Chemical Engineer

Altria Group is a FORTUNE 200 company that owns the premier tobacco companies in the United States including Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton and Nu Mark. The companies' brands include Marlboro, Copenhagen, Skoal, Black & Mild, MarkTen and VERVE. Altria also owns Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, one of the country's top premium wine producers, and Philip Morris Capital Corporation, an investment company. Altria's mission is to own and develop financially disciplined businesses that are leaders in responsibly providing adult tobacco and wine consumers with superior branded products.

Altria Client Services' role is to help Altria Group and its operating companies responsibly meet their business goals by providing the high quality services they require in a financially disciplined way. We are currently seeking a highly qualified Chemical Engineer to join our Process Engineering department in Richmond, VA.

The successful candidate will identify, design, and develop processing technologies to support product innovation and operating company business.

Specific accountabilities include:

  • Identifying, designing, and developing processing technologies to support product innovation and company businesses.

  • Developing processes for new product concepts where no precedence exists.

  • Designing and conducting tests of process equipment, and/or reviewing performance data to provide assessments.

  • Determining root causes of process problems and recommending solutions.

  • Planning and executing process development activities in multiple environments, including laboratory, pilot plant, manufacturing, and vendor sites.

  • Working cross-functionally to commercialize new processes.

  • Regularly communicating results to leadership through formal reports and presentations.

Specific Skills

Qualifications include:

  • A BS Degree in Chemical Engineering.

  • 5+ years of chemical engineering and/or process engineering work experience.

  • Process development, process design, and troubleshooting experience.

  • Strong background in Chemical Engineering and process theory with working knowledge of unit operations, process controls, transport phenomena and thermodynamics.

  • GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) processing / requirements knowledge is preferred.

  • Experience with food processing and process design is a plus.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of project management fundamentals.

  • Good Computer Skills: Ability to use Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Visio.

  • This position may involve extensive travel and extended time in manufacturing, pilot, and lab environments that require the use of PPE.

At Altria Client Services, we recognize that our people are the reason we achieve our business goals. We believe in developing the leadership potential of our employees by providing them with opportunities for training, development and advancement.

In addition to the opportunity to apply and develop your skills toward key business objectives, we offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive base salary, comprehensive health/vision/dental insurance, participation in our incentive compensation and deferred profit sharing programs as well as a relocation assistance package.


Each Altria company is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class.


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