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Career Development Program - Chemical Engineer

Date:  Feb 21, 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.

What We Offer

At Hexion, we prioritize providing progressive, inclusive, and competitive benefits that acknowledge the valuable contributions made by our associates while enhancing their overall well-being and promoting a healthy work-life balance. 


  • Healthcare, Vision, Dental and Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks vacation to start.
  • 401k Match 
  • 16 hours paid volunteering time.
  • & More


Our commitment to investing in our employees goes beyond these exceptional benefits, as we also offer continuous training and certification opportunities that enable you to advance your career with Hexion.

Position Overview

Hexion’s Early Career Development Program is an opportunity for recent graduates to apply their limitless imagination and drive to build innovative solutions into a comprehensive 2-year rotational program. The program will introduce you to the diverse functions of a dynamic chemical manufacturing business through the completion of 4, 6-month projects in a number of functional areas. As you explore the different aspects of our business, you will receive thorough technical and soft skills training to continue to mold you into the leader that brings Hexion’s future to life. If you are looking for an opportunity where you can demonstrate your ingenuity by solving real-world problems, in an environment focused on continuous improvement in safety and sustainability, look no further than Hexion’s Development Program.


Assignments can be in the following areas:

  • Process Technology & Development
  • Production
  • Manufacturing
  • Projects & Engineering
  • Six Sigma
  • Process Controls
  • Process Improvement
  • Environmental Health/Safety
  • Supply Chain

Job Responsibilities

You will handle projects under the guidance of a Mentor, assigned to your designated area of focus. The project assignments are designed to empower you to challenge convention by engineering a creative solution to some of the most difficult programs we face in our business. Through high performance team work our engineers deliver solutions that continually expand the possible, propelling Hexion into the future of chemical in local day to day production, further developing you as an individual and essential member of Hexion’s tomorrow.


  • Delivering breakthrough solutions
  • Monitoring and developing improvements to current processes to yield cost savings, quality improvement and/or overall increase efficiency
  • Continuously strive for highest level of performance
  • Doing everything with your personal safety mindset at the forefront of your work
  • Adding value for our customers


Post program opportunities include: Process Engineer, Process Technologist, Production Engineer, Plant Engineer, Six Sigma Engineer, Process Improvement Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Reliability Engineer, and Project Engineer.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Have no more than 2 years of working experience in the chemical industry


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 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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