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Specialist, Control Systems

Company Name:  Equistar Chemicals, LP

Clinton, IA, US, 52732

Req ID:  74946
Facility:  Clinton Operations-Lyo
Department:  CLO Control Systems
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

The Control Systems Specialist has responsibility for providing support to process computers, control systems, safety systems, and other essential controls hardware and software.  This position will support continuous improvement efforts, capital projects, engineered changes, and help drive alarm performance and control systems metric improvements.

Roles & Responsibilities

Maintains regular contact with process operators, engineers, and fellow control systems personnel to review control system performance and to obtain assistance and services in the support of maintenance, implementation, and utilization of control applications.  This includes identifying and implementing diagnostic testing tools and procedures, performing preventative maintenance on DCS, PLCs, and Safety Systems, servers, databases, documentation and backups for these systems.

Min. Qualifications

•    High school diploma
•    Minimum of eight years operations or maintenance experience (automation controls, instrumentation, DCS board operations)
•    Excellent analytical skills to effectively evaluate system performance and troubleshooting equipment performance 
•    Attention to detail and willingness to work in a team where peer review processes and collaborative information sharing are highly valued
•    Ability to learn and understand Windows operating systems, networking and applicable software coding languages
•    Ability to learn and understand control theory as well as supporting alarm monitoring systems and APC optimization systems, etc.
•    Automation related experience is preferred (DeltaV, Triconex, AMS, Windows Server Management, Aspen Configuration, PLCs, etc.)

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: Davenport

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