Process Engineer - CP Kelco

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Date: Jan 11, 2022

Location: Okmulgee, OK, US

Company: JM Huber Corporation

Portfolio Business: CP Kelco 

J.M. Huber Corporation is one of the largest privately held, family-owned companies in the United States. Established in 1883, we are a diversified, global supplier of specialty and commodity chemicals, hydrocolloid solutions, engineered wood products and natural resources to customers spanning a wide variety of industries. With approximately $2.3 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a material presence in more than 20 countries.


Where permitted by applicable law, candidate must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based job, if not currently employed by J.M. Huber Corporation or one of its affiliates.

Position Summary

The Process Engineer will provide planning, development, implementation and/or oversight of process improvement activities within the manufacturing plant. Identify and implement process improvements which result in higher throughput, improved efficiencies, recognizable cost savings and more consistent product quality. The job will also involve the design, construction, and commissioning of capital projects to support these improvements.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for improving yield, throughput, operating efficiency, and reducing costs without compromising product quality or safety. 
  • Recommend and implement process improvements aimed at maximizing capacity utilization and reducing the cost of production through process optimization. 
  • Implement process changes that improve product quality and consistency.
  • Select best-suited process equipment for applications by meeting with vendors, running trials, and staying current on new technology.
  • Develop technical performance analysis of existing processes and process systems (e.g., fermentation, distillation, solids handling, size reduction and classification, packaging, and basic plant utilities.)
  • Lead multidisciplinary teams to identify and implement improvements to plant processes.
  • Prepare written reports on findings with recommendations for further work.
  • Manage expense and capital projects, when they occur, insuring operation and budget requirements.
  • Work with project engineering during the conception and commissioning of new equipment and processes to achieve project goals and schedule.
  • Assist Operations and Maintenance to diagnose and correct process capability problems and achieve sustainable results.
  • Responsible for assigned capital projects at the plant and assist on larger capital projects.
  • Ensure quality work is completed in a timely and safe manner.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Serve as mentor to junior engineers


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering; other Engineering degrees will be considered with demonstrated Process Engineering experience.
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience performing process improvements, equipment installations and modifications, with a strong preference for candidates with similar industry experience.
  • Liaise with Project Engineering, Maintenance, Management, and Operations personnel to provide process specifications as required to fully implement process improvements.
  • Understand the manufacturing process in order to identify and resolve quality, productivity or safety issues. This will require working both with supervisors, production engineers, and operators to troubleshoot and resolve problems as well as detailed data analysis to independently solve problems. 
  • Maintain project control and accountability until the projects are accepted by the manufacturing group and all project goals are met
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required
  • Ability to apply a disciplined experimental approach to solving production problems using data and current statistical tools
  • Strong Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access).
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Lean manufacturing experience is a plus
  • Working knowledge of SAP is a plus
  • Working knowledge of DeltaV control system is a plus


Our employees are our strongest asset, and their safety, health, and well-being is our highest priority. We respect the individual by providing opportunities for professional and personal development. Our Principles drive us to create an inclusive workplace where employees share core values, show dignity and respect toward others, and work hard to achieve their best performance.  

J.M. Huber Corporation is an EEO / AAP employer. Pre-employment drug screening is required


Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma