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Operations Technician, LKO


Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID:  82056
Department:  LKO LDPE Production
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

This position is responsible for the monitoring and operation of plant process equipment used in the manufacturing process. The incumbent evaluates the unit’s operating status and performs troubleshooting of processes and equipment in order to maximize unit reliability and quality production. The incumbent documents various operating parameters and maintains communication with others inside and outside of their department. The incumbent also monitors maintenance activities and performs minor maintenance. This position receives direction from an operations supervisor and support from the process specialist, maintenance, and technical personnel.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for personal safety, the safety of co-workers and promoting a safe work environment;
  • Responsible for carrying out all work activities in compliance with state and federal environmental regulations.
  • Performs their duties in adherence with LYB procedures, standards, and specifications. Takes personal leadership role in daily activities, task planning, incident investigations and work performance as they relate to the LYB’s key focus areas of Safety, Environmental, Quality, Reliability, and Cost of operation.
  • Responsible for gaining and maintaining process knowledge of the unit and process changes to the unit, to enable effective operation and detection of unusual process conditions; uses knowledge to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Responsible for taking ownership of the unit to ensure production rates and right-first-time results are maximized and to ensure the unit is maintained in proper operating condition.
  • Responsible for taking readings, utilizing plant data/control systems and observing process conditions on a continual basis to maintain good control of the unit.
  • Provides accurate and timely communication to co-workers, and works with other functions to improve individual and unit performance. Provides ideas, raises concerns, and promotes an environment in which everyone is treated with respect.
  • Responsible for performing minor maintenance on equipment and enters SAP work notifications on equipment in need of maintenance.
  • Responsible for placing systems in a safe condition for maintenance work, supporting maintenance activities and communicating status to the shift supervisor and coworkers.
  • Expected to serve and participate on committees dealing with investigations, policy and procedure development and special groups designed to improve the work place environment. Participate in the training and skill development of other operations technicians. Engage in frequent developmental dialog with supervisor and others to continually enhance personal and group performance and development.

Min. Qualifications

  • High School diploma/GED with 2 years of experience in a  chemical manufacturing plant, refinery, or an industrial environment or;
  • A two year Associate's Degree in Process Technology or;
  • High School diploma/GED & Military experience (served in the United States Military and received an Honorable Discharge)

Additional Requirements

  • Willing and able to work outside, year-round under various weather conditions
  • Able to work 12 hour rotating shifts (includes nights, weekends and some holidays) and provide overtime coverage
  • Capable of climbing (scaffolds, towers, vessels, etc.)
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Work in a confined space and from elevated platforms
  • Able to wear appropriate protective equipment
  • Possess basic computer skills


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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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