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Advanced Process Control Engineer


Pasadena, TX, US, 77507

Req ID:  75414
Facility:  Bayport Po-130
Department:  BLO CSE
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

This position supports the Bayport Facility, located in Pasadena, TX. Our Bayport Complex consists of three Propylene Oxide units, one Ethelene Oxide unit, three Polypropylene units and one Cataloy unit.  This position has the responsibility for supporting and improving the Basic Regulatory and Advanced Process Control (APC) applications, as well as identifying and implementing new control applications to improve plant throughput, profitability, stability, reliability, and safety.  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

  • Develop APC opportunities and assess benefits for prioritization into a five year APC plan.
  • Conceive, justify, design, and commission new APC applications and inferential product quality control.
  • Maintain existing APC applications, and perform audits of APC application’s benefits.
  • Define, develop, document, and support DCS regulatory control strategies and APC applications.
  • Provide technical consultation, formal and informal training for process control applications.
  • Act in a support or team role for a variety of process control projects.

Min. Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Minimum of five years of industry experience in the petrochemical industry.
  • The individual should understand process engineering and process control theory fundamentals, with demonstrated ability to model and control petrochemical processes.
  • This position requires an understanding of wide variety of advanced regulatory control strategies, multi-variable APC applications, and development of inferential qualities. 
  • A minimum of three years experience with both Aspen DMC and a modern DCS system (Honeywell Experion or Foxboro) is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with Advanced Process Control in chemical facilities is highly preferred and is a major differentiator.
  • 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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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