Engineer, Chemical


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  84503
Facility:  Channelview/South Ops-130
Department:  Olefins Technical SME's
Division:  Intermediates and Derivatives, Refining


Basic Function

The Engineer, Chemical will monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize operating units to drive process and product improvements. During a typical day they will apply technical knowledge to detect causes of deviations in quality, capacity, yield, and energy consumption. The individual will identify, recommend and implement strategic projects to improve unit performance. A process/production engineer will also collaborate with unit specialists and other engineers to support process design and implementation of capital projects.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop systems to improve and sustain value in the areas of health, safety, environment, production rates, reliability, cost and quality.
  • Maintain strong safety and environmental compliance focus
  • Troubleshoot and problem-solve advanced process problems
  • Develop recommendations to improve unit performance
  • Develop and manage Key Performance Indicators for plant performance
  • Monitor, troubleshoot and optimize operating units
  • Provide process design support for capital projects
  • Contribute in a team environment and establish work relationships with onsite and offsite functional groups to achieve results
  • Balance day-to-day operational priorities with long term strategic objectives to ensure alignment with company goals
  • Coach less experienced engineers, as well as provide technical training to others
  • Knowledgeable about OSHA 1910.119 Process Safety Management and participate and lead PHA’s, HAZOP analysis, MOC and PSSR
  • Provide technical expertise in PSM activities (PHA, MOC, PSV calculations, Safety Critical Equipment/Variables, Incident Investigations, etc.)
  • Knowledgeable about Relief System, RV, design and evaluations

Min. Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in the petrochemical industry
  • Good computing skills
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Self-motivation and high initiative
  • Advanced technical understanding of unit processes
  • IT capability in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledgeable in chemical and process engineering fundamentals
  • Ability to apply engineering concepts to solve performance problems
  • Knowledgeable of Safety Design Systems
  • Knowledgeable in the HSE/PSM regulations and relevant company Operational Excellence guidelines/procedures
  • Knowledgeable in the development of Process Design Packages and related economics
  • Good troubleshooting skills and techniques
  • Leadership skills to drive technical solutions and mentor engineers


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