21 May, 2024

Process Engineering Specialist

  • Syngenta Global
  • St Gabriel, LA, USA
Improvement Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

Job description

  • Provide chemical engineering expertise as required to define new, and drive improvements to existing manufacturing processes for products, as defined by or agreed with a group or project leader.
  • Participate in or provide resources to task force/manufacturing support teams or capital projects either as the owner of the chemical process or to provide specific engineering expertise, possibly operating across more than one site.
  • Support the Process Technology input into significant multi-disciplinary projects, including SET projects, possibly leading small multidisciplinary projects. Ensures the required HSE standards and good laboratory practices are applied/respected.
  • Oversees and defines the experimental program to deliver safe and sustainable chemical processes that are fit for the current product lifecycle stage under the guidance of the project lead.
  • Controls and coordinates the provision of technical support to a significant technology or manufacturing area.
  • Acts as a local expert in a specific technology. Applies a combination of theoretical and applied knowledge to guide and lead challenges in that area. Investigate, develop, and implement solutions to the more intractable problems encountered.

Company Description

As a world market leader in crop protection, we help farmers to counter these threats and ensure enough safe, nutritious, affordable food for all – while minimizing the use of land and other agricultural inputs.  

Syngenta Crop Protection keeps plants safe from planting to harvesting. From the moment a seed is planted through to harvest, crops need to be protected from weeds, insects and diseases as well as droughts and floods, heat and cold.  

Syngenta Crop Protection is headquartered in Switzerland. 


  • B.Sc. with 3y experience or M.Sc. in Chemical or Process Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Fluent English. German and French advantageous.
  • Typically, 1 -3 years’ experience as Process Engineering Specialist, or equivalent, with practical experience in manufacturing support, process improvement, and development, showing basic knowledge in process safety, reaction hazards, electrostatics, and environmental issues.
  • Some experience in manufacturing support, process improvements, and knowledge in scale-up of chemical processes.
  • Track record in working within project timelines in a dynamic environment.
  • Basic knowledge of Syngenta stage plan, Supply Chain strategy, R&D and P&S processes, teams, roles, and responsibilities. (or equivalent experience with another company)

Additional Information

What We Offer: 

  • A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and strives for a work-life balance that supports the team members. Offers flexible work options to support your work and personal needs. 
  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts your first day.  
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution. 
  • Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts, among other benefits. 

Syngenta has been ranked as a top employer by Science Journal. 
Learn more about our team and our mission here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVCN_51GbNI 

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

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