23 May, 2023

Baton Rouge Senior Process Engineer

  • Exxon Mobile
  • Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Process Engineer Oil & Gas Petrochemicals & Refining

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.

About Baton Rouge


Located on the banks of the Mississippi river in southeastern Louisiana, Baton Rouge is the state capital with more than 800,000 residents (the second largest city in the state). Famous for its fusion of cultures, Southern hospitality, diverse cuisine and college football, it is also a significant port and a major industrial and petrochemical center.

Our Baton Rouge operations began in 1909 and have grown into an integrated complex that includes the Baton Rouge Refinery, the third largest refinery in the United States, the Baton Rouge Chemical Plant and several other plants and terminals. Its scope of products produced includes everything from traditional gasoline and diesel fuel to sophisticated chemical compounds that are used in diapers, shampoos, truck bed liners, makeup, crayons and hundreds more!

As the second largest employer in the state, our daily challenges include safely operating eight interconnected sites on a round-the-clock basis. We’re required to constantly adjust and respond to fluctuating markets and resource availability. We oversee the production of more than 2.9 billion pounds of products annually, while constantly searching for ways to improve and optimize our operations.

Our Baton Rouge complex is known for more than its size. In 2016, three of the six manufacturing plants that received Distinguished Safety Awards by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers association were located at the Baton Rouge complex.

What role you will play in our team


The Olefins Recovery team at ExxonMobil possesses decades of operational knowledge leveraging our global networks to solve the most complicated problems.  We are fully engaged in the energy transition with plans to build world scale hydrogen plants to decarbonize facilities.  We are also engaged in a variety of sustainability areas and recently started up our first large-scale advanced recycling facility with plans for more.


We are looking for a highly motivated process engineer that seeks to make an impact with us as we work to solve some of society’s most challenging problems. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with experienced engineers, scientists, project managers, and many more. 


The Baton Rouge Senior Process Engineer is the lead Olefins technical position at the Baton Rouge Chemical Plant.  You will provide technical leadership to a team consisting of two other experienced process engineers and 4-6 contact engineers.  


As the Senior Olefins engineer for the complex, you will have opportunities to interact with peers in refining, derivative chemical units, and polymer units to solve problems and optimize a complicated integrated site.  


The Baton Rouge complex is a world scale integrated refining and petrochemical complex  with a rich history  dating back to the 1940’s and currently consists of two steam crackers and a refinery gas recovery train. The Baton Rouge unit is one of the most feed flexible steam crackers in the ExxonMobil fleet.  In addition to ethylene and propylene recovery, the Baton Rouge Olefins unit has a full co-product recovery suite including butadiene purification, butylene recovery, isoprene purification, and SCN hydrogenation.

Will you join us?  

What you will do



  • Apply personnel and process safety principles in manufacturing facilities

  • Using fundamental chemical engineering principles, work with others to provide design knowledge for steam crackers

  • As required, participate in troubleshooting and development teams with other professionals to address complex technical issues

  • Train/mentor less experienced engineers in relevant skills

  • Assist operating sites with unit start-up, troubleshooting and performance evaluations

  • Drive operational improvements through technical contribution and innovation

  • Interface with key 3rd party vendors and suppliers

  • Some domestic and international travel to other sites within the ExxonMobil fleet

  • Potential to cross-train into a process engineering discipline

  • Work location is Baton Rouge Louisiana

About you


We are looking for someone who has a strong chemical engineering background and has the following qualifications:

Skills and Qualifications


  • B. S in Chemical Engineering or higher from a ABET accredited university

  • Strong Chemical Engineering principles and analytical skills with a minimum of 10 years of experience in the Petrochemical Industry

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in unit troubleshooting for root cause identification to implementation of solutions

  • Effective verbal and written skills (e. g. technical reports, technology rollout presentations at plant sites, representing ExxonMobil to 3rd parties)

  • Interact with all levels of the organization on technical topics

  • Self-starter, takes the initiative in applying, developing and communicating technical issues

Preferred Qualifications


  • Knowledgeable in some or many of the sub-specialties of olefins manufacturing processes such as olefins recovery, coproducts, and furnaces

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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