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Engineer, Instrument and Electrical


Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID:  83720
Department:  LKO Maintenance & Reliability
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins, Refining and Su

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 unlock value for our customers, investors and society. 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.

Basic Function

As a member of our team, the Instrument and Electrical Engineer will provide instrumentation and low voltage engineering support to a designated area of responsibility in the Louisiana Integrated Polyethylene JV site. This includes leading reliability and plant performance improvements, expense, and small capital projects, and supporting maintenance efforts to drive improvements in maintenance work processes, procedures, performance, and cost. Candidate will work closely with Process engineering, Operations, Turnaround, Capital Project, and Maintenance personnel in the execution of these duties.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Apply data analysis techniques to develop engineering solutions to repetitive failures and other problems that adversely affect plant operations including capacity, quality, cost, and regulatory compliance issues
  • Develop Preventive (PM) and Predictive (PdM) Maintenance 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, participate in detailed design, factory acceptance tests and site acceptance tests/execution phases of projects
  • Enforce application of corporate, industry, and company standards and procedures
  • Support site outages and Turnarounds and develop Instrumentation scope    
  • Lead interdisciplinary reliability improvement and/or Path to Excellence (P2E) Teams to guide efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, controls, and safety systems
  • Provide technical support to crafts and operations on technical requirements and issues with unit instrument and low voltage electrical systems
  • Mentor engineering Co-op students
  • Create Management of Change documents and lead evaluations for Instrument Reliability initiatives
  • Maintain awareness of emerging technology, assessing applicability to improve reliability and performance, or to reduce maintenance cost
  • Participate and lead formal and informal incident investigations to properly identify and eliminate the root cause of incidents, complete and close findings
  • Manage risk to the achievement of an organization’s strategic objectives in the areas of environmental health and safety, asset capability, quality, and production

Area of Expertise, Requirements:

  • Basic proficiency in the following areas with the ability to develop additional skills in particular areas:
    • Knowledge of industry codes and standards (i.e. IEEE, ISA, IEC, NFPA, NEC)
    • Field Instrumentation and measurement technology
    • Root Cause Failure analysis
    • Various types of control valves
    • Analysers & Gas chromatographs
    • Reliability Engineering
    • Reliability data analysis
  • Ability to apply computer software tools (SAP, Microsoft Office,ExSILentia, Conval)
  • Ability to grasp LyondellBasell Operational Excellence GAIS (FLOC, Asset Register, PM’s PdM’s, etc.)


Min. Qualifications

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical / Instrumentation Engineering with a minimum of 5 years of Reliability and/or Maintenance engineering experience in the petrochemical or refinery industry
  • Good Knowledge of and work experience in SAP
  • Experience on various types of field instrumentation and control valves
  • Experience with developing PMs using best engineering practices
  • Experience with control system preferably in the following systems– DCS ( Delta V ), PLC – Allen Bradley, Tricoenx, package system, Machine condition & monitoring system – CSI, Bentley Nevada
  • Experience specifying field instrumentation and control valve sizing
  • Experience with data analysis, complex problem solving, and instrument troubleshooting
  • SIS certification is preferred 

Languages English, additional language preferred

Other skills:

  • The critical competencies for this position are communication, teamwork, problem solving and decision-making, results orientation, initiative, relationship building, and technological orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; Able to communicate well within the team as well as with other discipline personnel
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Demonstrated ability to translate reliability improvement techniques into engineering solutions to improve equipment reliability
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct reliability improvement projects
  • Ability to drive continuous reliability improvements in equipment installations and work processes
  • Strong commitment to safety, a high level of personal integrity, and dedication to conducting business in an ethical way
  • Ability to manage multiple/changing priorities and multiple projects

Preferred Qualifications


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


Referral Bonus: 01,500.00


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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