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Production Engineer


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  76695
Facility:  Channelview/North Ops-Lyo
Department:  Olefins Technical Team
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.



LyondellBasell is staffing for an Olefins Production Engineer for the Channelview, TX Manufacturing Complex, located 18 miles fromdowntown Houston. Our 4,000-acre Channelview Complex consists of two Olefins units at the north side facility that manufactureethylene, propylene, butadiene and benzene. The south side facility uses many of these products to produce propylene oxide,styrene monomer and other derivatives.

Basic Function

Provide daily monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimization of a defined operating area to ensure safe,environmentally compliant, reliable operation, while maximizing on stream time and profitability.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Identify, collaborate, recommend, document, and implement initiatives to improve unit performance, with thegoal to capture incremental production at the lowest cost
  • Coordinates with Operation to remove constraints
  • Develops and communicates unit performance and improvement strategies
  • Supports gap closure and continuous improvement activities by providing engineering calculations andjustifi cations for new projects and participating in capital, expense and special project scope development,execution, support and training
  • Determines causes of deviations in quality, capacity, yield, and energy consumption
  • Approval of off -spec feedstock and opportunity feeds
  • Leads Management of Change process
  • Provides technical expertise for PHAs, PSV work, safety system disablement, and other PS activities inthe area
  • Provides unit support during troubleshooting, turnarounds, startups, shut downs, catalyst changes, andother non-routine unit activities
  • Provides engineering calculation to quantity environmental releases


  • B.S. degree in an engineering discipline
  • 5 or more years of experience in refi ning, petrochemical or chemical environment is desired
  • Technical understanding of unit processes and application of unit operations principals such as mass andenergy balances, fl uids, thermodynamics, mass and heat transfer, and distillation
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams and interact with all levels of the organization
  • Process troubleshooting and knowledge of company tools and resources to perform such activities
  • Innovative thinking to solve complex issues
  • Self-motivation and high initiative


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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