Jost Chemical Co.
  • 17-Aug-2020 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Production
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full Time


  • Works under general direction of the Plant Manager in a c-GMP regulated manufacturing environment operating under Q7A standards.
  • Broad responsibility to provide process technology transfer support and technical leadership from Research and Development to all unit process operations of manufacturing.


  • Maintain and monitor daily production and quality metrics
  • Plan, design and test production methods for chemical manufacturing
  • Provide expert engineering technical assistance to operating facilities (includes planning/ implementing investigation and analysis in problem areas or areas of significant opportunity for process improvement)
  • Identify, communicate and eliminate production bottlenecks in order to maximize production capacities
  • Works with and provides process engineering support to process improvement engineer department efforts including systems analysis, scope development, and evaluation of alternate technologies and methods; serves as technical specialist in the application of theories, concepts, and principles
  • Develop material and energy balances, process flow diagrams, process and instrument diagrams, lead technology selection and equipment testing
  • Develop engineering solutions to production and operations problems and opportunities
  • Provide engineering support in planning and commissioning production related process and facilities modifications
  • Develop/ modify technical guidelines, standards, and specifications in the area of specialty
  • Provide training and mentoring to the chemical line operators
  • Keep abreast of new methods and developments affecting operations for the purpose of recommending changes in emphasis in programs, or new programs, or new programs warranted by such developments
  • Develop safety procedures for those working with chemicals
  • Apply troubleshooting/problem solving to quickly respond to operational issues
  • Work with Maintenance Department on scheduled repairs, preventative maintenance
  • Estimate production costs for reporting
  • Monitors production dashboards, trends, goals
  • Compliant with safety and environmental regulations
  • Anything other tasks deemed necessary by Management for the betterment of Jost operations






  • BS/MS in Chemical Engineering
  • Three to Five years of operations experience
  • Knowledge of:
    • Theories, principles, methods and procedures of chemical engineering (Advanced level)
    • Mathematics and statistics (Advanced level)
    • MS Office software package
    • Manufacturing
  • Skill in:
    • Working effectively and efficiently on multiple projects at once
    • Effective, disciplined and demonstrated documentation
    • Working effectively in a team environment, including in-depth collaboration between development and process divisions
    • Responding to rapidly changing demands
  • Ability to:
    • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing
    • Develop creative solutions to complex process problems
    • Design and manage projects
    • Identify, gather, coordinate, organize and analyze data
    • Exercise judgment while being insightful, logical and methodical
    • Excellent organization and documentation skills
    • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
    • Ability to develop, review, compile and verify technical data and documents
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Ability to work with strong attention to detail and accuracy
    • Positive Attitude
  • FLSA
    • Exempt
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