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Senior Process Engineer - Newark, NJ


We are seeking a high potential, energetic individual with sound technical skills to join our Process Engineering team. The team is active in the Conceptual design for new projects, the optimization & intensification of existing chemical processes at our manufacturing site in Newark, New Jersey as well as other sites in North America.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the process chemists in all process optimization & intensification efforts as well as process scale up and transfers to production within the site and beyond.
  • Assess existing production processes and propose optimizations projects leading to intensified, more cost-effective processes
  • Responsible for conceptual project design and close participation in detail design and commissioning. 
  • Work closely with process safety team to ensure safe transfer and operation of chemical processes and participate in HAZOP and process safety analysis
  • Provide troubleshooting support and technical advice to Chemical operations as required.
  • Familiarity with process control and on-line, real time analytical process analysis (PAT).
  • Lead multi-disciplinary internal and/or external projects in a cross divisional environment
  • Develop strong relationships with internal partners from chemical operations, HSE partners and the innovation community especially organic and analytical chemists to maximize value generation.
  • Build and manage relationships with external project engineering partners
  • Maintain a high level of awareness of the advancement of the technology related to the field of activity and propose new processes and technologies feasibility studies including literature and patent searches.
  • Write technical reports and report work progress at project meetings


  • B. S. in Chemical Engineering minimally.
  • 5 – 10 years of industrial experience in the Speciality/Fine Chemical industries.
  • Experience with distillation and process reaction chemistry.
  • Hands on experience and thorough understanding of chemical process unit operations especially eexperience with distillation.
  • Good understanding process chemistry.
  • Practical experience with continuous reactors, process intensification methodologies and in the field of reaction engineering.
  • Analytical thinking and proven problem-solving skills.
  • Proven project management skills able to work in a multidisciplinary, cross divisional environment
  • Hands on, dynamic, open-minded personality with good practical sense.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently

We value:

  • Diversity, Inclusiveness, Belonging
  • Work Ethics, Reliability
  • Teamwork, Positive Attitude, Motivation, Adaptability, Collaboration
  • Safety & Quality Conscious, Integrity


We offer:

  • High Challenge and High Reward Environment
  • Entry to exciting and inspiring world of perfumes and taste
  • Culture that values diversity where people are at the heart of the company
  • Opportunity to work for a company that cares about the environment and sets and achieves ambitious sustainability objectives

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly.


We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:

* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!



Nearest Major Market: Newark
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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