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Process Engineer


Deer Park, TX, US, 77571

Req ID:  79965
Facility:  La Porte Ops-Lyo
Department:  LPO Polymers Technical Group
Division:  Americas Manufacturing


Basic Function

In this role, you will lead the design and installation of long-term projects to overcome process constraints, resolve reliability issues and comply with environmental regulations.  This will include defining scope, providing front-end-loading and incorporating process knowledge during engineering phases while working with the site projects group.  This role will also use benchmarking data to drive gap closure initiatives to maintain competitive advantage.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Leads capital, expense and special project scope development, execution, support and training
•    Leads Management of Change process (MOC/PSSR)
•    Provides technical expertise in process safety including, PHAs, PSVs, safety system bypasses, and other PSM activities in the area
•    Provides technical expertise during troubleshooting, turnarounds, startups, shutdowns, and other non-routine unit activities
•    Analyzes complex operating issues and provides documented recommendations to improve performance
•    Advocates and drives improvements in safety and environmental performance
•    Participates on cross-functional improvement teams within the site
•    Maintains strong safety and environmental compliance focus
•    Contributes in a team environment and establishes work relationships with onsite and global resources to achieve results
•    Balances day-to-day operational priorities with long term strategic objectives to ensure alignment with company goals
•    Supports gap closure and continuous improvement activities by providing technical expertise, engineering calculations, and justifications for new projects and participating in capital, expense and special project scope development, execution, support and training
•    Collaborates with operations to identify new opportunities to remove constraints to maximize on stream time and profitability while ensuring safe, environmentally compliant, reliable operation
•    Coach less experienced engineers, as well as provide technical training to others

Min. Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in the refining, petrochemical, or chemical process industries, with polymers experience preferred.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and communication skills
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Innovative thinking to solve complex problems
  • Knowledgeable in chemical and process engineering fundamentals
  • Knowledgeable in the development of Process Design Packages and related economics


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

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 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

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