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Engineer, I/E/A Controls


Victoria, TX, US, 77905

Req ID:  79723
Facility:  Victoria Ops-Lyo
Department:  VTO- Technical Process Group
Division:  Americas Manufacturing


Basic Function

The I/E/A Controls Engineer at LyondellBasell’s high density polyethylene (HDPE) chemical manufacturing site located in Victoria, TX has the responsibility to maintain, support and improve the plant instrumentation systems, electrical systems, basic regulatory and advanced process control applications, control system hardware, networks and safety instrumented systems. The engineer’s responsibilities will ensure maximum benefits are obtained under changing process requirements and the maximum value is derived from these systems.  The engineer in this role will identify opportunities and develop programs to support operations, improve the plant equipment reliability and reduce operational costs, as part of the technical department.          
The position includes providing engineering support to various plant projects to maintain, support and improve the plant instrumentation systems, electrical systems, advanced process control applications, control system hardware, networks and safety instrumented systems.  The I/E/A Controls Engineer is responsible to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, including adhering to all LYB safety and environmental requirements. The engineer would be responsible for networking with all stakeholders in scope development and communication to all groups, when projects affect their work or area of responsibility.  

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Working knowledge of Process Control Network, DCS, SIS, PLC's, Data Acquisition and Analysis Systems, Advanced and Regulatory Control Applications, Electrical Systems and Components and Instrument Systems and Components.  Apply new technology where appropriate to improve performance of the facility.
  • Serve as the site E/I/A engineer, including supporting projects involving SIS, DCS, PLC's, Process Control Network, instrumentation, electrical systems.
  • Controls/Safety systems and electrical/instrumentation system site procedure owner.     
  • Ensure adequate spare parts are set-up with Materials Management and maintenance agreements are in place for control/safety systems, electrical systems and instrumentation systems.
  • Support incident investigation to determine root causes of incidents related to control/safety systems, electrical systems and instrumentation systems.
  • Provide discipline support for plant and project PHA's, including completion of applicable action items.
  • Provide goal/project support as lead/project engineer for corporate technical groups in supporting initiatives as necessary, as the "Core Member" or "Extended Member" representative, for groups within their discipline. 

Control Systems, Safety Instrumented Systems and Process Control

  • Provide technical support for the SIS, DCS, Process Control Network, Data Acquisition and Monitoring Systems, Advanced Process Control applications and Regulatory Controls.
  • Maintain VTO Alarm Management and Controller Performance as site champion. As needed, serve as the corporate site representative supporting initiatives such as control loop performance monitoring, alarm management and safety systems. 
  • Act as site SIS subject matter expert.
  • Serve as system administrator for the Process Control Network and other Control Systems at the site.
  • Provide system level management and application programming expertise for the various process control systems utilized at the site.
  • Ensure process control strategies are consistent with site and enterprise objectives, including site safety objectives, environmental compliance requirements, quality targets, and minimizing cost.

Instrumentation and Electrical Systems

  • Provide technical support for the site instrumentation systems, electrical equipment, and technicians as it relates to installing, maintaining, and repairing system components.
  • Provide technical support to the maintenance supervisor and site planner in scoping work as well as specifying equipment for the instrumentation/electrical systems and equipment.
  • Serve as site representative to corporate technical groups in supporting initiatives related to instrumentation and electrical systems.
  • Serve as system administrator and site champion for the Asset Management System for site instrumentation.
  • Update site SKM power study, arc flash analysis and related procedures.

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant job experience in the chemical, petrochemical, or refining industries.
  • Working knowledge of NEC, ISA, and IEEE standards.
  • Microsoft technology including Windows Server, and Desktop operating systems, SQL Server, network configuration/administration, TCP/IP
  • Knowledge of Foxboro I/A DCS, Triconex TMR safety PLC, and Allen Bradley PLC's.
  • Knowledge of Aspen DMCPlus, Aspen InfoPlus/21, Aspen IQ, and PSS Alarm Management applications.
  • Knowledge of Emerson AMS, Rosemount and Micro Motion instrumentation and Valtek and Masoneilan control valves.
  • Knowledge of Siemens GC's and Detronics Gas Detection systems
  • Capital and small plant project management experience
  • Knowledge of SKM Power Tools and GE and Allen Bradley power distribution equipment.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and SAP
  • Basic/Advanced troubleshooting techniques.



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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 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


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