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Friday, February 22, 2008

Groundbreaking Opportunity for Chemical Engineer

Kureha PGA LLC, a subsidiary of Kureha Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals and plastics is constructing the world’s first Polyglycolic Acid (PGA) polymer production facility in Belle,West Virginia, providing an immediate opportunity for two Production Engineers. The successful candidates will join the team to design, construct, start-up and operate this new facility. Primary responsibilities will be to work closely with Kureha Japan technical resources to transfer the PGA technology to the US, and to provide Chemical engineering support, including process safety, process control and troubleshooting to enable the engineering, construction and production teams to safely achieve schedule and cost targets for first quality material. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in leading and working in teams, be a self starter, and results driven.

BS in Chemical Engineering
5-10 years experience in chemical process operations
Experience in an OSHA PSM facility
Completion of formal root cause analysis training
Demonstrated communication (written and oral) organizational and problem solving skills
Strong interpersonal skills with people at all levels in the organizational (domestic & international)
Capability with Microsoft Office Products

Send resume and required qualification information to:

Charleston Workforce West Virginia Job Service Center
1321 Plaza East
Charleston, West Virginia 25325
Attention: Allan Galloway or Stephen Jenney (Kureha)


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