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Global HDPE Process Engineer (m/f/d)


Wesseling, Nrth Rhine Westfalia, DE, 50389

Req ID:  79666
Facility:  Wesseling-501
Department:  Process Engineering, Polymers
Division:  HS&E, Global Engineering and Turnarounds

LyondellBasell is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Every day our employees of LyondellBasell work around the clock to reliably and safely deliver the plastics, chemicals, materials, fuels and technologies that advance solutions to our world´s biggest challenges. Found in nearly every sector of the economy, the products and materials produced by LyondellBasell are key to advancing solutions. With a nearly 70-year legacy of game-changing innovation, LyondellBasell is the world´s largest licensor of polyolefin and polypropylene technologies and sells products into approximately 100 countries.


We are looking for one LYB polymer site a


Global HDPE Process Engineer (m/f/d)


Lead global efforts to improve process safety, meet/exceed production needs, product quality, and new products for the High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Business Segment.  Global Process Owner for HDPE Technology working collaboratively across site subject matter experts to establish best practices and proactively drive continuous improvement through operational excellence tiered documents, timely knowledge sharing, process control strategies and expense or capital projects.  Interacts externally with industry subject matter experts to share and obtain appropriate information to maintain reputation as industry leader, and aid attainment of internal goals. If the individual is located at a Polymer site, e.g. Wesseling or Rotterdam, they will be expected to travel to Houston Engineering Center periodically, as well as other high priority polymer sites to achieve stretch goals. 


Responsibilities & Accountabilities


  • Global subject matter expert to support individual site HDPE process engineering needs day to day, including timely collaborative troubleshooting to avoid/minimize business impact
  • Proactively establishes timing, agenda, and facilitation for global network meetings sharing of information to continuously improve and measure progress
  • Leads use of Technology Knowledge Management to share lessons learned and proactive efforts and facilitates engagement of global subject matter experts
  • Provides expertise for Process Hazard Analysis and development of guidelines for scenarios to drive consistency between sites
  • Provides expertise for Tec MOC (Global Process Technology Management of Change)
  • Key process engineering contributor to HDPE capital projects globally
  • Facilitates annual goal setting for HDPE Process Technology and associated global sites
  • Effectively communicates issues, plans, goals, accomplishments and recognition of others
  • Think globally, and drive to achieve LyondellBasell Corporate goals and ambitions




  • Bachelor of Science degree in chemical Engineering or a comparable discipline
  • Membership in associated professional organization(s) to facilitate continued education
  • Over 10 years of experience as site HDPE process engineer preferred
  • Strong Process Simulation and / or Data Analysis skills preferred
  • In-depth familiarity with LyondellBasell maintenance and project management processes 
  • Fluency in both German and English



  • HDPE feed prep, reaction, solids transfer, extrusion, pelletizing, pellet transfer, etc.
  • Excellence Model writing, development, and revisions through approval process
  • HDPE key performance indicators, tracking, and continuous improvement facilitation
  • Maintenance Operations Work Planning and Capital Planning working knowledge
  • Phillip Townsend (PTAI) Industry benchmarking data gathering, analysis, and gap closure


What do we offer


We offer you a job with a high level of diverse tasks and responsibilities in an international company that highly values the development of its employees, quality and safety. You get the freedom to take a range of responsibilities in a rapidly evolving environment. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package and challenging opportunities for growth.


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