• R&D Chemical Engineer, Formulations

    Location US-DE-Newark
    Job ID
    2018-8448
    # Positions
    1
    Exp. (Yrs)
    2 - 5 years
    Category
    Research & Development
    Type
    Full Time
    Visa Sponsorship
    No
    Domestic Travel Required
    Yes
    % Domestic Travel
    10 - 20 %
    Company Vehicle
    No
    Relocation Eligible
    Yes
  • Company Overview

    FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural and lithium technologies. We are proud that our products help grow the world's food, improve health and contribute to a more sustainable energy supply.

     

    FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.

     

    With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets.  If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.

    Overview

    FMC Agricultural Solutions is seeking an experienced process development engineer for commercialization of new agricultural products.  Our business has a robust pipeline of new products that anticipate our customers’ needs and contribute to their long-term prosperity while advancing agriculture.

    Responsibilities

    This role requires physical chemistry/chemical engineering knowledge, as well as work experience in process development, pilot plant or commercial operations roles.  The successful candidate will conduct a pilot plant-based program to develop commercial manufacturing processes for agricultural formulations as part of a cross-functional team of formulation chemists, analytical chemists and engineers. The role includes engineering support through all phases of process development, with responsibility from early stage to commercial launch. 

     

    Responsibilities of the role include:

    • Develop process concepts and initial cost analyses for manufacturing processes.
    • Generate, compile, and communicate all relevant material hazard and process-related safety concerns, and define necessary mitigation strategies
    • Design and conduct pilot plant experiments to demonstrate commercial process feasibility and to establish essential engineering parameters.
    • Develop basic design data, define operating conditions and critical limits, and establish safety and quality parameters for the commercial process through scale up and modeling of unit operations.
    • Effectively document and transfer technology and know-how for the successful operation of commercial facilities.
    • Participate in the pre-campaign planning and start-up of commercial operations
    • Participate in/initiate process improvement initiatives.
    • Maintain stewardship over processes and provide technical expertise as necessary.
    • Lead cross-functional teams in scale-up efforts (formulation chemists, plant engineers, pilot plant staff etc)

    Required Education

    BS Degree Chemical Engineering

    Qualifications

    • Microbiological/biotechnical/bioengineering experience preferred
    • 2-5 years R&D or industrial experience in pharmaceutical, fine or specialty chemicals industry required.
    • Travel to local North American and international sites may be required (less than 20%).
    • Flexible work schedules to accommodate different geographies required
    • Strong background in statistical concepts and statistical modeling software (e.g. DOE, Minitab) required.
    • Manufacturing or scale-up experience ideal.
    • Expertise in dry and wet particle size reduction technologies ideal.
    • Expertise in basic fluid dynamics, especially mixing and agitation, ideal.
    • Experience in capital project or general project management preferred.

    EEO Statement

    FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace. 

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