Process Chemical Engineer

    • Kingsport, TN

Job Description

BAE Systems, one of the world's largest defense contractors and a Fortune 500 Company, is hiring a Process Engineer / Chemical Engineer to help us produce energetic materials for our government and commercial customers.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Exhibit safe work behaviors that result in no injuries
  • Improve Process Safety management compliance in existing processes
  • Provide process engineering support to the Explosives Manufacturing Department
  • Develop new and redline existing Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams
  • Develop new and redline existing Interlock Narratives
  • Ensure required production schedules are met in accordance with quality standards, safety requirements, regulatory standards
  • Facilitate and/or support improvement projects, maintenance projects and aid in process troubleshooting
  • Provide technical assistance and troubleshooting within Process Control Systems
  • Provide on call Technical support
  • Author, maintain and update necessary Procedures & assist with training when applicable
  • Develop cost estimates for new and existing products
  • Provide field support for I/O, interlock checkout, and preventive maintenance shutdowns
  • Troubleshoot Process, Instrumentation, and equipment problems
  • Develop Process Flow Diagrams and Heat & Material Balances
  • Interact with Customers and Suppliers
  • Lead/support Process Hazard Analysis for new and existing processes and address action items
  • Develop and implement quality, safety, and process improvements


BAE Systems helps protect those who protect us. At our Research and Development and manufacturing facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN, we do this by developing safer explosives for our government and commercial customers. Holston AAP has provided high quality explosives for our soldiers since WWII and will continue to push the frontier of energetic material synthesis and manufacturing with your help. Learn more about this area of our business at www.baesystems.com/OSIjobs.

Required Skills and Education
  • Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • 2+ years experience in process engineering support of manufacturing processes
  • Must be 21 years of age
Preferred Skills and Education
  • Experience with Control Systems
  • Experience in Production Operations
  • Hazard Analysis - PHA (Process Hazard Analysis), FMEA (Failure Modes and Effect Analysis), etc
  • Experience with process start-up
  • Prefer 4+ years of experience
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair...just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

BAE Systems builds and optimizes technology that revolutionizes defense around the world.

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