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Engineer, Automation


Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID:  83910
Department:  LKO Control Systems Engineering
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

The Automation Engineer has the responsibility for providing primary optimization support (productivity, quality, efficiency, and reliability) to improve the Process Control Systems controlling the operating unit. This includes working across multi-disciplined teams, managing complex and highly technical DCS/APC systems, and driving continuous improvement in an industrial process environment. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manage lifecycle of PLC, SIS, and other 3rd party systems to ensure system reliability
  • Develop Preventive Maintenance (PM) plans and associated maintenance procedures, guidelines, or work instructions
  • Support development of Obsolescence and Long-Range plans, which includes identification of bad-actor equipment and development of mitigation plans (i.e., AMS Initiatives, SIS, PLCs, and governor systems, etc.)
  • Develop and forecast spending plan in the annual Maintenance budget
  • Support capital project organization in developing scope, participating in detailed design, conducting factory-acceptance and site-acceptance tests, and supporting all phases of capital project execution
  • Support programming of PLC, SIS, and other 3rd party systems
  • Enforce application of corporate, industry, and company standards and procedures
  • Provide technical support to crafts, operations, and engineering teams on technical requirements and issues with PLC, SIS, and other 3rd party systems
  • Support the Management of Change (MOC) process
  • Participate as a critical team member on process control migrations, upgrades, and Turnaround (TAR) projects
  • Support cybersecurity implementation and maintenance initiatives

Area of Expertise, Requirements

  • Understanding of Siemens and Allen Bradley PLC systems preferred
  • Understanding of Emerson DeltaV SIS and Triconex SIS preferred
  • Understanding of Emerson MHM, Prognost, and Bentley Nevada condition monitoring systems preferred

Min. Qualifications

Education and Work Experience 

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering required (Chemical or Electrical preferred) 
  • Minimum of eight years engineering experience, with three of those years of experience supporting industrial control systems, required
  • CFSE certification preferred

Languages English, additional language preferred

Other skills

  • Excellent influencing and communication skills
  • Ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams and interact with all levels of the organization
  • Good Computing Skills
  • Commitment to HSSE
  • Self-motivation and high initiative 

Preferred Qualifications


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity


We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


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.


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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.

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