Plant Engineer

The ALTANA Group develops and manufactures high-quality, innovative specialty chemical products. With us, you can help shape many important details of the world of the future. Our four divisions BYK, ECKART, ELANTAS, and ACTEGA have set worldwide standards in their markets. Our innovative products enable companies to develop technologies of the future today, technologies that make life easier, safer, and more comfortable. With sales of more than 2 billion euros, we are one of the world‘s most innovative, fastest-growing, and most profitable chemical companies. We currently employ about 6,000 people who have good ideas for the world of the future. Discover your decisive plus for your future. Bringing you many advantages.

The ELANTAS division manufactures innovative insulating materials for the electrical and electronics industry and ensures that electricity flows safely. They are found in electric motors, household appliances, cars, generators, transformers, capacitors, digital cameras, wind mills, computers, lamps, circuit boards, and sensors, and help to ensure that product design engineers can construct ever smaller and more powerful electronic devices, thus saving materials and energy.

Plant Engineer

Your task structure

Manage all aspects of capital plan from plan development and project engineering through approval and execution. Responsible for overall facility and equipment integrity. Coordinate Process Safety Management activities of Process Hazard Analysis and Management of Change. Manage site subcontractor projects. The Plant Engineer reports to the Manager - Site Operations.

In this position, you will be responsible for:


  • Manage site capital plan
  • Implement and manage site process control and automation systems
  • Maintain site P&ID drawings
  • Coordinate site insurance audits
  • Manage applicable vendor contracts
  • Oversee vessel integrity inspections
  • Manage utilities
  • Coordination of PSM activities of Process Hazard Analysis and Management of Change
  • Manage maintenance department to ensure proper maintenance of the facility (Maintain SAP Plant Maintenance data and Manage personnel productivity)
  • Perform internal audits in support of the ISO 9001 and RC 14001 Management Systems
  • ALTANA X involvement and support
  • Provide technical assistance relating to product quality and production processes
  • Develop, support, and implement strategies for health, safety, and environmental matters, and understand the impact on regulatory compliance issues
  • Provide leadership to implement a Continuous Improvement Philosophy and support and/or participate in Continuous Improvement Team activities
  • Use Lean tools to minimize waste in manufacturing operations
  • Analyze and improve work processes to meet defined KPI
  • Support risk reduction efforts such as process FMEA’s
  • Know and adhere to all company policies and procedures

Your recipe for success


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. Minimum of 5 years of related experience in an engineering support department.
  • Financial experience a plus.
  • Must possess good communication skills, both written and oral, sound business judgment, strong interpersonal and technical skills and a professional demeanor.
  • Must be able to effectively deal with customers (internal and external), distributors and to work well with people at all levels of the company.


Your spectrum of advantages

In the ALTANA Group, you will work in a unique culture of innovation where the utmost importance is attached to promoting individual ideas and abilities as well as open, trusting interaction. ELANTAS PDG, Inc. offers you a lot of advantages. They include pleasant-sized operations where employees get to know each other personally and exchange ideas, extensive interdepartmental initial training, short information and decision-making paths, comprehensive further education and training offers, flexible working hours with flextime, and impressive compensation with good employee benefits and pension plans.

We invite you to get to know us better and to become part of our team. Discover your career plus in specialty chemistry. Please send us your application, preferably via our jobmarket

Jay Jones, Manager - Human Resources, ELANTAS PDG, Inc., Tel. +1 314 - 622 8745

ALTANA AG and its subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job number: US00253

Legal entity: ELANTAS PDG, Inc.

Location: Olean, NY

Area of operations: Betriebstechnik / Instandhaltung