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Project Engineer

Date:  May 31, 2024

Springfield, OR, US

Company Overview

Grounded by a history that is deeply rooted in innovation, Hexion is a global employer committed to building and protecting the future by producing innovative performance materials. Our materials are the building blocks for critical industries, including construction, agriculture, energy, automotive, and infrastructure protection. Everywhere you look, you will find our materials and people at work to help customers make products that are stronger, safer, and cleaner. When you work for Hexion, you’ll join a team that is committed to operating safely and with integrity to build a more sustainable future for all, our associates, our customers, and the communities where we live and work. 

Position Overview


The Project Engineer is the primary process support for maintenance and operation techs, as well as leads continuous improvement activities for the site through troubleshooting, process improvement initiatives and execution of capital projects.  The Project Engineer has responsibility for the site’s contractor management program. This position is responsible for providing overall leadership of the site’s capital project programs and technical support for process optimization, operational reliability, product quality and EH&S performance

Job Responsibilities


Engineering Responsibilities:

  • Capital improvements through conception, preparation of formal requests for capital appropriations, installation, and startup.
  • Identify and implement projects to reduce production costs, energy usage and improve productivity.
  • Provide an efficient interface with engineering department to evaluate all upcoming capital projects. Analyze and obtain required feedback for all equipment and layouts.
  • Maintain and update site capital project budget.
  • Create, maintain, and update site facility drawings, equipment drawings and P&IDs.


Plant Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include facilities maintenance management, capital improvements, safety, and environmental functions.
  • Ensure that OSHA PSM practices such as PHA, MOC and PSSR are used at all phases of projects.
  • Provide an efficient interface with engineering department to evaluate all upcoming capital projects and analyze and obtain required feedback for all equipment and layouts.
  • Lead process improvement initiatives to meet site operational goals and capacity creation.


Environmental, Health and Safety Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the safe work practices as specified in the Safety Manual and Management Standards are followed in the Engineering department.
  • Supervise, maintain, and improve the plant PM program to ensure compliance with all EH&S and PSM requirements.
  • Own and maintain responsibility for the site contractor management program: ensuring contractors meet the EH&S qualifications, effectively develop high risk work plans for high risk work and maintain safe work practices.
  • Own and maintain responsibility for key aspects of the environmental and safety annual and monthly management control checklists.
  • Lead and participate in safety incident investigations to provide solutions to prevent recurrence

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience as Plant Engineer, Project Engineer, or related duties in chemical or similar industries.
  • B.S. Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Technical aptitude.


We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process, as well as additional periodic background checks as required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) or regulations adopted by the department of Homeland Security or other regulatory agencies.

Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role for 18 months.

Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet, or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Eugene

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