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Cabot Corporation Process R&D Engineer in Pampa, Texas

Cabot is seeking a talented engineer to join as a Process R&D Engineer in the Reinforcing Materials business segment. Our products include carbon black for rubber applications including tires and specialty products. Carbon black production is a complex combustion process with significant opportunity for innovative technology development to improve production efficiency, increase sustainability, and new product development. This role will be located in Pampa, Texas, at Cabot’s pilot-scale research facility. Ideal candidates will have strong knowledge of fundamental concepts and principles around chemical, mechanical or thermal engineering as, and will work with multidisciplinary and global teams to solve technical problems and drive implementation.

  • Conducts independent research to understand and deliver solutions to technical and commercial problems in equipment or process design and research investigations.

  • Employs thorough scientific approach, including understanding of literature, mechanistic thinking, hypothesis setting, experimentation, analysis, and reporting.

  • Plans, schedules, conducts, and/or coordinates detailed phases of work for a part of a major project or total project of moderate scope to safely meet objectives and timeline.

  • Technical support for a range of project teams performing R&D trials in Pampa, including support for process analytical measurements like gas analysis

  • Prepares appropriate reports and presentations documenting work, results, and conclusions, and presents work to management, technical groups and/or business partners.

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding in chemical or mechanical engineering. Formulation of hypotheses and ability to design appropriate and statistically sound experiments.

  • Eagerness to explore in pursuit of new ways to improve and create value.

  • Ability to synthesize and document experimental results in written reports to capture knowledge.

  • Technical problem solving skill: ability to identify causes of and potential solutions to technical problems. Experimental design, modeling, data management, and analysis proficiency. Skillful data interpretation, to create knowledge.

  • Bachelor’s degree and generally 8+ years of related experience, OR Master’s degree in related technical discipline and generally 4+ years of related experience, OR Ph.D. in related technical discipline.

  • Process engineering experience, preferably in the areas of combustion/gasification processes, aerosol science, particle synthesis, or post-particle treatment.

  • Strictly follows all safety procedures and maintains intellectual property awareness.

  • Ability to work effectively in teams.

  • Experience with project management and experimental design (statistical or via machine learning techniques) preferred.

  • Experience with gas analytical methods and equipment beneficial, but not required.

Cabot Corporation is a leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

We strive to be the most innovative, respected and responsible leader in our markets — delivering performance that makes a difference. As a market leader we collaborate with customers to find innovative solutions that will help them advance their own products for a wide range of industries, from transportation and infrastructure to environment and consumer goods. Our customers worldwide trust our solutions to help them address their needs and accelerate innovation in key applications — creating value and delivering an advantage over the competition. To learn more about Cabot products and applications please click here.

Our culture is based on four core values: respect, integrity, responsibility and excellence in everything we do. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and place high value in creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can contribute, thrive, and advance. We strive to create an environment that is conducive to the spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation and accountability, and empowers every team member to take responsibility for the execution of our strategy. We support and encourage our people to share ideas and explore ways to do things differently. Our passion for excellence and commitment to creating value and business success creates a culture in which everyone can contribute. We are known as one of the global leaders in safety, health and environmental performance, motivated in large part by the commitment and drive of our colleagues around the world.

Our global network consists of over 40 manufacturing facilities throughout North America, South America, EMEA, and APAC regions.

Cabot Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition ID: 2021-9786

External Company URL: www.cabot-corp.com

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