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Engineer, Process Control

Company Name:  Equistar Chemicals, LP

La Porte, TX, US

Req ID:  71875
Facility:  La Porte Ops-Lyo
Department:  LPO Acetyls Technical
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

This position has the responsibility for supporting and improving the Basic Regulatory Control, as well as identifying and implementing new control applications to improve plant throughput, profitability, stability, reliability, and safety.  This position is expected to determine the upgrade path to installing Advance Process Control applications after an initial assessment.  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.

Roles & Responsibilities

•   Assists and be part of a capital upgrade project for a Fisher Provox DCS system
•   Assists and be part of a capital upgrade project for a Rockwell SIS system
•   Defines and support DCS regulatory control strategies and improvements
•   Provides technical consultation, formal and informal training, and development of documentation, standards, and procedures in relation to their role
•   Develops APC opportunities and assess benefits to be prioritized into a long range plan
•   Conceives, justifies, designs, and commission new APC applications and inferential qualities
•   Performs audits of controller benefits
•   Provides technical consulting and direction to the Process Control Specialists and less experienced Process Control Engineers


•   Minimum Bachelor of Science Engineering degree
•   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
•   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, SIS (Triconex, DeltaV, Rockwell)

Preferred Qualifications

•   Demonstrated experience with Advanced Process Control in chemical and/or refining facilities is preferred
•   Bachelor of Science in Engineering, preferably in Chemical Engineering

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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