Process Engineer

Location: West Deptford, NJ
Country: United States
Company Order Number: 9940
Job Family: Engineering
# of openings: 1


Johnson Matthey (‘JM’) is a global leader in science that enables a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained commitment to innovation and technological breakthroughs, we improve the function, performance and safety of our customers’ products. Our science has a global impact in areas such as low emission transport, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing and making the most efficient use of the planet’s natural resources. Today more than 14,000 Johnson Matthey professionals collaborate with our network of customers and partners to make a real difference to the world around us.


The Process Engineer is responsible for the improvement of both existing and new processes and implementation of innovative technology at the Johnson Matthey West Deptford Refinery.  The incumbent designs, installs, operates, modifies and troubleshoots process systems. The role requires a hands-on approach to problem solving with 75% of the time anticipated to be in the plant.


Key Responsibilities

  • Promote high environmental, health and safety standards and behaviours for yourself and your co-workers.
  • Provides process engineering support and troubleshooting necessary to meet all production/customer commitments.
  • Responsible for key process safety information, e.g. PIDs, SOPs and control/interlocks.
  • Initiates process improvements which will improve yields and/or lower production costs, enhancing the overall efficiency and cost effectiveness of the business unit.
  • Initiate and provide technical input to Capex project.
  • May oversee experimentation carried out by the Process Chemists to evaluate process modification and efficiencies.
  • Completes engineering projects undertaken both on time and at or under budget.
  • Keeps abreast of chemical engineering technology by reading literature, attending meetings, classes and seminars at management discretion.
  • Provides support in creating and up keeping of refinery air permit and other regulatory requirements.
  • May perform other related duties as required.


Are you the ideal candidate?

  • At least 1-2 years of professional experience in a Process Engineering or related role
  • Degree in Chemical Engineering based subject or equivalent
  • High level of numeracy, working with systems and data
  • Full understanding of heat and mass balances, P&IDs and PFDs and other process docs
  • Demonstrated a high level of understanding and commitment to EH&S
  • Experience of structured problem-solving techniques such as Six Sigma and Lean desirable
  • Good practical skills and experience at lab, pilot or plant scale desirable
  • An ability to provide innovative solutions to problems desirable
  • Experience in Chemical equipment and instrument automation is highly preferred

Experience in PLC (programmable logic controller) programming is highly preferred




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