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Chemical Engineering Manager III

*Relocation Offered!

United Initiators is a global and leading producer of peroxide based initiators and specialty chemicals. We are focused on meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations through high quality products, outstanding reliability and constant innovation, in line with our motto “Driving Your Success”. Visit for more information.

United Initiators is a collaborative and team driven environment where we provide our employees the opportunity to learn, grow and showcase their talents.  We’re looking for members of our team who don’t want to be micromanaged and are wanting to make a difference at work every day!

Main Focus:

Supervise and lead a team of technical staff as they develop, test, modify, and create solutions to technical problems.   


  • Maintain existing equipment and process to meet production demands
  • Improve processes, equipment to meet production demands
  • Manage all operational site projects (capital and maintenance) within capital and maintenance budgets
  • Accountable for the safety, security, environmental regulations for facility operations
  • Develop technical staff to meet the needs of the site


Planning, budgeting, execution, and startup of all maintenance, plant and process projects

  • Maintaining fixed assets list

Maintaining documentation for plant processes and equipment

  • Maintenance History
  • Inspections
  • P&iDs
  • SOP  - operating parameters for processes

Maintenance of process equipment

  • Preventive Maintenance Program
  • Predictive Maintenance Program
  • Spare parts inventory – critical and non-critical
  • Mechanical Integrity

Process monitoring, improvements, and troubleshooting

Adhere and support site policies

  • Safety
  • Health
  • Environmental

Understand PSM standard and ensure compliance with the standard

  • Maintenance records
  • MOC process
  • Mechanical Integrity

Provide Technical support for HAZOPs, MOC and other programs as necessary

Maintain and develop Engineering Network – (process control network) as necessary

  • Constant communication
  • Data logging
  • Updates

Maintain competent working technical staff

  • Skill development – PLC programming, understanding networks, equipment, Autocad
  • Program development – PSM, Predictive Maintenance, Lean, Six sigma
  • Personal development – Leadership, technical expertise
  • Succession plan


  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry (other Engineering Degrees may be considered).
  • 10+ years experience with process engineering and operations for a chemical plant
  • 10+ years experience with equipment maintenance in a chemical or petrochemical plant 
  • Proven experience in managing and mentoring engineers
  • Must be able to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with all levels of the organization 
  • Must have examples of proven benefits to a company: Cost Reduction/Process Improvements/Optimization Projects. 
  • Understands Process Safety Management  
  • Any experience with the following is preferred: MS Office, SAP or other ERP operating systems
  • Position will require the ability to climb stairs and successfully navigate congested sites without injury.
  • Position will require lifting up to 50 pounds

* Applicants must pass a background check, physical and drug screen. EOE



Work Authorization:

United Initiators will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

United Initiators is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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