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Area Engineer


Corpus Christi, TX, US, 78410

Req ID:  75303
Facility:  Corpus Christi Operations-Lyo
Department:  EPO Technical
Division:  Americas Manufacturing

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 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

We are seeking a professional Area Engineer to join our Pipeline Technical Team in the Corpus Christi Area.  In this position, you will actively provide daily technical support and leadership to drive improvement in operations, maintenance, process safety, and reliability of assets within an assigned geographical area of responsibility.  Resolves problems through troubleshooting & operator knowledge, and implements solutions in a timely manner.  Leads the design, installation, and upgrade of facilities via capital and expense projects.  Assists in the planning and execution of pipeline integrity management activities; and supports business development opportunities.  Responsible for ensuring compliance with federal and state pipeline regulations, corporate Operational Excellence standards, and Equistar Pipeline procedures. 

Critical competencies include

•    Working knowledge of pipeline regulations, design, operations, and maintenance
•    Knowledgeable in chemical and process engineering aspects and OSHA PSM regulations
•    Ability to apply engineering concepts to solve operational problems
•    Experience developing process design packages, project scopes, and related economics
•    Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
•    Demonstrated troubleshooting skills and techniques
•    Self-directed, able to work effectively with minimal supervision


•    BS Degree in Engineering, preferably Chemical or Mechanical
•    Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in pipeline and/or petrochemical industries
•    Ability to apply engineering concepts to solve operational issues
•    Demonstrated knowledge of statistical application such as Six Sigma as well as incident investigation methodologies such as Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), and/or Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
•    Self-directed with ability to work with minimal direct oversight; able to manage multiple/changing priorities
•    Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
•    Travel (up to 25%) is required for this position


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: Corpus Christi

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