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Senior Technical Engineer

Location: 

Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID:  79778
Facility:  LAKE CHARLES JV-LYO
Department:  LKO Engineering Tech Olefins
Division:  Americas Manufacturing

LyondellBasell

Basic Function

LyondellBasell is staffing for an Olefins Process Engineer for the LKO site.  The primary responsibility of the process engineer is to provide technical support as a technical expert.  This position requires daily interaction with operations, technical, safety, maintenance and reliability to drive overall improvements in unit performance.  This role will lead the design and installation of long-term projects to overcome process constraints, resolve reliability issues and comply with environmental regulations.  This will include defining scope, providing front-end-loading and incorporating process knowledge during engineering phases.  This role will mentor and coach less experienced engineers and will also advise on initiatives to maintain a competitive advantage. The Process/Production Engineer will monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize operating units to drive process and product improvements. During a typical day they will apply technical knowledge to detect causes of deviations in quality, capacity, yield, and energy consumption.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Collaborates with operations to identify new opportunities to remove constraints to maximize on stream time and profitability while ensuring safe, environmentally complaint, reliable operations
•    Analyzes complex operating issues and provides documented recommendations to improve performance
•    Leads capital, expense and special project scope development, execution, support and training
•    Leads Management of Change process (MOC/PSSR)
•    Provides technical expertise in process safety including, PHAs, PSVs, safety system bypasses, and other PSM activities in the area
•    Provides technical expertise during troubleshooting, turnarounds, startups, shutdowns, catalyst changes and other non-routine unit activities
•    Reviews engineering calculations to quantify environmental and releases
•    Advocates and drives improvements in safety and environmental performance
•    Participates on cross-functional improvement teams within the site
•    Maintains strong safety and environmental compliance focus 
•    Monitors, troubleshoots, and optimizes operating units
•    Contributes in a team environment and establishes work relationships with onsite and offsite functional groups to achieve results
•    Balance day-to-day operational priorities with long term strategic objectives to ensure alignment with company goals
•    Coaches less experienced engineers, as well as provides technical training to others 
•    Supports gap closure and continuous improvement activities by providing technical expertise, engineering calculations, and justifications for new projects and participating in capital, expense and special project scope development, execution, support, and training
•    Determines causes of deviations in quality, capacity, yield, and energy consumption
•    Provides unit support during troubleshooting, turnarounds, startups, shut downs, catalyst changes, and other non-routine unit activities
•    Collaborates with operations to identify new opportunities to remove constraints to maximize on stream time and profitability while ensuring safe, environmentally compliant, reliable operation
•    Analyzes complex operating issues and provides documented recommendations to improve performance

Min. Qualifications

Education and Work Experience 
•    Bachelor’s degree in technical discipline (Chemical Engineering Degree preferred)
•    12 or more years of experience in manufacturing with background in olefins, refining, petrochemical or chemical plant environments

 

Preferred Work Experience 
•    Experience working with olefins process
•    Background in refinery or petrochemical plants 

 

Other skills
•    High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
•    Mastery of technical understanding of unit processes and application of unit operations principals such as mass and energy balances, fluids, thermodynamics, mass and heat transfer and distillation
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills
•    Ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams and interact with all levels of the organization
•    Strong process troubleshooting ability and knowledge of tools and resources to perform such activities
•    Innovative thinking to solve complex issues
•    Self-motivation and high initiative
•    Strong understanding of creating and implementing capital and expenses projects
•    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to mentor and coach technical and operating team members
•    Knowledgeable in the HSE/PSM regulations including Process Hazard Analysis 

Preferred Qualifications

•    Understanding of olefins process highly preferred

Competencies

Builds effective teams
Collaborates
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.


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