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Process Engineer (Utilities)


Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID:  80832
Department:  LKO Engineering UO&I
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

As a member of the Utilities Technical Team at the Louisiana Integrated Polyethylene JV site, the Process Engineer will monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize equipment that drives processes and product improvements, while maintaining strong commitment to safety and environmental compliance.  During a typical day, the Process Engineer will apply technical knowledge to analyze causes of long-term reliability issues, execute expense and capital projects, and provide general assistance troubleshooting day-to-day issues. In this role, the Process Engineer will identify, recommend, and implement strategic projects to improve unit performance. The Process Engineer will also collaborate cross-functionally to advance site goals.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Monitor, troubleshoot and optimize all utility operating units in particular high pressure steam boilers, Steam Turbine Generator, Cooling tower, Demin water trains and effluent water treatment.
  • Develop and communicate unit performance and improvement strategies to stakeholders
  • Be a strong team player, working well with Operations and other Technical groups onsite, and within LYB, to address daily production constraints and drive results
  • Determine causes of deviations in quality, capacity, yield, energy consumption, and track variable cost improvements
  • Generate monthly reliability, quality, production, energy consumption reports and support development of benchmarking data
  • Provide engineering calculations as needed to quantify environmental and/or process safety incidents
  • Support site Process Safety Management initiatives, including Management of Change (MOC), Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and Incident Investigation
  • Provide process design support for capital projects
  • Balance day-to-day operational priorities with long term strategic objections to ensure alignment with site and company goals
  • Mentor less experienced engineers, providing technical assistance as needed
  • Maintain strong focus on safety and environmental compliance

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Min. Qualifications

Area of Expertise, Requirements

  • Knowledgeable in HSE/PSM standards and practices
  • Demonstrated capability within Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Process Engineering simulation software




PERSON SPECIFICATION: (Typical knowledge, qualifications and experience required for the job.).



  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering is required


Work Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in petrochemical, refining, or chemical environment
  • Knowledge of Deaeration, boilers, steam and water treatment processes is preferred


Languages English, additional language preferred


Other skills

  • Ability to apply engineering concepts to solve performance problems and good troubleshooting skills


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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