Cabot Corporation

  • Senior Process Engineer

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    # of Openings
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    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    Provide technical leadership to a team of engineers in execution of chemical process design for small and large projects. Can lead engineers working on Engineering regional-scale projects or engineers working at local-level Manufacturing capital or retrofit projects.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Provide process engineering support to variety of small to large capital projects and plant sustaining activities
    • Develop Process Flow Diagrams and Heat & Material Balances
    • Develop new and redline existing Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams
    • Develop new and redline existing Interlock Narratives
    • Facilitate and/or support improvement projects, maintenance projects and aid in process troubleshooting
    • Provide technical guidence and troubleshooting process, instrumentation and controls, and equipment problems
    • Lead and work with mechanical/instrumentation engineers to investigate and develop new equipment and technologies to improve chemical production and control processes
    • Author, maintain and update engineering and equipment standards & assist with training when applicable
    • Support cost estimates of CapEx and Opex
    • Participate in the evaluation and selection of processs equipment, external engineering firms and vendors
    • Work on cost reduction projects and collaborate with procurement to ensure good supply assurance (reliable flow of raw material supply through the production cycle)
    • Support plant manufacturing operations as needed by providing technical expertise
    • Lead/support Process Hazard Analysis for new and existing processes
    • Interact with R&D, manufacturing organization and production plants to scale-up and/or develop new processes
    • Develop and implement quality, safety, and process improvements


    • Solid knowledge of chemistry, chemical process design, process control and instrumentation, and/or chemical equipment
    • Strong project management skills with ability to lead technical developments in cross-functional teams. Self-starter; excellent management and organizational skills
    • Works independently on a regular basis based on the tasks and responsibilities required for the technical development execution of early phase capital projects
    • Demonstrates solid ability to recognize and recommend new or improved techniques and processes
    • Ability to motivate and influence others to action
    • Excellent computer skills; Aspen Plus knowledge preferred
    • Ability to formulate and present ideas in a convincing and persuasive manner; give technical advice
    • Promoter of safety and safety awareness
    • May require local or regional travel
    • BS (MS preferred) in Chemical Engineering in related discipline with 10+ years of related experience. Carbon black industrial experience is highly desired
    • Strong experience in capital 6-phase development process

    About Cabot

    Founded in 1882, Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel and elastomer composites.


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