24 Nov, 2021

Process Engineer

  • Shell Oil
  • Geismar, LA, USA
Process Engineer Oil & Gas Petrochemicals & Refining

Job Description

The Role

Where you fit in -

This position interfaces with stakeholders at all levels of the Geismar Chemical Plant. This role reports to a Process Engineering Supervisor within the Technology Department at the Geismar Chemical Plant.

Geismar Chemical is the only stand-alone Chemical Plant in the USA, and accounts for nearly half of Chemicals business results.  Geismar has a long-term growth strategy, including downstream’s newest unit, AO4, and future growth projects.  We leverage Shell proprietary technology to produce Ethylene Oxide, Ethylene Glycol, Alpha Olefins, Alcohols, Ethoxylates.

What's the role -

The Process Engineer provides technical support and leadership to the production module.

The following are the primary accountabilities for the Process Engineer:

  • Provide technical oversight of the site’s process operations

  • Define and implement Safe Operating Limits

  • Provide technical direction for HSSE-MS activities (PHA, Corrosion control reviews, Investigations, etc.)

  • Perform technical assurance of changes (MOC’s)

  • Lead Process Safety improvement initiatives

  • Assure timely completion of assigned action items from HSSE-MS activities (PHA, etc.).

  • Conduct proactive technical monitoring to support Operations in meeting targets for Safety, Environmental Compliance, Quality Assurance, Reliability, and Utilization.

  • Perform process unit optimization to improve energy usage, cost, and margin delivery

  • Perform advanced troubleshooting and root cause analysis

  • Provide process engineering support for successful implementation of unit outages and catalyst changes

  • Provide technical support of operations activities with technical, maintenance, and HSE departments (first technical point of contact for run and maintain issues)

  • Respond to urgent and critical operational related items at the request of the Operations Staff

  • This position must be available to provide some level of support 24/7 via phone call or other technology, and off hours callouts are sometimes required

  • Participate in audits as needed to maintain compliance with state & federal requirements, as well as local and corporate standards

  • Assure complete documentation of key technical work

  • Serve as a unit representative on site-wide teams as required

  • Be a change leader on projects.  This includes leading the project during scouting to concept stages while providing technical support for the duration of the project

  • Provide technical support and guidance to the Unit Master Plan efforts and the Geismar Expansion Organization

Skills & Requirements

What we need from you -

  • A legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required; Chemical Engineering is preferred.

  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience in refining/petrochemical industry.  Process engineering experience providing direct support to manufacturing operations desired.

  • Knowledge and application of safety methodology and reviews (Process Hazards Analysis, Layers of Protection Analysis, etc.), including safeguarding.

  • Experience with plant changes and Management of Change process.

  • The individual must be proficient in the use of spreadsheets, computer and simulation models.

  • Must have a TWIC card or ability to get one.

  • Interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and ability to manage multiple interfaces with varying needs and priorities are critical to success in this position.

  • Understand impact of decisions on production, operability, safety, reliability and economics.  

Company description 

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.  We have expertise in among other exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of oil products, chemicals, electric power, renewables and energy solutions.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

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