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R&D Process Engineer


Cincinnati, OH, US, 45249

Req ID:  85501
Facility:  Cincinnati Technology R&D-Lyo
Department:  Operations - CTC
Division:  Innovation


Basic Function

LyondellBasell is seeking an engineer to support our strong growth and expansion in basic polymers and polymer recycling research and development.  This position will support the catalyst development, analytical testing, physical testing, and polymer processing laboratories.  

The position will function as a subject matter expert for process and operations engineering.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide process engineering and operations engineering support for laboratories.
  • Perform engineering design for small projects and coordinate engineering design for larger projects.
  • Lead capital and expense projects.

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering . Degree can be in mechanical or chemical engineering or related field.  
  • Minimum of 5 years of industrial experience is required, preferably in the Polyolefins industry.   
  • Engineering skills in process control, polymer processing equipment, and process design along with a strong Safety attitude.
  • Strong presentation and reporting skills.  
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Excel, Outlook, and Word.
  • Experience with National Instruments hardware/software (LabView) and Wonderware is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate with organizational and cultural sensitivity.
  • A high level of mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills – willing and able to directly work on equipment.
  • A high level of problem-solving ability. 
  • Routine project management skills (time management, prioritization, and communication)
  • Ability to lead and influence others without direct reporting responsibility (strong interpersonal skills)

What We Offer:

We offer employees a competitive total compensation package, which includes base pay and variable incentive pay programs. This supports a pay-for-performance culture, recognizing both individual and company performance, as well as benefit programs that are highly attractive and competitive within the markets for which we compete for talent.

  • 401(k) Plan with Company Match
  • Retirement (Pension) Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Educational Assistance
  • Choice of Preferred Provider or Consumer Driven Medical Plan including Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental, Vision and Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, AD&D and LTD Insurance



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


We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


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: Cincinnati

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