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Process Technology Engineer (Pasadena, Texas)

United States, Bayport

Automotive Catalysts

Process & Product Development, Engineering

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?


To add to our valuable team of dedicated employees, Umicore Catalyst USA, LLC.  is currently seeking a Process Technology Engineer at our Plant in Pasadena, Texas.


Automotive Catalysts (AC)

We all have the right to breathe clean air and at Umicore we are a world leader in the production of emission control catalysts. Our technologies enable on-road and non-road applications, as well as power generation and process industry to meet environmental standards around the world. Our products have prevented billions of tonnes of harmful gases and particles being released into the atmosphere. To enable our customers to produce even cleaner engines and further reduce industrial emissions, we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

The Process Technology Engineer role will provide engineering, technical guidance and support for the production of Stationary Catalysts. Areas of responsibility include process development, process optimization, technology transfer and new product introduction. Management of capital projects to facilitate process development, process optimization, technology transfer and new product introduction will be primary to this role. The incumbent will support SAP and manufacturing systems which will require expert level knowledge to provide direction and training to production staff.

Main responsibilities

  • Manage all in processes with an acute focus on quality and throughput for the creation and application of active metal coating.
  • Plan and execute Capital Projects in support of plant productivity goals.
  • Identify areas of the plant requiring capital expenditure projects to improve process automation and final product quality. Lead project execution as appropriate within the plant, liaising with management team and production staff on all Plant projects.
  • Create and maintain standard operating procedures for production. Reviewing and updating procedures as needed to ensure process integrity, productivity and automation.
  • Manage, initiate and direct the training and development plans of all engineering and quality personnel to develop competence and ensure skill development across the Plant. 
  • Lead continuous open communication within the plant to transmit customer and sales requests to operations staff.
  • Ensuring organics and metals are handled and applied to product appropriately. Troubleshooting issues as they arise.
  • Responsible for ensuring the facility is compliant with the 14 elements of Process Safety Management (PSM)

Who we are looking for

Education and Experience   
Bachelor of Science in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering required
Minimum of 2 to 5 years in a engineering role

Behavioral Competency
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with staff and customers
Able to work with a diverse group from different backgrounds and different disciplines
Capable of taking leadership responsibilities while maintaining relationships with colleagues and in direct reports
Capable of mediating between employees and managers to maintain good relationships
Familiar with the principles of conflict management
Must be able to adhere to a code of ethical conduct
Strong inter-personal and management skills (communicating, motivating, and developing team members)
Self-motivated individual who can work independently and make decisions
Capacity to work well under pressure and also very detailed oriented

Language Skills
Must have exceptional presentation skills
Strong oral and written communication skills

Mathematical Skills and Reasoning Ability
Expertise in algebra, calculus, engineering physics                          
Strong LEAN Six Sigma knowledge and/or certifications
Familiarity with Project Management principals
Knowledge of data analytics and Excel formulas
Ability to create spreadsheets for calculations
Strong knowledge of manufacturing, inventory control techniques, logistics                                                 
Must be able to manage multiple deadlines with competing priorities
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

We offer a full-scale benefits plan, including health insurance, company paid life insurance and short-term disability, dental insurance, vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, voluntary critical illness and accident insurance, a 401K Plan with employer matching, profit-sharing eligibility, and bonuses.  We recognize 11 paid holidays per year and provide a generous allowance for vacation and sick time.

Additional information

Umicore is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.  If you need assistance in applying for this position, please contact Jessica Wright at or by calling (832) 371-0419.


We thank all candidates for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

If my expertise can help us reduce harmful emissions of power plants, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?