10 Mar, 2023

Senior Polyolefin Process Engineer

  • Exxon Mobile
  • Beaumont, TX, USA
Process Engineer Chemicals Oil & Gas

Job Description

About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.

Job Role Summary


We are seeking Senior Polyolefin Process Engineers to join us in technical roles within our gulf coast manufacturing locations, specifically in Beaumont, TX, Baytown Area, TX, Corpus Christi, TX, and Baton Rouge, LA.

Our Senior Engineers play a pivotal role in the successful operation of our plants and are responsible for initiating and leading improvements to unit performance in safety, production, and reliability in a dynamic team environment. You will think strategically, execute thoughtfully, and collaborate across many teams, levels, and situations. In this role, you will serve as a senior process technical leader, mentoring less experienced engineers and providing technical and operational expertise to address complex processes across business teams. 

Successful Candidates will


  • Maintain a ‘safety first’ attitude and be a safety leader
  • Work in a team environment with other engineering disciplines, operations, and mechanical personnel
  • Have leadership capabilities with organization, communication, and team working skills, through a combination of formal training and experience
  • Serve as a senior technical leader working with supervisors on the team to set clear objectives, and ensure priorities are aligned for the technical team
  • Serve as the technical expert on the business team by:
    • Mentoring less experienced engineers on design practices, unit health monitoring, and troubleshooting 
    • Aiding in the development of long term vision and strategy for product line improvements
    • Organizing, designing, and overseeing plant testing and product trials
    • Providing technical assistance for customer concerns
    • Review complex management of change requests to process equipment and controls
  • Serve as process safety resource on business team leading Hazard and Operability Reviews (HAZOPs) and Risk Assessments by developing closure plans and strategies for identified risks
  • Provide support for developing and implementing various capital projects  
  • Provide assistance in the field during plant startups, shutdowns or upsets
  • Have a demonstrated ability to influence without direct authority
  • Be able to provide off-hours support of abnormal and non-routine operations, including unit Turnarounds

Required Experience


  • B.S. Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering; M.S. Chemistry with emphasis in polymers
  • 8-15+ years professional experience in roles providing technical engineering support to manufacturing sites

Preferred Experience


  • Process engineering experience in a polymers manufacturing environment
  • Technical knowledge in operating polyolefin reactors, finishing equipment or solids handling/conveying
  • Risk assessment and HAZOP leadership experience
  • Ability to think strategically and develop creative solutions to resolve operational problems
  • Demonstrated sound business judgment and ability to view and incorporate larger initiatives into strategy development 
  • Ability to provide informal leadership and mentoring
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and promote change to achieve desired results
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

Your benefits


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life. We offer you: 

  • Long term career perspective and development  
  • Attractive salary and benefits package
  • Variety of benefits supporting your health & wellbeing (e.g. life insurance, private health insurance contribution, private pension fund contribution)
  • Flex Your Day opportunities, providing flexibility around where and when you work
  • Relocation assistance 
  • Programs for parents wellness elements
  • Inspiring and diverse working teams


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