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Mechanical Engineer


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  77232
Facility:  Channelview/North Ops-Lyo
Department:  CVO Reliability - OP/HC
Division:  Americas Manufacturing

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 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

 This engineer provides tactical support to an assigned area to ensure safe and reliable operation of its stationary equipment.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Serves as the primary fixed equipment engineering resource for an assigned area.
  • Maintains fixed equipment Long Range Plan for assigned area.
  • Supports Maintenance and Operations to resolve technical issues on fixed equipment.
  • Identifies bad actors, performs Root Cause Failure Analysis, and works to eliminate defects and drive equipment improvements.
  • Leads or participates in incident investigations.
  • Supports turnaround activities as needed in planning and/or execution.
  • Supports the capital projects process by submitting Project Design Documents, participating in design phase, and following field execution of projects.
  • Updates and maintains fixed equipment files, BOMs, and PMs as needed.
  • Leads fixed equipment MOCs and participates as a team member on MOCs to support changes within assigned area.
  • Maintains awareness of emerging technology, assessing applicability to improve reliability and performance, or to reduce maintenance cost.
  • Engages team lead, Reliability Engineers, and Global Engineering as appropriate on complex or high-risk issues.
  • Attends technical training and seminars to further development.

Min. Qualifications

  • This position requires:  B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 4 years of industry work experience.
  • Proven proficiency in stationary equipment fabrication standards (ASME), inspection codes (API, NBIC), and recommended practices.
  • Strong interpersonal leadership skills are critical due to the requirement for effective communication of complex issues across the organization as well as for mentoring and consensus building.

Preferred Qualifications


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

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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