: United States : Havre de Grace, MD

Function: Engineering

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Silica


What we offer

Do you want to collaborate on exciting and challenging topics with a respected team of dedicated innovators? Our work is exciting and creative. We offer a collaborative culture with top-notch colleagues to fully support your transition to your team. We appreciate & reward your hard work, perseverance, and learning orientation. Who you are matters here. You can explore new ways of thinking and develop fully as a professional while mentoring and coaching staff. We treat each other with dignity and respect; appreciate differences; and view diversity as one of our greatest assets. We observe human rights not only within our company, but also expect it from our suppliers and customers.

In 2009, the German Hertie Foundation identified Evonik Industries AG as a family-friendly employer. We promote work-life balance and are committed to providing a workplace that adapts to the needs of people from all walks of life.

What's it really like to work for Evonik? Click here to meet our team.


This position is not your typical R&D role. We’re seeking a hands-on person who will act as the link between R&D and production. You’ll optimize and improve plant operations across the globe, taking R&D initiatives into plant environments, assisting with scale-ups, and supervising trials. You will work with a variety of people, so a strong ability to be flexible is key. We’re looking for someone who gets the job done—even if it’s a little outside their comfort zone. Ability to influence and support change will be critical to this person’s success.



  • Execute experimental programs in the pilot plant and at vendor sites to validate commercial application process technology.
  • Process/product development, scale-up, and commercialization.
  • Implementation of process improvements to reduce manufacturing costs or improve manufacturing capability and product quality.
  • Support manufacturing in problem solving and process improvement.
  • Provide start-up, capital project support as needed or to support new manufacturing technology.
  • Engineering support for capital projects to reduce capital costs.
  • Development of technical expertise in process technology fundamentals and application of these fundamentals.
  • Identify new process technology for improving capabilities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Advanced degree helpful.
  • 5+ years experience working in a manufacturing environment. We’d love to see someone with production or process experience along with R&D. However, we will consider go-getters with less R&D exposure.
  • You’re a skilled communicator. You navigate multiple cultures and levels with grace and ease. You’re sensitive to the people you interact with, but you’re also able to push back in a polite way to meet your goals.
  • You’re an influencer. People respect you and listen to your ideas. You’re known for being fair and have acted to initiate meaningful change.
  • You hold people accountable and aren’t afraid to dig into information.
  • You have a sharp, analytical mind and can handle statistical analysis as needed.
  • You’re independent, but able to work efficiently in teams without a lot of supervision.

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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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