Process Engineer


Valparaiso, IN, US, 46383

Remote or On-Site:  On-Site
Req ID #:  2512


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



The Valparaiso Process Engineer provides technical and troubleshooting support of plant operations. The engineer works closely with production and other departments to ensure the plant stays running effectively and efficiently and identifies, designs, and implements process improvements impacting safety, regulatory compliance, quality, and/or productivity improvements. 




  • Rresponsible for supporting capital projects, PSM activities, and EHS and quality reviews and audits. 
  • Successful performance leads to enhanced safety, regulatory compliance, environmental impact, quality, and productivity.    
  • Provide operations day-to-day troubleshooting and other process support.
  • Collect, analyze, and act on process data and employee input to troubleshoot operational issues and introduce continual improvement opportunities.
  • Collaborates with production, maintenance, EHS, quality, and other groups on issues and initiatives.
  • Create and update SOP’s.
  • Review production capacities, capabilities, and cost estimates for existing and New Product Introductions.
  • Manage up to a few smaller capital projects (<$250 K) simultaneously, including creating designs, scopes, bidding equipment and labor, issuing and receiving purchase orders, overseeing contractor work, and gathering process safety information. 
  • Ensures design and installations conform to company standards and plant needs.
  • Provide process support to large capital projects, including creating and reviewing project scopes, designs, gathering process data, collaborating with key stakeholders, and reviewing contractor deliverables.
  • Identify reliability improvement opportunities and provide process support to maintenance, such as specifying new equipment like pumps and instrumentation, and reviewing work orders for process clarity.
  • Complete process safety action items in support of meeting or exceeding PSM requirements for anhydrous ammonia such as updating and maintaining process safety information.  
  • Perform risk assessments and complete MOCs for all changes associated with process projects.
  • Assist in relevant root cause investigations and completes assigned corrective actions from them and safety, quality, environmental, and other audits.


Education & Experience:


  • BS in Engineering; preferably in Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial, or Electrical Engineering.
  • 5 years’ experience or more working alongside production, maintenance, and quality in a self-directed support capacity; preferably within heavy industry: chemical, paper, refining.  
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to clearly and professionally express thoughts and ideas and work with all departments and levels throughout the site.  
  • Strong organizational, time management and problem-solving skills are critical.
  • Ability to prioritize to meet multiple priorities and deadlines with minimal supervision.




  • Experience in equipment reliability and/or automation a plus (Foxboro DCS or PLC).  
  • Lean and/or Six-Sigma certification or working experience in a Lean Six Sigma environment.
  • Proficiency in AutoCad, Microsoft Project, and/or Minitab or similar software.



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: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago