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FutureFuel Chemical Company in Batesville, Arkansas, is looking for a new member for our Project Engineering Team. Candidates must have a BS or MS in Chemical Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering school and the preferred candidate would have 5 years’ experience in a chemical manufacturing facility. The ideal candidate would have direct experience with project or process engineering support for batch or continuous chemical production.

Responsibilities:

  • Works to provide technical assistance, process improvement, and manufacturing support for chemical production.
  • Works to develop and prioritize process improvement needs.
  • Works to develop, implement, and support new processes for the site.
  • Troubleshoots and identifies root causes of operational problems using data analysis.
  • Serves as project coordinator for new process implementation.
  • Provides cost estimates to determine feasibility of business development plans.
  • Determines most effective arrangement of operations such as mixing, crushing, heat transfer, distillation, and drying.
  • Performs tests and monitor performance of processes throughout stages of production to determine degree of control over variables such as temperature, density, specific gravity, and pressure.
  • Designs and plans layout of equipment.
  • Designs measurement and control systems for chemical plants based on data collected in laboratory experiments and in pilot plant operations.
  • Works in teams or independently to increase production capacity, improve product yield, provide safer operations, or reduce energy requirements.
  • Applies sound process economics analysis principles to determine and document project values.
  • Maintains awareness and ties to corporate technology and engineering resources to help implement projects.
  • Assists with definition and implementation of capital projects that will result in process improvements or increased capacity.
  • Manages several projects simultaneously and regularly communicates progress to stakeholders.
  • Follows safety and quality procedures.
  • Able to communicate with employees in any role group, as well as outside customers.

FutureFuel Chemical Company is a growing Specialty and Bio-based Chemical Manufacturing facility with an exceptional safety and environmental history. We are ISO9001 and BQ9000 certified. Visit our website at www.futurefuelcorporation.com. FutureFuel is listed on the NYSE under “FF”, and we offer a competitive relocation, wage, health, dental, disability, and 401(k) plans. Batesville is a small rural town on the foothills of the Ozark Mountains with excellent area schools, a University of Arkansas Community College and Lyon College, a highly rated Liberal Arts College. Visit Batesville at www.cityofbatesville.com. Applicants must have the legal right to work in the US without restriction (Green Card or Citizenship).

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. All applicants will be carefully reviewed; however only those who are being considered for an interview will be contacted. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected certain status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

FutureFuel Chemical Company is currently seeking an experienced sales professional to join our team to support the growth of our specialty and fine chemical business. The primary role in this position is to promote and sell company products and contract services through high level and multifunctional engagements with both established customers and new prospects. The candidates for this position must possess a strong technical background or competency and quickly develop an excellent technical knowledge of the company’s products and services, as well as match products and services to the customers’ needs.

The ideal candidate:

  • Served in a sales, account manager, or commercial development role at a specialty chemical, fine chemical, or pharma intermediates company.
  • Is passionate about value-selling and growing profitable, sustainable sales…with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Has a proven ability to seek out and identify leads and drive viable opportunities to commercialization.
  • Successfully works in a collaborative environment, listening to and accepting input from all internal stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Generate new sales opportunities that match the capabilities and strengths of the company
  • Manage the sales opportunities from evaluation/feasibility stage to commercialization of those delivering highest value to FFCC
  • Serve as a liaison between FFCC and account contacts
  • Develop account strategies and tactical plans to maintain and grow business with current accounts
  • Maintain positive and appropriate customer relations, depending on the type of account (i.e. Transactional, Partner, etc.)
  • Provide customer information, business intelligence and competitive activity information to the organization
  • Develop and negotiate pricing, commercial agreements
  • Conduct market analysis
  • Prepare regular sales reports showing sales volume, revenue, margin versus budget, and determine causes for variances
  • Prepare accurate and timely sales forecasts and budgets
  • Prepare regular reports of customer base expansion, business development projects, and potential sales
  • Assist in development and implementation of marketing plans
  • Anticipated travel 50%

Key Qualifications:

  • BS in a science related field (Chemistry/Biochemistry, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, or related technical field of science); MBA a plus
  • 10+ years of direct field sales or business development experience in specialty or fine chemical product sales
  • Demonstrated success in growing businesses, organic and new customers and markets
  • Proven track record in strategic selling to large, multinational companies with matrixed organizations
  • Adept at gathering market intelligence from multiple sources, staying current on emerging trends in technology, environmental, regulatory
  • Financial and business acumen
  • Strong negotiating skills

FutureFuel Chemical Company is a growing U.S. manufacturer of specialty organic chemicals and premium biofuels. Our company is headquartered in Clayton, Missouri and publicly listed on the NYSE under “FF”. This position will be located in the Clayton office.  We have a world class integrated biofuels and world-class specialty chemicals manufacturing facility in north central Arkansas. Visit our website at www.futurefuelcorporation.com.

To be considered for this opportunity, send your resume to Stacygunderman@ffcmail.com.  Applicants must have the legal right to work in the US without restriction (Green Card or Citizenship). We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

FutureFuel Chemical Company is looking for a new member for its Chemical Technology Team.  The ideal candidate would be a creative PhD chemist with experience in transitioning organic chemical manufacturing from lab scale to full production.  Main responsibility would be to design and oversee lab experiments to support the development of targeted proprietary and specialty chemicals.  The qualified individual will develop lab procedures based on information found in the public domain literature, create and develop new synthesis routes and technologies for targeted proprietary chemicals, and work with the analytical lab group to develop the necessary testing to support product/process development.  The documentation of work in the form of internal technical reports and patents, as necessary, will be a critical part of the job.

Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Strong understanding and comprehension of synthetic organic chemistry
  • Working knowledge of GC, LC, and NMR techniques
  • Preferably two to five years’ experience as a bench chemist in organic synthesis
  • Proficient in literature searches
  • Able to adapt literature procedures to lab procedures
  • Strong ability to interpret data
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to coach and encourage others in successful completion of lab set-up and experiments

From a current Principal Development Chemist:

As a chemist, I enjoy the challenge of evaluating and improving chemical processes from lab scale through implementation in plant manufacture. I have been privileged to work on a wide variety of projects and processes involving different types of organic synthetic chemistry and process techniques. I have experience in sulfonations, chlorinations (chlorine, thionyl chloride, PCl3/POCl3), diazotization, oximations, substitution reactions, condensation reactions, etc. I also have experience in polymerization, primarily with acrylates and free radical polymerization, but also in Friedel-Crafts polymer reactions. Although reaction conditions are important, work-up and isolation techniques often determine whether a process will be successful in the plant. The process must be taken as a whole, and here is where experience and creativity bring the most value.  I have also been privileged to work with a host of customers, particularly on technical issues related to process chemistry and manufacturing start-ups. I strive to develop strong relationships with project/process groups through teamwork, both internally and externally.”

FutureFuel Chemical Company is a growing Specialty and Bio-based Chemical Manufacturing facility with an exceptional safety and environmental history.  We are ISO9001 and BQ9000 certified.  Visit our website at www.futurefuelcorporation.com.  FutureFuel offers a competitive relocation, wage, health, dental, disability, and 401(k) plans.  Visit Batesville at www.mybatesville.org.  Interested parties should send resumes to Human Resources, P.O. Box 2357, Batesville, AR  72503 or stacygunderman@ffcmail.com.  

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. All applicants will be carefully reviewed; however only those who are being considered for an interview will be contacted. Applicants must have the legal right to work in the US without restriction (Green Card or Citizenship). We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

FutureFuel Chemical Company is seeking a Development Lab Bench Chemist for our Chemical Technology Department.  The Development Lab Bench Chemist works under the direction of an Advanced Scientist, typically a PhD Chemist.  The Development Lab Bench Chemist assists in the development of new organic chemical synthesis manufacturing processes and the improvement of existing manufacturing processes.  The Development Lab Bench Chemist would also support the resolution of manufacturing issues and product quality issues and provide technical assistance to customers.

They aid in planning and conducting laboratory projects and investigations of a research or development nature.  They assemble laboratory equipment, perform experiments, observe and record details of experimental work, and document the results in memos, reports, and other technical methods.  They perform minor maintenance on laboratory equipment and design and order the necessary supplies and parts to conduct chemical synthesis experiments.  They interface with outside customers and internal peers.  They use a variety of highly technical laboratory equipment to perform research and development type experiments (i.e., automated reactor systems and data acquisition.)  They must consider safety and environmental conditions as well as effectiveness and efficiency when designing and conducting experiments.  Candidates must be strong in initiative and self-direction and committed to follow-through.  Candidates with a B.S. in Chemistry and previous experience are preferred.  Candidates with a B.A. in Chemistry or other related degrees will be considered depending on their course completions and experience.

Future Fuel Chemical Company is a growing U.S. manufacturer of specialty organic chemicals and premium biofuels. Our company is headquartered in Clayton, St Louis and publicly listed on the NYSE under “FF”. We have a world class integrated biofuels and specialty chemicals manufacturing facility in north central Arkansas. Visit our website at www.futurefuelcorporation.com.

To be considered for this opportunity, send your resume to Stacygunderman@ffcmail.com.  Applicants must have the legal right to work in the US without restriction (Green Card or Citizenship). We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

FutureFuel Chemical Company is looking for part-time and full-time truck drivers for the Legacy Regional Transport team. Candidates must possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License with a minimum of an “N” endorsement, preferably an “X” endorsement. High school diploma or GED, excellent driving record, and flawless background and drug test are also required. This position will work at the FutureFuel site in Batesville, Arkansas.

The Legacy Regional Transport trucking team members may work in a variety of roles. The trucking team handles deliveries of FutureFuel biodiesel throughout the state and into Tennessee and other surrounding states. Up to two trips a day to Memphis or Little Rock are customary or daily support of FutureFuel fuel tanks in Arkansas. Most positions allow for day-only assignments allowing you to be home each night. Pay is by the load, mile, or hourly depending on the task.  There are a few overnight runs to Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma that happen occasionally.

Another role is traveling to Illinois each day to pick up coal.  The day begins early with pre-load inspections and heading out from the Batesville site.  The coal mine is outside Cutler, Illinois.  It is a one-day run taking about 10 – 10 ½ hours, start to finish.

Legacy Regional Transport, L.L.C. is a wholly own subsidiary of FutureFuel Chemical Company.  FutureFuel Chemical Company is a growing Specialty and Bio-based Chemical Manufacturing facility with an exceptional safety and environmental history. We are ISO9000 and BQ9000 certified. Visit our website at www.futurefuelcorporation.com. FutureFuel offers competitive wage, health, dental, disability, and 401(k) plans. Applicant must be a US Citizen or be able to work in the US without sponsorship. Interested parties should contact Future Fuel at 870-698-5524 or at 2800 Gap Road to obtain an application for employment. Applications for Legacy Regional Transport are also available at www.futurefuelcorporation.com under “Careers.” Interested parties are not considered applicants until all necessary documents have been submitted. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Job Types:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Salary: $19.97/hour or by the load or mile, depending on the task. Coal trips pay $242/day.

FutureFuel Chemical Company in Batesville, Arkansas, is looking for a Mechanical Engineer for our Project Engineering Department. Candidates must have a BS in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited school. Experience in an industrial manufacturing facility is preferred. The ideal candidate would have direct experience with chemical industry processing equipment specification and design, including pump and fluid flow design and modeling.

Responsibilities/skills include:

  • Providing technical assistance, process improvement, and manufacturing support for Manufacturing, Utilities, and Maintenance
  • Solving mechanical engineering problems and distinguishing between the relative merits of different plans and designs.
  • Occasional civil and structural design.
  • Troubleshooting and identifying root causes of mechanical problems.
  • Working with Chemical Manufacturing, Utilities, and Maintenance to provide mechanical engineering support for continued production.
  • Knowledge of materials of construction, heat exchangers, pumps, centrifuges, pressure relief devices, piping specifications, and other industrial equipment.
  • Working in teams or independently to increase production capacity, improve mechanical integrity, provide safer operations, or reduce energy requirements.
  • Applying sound process economics analysis principles to determine and document project values.
  • Evaluating and specifying new mechanical equipment.
  • Maintaining awareness and ties to corporate engineering practices and engineering resources to help implement projects.
  • Assisting with the definition and implementation of capital projects that will result in process improvements or increased capacity.
  • Managing several projects simultaneously and regularly communicating progress to stakeholders.
  • Following safety and quality procedures.

Compensation will be based on experience and skills.

FutureFuel Chemical Company is a growing Specialty and Bio-based Chemical Manufacturing facility with an exceptional safety and environmental history. We have approximately 500 employees and are ISO9000 and BQ9000 certified. FutureFuel is located in north central Arkansas. Batesville is continually voted one of the best small towns in Arkansas. Resumes should be sent to stacygunderman@ffcmail.com. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. All applicants will be carefully reviewed; however only those who are being considered for an interview will be contacted. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

FutureFuel Chemical Company in Batesville, Arkansas, is looking for Senior Systems Analyst our Information Technology Team. Under limited supervision, the Senior Systems Analyst will have dedicated areas of responsibility and oversight with expectation to minimize operational cost and labor and maximize value add to the business.  These direct areas of responsibility currently include LAN/WAN, network/Internet security, physical/virtual servers and networked storage, however other duties may be assigned as needed to meet department needs.  Outside of their direct area of responsibility, they will have expectations to share in the leadership and support of the entire department serving as a mentor and providing backup support, as needed.  Incumbent reports to the Director of IT.

Planning / Project Responsibilities:
  • Identify and champion improvements, especially for direct areas of responsibility working with the IT Director to ensure proper alignment with company goals and department resources.
  • Complete project work outside of direct areas of responsibility as needed to help minimize peak demand impact to the department backlog.
  • Focus efforts on minimizing IT cost and maximizing IT system availability and functionality.
  • Identify and work with the IT Director to bring forward new technologies/services/coding techniques/applications to meet company needs.
  • Provide timely information to the IT Director relative to material changes in budgeting for areas of responsibility.
  • Design systems to protect FFCC intellectual property, employing “least privilege” access design principles as appropriate.
  • Leverage scripting languages to help support operational and infrastructure initiatives.
  • Leverage resellers and partners where possible to maximize technology coverage while minimizing required company intellectual capital.
  • Maintain as necessary project plans and documentation of all system/application builds and modifications.
Operations Responsibilities:
  • Provide training/support, as needed, to Tier 1 support personnel
  • Troubleshoot recurring issues initiating corrective action as appropriate.
  • Monitor and manage security systems identifying, initiating, and completing corrective action as appropriate.
  • Ensure LAN/WAN, servers and storage equipment receives timely security and operability patching
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest intelligence, including hackers’ methodologies, in order to anticipate security breaches and prevent data loss / service interruptions.
  • Keep abreast of security threats relevant to the company’s IT infrastructure and be proactive in identifying improvement opportunities.
  • Preserve the integrity and availability of backup data.
  • Ensure readiness of disaster recovery systems.
  • Serve as a LAN/WAN network administrator.
  • Serve as a server, backup and storage administrator.
  • Manage MS Active Directory OU and GPOs.
  • Mentor and educate IT staff on the operation and configuration of IT systems as needed to insure efficient IT operations.
  • Respond to off-hours support issues as needed to ensure high availability of key systems.
  • Complete required FFCC safety training on time.
  • Follow all FFCC safety rules/policies.
  • Keep supervisor informed of any personal issues that will impact job performance.
  • Keep supervisor informed of any changes in your normal work schedule.
  • Comply with FFCC IT requirements around time/task reporting.
Required Qualifications:
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or MIS preferred, education requirement can be substituted with demonstrated commensurate experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in network administration and/or network security positions
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in enterprise Ethernet, VLANs, QOS, layer 2 and layer 3 routing, switching, IP addressing, DHCP, DNS, VPNs, firewalls, IPS and IDS systems (next generation firewalls)
  • Experience in managing VMware virtualized server environments
  • Experience in managing Microsoft and Linux servers
  • Experience in managing Microsoft Active Directory environments
  • Experience in planning, implementing and managing security measures to protect computer systems, networks and data.
  • Broad experience in information security management.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience effectively communicating with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated efficient and effective use of problem-solving and task prioritization to solve complex network challenges in a timely manner
  • History of proactively identifying, analyzing, and resolving network and system problems, performance issues, and computer resource allocation.
  • A technology-driven mindset with the ability to think independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with others and complete projects within tight deadlines with limited resources
  • Must have excellent analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • On-call support 24×7 offset by schedule flexibility
  • Ability to perform work remotely, on-site or after hours on occasion. Travel is minimal
Preferred Qualifications:
  • LAN/WAN Experience
    • Fortinet’s Fortigate Firewalls and VPN concentrators
    • Extreme Network Layer 3 switches
    • Cisco Layer 2 switches
    • Microsoft group policy management
  • Server and Storage
    • Dell VXrail
    • Microsoft and LInux servers
    • VMware
    • Veeam
  • Misc
    • Scripting program experience (JavaScript,Visual Basic Script)
    • Significant experience with the full software development lifecycle so as to be able to identify dependencies and risks
    • Broad understanding and knowledge of current IT domains, usage patterns and trends
Additional, Desired Qualifications:
  • A+ Certification
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • Network+ Certification
  • Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • VMware vSphere certification
  • Website management

FutureFuel Chemical Company is a growing Specialty and Bio-based Chemical Manufacturing facility with an exceptional safety and environmental history. We are ISO9001 and BQ9000 certified. Visit our website at www.futurefuelcorporation.com. FutureFuel is listed on the NYSE under “FF”, and we offer a competitive relocation, wage, health, dental, disability, and 401(k) plans. Batesville is a small rural town on the foothills of the Ozark Mountains with excellent area schools, a University of Arkansas Community College and Lyon College, a highly rated Liberal Arts College. Visit Batesville at www.cityofbatesville.com. Applicants must have the legal right to work in the US without restriction (Green Card or Citizenship).

