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Engineer, Control Systems


Corpus Christi, TX, US, 78410

Req ID:  75022
Facility:  Corpus Christi Operations-Lyo
Department:  CCO Technical Process
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

Control Systems Engineers have the responsibility to provide daily support for the Plant and to keep the plant process control systems operational.  The Control Systems Engineers also provide leadership and discipline expertise to the less experienced engineering support staff through continued technical expertise, as the system administrator, to engineering, design, maintenance and production groups.  Process Control Systems Engineers also have the responsibility to assist Co-located Project Engineers in establishing and meeting schedules and budgets.  The Control Systems Engineers also have the responsibility to see that implemented projects use sound engineering practices, plant standards, specifications and the plant process control systems philosophy.

Roles & Responsibilities

• Daily process control systems support to the plant, to keep the plant process control systems operational.
• Responsible for the industrial process control systems in the plant  (which includes the TDC 3000, Experion, DMC3, and RTO).
• Provide technical support on work orders written as they apply to the process control systems.
• Work with maintenance and production on reliability issues when they occur; have vision and ability to create quality solutions for any problems.
• Responsible for technical support for maintenance in existing and new system implementation by assisting in location, troubleshooting, and establishment of maintenance procedures for new or existing equipment.
• Serve as a plant expert on process control system engineering issues (not limited to risk engineering, process control system integrity, applicability to specifications, philosophies and standards). Represent the site as the subject matter expert on corporation-wide technical networks.
• Serve as mentor in the process control system engineering discipline, increasing one’s knowledge of all the systems by working closely with the others in the group.
• Stay current with new technologies that may enhance the plant's operation and reliability; reduce plant maintenance; increase production; lower the costs to operate; or increase safety and reduce environmental impact to the plant in the process control system field.   Identify opportunities and develop new ideas, features and services to improve ROI, safety and reduce the impact on the environment.
• Stay current with new process control  technologies; be aware of the life-cycle expectancies and vendor support periods of all the process control systems within the group.  Determine the benefits of new technology and upgrades and communicate these to management with sufficient time prior to obsolescence of existing technology for management to act on this information.
• Responsible for training, education and knowledge transfer on new technologies; improvements in technology and engineering software; and process control system products related to the overall operations of the plant.
• Work with maintenance, project engineers, purchasing and key suppliers on quality, maintenance, service and cost issues of existing and new process control system software and equipment upgrades.
• Develop working relationships with other department personnel within the plant in order to seek out opportunities that will add value to each job completed.
• Lead discussions with group members to help establish and maintain process control system standards and specifications to provide reliable and consistent plant design, construction and operations.
• Provide technical support for the technical group, emphasizing process control systems philosophies, standards, safe design and installation of projects.
• Review  the project process control system design scope of work definition going to the design department. Provide guidance for the plant design and drafting personnel.  Provide engineering information on items that require an engineer’s input prior to passing requests to the design personnel.   Review process control system design prior to construction.
• Provide technical support for Plant Projects by assisting the Plant Engineer in the determination, feasibility, costs, schedule, process control system scope of work and constraints from the conceptual phase through to final design and construction.
• Reinforce awareness of safety and environmental issues through frequent job observations and audits.


• Minimum of a B.S. (EE/ChemE) and 6-10 years of experience. 
• This position requires overall understanding of industrial process control systems (TDC 3000, Experion, Integrity, IP.21, Optimizer, DMC3, HMI web-based graphics, Windows OS, network communication and security, etc.).  Experience with Triconex, A-B PLC, Wonderware and Bentley-Nevada is a plus. Ethylene/olefins or refining process experience is desirable. Interpersonal skills and team work is critical. 
• Good organizational and communication skills, as well as MS Office proficiency are a must.



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: Corpus Christi

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