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Global Machinery Engineer


Wesseling, Nrth Rhine Westfalia, DE, 50389 Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA Berre l'Etang Cedex, Bouches-du-Rhône, FR, 13131

Req ID:  81468
Facility:  Wesseling-501, Berre-521, Rotterdam-540
Department:  Mechanical Engineering, Machinery
Division:  Operational Excellence and HSE

We are looking for one LYB production site in Wesseling, Berre or Rotterdam


Global Machinery Engineer (m/f/d)


Responsibilities & Accountabilities


In this position you will be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for turbomachinery/machinery supporting LyondellBasell’s petrochemical facilities globally but with an emphasis on European assets. As a global technical leader you will provide high level expertise for critical equipment such as steam turbines, compressors, pumps and associated support systems in support of growth projects and continuous improvement of existing assets. You must have excellent technical leadership and judgment to assess complex issues. Additionally, you will work with members of a diverse multicultural organization across operational sites, functional areas, and organizational levels to develop and communicate executable solutions, drive improvements, and be a champion for Operational Excellence across the enterprise.

In addition, you will be a leader in the company driving process safety and owning one or more SME areas within machinery in which you will develop strategies to drive improvement, own and author standards, preferred practices and guidelines and provide training across the company. You may also be tasked with leading one or more companywide improvement programs, developing and implementing SME related initiatives across, participating in and guiding incident investigations, performing site audits in support of improvement efforts, and participating in machinery purchasing initiatives.


  • Function as a corporate Subject Matter Expert in turbomachinery/machinery.
  • Provide technical leadership to manufacturing sites and projects for equipment design, installation, commissioning, monitoring, trouble shooting and maintenance.
  • Lead one or more continuous improvement programs or initiatives.
  • Effectively interface across the company building consensus and working well with people in diverse, multi-cultural teams to gain support for organizational goals and facilitate execution to assure success.
  • Author, revise, maintain, and implement standards, guidelines, preferred practices, and specifications related to turbomachinery/machinery.
  • Provide turbomachinery/machinery SME support during the planning and execution of major equipment overhauls.
  • Mentor and train the organization in SME expertise areas to develop the organization and drive improvements.
  • Champion Process Safety, Occupational Safety, and Operational Excellence culture.
  • Function with minimal guidance and successfully manage priorities across multiple operating sites and functional areas.
  • Proactively develop strategic efforts and goals related to areas of expertise to drive improvement in the company.
  • Provide support for incident investigations and RCFA, participate in Operational Excellence Audits, and support turbomachinery/machinery related corporate purchasing initiatives across EU as needed.
  • Utilize expertise in turbomachinery/machinery and expertise focus areas (e.g. steam turbines, compressors, inspection, repair, etc.) to assist sites with reactive and proactive solutions to machinery issues, drive corporate and business initiatives, and improve site reliability and safety.
  • Travel as needed (up to 20%); mostly within Europe.



  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in a petrochemical/chemical facility with direct experience in overhauling major equipment such as steam turbines and compressors (LDPE hypercompressor experience is desirable).
  • Vibration Analysis Certification by a recognized body is desirable but not required.
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills for building consensus and working well with people in diverse, multi-cultural global teams across operating facilities, functional areas, and organizational levels to develop and implement problem solutions, gather data, and drive change and improvement.
  • High trust, integrity, and courage to champion corporate policies and culture, assure clients that commitments will be met and solutions will be accurate, develop credibility within the organization, and drive change and improvement in the face of resistance.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and able to function independent of supervision with minimal guidance to successfully manage priorities across multiple sites/functional areas.
  • Capable of clear and concise verbal and written communication.
  • A strong drive for results, sense of ownership, and accountability to client commitments.



  • Strong working knowledge of machinery related industry standards (e.g. API, ANSI, ISO) as they apply to design, analysis, rerating and alteration of machinery
  • Exceptional analytical skills for analyzing data, problem solving, and developing practical solutions to complex problems.
  • Experience with leading and supporting execution of turbomachinery/machinery major overhauls.
  • Demonstrated experience in authoring technical reports, standards, specifications, procedures and other technical documents.
  • Familiar with condition monitoring systems such as vibration analysis and lubrication analysis.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with internal/external customers.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • Fluency in French, German, Italian, and/or Dutch is a plus.


What makes us attractive – your perspectives?


We offer attractive salary package, company social benefits and mobile working.

We encourage decisions and reward results.

We believe in the power of many - with continuous improvement we build successful teams.

We want to appeal to everyone – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


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LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named as one of FORTUNE Magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

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