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Engineer, Control Systems


Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID:  80899
Department:  LKO CSE Unit Support
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

This position has the responsibility for providing primary support to maintain and improve the Process Control Systems. This includes working across multi-disciplined teams, managing complex and highly technical DCS/SIS/PLC systems, and driving continuous improvement in an industrial process environment.  

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Conducts daily support and maintenance of process control systems and equipment (which includes Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), and other 3rd Party equipment)
•    Responds to process control emergencies after hours as needed
•    Maintains and modifies the Human Machine Interface (HMI), process control configuration, instrument loop settings, historical trends and hardware for a particular unit area
•    Designs, configures, and tests any new additions to the process control systems and supports the Management of Change (MOC) process
•    Coordinates with individuals or support groups within the unit on a day-to-day basis reviewing and/or implementing DCS process control operational modifications, system enhancements, unit improvements, and new process unit installations
•    Creates and distributes reports from the process control systems
•    Analyzes alarm metrics weekly and collaborates with the Operations, Maintenance, and Process groups
•    Monitors the health of the process control systems for system problems, including reviewing system logs, system statuses, and error messages
•    Creates, reviews, and maintains process control documentation, including system diagrams, control narratives, cause & effect diagrams, network diagrams, equipment inventory, software licenses, etc.
•    Coordinates with the Control System vendor regarding system issues and annual maintenance
•    Participates as a critical team member on process control migrations, upgrades, and Turnaround (TAR) projects
•    Troubleshoots control issues to the field instrumentation level

Min. Qualifications

Area of Expertise, Requirements
•    Understanding of Emerson DeltaV DCS and SIS preferred 
•    Understanding of Emerson AMS Device Manager preferred 
•    Understanding of Allen Bradley PLC preferred 


Education and Work Experience 
•    Bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline (Chemical or Electrical preferred) with a minimum of 6 years of experience in the petrochemical industry
•    Experience supporting industrial process control systems is 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 


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

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.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles

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