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Stationary Equipment Engineer (m/f/d)


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

Req ID:  82696
Facility:  Wesseling-501, Berre-521, Rotterdam-540
Department:  Mechanical Engineering, Stationary Equip
Division:  Operational Excellence and HSE

Are you result oriented and willing to challenge the status quo? Welcome to LyondellBasell!


For our German site in Wesseling near Cologne or in Rotterdam / Berre we are looking for a


Stationary Equipment Engineer (m/f/d)


In this position you will be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for piping and pressurized process equipment supporting LyondellBasell’s petrochemical and refining facilities globally with an emphasis on European assets. You will provide high level expertise and collaborate with sites to support turnarounds, determining fitness for service of equipment, develop repair strategies, and function as the piping and valve SME for EU assets. You must have excellent technical leadership and judgment to assess complex issues and work with a 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 stationary equipment 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, participating in and guiding incident investigations, performing site audits in support of improvement efforts, and participating in stationary equipment purchasing initiatives.


Responsibilities & Accountabilities


  • Function as a corporate Subject Matter Expert in piping, valves, and stationary equipment.
  • Provide technical leadership to manufacturing sites and projects for equipment design, maintenance, inspection, and turnarounds.
  • Lead one or more continuous improvement programs or initiatives.
  • Effectively interface across the company building consensus, and working well with people in diverse, multi-culture 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 stationary equipment.
  • Provide stationary equipment SME support in the implementation of Turnaround Excellence Protocols and during execution of major turnarounds across Europe on a rotational basis.
  • Execute basic fitness for service assessments and related analytical calculations to support sites and TAs as needed.
  • 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 SME support for incident investigations and RCFA, participate in Operational Excellence Audits, and support stationary equipment related corporate purchasing initiatives across EU as needed.
  • Utilize expertise in stationary equipment and expertise focus areas (e.g. Piping, Valves, Heat Exchangers, Safety Relief Valves, Welding, Inspection, Repair, etc.) to assist sites with reactive and proactive solutions to stationary equipment issues, drive corporate and business initiatives, and improve site reliability and safety.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working as a mechanical engineer focused on piping, valves, and other aspects of stationary equipment in the refining, petrochemical or chemical process industries. In -plant manufacturing experience in inspection, reliability, maintenance, fitness for service, and repair of stationary equipment is essential.
  • Fluent in English and German or French (written and spoken). Knowledge in 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


Interested ?


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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. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn. 

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