Job title: Senior Chemical Engineer

Company: H.B. Fuller

Job description: H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world. While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world’s biggest adhesion challenges.

H.B. Fuller is a global Fortune 1000 company manufacturing adhesives, sealants and glue at our 35 manufacturing sites in the U.S. (and growing). Our products connect the world and hold together your everyday necessities including your cell phone, food packages, car and home!

Our manufacturing site in Blue Ash, OH is growing and we want YOU to join our team. Due to the site’s success, multiple capital investments have been implemented to increase production to meet customer demand, so we are expanding our employee base by 50% this year to fill the increased demand!

The successful candidate will have responsibilities that can range within all areas of process engineering including: process improvement, new product introduction, technology transfer, process design, capital project support, equipment commissioning and startup, etc.


Project and process engineering (productivity, cost reduction, product consistency, etc.) skills/experience. Provides leadership in the planning of chemical process design and execution of capital expansion projects aligned with company goals. May include commissioning and documentation of new and existing facilities.

Conducts routine chemical engineering calculations in unit operations analysis in support of adhesives manufacture and process development; assists higher level engineers by performing assigned phases of work in more complex engineering problems and innovative engineering solutions.

Optimize existing processes to provide consistently uniform, high quality products at the lowest cost. Conceptualize improvement ideas, manage the project funnel, and develop attainable projects that deliver sustainable safety, quality, and productivity improvements to the site. Consider the use of innovative new process technology.

Manage assigned projects, completing on time and within budget. Utilize SAP, managing project costs and POs through SAP accounting.

Direct support personnel and contractors as needed to complete projects.

Provides guidance and leadership to regional process engineers, operations, and R&D personnel in areas of process design, capital execution, process improvement, and technology development.

Communicate effectively by written reports and informal contacts to ensure all appropriate personnel are aware of project status.

Lead, facilitate and/or participate as an SME in structured problem solving methodologies (Six Sigma, 8D). Has the ability to analyze and interpret data; should be able to propose hypotheses as explanations of phenomena, and design experimental studies to test (disprove) these hypotheses.

Oversee training of process and plant personnel for new equipment. Involved in training plant and operations personnel in new process technology, and write standard operating procedures for new equipment and process methods. Ensure proper design/safety review are conducted and proper management of change procedures are adhered.

Improve plant equipment to minimize repairs and downtime.

Fully support facility safety program and actively contribute to continuous improvement of facility safety performance.

Manage plant systems to maximize employee safety and minimize environmental risk. Ensure the compliance with all applicable environmental regulations and assist the HBF EHS representative.

Interact with other departments to provide the highest level of teamwork and cooperation between groups.

Assure facility compliance with all ISO 9001:2000 requirements.

Miscellaneous duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required, chemical engineering highly preferred

A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing/engineering capacity, with experience in a PSM-regulated environment

Project Management of projects exceeding $1,000,000 would be preferred. Projects exceeding $200,000 would be required. Experience demonstrated must be the lead engineer, not a member of a larger team.

Process Experience: Demonstrated process improvement competency. Demonstrated success in utilizing Six Sigma and LEAN manufacturing techniques.

Computer: The candidate should be well versed in the use of software including Microsoft Office, MP2, CAD, Visio, etc. General knowledge of computer hardware configurations would be beneficial.

Preferred Qualifications:

Plant Safety: The individual must have experience in general plant safety. Knowledge of confined space entry, lockout/tag out, process safety management, and burn permit requirements is essential. Experience OR knowledge in safety programs such as Dupont Stop would be beneficial.

Quality: The candidate should have experience in basic statistical process control, design of experiments and ISO/QS quality systems.

Lean six sigma (LSS) / statistical tools

Ability to present root cause analyses and solutions

General knowledge and programming experience with PLC’s would be extremely valuable.

At H.B. Fuller, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal employment opportunity. We subscribe to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) policy of employing and promoting individuals based on their merits, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, or any other protected classification.

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Location: Blue Ash, OH

Job date: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 04:21:35 GMT

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