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. All applicants will be carefully reviewed; however only those who are being considered for an interview will be contacted. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected certain status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

FutureFuel Chemical Company is looking for a new member for our Vehicle Maintenance Shop Team. Candidates should be a graduate from a certified Diesel Mechanic School or have 6 or more years’ experience on gasoline and diesel engines. High school diploma or GED, excellent driving record, and flawless background and drug test required. Applicants with a Class A CDL and Hazmat endorsements are highly favored.

  • Performs highly-skilled mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic work involving fleet maintenance on a variety of electric, gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles and equipment.
  • Understand and maintain DOT regulatory compliance pertaining to vehicle maintenance and responsibilities.
  • Keeps meticulous equipment files, inspection records and other forms of documentation.
  • May drive up to eleven hours per day to cover emergency deliveries and sickness and vacation relief.
  • Able to communicate with employees in any role group, as well as outside suppliers and customers

FutureFuel Chemical Company is a growing Specialty and Bio-based Chemical Manufacturing facility with an exceptional safety and environmental history. We are ISO9001 and BQ9000 quality certified. Visit our website at www.futurefuelcorporation.com. FutureFuel offers competitive wage, health, dental, disability, and 401(k) plans. Applicant must be a US Citizen or be able to work in the US without sponsorship. Interested parties should contact FutureFuel HR at 2800 Gap Road, visit our website at www.futurefuelcorporation.com under “Careers”, or email stacygunderman@ffcmail.com to obtain an application for employment. High School diploma or GED required. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

FutureFuel Chemical Company is looking for a new member for our electrical and control maintenance team. Control System Maintenance (CSM) Mechanics work under the supervision of a team manager and performs a wide variety of skilled maintenance work related to the installation and repair of plant instrumentation and electrical equipment.  CSMs works with peers to manage the day-to-day needs of the clients in the assigned area of responsibility.  Using electrical single line drawings, schematic diagrams, the National Electric Code, Process Industry Practices, and Standard Engineering Practices associated with Control Systems Maintenance (CSM) work and equipment, CSMs performs a wide variety of electrical, electronic, and instrumentation work as well as performing limited mechanical tasks. Because most documentation for electrical equipment and instrumentation, work orders, process change orders, and cost systems is maintained electronically, this position requires the use of SAP system and internal computer databases to enter and retrieve data daily.  CSMs work in elevated locations, confined spaces, and extremes in ambient temperatures and must wear FR Clothing. This is a safety sensitive position. CSMs must satisfactorily pass a respirator fit test and be capable of working near rotating and moving machinery.

CSMs agree to enter a DOL licensed apprenticeship program managed by FutureFuel with the majority of study being conducted on their own (non-paid) time.  Progress reviews documenting job growth, performance, and attendance will be conducted at 16-week intervals. After approximately 18 months, CSMs are required to work a 12-hour rotating shift schedule 3-4 months a year.

Applicants must have a minimum of a 2-year associate degree in industrial electrical maintenance or electronic technology or be a graduate of a registered electrical/electronic apprenticeship program or have four years of directly applicable industrial or military electrical/electronic experience. Aptitude testing is required for this position and applicants must successfully achieve Silver level on the Arkansas Career Readiness Certification including the WorkKeys Skills Applied Technology and Workplace Observation sections OR have passed the FutureFuel/Eastman pre-employment tests for Operations and Maintenance (Reading Comprehension, Troubleshooting, Graphic Arithmetic, Background and Work Interests Inventory, Assembly, Mechanical Comprehension)

FutureFuel Chemical Company is a growing Specialty and Bio-based Chemical Manufacturing facility with an exceptional safety and environmental history.  We are ISO9001 and BQ9000 quality certified.  Visit our website at www.futurefuelcorporation.com.  FutureFuel offers competitive wage, health, dental, disability, and 401(k) plans.  Applicant must be a US Citizen or be able to work in the US without sponsorship.  Interested parties should contact FutureFuel HR at 2800 Gap Road, visit our website at www.futurefuelcorporation.com under “Careers”, or email stacygunderman@ffcmail.com to obtain an application for employment.  High School diploma or GED required.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

 


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