09 May, 2023

Process Engineer

  • LyondellBasell Industries NV
  • Pasadena, TX, USA
Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

Basic Function

The Engineer, Chemical 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.  The individual will identify, recommend and implement strategic projects to improve unit performance.  A process/production engineer will also collaborate with unit specialists and other engineers to support process design and implementation of capital projects.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Develop systems to improve and sustain value in the areas of health, safety, environment, production rates, reliability, cost and quality.
•    Maintain strong safety and environmental compliance focus
•    Troubleshoot and problem-solve advanced process problems
•    Develop recommendations to improve unit performance
•    Develop and manage Key Performance Indicators for plant performance
•    Monitor, troubleshoot and optimize operating units
•    Provide process design support for capital projects
•    Contribute in a team environment and establish 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
•    Coach less experienced engineers, as well as provide technical training to others
•    Knowledgeable about OSHA 1910.119 Process Safety Management and participate and lead PHA’s, HAZOP analysis, MOC and PSSR
•    Provide technical expertise in PSM activities (PHA, MOC, PSV calculations, Safety Critical Equipment/Variables, Incident Investigations, etc)
•    Knowledgeable about Relief System, RV, design and evaluations. 

Min. Qualifications

•    BS degree in Chemical Engineering
•    Minimum 5+ years of experience in the petrochemical industry
•    Good computing skills
•    Strong leadership and organizational skills
•    Self-motivation and high initiative
•    Advanced technical understanding of unit processes
•    IT capability in Microsoft Office Suite
•    Knowledgeable in chemical and process engineering fundamentals
•    Ability to apply engineering concepts to solve performance problems
•    Knowledgeable of Safety Design Systems
•    Knowledgeable in the HSE/PSM regulations and relevant company Operational Excellence guidelines/procedures
•    Knowledgeable in the development of Process Design Packages and related economics
•    Good troubleshooting skills and techniques
•    Leadership skills to drive technical solutions and mentor engineers

Preferred Qualifications



Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity


LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit www.lyondellbasell.com or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

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