Sr Engineer Aromatics Development

Honeywell Des Plaines , IL 60019

Posted 5 months ago

Sr Engineer Aromatics Development

Join a team recognized for leadership, innovation and diversity

Join a team recognized for leadership, innovation and diversity

Honeywell Performance Materials and Technology is a global leader in providing customers with high-performance solutions, including fluorine products; specialty films and additives; advanced fibers and composites; intermediates; specialty chemicals; electronic materials and chemicals; and technologies and materials for petroleum refining.

UOP LLC, headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, USA, is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, process plants, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. UOP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. and is part of Honeywell's Performance Materials and Technology strategic business group. For more information, go to

An excellent career opportunity is currently available for a Engineer/Scientist Sr R&D in the Aromatics & Derivatives Development group within UOP's Research and Development organization located in Des Plaines, IL. This position affords a unique opportunity to develop new catalyst, adsorbent, process and equipment technology from concept to commercialization.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Participate on multi-functional teams focused on the development of novel process, catalyst, adsorbent and equipment technology in UOP's Aromatics & Derivatives product line.

  • Coordinate the design, planning and execution of experimental programs for new product development (NPD) and capability projects. Analyze results and deliver data packages that meet quality standards.

  • Coordinate the development of models by collaborating with modeling specialists and other team members

  • Provide support to Technical Service in troubleshooting and optimizing performance on commercial units.

  • Provide support to the Sales Support and Engineering functions to improve the competitiveness of commercial offerings and designs.

  • Contribute to the innovation effort at Honeywell UOP by identifying novel process, catalyst, adsorbent and equipment technology and filing invention disclosures

  • Must have ability to travel both domestically and internationally approximately 10% of the time*
    60 Coordinate experimental programs & model development for NPD and capability projects 20 Collaborate with team members to drive the delivery of NPD and capability projects 10 Provide support to Tech Service to troubleshoot and optimize performance on commercial units 10 Provide support to Sales Support and Engineering to improve competitiveness of offerings


  • Minimum B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering

  • Minimum of 3 years post graduate experience in a technology, engineering, research & development, or technical service role within the refining, petrochemical or gas processing industries is required


  • Strong understanding of chemical engineering, catalysis and/or adsorbent fundamentals and their application in refining and petrochemical process technology.

  • Experience in developing and executing experimental plans including the use of statistical tools for data analysis

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a strong focus on delivering results and identifying alternative solutions when challenges arise.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to concisely report results to a variety of audiences and ensure key results, conclusions and decisions are well documented.

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma concepts and their application in managing risk and uncertainty. Six Sigma green belt certification is preferred.

ExemptPerformance Materials and TechnologiesINCLUDES

  • Continued Professional Development

  • Some Travel Required


  • Job ID: HRD39946
  • Category: Technology R&D
  • Location: 50 E Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60017-5016 USA

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.

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