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Dewey Proc Imp Spec

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Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Inman, SC, US

Company: Milliken and Company

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents – and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.




A Process Engineer/Chemist is responsible for implementing process engineering projects as identified by plant leadership to ensure the attainment of plant performance and business objectives.  Candidate must have a thorough knowledge of the chemistry and equipment associated with multiple processes and be capable of suggesting and implementing equipment and process changes.  Candidate is responsible for leading and completing assigned projects that might include small-scale or non-capital equipment design, performance improvement projects, and new product development pilot and scale-up work.  Project implementation must be coordinated with the Operations department, ensuring smooth start-up and transition to the Operations department.  Candidate may also train a new Process Engineer/Chemist in the areas of equipment design, procedural safety, quality, cost, waste reduction, energy reduction and process training. 





  • Write new batchsheets for both Pilot Plant and Production for assigned new product development activities detailing in adequate detail the processing steps and key parameters to ensure process reliability and capability while following established plant procedures.
  • Write production standards for new products using established procedures.
  • Submit recommendations for process changes or equipment modifications to improve manufacturing methods.
  • Review all equipment preparation procedures on assigned projects or installations prior to start-up.  These include major maintenance, freeze thaw, power out checklist or others as needed.
  • Provide 24-hour assistance during the start-up phase of projects for emergency situations, start-ups, scale-ups, production difficulties, etc. as required. 
  • Improve product capability (CpK) of assigned products by conducting data analysis and implementing process changes accordingly. 



  • Implement cost improvement projects as assigned process and report progress periodically.
  • Provide required technical assistance to the Engineering Services Dept., the Projects department or Process development group to complete projects on time and within budgetary limits.
  • Complete assigned cost reduction or other projects and report progress periodically.
  • Analyze energy usage as assigned, always looking for ways to improve plant energy efficiency.



  • Use all resources available to improve processes and the education level of fellow associates.
  • Implement new product development projects from pilot plant processing through 3 commercialized batches, as assigned.  The project batches should be coordinated with development and Operations to ensure smooth scale-up and transition to Operations ownership.  Participate in the 10-batch review, which will be scheduled and held by the Operations department.



  • As experience and plant need dictate study and train to become a Hot Work/Welding and Confined Space Entry Permit exception.
  • Enforce safety regulations and correct or report all hazards.  Follow up and report progress of safety correction projects.
  • Conduct safety review and inspection of equipment prior to start-up following a process modification or major equipment installation.
  • Understand company policies and procedures and see that they are followed.
  • Understand ISO-9001 requirements and see that requirements are met in assigned areas.
  • Recommend process equipment that will enable manufacturing to keep personnel exposure within guidelines provided by the Environmental Manager.
  • Chair the investigating committee for any equipment failure resulting in safety incident for assigned processes or recently installed equipment.    
  • Become qualified to perform Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) on processes handling Highly Hazardous Chemicals (HHC) and conduct PHA’s as assigned by the Process Engineering manager.
  • Complete all Dewey plant required safety training to insure competency in all areas.
  • Participate on Safety Team and plant safety auditing process.



  • Understand all aspects of government regulations as they apply toward assigned processes.
  • Submit recommendations for process changes to reduce emissions to air, land, and water.
  • Submit recommendations for process changes to reduce utility usage and waste.
  • Complete audits on routine basis to ensure company and plant environmental policies and procedures are being followed.
  • Understand and perform duties as assigned by Contingency Planning notebook and SPCC plan by assisting developing and maintaining procedures.
  • Understand RC-14001 requirements and see that requirements are met in assigned areas.
  • Comply with company requirements as they pertain to TSCA and the new chemical introduction process (MIC-142).

Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.