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Sr. Process Technology Engineer

Company Name:  Houston Refining LP

Houston, TX, US, 77017-2740

Req ID:  72272
Facility:  Houston Refinery-123
Department:  Refinery Technical, Blue Assets
Division:  Americas Manufacturing

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell ( manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 countries.  LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels

Basic Function

The Senior Process Technology Engineer’s role is to provide technical expertise in at least one area of refining technology, provide plant optimization and improvement opportunities, provide process design support for projects, lead troubleshooting efforts for complex problems, and mentor unit process engineers and others in the organization.

Roles & Responsibilities
  • Maintain an evergreen in-depth knowledge and understanding of assigned processes/technologies/areas and active industry participation
  • Provide technical leadership in support of site initiatives including process design services for ongoing initiatives at the site
  • Technology/ process focal point
  • Liaison of all influencing groups for process unit improvement (Reliability, Operations, Economics, Controls, PSM, Environmental, Projects, etc.
  • Champion of process safety, reliability and flexibility
  • Opportunity seeker and principle driver of improvement change (lead or at least a key role in focused efforts – reliability studies, profitability studies, etc)Key influencer on manufacturing choices (catalyst, chemicals, equipment, etc.)
  • Lead the engineering of capital projects including
  • Front end work of developing Feasibility Studies, Project Request Forms, and Process Design Basis
  • Set the overall technical direction for all phases of design, installation, and startup of grassroots units and unit revamps
  • Lead owner’s process design effort in detailed design and EPC’s efforts
  • Support Asset Team ASP and Back to Basics efforts for medium and long-term asset performance
  • In area of technology expertise; review, approve and periodically audit (for compliance) unit KPI’s to ensure overall safe, reliable and optimum operation of unit in area of technology expertise
Min. Qualifications
  • B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • A minimum of 10 years prior experience working as an engineer with relevant experience in the refining, petrochemical, or chemical process industries
  • General process design and safety facilities expertise in refining processes
  • Technology expertise of at least one refinery process
  • A background in demonstrative process improvement
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop self and others
  • Provide technology expertise and innovative solutions to solve complex process issues
  • Demonstrate the personal courage and technology knowledge to provide impact and influence at all levels of the organization
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

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