Process Development Engineer
DescriptionCorteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Process Development Engineer located in Indianapolis, IN. The Active Ingredients (AI) Process Development Engineer position is focused on Research and Process Development for new products in the developmental pipeline. AI Process Development delivers process technologies and manufacturing opportunities to the business units. Process development is the definition of chemical steps and engineering conditions to produce quality products reliably and cost effectively, essentially orchestrating a set of unit operations into a manufacturing process. The activities of the discipline may be focused on development of new process technology, development of cost estimation models, improvements of existing manufacturing processes or quick scale up of samples for applications development. The AI Process Development Research group is seeking a chemical engineer to work in support of the development of new technology & unit operations. The processes developed must be safe, robust, reliable and low cost to meet the quality and purity demands of the agricultural industry. Data generated from the process research efforts and the production of developmental quantities is used to help set final manufacturing specifications. The group works closely with product development, commercial implementation, and manufacturing to ensure that new products are supplied on time and within customer expectations. The desired candidate should be effective at problem-solving, organizing data, and documenting and communicating results. Core Responsibilities: Co-Development of manufacturing processes and unit operations with process research chemists to meet business needs and timelines utilizing knowledge of separation, mixing, and reaction engineering fundamentals.Development of operating discipline and safe operating procedures for experimental programs which includes Reactive Chemicals (RC)/ Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) reviews, pre-start up reviews and addressing all EH&S issues. Supply of R&D developmental quantities (Kg) of new product candidates with desired purity, quantity, and within specified project timeline.Plan and Safely run all the unit operations for Technology demonstration and data generation. Proper equipment clean-out and documentation proceduresUnderstand hazard evaluations and risk mitigation techniques for hazardous operation identification.Complete identified and agreed upon Project and Team goals within specified timeline.Communicate and document results in timely fashion. Successful candidate must be able to effectively communicate across several functions. Candidate needs to be able to lead and facilitate meetings and reviews. QualificationsBS/ MS degree in chemical engineering or related field. 3-5 years of relevant process development & scale up experience.Basic fundamental knowledge in chemical engineering (in either unit operations, separations, distillation theory, fluid mechanics & mixing or reaction engineering).Preferred Qualifications:PhD in Chemical EngineeringApply for this job.