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Specialist, Process Control / Engineer, Process Control

Company Name:  Equistar Chemicals, LP

Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID:  74529
Department:  LKO Process Controls & Automation
Division:  Americas Manufacturing

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 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

This position has the responsibility for providing primary support to maintain and improve the Process Control Systems.

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

Candidates should possess one of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline.
  • Associate’s degree in Instrumentation Technology field with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the petrochemical industry.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience supporting industrial process control systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent influencing and communication skills
  • Ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams and interact with all levels of the organization
  • Understanding of Emerson DeltaV DCS and SIS
  • Understanding of Emerson AMS Device Manager
  • Understanding of Allen Bradley PLC
  • 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

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles

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