Occupational Summary

Chemical engineers in the petrochemical industry are responsible for improving the efficiency of existing processes and planning for turnarounds (major maintenance), repairs and new projects. You may be assigned to technology departments which lead the research and development of new chemicals, plastics and other products; explore improvement of existing chemicals and processes; and provide technical service and application support. You may also work in an operating unit where you work directly with Process Operators to optimize the performance of the unit, and troubleshoot any operating issues. Strong background in math, physics and chemistry required.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Prior related summer intern or co-op experience such as commissioning of instrument/electrical control systems, wiring/schematic designs, control/production relaying, etc. is a plus. Equivalent years of military service may be acceptable, in lieu of experience.

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Pennsylvania Chemicals Project

The Pennsylvania Chemicals plant will be located on the banks of the Ohio River in Beaver County. It will produce two main classifications of polyethylene. The project will bring new growth and jobs to the region, with an expected 600 permanent employees once completed.

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