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High Voltage Electrical Engineer


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  80362
Facility:  Channelview/North Ops-Lyo
Department:  CVO Reliability - OP/HC IEA
Division:  Americas Manufacturing


Basic Function

LyondellBasell is searching for a High Voltage Electrical Maintenance Engineer for the Channelview Facility, located in Channelview, TX. Our 3,900-acre Channelview Complex consists of two olefin units at the north side facility that manufacture ethylene, propylene, butadiene and benzene. The south side facility uses many of these products to produce propylene oxide, styrene monomer and other derivatives. This is a direct-hire position with competitive base salary, bonus, 401K matching, benefits package, pension plan and employee discounts. Channelview is 18 miles from Downtown Houston. 


This position is responsible for leading improvements to the high voltage electrical system at the facility and mentoring others in the group.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Support the site Long Range Plan for the High Voltage Electrical System.  
  • Address day to day electrical power system issues in unit/area of responsibility and provide technical support for the High Voltage team with issues affecting the plant distribution system
  • Create, Update, and Review Comprehensive Preventive Maintenance (PM) programs for electrical equipment.
  • Participate / support engineering standards and procedures development work.  As needed, establishes the design basis for interlocks, electrical power distribution, area classification, arc flash studies and National Electrical Code compliance, and/or all governing or adopted codes. Generates and/or reviews, and approves all electrical specifications and design drawings/calculations within asset area.
  • Perform RCFA on all critical equipment failures within assigned area.  Participates in incident investigations, RCFAs, FEMAs, RCMs, etc. within assigned areas.
  • Supports the efforts of the Area Optimization Teams to identify leveraging projects and eliminate bad actors.
  • Understand and support electrical capital projects from a technical perspective.  Assesses the impact of projects on existing electrical power systems infrastructure and proposes solutions that best balance the immediate project needs with that of existing plant systems operational, reliability, and safety requirements.  Provides technical direction for engineering contractors on electrical power systems.  Ensures that applicable plant personnel are consulted to provide input on decisions regarding technical direction.
  • Represents the Facility in industry and professional organizations, users’ groups, and other organizations, which address or govern electrical codes and standards.
  • Develop electrical power systems scope of work for turnarounds and outages
  • Provide planning and design support for temporary power for turnarounds and outages
  • Support execution of turnaround and outage scope in unit/area of responsibility as required
  • Create Management of Change (MOC) when related to electrical power equipment and support other MOC efforts in representation of the High Voltage Group

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. 5 or more years of prior work experience as an Electrical Engineer in a petrochemical, chemical, refining or other process related facility is preferred.
  • Familiarity with National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) & Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E), Electrical Area Classification, Electrical Corporate Engineering & Maintenance Standards, Guidelines & Procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret one-lines and control schematics.
  • Working knowledge of Transformers, Switchgear, Motor Control Centers, Protective Relaying, Motors, Motor Starters, Fuses, O/L, AC Drives, Grounding, Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Batteries & Chargers, Emergency Generators, and Cables.
  • Ability to assimilate and quickly apply newly acquired technical information.
  • Ability to apply electrical theory and related knowledge in the design, testing, and trouble-shooting of operational electrical machinery and electrical control equipment and circuitry in a large chemical plant.
  • Ability to build rapport with others and to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with internal and external clients.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage changing priorities and seeks opportunities to improve results and processes in a proactive manner; contributes to the goals and profitability of the company.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with SKM Power tools for Windows, specifically CAPTOR, DAPPER, transient motor starting and arc flash evaluation is preferred


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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