Optima Chemical

Reports to: Site Manager


  • Production Coordination and Tracking


  • Maintain and oversee Production Tracking Sheets for critical production/processes
  • Maintain Customer interface and communications
  • Develop and manage Batch Sheets for various processes as needed
  • Evaluations (new & existing processes)
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  • Developing draft PFDs, and mass & energy balances
  • Evaluating Optima’s process capability and unit operation deficiencies for new processes
  • Generate specifications for raw materials and in-process samples
  • Scale-up and Design
  • Work with customer and internal personnel on an ongoing basis to evaluate the practical technical aspects of their R&D/scale-up work and provide guidance for most practical paths.
  • Model unit operations and generate PFDs and P&IDs for “cradle-to-grave” processes
  • Provide information to support air emissions submissions to regulatory (for Emission Master computer system).
  • Assist Controls Engineer with SOC details/Instrument/Control and Interlock strategies
  • Capital Project Management
  • Project oversight for new equipment install and technical resource for design efforts
  • Vendor/contractor interface
  • Plant Tests and Production
  • Develop Procedures, campaign change-over documents
  • Assist with Process Hazard Reviews
  • Lead/Assist with waste minimization efforts
  • Generate Pre-startup documents and shepherd sign-offs
  • Inventory (raw materials & products) control projects
  • Logistics (packaging supplies, production supplies, shipping/receiving materials)
  • Assist with transitioning new processes to Operations
  • Operator Training
  • Safety
  • New & existing process chemistry and unit operations
  • Troubleshooting


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:

We have separate policies regarding the actions and preventative steps we are taking to keep each employee as safe as possible.

Work Location:
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • One location
  • Achievement-oriented—enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Autonomous/Independent—enjoys working with little direction
  • High stress tolerance—thrives in a high-pressure environment
  • Innovative—innovative and risk-taking
  • Outcome-oriented—results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Stable—traditional, stable, strong processes
  • Team-oriented—cooperative and collaborative
  • On call
  • Vision insurance

Company Name
Optima Chemical
Belle, WV 25015

Education and Experience: A bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering with 10+ years of relevant experience.

  • Technical understanding of applied process development/process engineering and implementation for both batch and continuous processes.
  • Good communication skills with customers, coworkers, and vendors/contractors.
  • A broad knowledge of Process Safety Management, process safety, CPI practices and standards, and regulatory compliance.
  • MS, PE/EIT nice but optional.

Main functions:

Process development and Engineering, production coordination and tracking, customer interface, planning, and communications, laboratory/specifications development and coordination, and technical resource for EHS and all plant personnel groups to safely startup and establish new products and to improve efficiencies for existing product (yield/process improvements).

$88,000 -$118,000 per year with supplemental bonus pay
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