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Process Engineer

138 Petrolia St, Karns City, PA 16041, USA Req #252
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Calumet Specialty Products partners, L.P. is a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products. Our product lines include both naphthenic and paraffinic oils, aliphatic solvents, synthetic lubricants, asphalt, fuels, white mineral oils, waxes, petroleum and hydrocarbon gels. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. has one of the most diverse specialty hydrocarbon capabilities in the world.

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Provide the organization with technical expertise on all aspects of the processes and processing techniques used by the refinery to ensure the following:

  • Optimized achievement of the production plan including run rates, yields, and quality of product
  • Safe, environmental-friendly, and reliable operation
  • Utilization of continuous improvement to drive out waste and inefficiency and enhance profitability



  • Performs advanced engineering calculations (i.e., mass balances, energy balances, conversion calculations) to optimize equipment and product quality
  • Gathers, analyzes, interprets, acts upon and disseminates pertinent unit operations data that monitors the performance of the unit
  • Generates and maintains an informational database on pertinent process variables for troubleshooting and optimization
  • Makes recommendations to improve unit yield and/or optimize energy consumption
  • Ensures that the Planning department is aware of current operating constraints
  • Initiates and justifies new projects, additional monitoring, and improvements to the unit
  • Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields as part of optimizing the process
  • Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods to rapidly correct or improve process issues
  • Requires the use of advanced techniques and modification and extension of theories and practices of the field and related sciences and disciplines
  • Consults with manager concerning unusual problems and developments including documenting corrective actions
  • Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for a variety of projects within his/her responsibility area
  • Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering evaluation tests, products, or equipment
  • Performs as a staff advisor and consultant to a technical specialty, a type of facility or equipment, or a program function
  • Provides daily refinery operations support to ensure safe, reliable and efficient operations
  • Maintains awareness of all Safety, Health and Environmental issues that impact the unit, refinery, and personnel
  • Evaluates the economic feasibility of projects assigned and provides Process Engineering services during engineering, construction, and start-up of projects
  • Troubleshoot and correct refinery operations and affects necessary change
  • Provide Process Engineering support during turnaround
  • Ensure processes are producing consistent quality product at the desired run rate and yields
  • Process Engineers support a 24 hour/day, 7 day/week operation. As such, they must be prepared to work whatever hours needed to maintain a safe, environmentally sound efficient operation
  • Provide additional daily supervisory coverage as needed
    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering preferred. Similar degree and commensurate experience will also be considered



    • Proficient user of MS Office Suite
    • Effective team skills that will make this individual successful in this role
    • Capability of working with all levels of the organization
    • Good communications skills, ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures manuals



    • Experience in lube operation
    • Process simulation experience a plus
    • Capable of demonstrating the necessary leadership that will make this individual successful in this role
    • 3+ years of experience in petroleum refinery, process engineering, chemical manufacturing, operations, and maintenance
    Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
    We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
    Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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    • 138 Petrolia St, Karns City, PA 16041, USA