Project Engineer


Newport, DE, US, 19804

Remote or On-Site:  On-Site
Req ID #:  2536


Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our website at or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter

Project Engineer - Wilmington, DE


The Project Engineer role is a key position at the Newport site.  The position is responsible for ensuring safety, productivity, and capital project implementation is executed every day in line with the expectations of the Engineering Manager and site business needs.



  • Support and adhere to the principles of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® by protecting the environment, health, safety and security of our employees, contractors, carriers, distributors, visitors, customers and neighbors.  Comply with the requirements of the ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System. Support behavior-based safety (NERT) through safety contacts and supporting EHS observers on your team to complete behavior-based observations in support of an improved safety culture.
  • Ensure that the capital investment projects comply with Corporate Technical Guidelines & site/corporate EHS guidelines. 
  • Organize, plan, supervise and manage all activities associated with minor capital investment to achieve the requirements of a given project in a timely and cost-effective manner as defined by the business needs to ensure business targets are achieved.
  • Provide technical expertise to implement the project engineering requirements of the site and represent the engineering department as a technical authority to define the concept scope and approach on minor capital projects through to completion & operational.
  • Provide support to manufacturing and process development teams in areas of project related activities. Devise and develop cost effective/cost saving opportunities which will support the business needs.


Education & Experience:

  • BS/MS in Chemical or Mechanical or Electrical engineering
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with capital project engineering within a chemical plant environment
  • Working knowledge of capital project implementation process from initial realization of the project through to commissioning in the field.
  • Understanding of chemical unit operations, function, and design of plant equipment.
  • Direct experience in communicating with technical, professional, and managing tradespersons & contractors.
  • Computer skills – ability to learn/work with SAP, MS Office
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills are required.
  • Ability to learn/apply trouble shooting skills.
  • Well-developed and practical knowledge of occupational and process safety requirements (LOTO, Confined Space, Hot Work, PPE, etc.)
  • Passion for craftsmanship, continuous improvement and meeting customer needs



We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k)+match and life insurance. Eligibility of benefit timing may vary.



It is Sun’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.

Employment agencies are an important component of our talent acquisition strategy, and we value the partnerships we have built with our preferred vendors. We will not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies for any employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Sun Chemical or directly to hiring managers in any form without a signed contract on file, and search engagement for that position, will be deemed unsolicited in nature, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired as a result of the referral or through other means. Additionally, any resume submitted without a contract in place will be considered property of Sun Chemical and no fees will be paid to the agency if the candidate is hired.

Nearest Major Market: Wilmington
Nearest Secondary Market: Philadelphia