10 Mar, 2023

Polypropylene Finishing Improve Engineer

  • Exxon Mobile
  • Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Engineer Chemicals Oil & Gas

Job Description

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.


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Affiliate information


In the early 1900s, Standard Oil Company of New Jersey sought to strengthen its position in the southern United States. After considering several locations, the company chose a location high on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in North Baton Rouge. In April 1909, Standard Oil Company of Louisiana was chartered, and by November 1909 the refinery processed its first products. Since that time, ExxonMobil Baton Rouge has been essential to the economic, political and social landscape of the community. We provide quality jobs, provide technologically innovative products and engage with the community to make it a great place to work and live. Operational excellence and improved energy efficiency are responsible for Baton Rouge's ever-increasing output capacity. Our versatile integrated facilities produce gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, aviation fuel, lubricating oils and waxes. In addition, products produced at the Chemical Plant, along with the Resins Finishing, Polyolefins and Plastics plants, are used to make products people use every day, including paint, adhesives, plastic milk jugs, auto parts, plastic films, synthetic rubber, diapers and lubricants.

Job Summary


As a member of ExxonMobil’s Technology and Engineering organization, the Polypropylene Finishing Improve Engineer will serve as a senior technical resource for a fleet of polypropylene solids handling equipment in Baton Rouge, LA. The applicant would be primarily responsible for the optimization and betterment of existing process technology in this area.  Applicants would also support development and commercialization of new polypropylene products, as well as assisting routine manufacturing support.

The Improve Engineer needs to have an in-depth understanding of the current state of polyolefin finishing technology (particularly polypropylene) and will create and disseminate new process technology within the organization.  The role will also work with and provide informal leadership of multi-disciplinary teams to solve problems and improve the performance at ExxonMobil’s worldwide network of polymers plants.

This position will be based in Batton Rouge, LA.

Primary Job Functions


  • Provide polypropylene finishing technology expertise and support to the Baton Rouge Polyolefins Plant to ensure world class performance in process safety, plant reliability and profitability
  • Lead troubleshooting and resolution of most complex polyolefin finishing problems
  • Drive improvement within ExxonMobil operations through technical leadership and innovation 
  • Support commissioning, start-up, or commercialization of newly implemented technologies or products
  • Proactively identify and help resolve emerging issues before they escalate 
  • Participate in Global Technology Network meetings as site Technology representative and lead process sub-networks with other manufacturing sites across the globe
  • Mentor engineers within various Technical and Technology departments

Qualifications and Work Experience Required


  • B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or equivalent degree
  • At least three (preferable five or more) years of demonstrated work experience in a manufacturing environment, including plant optimization, process control and process problem troubleshooting
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience in solids handling and extrusion, preferably polyolefins
  • Strong analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills are required
  • Collaboration, initiative, ethics, and safety awareness are key personal values
  • Willing to relocate to Baton Rouge, LA and able to travel 5-10% domestically and/or internationally

Preferred Knowledge / Skills / Abilities


  • The preferred applicant will have first-hand experience and knowledge of
    • Safe solids handling and dust explosion prevention
    • Polymer compounding and extrusion
    • Pneumatic conveying systems and solids handling
  • Applicant should show a hunger for learning independently and desire to grow and informally lead the organization
  • Applicant should work to actively care for their team to make tasks easier and safer for engineering and operations crew
  • Applicant should be able to communicate technical topics to audiences with different backgrounds, both cultural and educational

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: 


  • Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life

  • Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match

  • Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans

  • Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing

  • Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you

  • Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you

  • More information on our Company’s benefits can be found at www.exxonmobilfamily.com.
  • Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law

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