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Chemical Process Engineer

Company: 1101 Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC
Location: Loudon
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:

Chemical Process Engineer

About Us

Tate & Lyle is a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, operating from more than 30 locations around the world. Through large scale, efficient manufacturing plants, Tate & Lyle turns raw materials into distinctive, high quality ingredients. These ingredients and solutions add taste, texture, nutrition and increased functionality to products that millions of people around the world use or consume every day. We are the secret ingredient to Make Food Extraordinary in some of the world’s best loved brands. Could you be ours?

Role purpose

The Chemical Process Engineer position is responsible for providing technical expertise to ensure the operation produces product that meets all quality, cost, and efficiency requirements. This position will design, develop, and implement continuous process improvements to meet goals established by the business/location, along with providing technical guidance to the plant operations teams to assist with process troubleshooting and developing corrective action plans.

Main accountabilities

  • Conducts and/or participates in engineering projects.
  • Monitors day-to day production results.
  • Translates process to flow sheet representation.
  • Designs and specifies operation of plant processes.
  • Assists in preparing proposals. Develops findings, draws conclusions and makes recommendations. Prepares engineering reports, cost estimates and process transmittals.
  • Contributes to the design of moderately complex engineering projects or handles parts of a major project.
  • Contributes ideas for safer, less expensive or new techniques whether or not situation is related to a specific project.
  • Is responsible for meeting engineering assignments within time and budget constraints.
  • Maintains technical skill and knowledge at state of the art level.
  • Works with other engineers and production personnel at other plants, as well as their home location. Contacts or visits other manufacturing facilities as necessary. Has contact with Sales, Marketing and Accounting, administrative functions and suppliers and professional organizations.
  • Works with integrity and upholds the values of the organization.
  • Reports to an operations level management position (Senior Area Manager or Operations Manager) but may be under the working supervision of a Senior Engineer or Technical Manager.
  • Receives moderate direction and some supervision. Much latitude is given for planning work. Work is occasionally reviewed for accuracy, completeness, and timeliness.
  • Provide technical supervision and instructions to process operators. Assists entry level professionals in procedural as well as technical matters.
  • Work on a wider range of troubleshooting problems; use basic knowledge of the process and creative thinking to solve problems and recommend corrective action.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Successful candidates must pass a pre-employment physical and drug test.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; work from heights, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability see color and adjust focus.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is potentially exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions on site. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. The position regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust. In addition this job also operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Performance measures

  • The incumbent will be measured against site EHS, Quality, Production, Reliability and Leadership goals.

Skills and experience required 


  • Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering or related engineering field
  • Minimum of 5+ years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of basic chemical unit operations and PSM systems.


  • Experience in  Chemical Process Engineering or Chemical Production
  • Experience in Corn Wet Milling/Food Manufacturing

EEO Statement

Tate & Lyle will base all of its employment decisions on job-related standards and its commitment to equal employment opportunity (EEO). Tate & Lyle will ensure that promotion decisions are made in accordance with the principles of EEO by imposing only valid requirements for promotional opportunities. Tate & Lyle will also ensure that all other human resource matters such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are administered without regard to an employee's race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, age, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

The successful attainment of equal employment opportunity requires the maximum cooperation of all employees. All managers and supervisors are responsible for implementing and enforcing this Policy. In addition, all other employees are expected to perform their job responsibilities in a manner that supports equal employment opportunity for all.

California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")

The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. We collect the following categories of personal information for the purpose of hiring the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable employment laws: Name and contact information; Job preference and work availability; Social Security Number and/or other identification information; Education and qualifications; Employment history and experience; Military service; Reference and background check information, including relevant criminal history and credit history; Social media information; Pre-employment test results; Post-offer medical examination information and results, including drug test results; Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; and Information provided by you during the hiring process.

Tate & Lyle is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce.

Keywords: 1101 Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC, Knoxville , Chemical Process Engineer, Other , Loudon, Tennessee

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