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Production Engineer


Newport, DE, US, 19804

Remote or On-Site:  On-Site




Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and over 22,000 employees supporting customers around the world.


What You’ll Be Doing - The Production Engineer will work as a part of the site production team and will perform a variety of tasks in support of the site operations, including but not limited to the following:

  • Lead teams in support of optimizing plant processes for uptime, yield, quality, cost, reliability, and productivity.
  • Drives product by process through development and documentation of manufacturing standard process and associated training materials
  • Leads troubleshooting and root cause analysis for complex issues in collaboration with other production personnel to ensure that all aspects of the manufacturing processes, process control systems and equipment operation are managed effectively
  • Responsible to ensure adequate basic data is created for CapEx projects and provides resourcing support (e.g., development and/or Plans for Commissioning, Decommissioning, Start-Up and Shut Down)
  • Coordinate and lead plant trials associated with all the aforementioned areas.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Technical degree (BS, MS) in Chemical, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering
  • Minimum 3 years chemical industry experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Industrial plant experience working with PSM critical processes/systems
  • Demonstrated ability to apply technical knowledge to diagnose, troubleshoot, solve, or help others solve equipment and/or process issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based environment
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; must work well in both self-managed and team environment


This role comes with a competitive compensation plan commensurate with experience that includes an annual bonus opportunity and a very generous 401K match.




It is Sun Chemical's policy that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to the position being filled. Sun prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Philadelphia

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