Rotational Engineer

Job Locations US-SC-North Charleston
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Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.


At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.


Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.

We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us.


Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we’re so glad!


The Engineering Rotational Program is a two-year program during which you will experience three challenging rotation assignments in multiple US operating facilities.  During this intensive program, you will develop your technical and leadership skills by completing eight months assignments within our performance materials and chemicals operations.  Your assignments will allow you to be at different locations which enhance your overall knowledge and experience. Throughout your assignments, there will be a heavy emphasis placed on safety, teamwork and process improvement. You will also have access to ongoing development opportunities, from specialized training to engagement with national organizations. In addition to training opportunities, you’ll also have access to experienced mentors across the company.


The Engineering Rotational Program at Ingevity is your opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Ingevity’s industrial environments. Along the way, you will become familiar with production processes, gain valuable project management experience combined with gaining an understanding of equipment design, installation and startup. You’ll even be challenged to help improve these processes and troubleshoot production issues.

How you will impact Ingevity

  • Supporting Safety and Environmental initiatives that keep both employees and the environment protected.
  • The successful candidate will be performing various evaluations and calculations to size equipment, mass balance calculations, and vent flows.
  • Determine needed improvements to the plant by running trials and interpreting results.
  • Drive improvements in safety, quality, plant availability, plant production rates, and driving down costs.
  • You will be defining process requirements for new products and plant expansions.
  • Specifying design of experiments, equipment specifications, and installation requirements.
  • You will be insuring that the equipment is safe and that design meets the needs of manufacturing.
  • Support production engineers, maintenance, and other plant functions when needed, both capital and non-capital.
  • Act as the liason between production and project managers.
  • You will be trouble shooting equipment and developing permanent solutions to repeat plant problems.
  • Lead and participate in OPEX, Six Sigma, and lean activities to sustain continuous improvement.

What you need to succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical or mechanical engineering
  • Up to two years related industrial experience, intern/co-op experience included
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a new working location
  • Strong project management, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload
  • Integrity and commitment to safety
  • Interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • This position is not eligible for employment sponsorship.

About us

Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us.
With about 1,500 employees worldwide, we operate in 13 countries and serve customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work. Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.


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