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Global Process Engineer


Houston, TX, US, 77049

Req ID:  82692
Facility:  Channelview-Hec-130
Department:  Process Engineering I&D POTBA
Division:  Operational Excellence and HSE


Basic Function

The process engineer will work as a global engineer in the Global POTBA-RTBE Technology group that is part of the Global Process Engineering organization. While being in a Global / Corporate group, the engineer will work “co-located” in a LYB POTBA plant, Channelview POTBA (CKO). The engineer will support the technology and the POTBA plants as a global process expert.            

A part of the time will be dedicated to global activities (technology development, studies for Business, global analyses, global consistency, support to Licensing group, etc.). A part of the time will be dedicated to supporting the plant where the engineer is located, for high value added topics where POTBA expertise is required. In addition to this role in the POTBA technology, the process engineer will be the global focal point for the RTBE process (produced from TBA).

Autonomy is required, under the supervision and leadership of an I&D Process Engineering manager, who can be located in the USA or in Europe.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Think globally: from a local study, to be able to develop global preferred practices, recommendations, improvements, etc. applicable in other LYB POTBA sites.
  • Evaluate existing processes to improve effectiveness, reduce costs, reduce energy use, reduce CO2 emissions, improve product quality while maintaining or enhancing process safety.
  • Provide technical expertise to execute plant projects including preparation of project justifications.
  • Develop and support implementation of projects/programs which contribute to the profitability, reliability, environmental, and safety integrity of the technology and the plants.
  • Be a resource as required for the implementation of MOC’s and PHR’s, when POTBA technology sensitive items require our (Global POTBA group) review / validation / recommendation.
  • Incorporate process safety, environmental soundness and reliable operations principles and standards in projects and tasks.
  • Effectively communicate technical achievements both verbally and written.

Min. Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Chemical / Process Engineering
  • Work Experience: Minimum of about 7 years of engineering experience
  • Adequate knowledge and experience effectively brought in work-practice in the chemical/petrochemical or other similar manufacturing environment
  • Computing skills including MS Office suite and process simulation software
  • Expert knowledge of chemical and process engineering fundamentals
  • Expert knowledge of Process Safety fundamentals, Process Risk management and design of Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Expert knowledge of PO Technologies is a plus
  • Experience of working in an international environment is a plus



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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.


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