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Principal Process Control Engineer


Deer Park, TX, US, 77571

Req ID:  76372
Facility:  La Porte Ops-Lyo
Department:  LPO Acetyls 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.

Basic Function

This position has the responsibility for supporting and improving the Basic Regulatory and Advanced Process Control (APC) applications, as well as identifying and implementing new control applications to improve plant throughput, profitability, stability, reliability, and safety.  This position generates a broad range of challenges that require routine interaction with other work groups to ensure maximum value is derived from the control systems.

Key Responsibilities

•    Develop APC opportunities and assess benefits to be prioritized into a long-range APC plan
•    Conceive, justify, design, and commission new APC applications and inferential qualities
•    Maintain existing APC applications
•    Perform audits of controller benefits
•    Define and support DCS regulatory control strategies
•    Provide technical consultation, formal and informal training, and development of documentation, standards, and procedures in relation to their role
•    Act in a support or team role for a variety of projects 
•    Provide technical consulting and direction to the Process Control Specialists and less experienced Process Control Engineers

Requirements & Qualifications

•    Minimum Bachelor of Science Engineering degree, preferably in Chemical Engineering
•    Minimum of ten years of industry experience in the petrochemical industry
•    The individual should understand process engineering theory and control theory fundamentals and the ability to model and control petrochemical processes
•    This position requires a commitment to learn and understand the development and application of a wide variety of advanced regulatory control strategies, APC applications including multi-variable and model predictive control, development of inferential qualities, and Real-Time Optimization (RTO) applications
•    Demonstrated experience with Advanced Process Control in chemical and/or refining facilities is highly preferred
•    Candidates must have excellent leadership, ethics, teamwork, and communication skills with a results oriented commitment. The ability to manage multiple and changing priorities is essential
•    This position requires negotiating skills and the ability to resolve conflict across departmental lines to achieve objectives
•    Key Applications include Emerson Provox & DeltaV, Aspen DMCPlus, Aspen Plus, Triconex SIS, DeltaV SIS, and Honeywell TPS & Experion


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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