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FUEL Rotational Engineer

FUEL Development Program

Ascend Performance Materials

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Ascend has nine global locations, including five fully integrated manufacturing facilities in the southeastern United States and an engineering plastics compounding facility in Europe, all dedicated to the innovation and safe production of nylon 6,6. With three of the world’s largest chemical processing facilities, Ascend’s materials form the building blocks for products used in everyday applications from apparel to airbags, cable ties to circuit boards and carpets to car parts. Ascend’s 2,600 employees around the world are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve and leading the development of nylon 6,6 solutions that inspire everyone, everywhere, every day.

FUEL Development Program

This intensive 3-year rotational program is an opportunity for identified talent to jumpstart their career as Ascend’s future leaders. Designed to broaden the operational knowledge of this multi-faceted company, participants rotate through three 1-year roles at any of our sites, even internationally. Learning from industry experts, managing value-added projects and engaging with business leaders, participants experience accelerated development into future leaders that become integral in the fueling of Ascend’s future growth and successes.

Ideal Candidates

  • Dec 2023 or May 2024 graduates with or degrees in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, material science & engineering, environmental engineering, polymer science and engineering
  • Embodies Ascend’s core values with strong skills in critical thinking, independent learning, communication and leadership
  • Full mobility to rotate to positions at any of our domestic and global sites (required)
  • Potential Locations

  • Houston, TX
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Decatur, AL
  • Greenwood, SC
  • Foley, AL
  • Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium
  • Tilberg, The Netherlands
  • Shanghai, China
  • Mozze, Italy
  • Skills Summary:

    About Us:

    Ascend Performance Materials is the premium provider of high quality chemicals, fibers and plastics. With world scale integrated manufacturing facilities we are able to develop new products from our core technologies, and provide flexibility to respond to the expanding needs of customers. Ascend has global sales and distribution facilities across the globe and six manufacturing facilities globally. As a privately-held company, our people do big things and make big decisions, often much earlier in their careers than at larger companies. Ascend Performance Materials offers team members the opportunity to contribute in big, meaningful ways—all within a stable and growing business.

    Why work at Ascend?

    Our vision is to be the recognized leader in the nylon 6,6 value chain, creating new possibilities with PA66 for everyone, everywhere, every day. We achieve that through living our Ascend values.

    We care . We operate safely with high integrity for our employees, our customers and our communities. Our people are our greatest assets, and our Total Rewards Program extends beyond traditional benefits to include access to on-site medical clinics at our facilities, a global wellness rewards program and Performance Matters, an employee-driven recognition plan. Our Commitment to Zero demonstrates our belief that is it possible to operate with zero personal injuries, zero process safety incidents and zero environmental releases. And the Ascend Cares Foundation, led by Ascend employees, supports Ascend families in times of need, provides inspiring opportunities ​​for community engagement and facilitates community leadership.

    Customer-focused . We exist for our customers; they drive our actions. Their success is our success. Our plastics and chemicals are building blocks that help make everyday essentials safer and more sustainable, and we constantly strive to develop new and innovative products to meet the future needs of our customers. And that customer focus doesn’t only apply to the marketplace – it also applies to how we treat our colleagues and our fellow community members.

    Better every day . We invest in our people and our processes to improve every day. A2E, our continuous improvement program, guides the way we do business. And this way of problem solving applies not only to our manufacturing practices but also to our commitment to developing our people. You’ll see it during your career at Ascend in our leadership development, skills training and mentoring programs

    Agile . We think broadly and lead proactively in a constantly evolving organization and industry. Agility doesn’t mean simply working quickly – it means critical thinking, creative problem solving and novel approaches to everyday challenges.

    One Ascend . All together, with a common set of goals and an eye toward the future. We don’t accept silos. We look for ways to share across departments, sites and geography. This means you won’t be boxed into a single role at Ascend – you could get the chance to work with teams across the globe to improve the way we serve our people, our customers and our communities.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

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