Process Chemist

  • Negotiable
  • United States Pennsylvania Monaca
  • Contract
  • Petrochemical
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The NES Fircroft Chicago office are calling all candidates to join the largest petrochemical project in the world as an Process Chemist. This individual would be employed on a contract basis. If this sounds like a great opportunity for yourself or someone you know, please reach out to Andrew Burdi at Additional job details can be found below.

Job Details
Location: Monaca, PA
Hours: M-F 40 hours per week.
Duration: 10-12 months with opportunity for extensions.
Pay: Negotiable based on experience

Reporting to the Analytical Lab Manager, the Process Chemist is responsible for providing support to the process units with a chemistry-based knowledge of stream and additive characteristics to ensure the effective application of process controls. As part of the Analytical Lab team, the role is complemented and supported by the Quality Control functions. The ultimate objective is to monitor process activities and recommend initiatives to maintain or improve product quality to ensure that product released from manufacturing meets specifications and fit-for-purpose requirements.
This role is a temporary Commissioning and Start Up (CSU) role and the role is expected to end on 31 May 2023.
Support activities fit into the following categories:
  1. Liaison between Analytical Lab, Process Engineering, and Operations
  2. Identify opportunities to enhance process control reliability through appropriate data generation
  3. Monitor process-data and apply technical knowledge to proactively avert product quality issues.
  4. Apply consistent quality practices across the Shell Polymers Monaca site Specific Accountabilities
  • Manage (in conjunction with the Analytical Lab) the balance of process samples required for laboratory testing versus field laboratories and on-line analyzer. Develop standards related to sample frequency, sampling location, testing turnaround and result reliability.
  • Ensure the needs of Operations data requirements are met in the most efficient, cost effective manner, and interpreted to provide process units with timely, accurate data for decision- making.
  • Monitor process quality performance through the establishment of Key Performance Indicators. Purpose is to evaluate the level of quality giveaway and risk in order to optimize the process financial contribution.
  • Maintain expertise in the chemistry associated with all process units
  • Provide consultation for Process Engineering and Operations on process stream compositional chemistry issues and appropriate lab testing.
  • Maintain technical relationship with Technical Services for training and development
  • Lead process project initiatives that are related to product quality
  • Manage the effective application of on-line analyzers and field laboratories (selection, calibration and validation)
  • Establish quality-training requirements for process operators and coordinate the development of training procedures (data interpretation, and impact of process deviations on product quality).
  • Identify cost saving opportunists in the process operations
  • Maintain current technical knowledge in on-line equipment developments
  • Promote Quality Assurance systems to ensure effective application of quality processes and best practices.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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