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KOPPERS INC. | Stickney, IL
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Job Description

Job Responsibilities

* Complies with all plant and corporate administrative rules.
* Complies with all applicable plant safety rules and plant environmental compliance.
* Assists engineers with developing documentation for Capital Projects (10k-500k) and maintenance repairs on plant equipment including: piping, valves, pumps, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, and tanks.
* Performs all required SH&E responsibilities.
* Executes tasks using recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices including industry codes and standards.
* Assist plant maintenance in finding solutions to repetitive or unusual problems and failures.
* Assists the time lines, budgets and scheduling for engineering projects using Koppers project management practices.
* Sets and sustains 5S standard in engineering department.


* B.S. in Mechanical Engineering candidate from an accredited college or university;
* Previous experience in an industrial or chemical plant environment preferred
* Experience reading mechanical drawing and PIDs preferred
* Safety, Health & Environmental awareness
* Strong communication and organizational skills
* Team player
* Ability to set priorities and analyze problems
* Must be able to climb ladders and wear a respirator

Koppers Inc. and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, genetic information, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, sex, veteran status, or any other category or characteristic protected by federal law or by any applicable state or local law.


Koppers Inc. is a global integrated provider of carbon compounds and commercial treated wood treatment products for a diverse range of end-markets, such as the aluminum, railroad, specialty chemical, utility, rubber and steel industries. Koppers has two principal businesses: Carbon Materials and Chemicals (CM and C) and Railroad and Utility Products (R and UP). The CM and C business, which accounted for 64% of net sales during the year ended December 31, 2007, distills and processes coal tar to produce carbon pitch, creosote and phthalic anhydride. It has primary operations in North America, Australia, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. Through the R and UP business, which represented 36% of net sales, Koppers supplies railroad crossties in North America. Other commercial wood treatment products include utility poles for the electric and telephone utility industries. (Source: 10-K)