Job description


Production Engineer (0787)

Group Company:
  • Mitsubishi Chemical SoarnoL

Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc. SoarnoL division is located in La Porte, Texas, and specializes in SoarnoL Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer (EVOH). Additional manufacturing facilities for SoarnoL are located in Japan and the United Kingdom.

Noltex was formed in June of 1994 and purchased an idled Du Pont EVOH manufacturing facility in La Porte. Noltex began production of SoarnoL resin in early 1996 after retrofitting the first of our plant’s production lines.

Our plant primarily serves the needs of the North and South American markets, and supplements product needs in Oceania, Asia, and Europe. With a total annual production capacity of 38,000 metric tons, our EVOH product line includes a wide variety of specialty SoarnoL grades in order to better meet the increased demand for this unique gas barrier resin.

Job Purpose

Support MCA-SNL’s SoarnoL™ EVOH business success by evaluating ideas, engineering solutions, improving plant operations, reducing operating costs and implementing projects in line with business goals.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Operations Support: Oversee, Control, and Optimize
  • Oversee and control EVOH production units, including Polymer Manufacturing and Distillation Columns.
  • Plan & Support Operations in starting up the plant and shutting down the plant for maintenance and grade changes.
  • Troubleshoot operating problems to ensure that MCA-SNL continues to meet customer requirements and meet business operating and cost goals.
  • Diagnose production issues (including human error) and implement corrective actions.
  • Assess and analyze current production methods and develop processes for improved productivity and quality.
  • Continually improve understanding of plant chemistry, operating limits/conditions, and mass/energy balances.
  • Train and supervise Operations personnel on proper methods for operating processes with regard to the overall intention of improved designs.
  • Document findings in reports for MCA-SNL personnel and management to review
Knowledge / Skills / Experience
  • Chemical Engineering or Chemistry degree required.
  • 3 + years plant/engineering experience.
  • Experience in the chemical processing industry including distillation and chemical reaction, polymer manufacturing is a plus.
  • Experience in, and hands on experience in the production and manufacturing process.
EEO Statement

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation values diversity in the workplace, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or other applicable laws. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

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La Porte, TX
12220 Strang Road , La Porte, TX, USA, 77571
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