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Rotational Engineer (Engineering Rotational Development Program)

Are you ready to do something remarkable? Ready to collaborate with an incredible team to solve problems that improve people’s lives? Meet Ingevity.

At Ingevity, we develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads to last longer and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.

Our people come from all different backgrounds and help reimagine new possibilities daily. We understand there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. We seek out new ideas for tackling complex problems and celebrate achieving the improbable. We value each person’s unique talents and synergize them to create meaningful impact and sustainable solutions for our customers and our world.

Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. If these qualities describe you, we’d love for you to join Ingevity!

Ingevity’s Engineering Rotational Development Program (ERDP) is our two-year early career program designed to provide recent Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering graduates with two to three developmental rotational assignments in multiple U.S. operating facilities.  

How you will impact Ingevity: 
As a Rotational Engineer, you’ll have the opportunity to have unparalleled experience in both our Performance Chemicals and Performance Materials divisions. Throughout the ERDP, there is heavy emphasis placed on safety, teamwork, process improvement, leadership and professional development. You will become familiar with production processes, continuous improvement and gain valuable project management experiences with focuses in equipment design, installation and startup. Additional responsibilities and developmental opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Support safety and environmental initiatives protecting both employees and the environment  
  • Perform evaluations and calculations: equipment sizing, mass balance calculations, vent flows, etc. 
  • Evaluate improvements to the plant by running trials and interpreting results 
  • Support both capital and non-capital projects 
  • Responsible for improvements in safety, quality, plant availability, plant production, and cost 
  • Define process requirements for new products and plant expansions 
  • Specify design of experiments, equipment specifications, and installation requirements and ensure safety and design of equipment meets manufacturing needs and requirements
  • Support production engineering, maintenance, and other plant functions when needed 
  • Serve as a project liaison between production and project managers 
  • Troubleshoot equipment and develop permanent solutions to streamline operations and create repeatable and reliable processes  
  • Champion and participate in OPEX, Six Sigma, and lean activities to sustain continuous improvement 
What will you gain from the Engineering Rotational Program? 

  • Two years of immersive, project-based experience in multiple manufacturing sites across the U.S.  
  • Relocation assistance with each move  
  • Housing stipend throughout the duration of the program 
  • Ongoing developmental opportunities including leadership and professional development training, summits and professional certifications 
  • Mentorship opportunities with senior-level leadership, engineers and mentors across the organization 
  • Competitive benefits and compensation  
What you need to succeed:  
We’re looking for curious engineers to join our global team of innovators, analytical thinkers and creative problem solvers. The requirements for this role include:

  • Students in pursuit of a bachelor's or master's degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with an anticipated graduation date on/before December 2023.  
  • 0-2 years of internship/co-op/industry work experience supporting production and/or engineering processes in an industrial manufacturing or similar environment applying engineering fundamentals and/or building relevant project management skills.   
  • Project leaders excited by analytical problem-solving that requires critical thinking and strong attention to detail 
  • Enthusiastic collaborators who can’t wait to solve problems in an inclusive team-based environment 
  • Shares a sincere commitment to Ingevity’s culture of safety, sustainability and integrity 
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal relationship skills, problem solving/troubleshooting skills, and written/verbal communication skills. 
  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and use problem solving tools. 
  • Flexibility to travel on the job: 0-10% 
This role is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship. The successful candidate must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship to work in the US. 
Preferred Qualifications 

  • Multiple internship(s)/co-op(s) or work experience supporting production and/or engineering processes in a related manufacturing environment (i.e., chemical or materials) requiring the application of engineering fundamentals and/or relevant project management. While preferred, this is not required.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the academic year (September – May) until the program is full. For an update on the status of your application or to confirm your application was submitted correctly, please log-in to your Ingevity Careers candidate account at

Ingevity is a company made up of extraordinary people of every race, religion and background, all worthy of the same dignity. Our differences are one of our great strengths. Join us in building a culture of increasing diversity and respect – a culture where everyone belongs.
Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

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