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Houston Refinery Operator - Short Term Full-Time Employment (Former Employees Only)


Houston, TX, US, 77017-2740

Req ID:  82036
Facility:  Houston Refinery-123
Department:  Competency Development and Assurance
Division:  Intermediates and Derivatives, Refining


Basic Function

This position is responsible for the monitoring and operation of plant process equipment used in the manufacturing process. The incumbent evaluates the unit’s operating status and performs troubleshooting of processes and equipment in order to maximize unit reliability and quality production. The incumbent documents various operating parameters and maintains communication with others inside and outside of their department. The incumbent also monitors maintenance activities and performs minor maintenance. This position receives direction from a production supervisor and support from the process specialist, maintenance and technical personnel.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for personal safety, the safety of co-workers and promoting a safe work environment; responsible for carrying out all work activities in compliance with state and federal environmental regulations.
  • Performs their duties in adherence with LYB procedures, standards, and specifications.
  • Takes personal leadership role in daily activities, task planning, incident investigations and work performance as they relate to the LYB’s key focus areas of Safety, Environmental, Quality, Reliability, and Cost of operation.
  • Responsible for gaining and maintaining process knowledge of the unit and process changes to the unit, to enable effective operation and detection of unusual process conditions; uses knowledge to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Responsible for taking ownership of the unit to ensure production rates and right-first-time results are maximized and to ensure the unit is maintained in proper operating condition.
  • Responsible for taking readings, utilizing plant data/control systems and observing process conditions on a continual basis to maintain good control of the unit.
  • Provides accurate and timely communication to co-workers and works with other functions to improve individual and unit performance. Provides ideas, raises concerns, and promotes an environment in which everyone is treated with respect.
  • Responsible for performing minor maintenance on equipment and enters SAP work notifications on equipment in need of maintenance.
  • Responsible for placing systems in a safe condition for maintenance work, supporting maintenance activities and communicating status to the shift supervisor and coworkers.
  • Expected to serve and participate on committees dealing with investigations, policy and procedure development and special groups designed to improve the workplace environment.
  • Participate in the training and skill development of other operations technicians.
  • Engage in frequent developmental dialogue with supervisor and others to continually enhance personal and group performance and development.

Min. Qualifications

  • Must be a prior LYB HRO operator with at least 2 years of recent experience who left the company in good standing.
  • In addition, the following requirements must be met:
    • Must possess or obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card prior to first day of employment.
    • Must successfully pass pre-employment screening process.
    • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship (U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident)
    • Must be willing and able to work outside, year round under various weather conditions. LyondellBasell’s chemicals plants and refinery are 24-hour, 365 days per year operations.
    • Must be able to work 12 hour rotating shifts (which may include nights, weekends and some holidays) and provide overtime coverage.
    • The candidate must be capable of climbing (scaffolds, towers, vessels, etc.)
    • The ability of lifting up to 50 pounds
    • The ability to work  in a confined space and from elevated platforms
    • Able to wear appropriate protective equipment.

Employment Terms

This is a short-term, full-time employment opportunity at our Houston Refinery.  Full benefits provided. 


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