23 May, 2023

Fluid Catalytic Cracking Process Engineering Associate

  • Exxon Mobile
  • Spring, TX, USA
Process Engineer 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 Spring / Houston


ExxonMobil's state-of-the-art campus north of Houston serves as home to its Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses and their associated service groups. The facility opened in 2014 and accommodates more than 10,000 employees and visitors


By bringing many global functional groups together, the campus provides employees with the tools and capabilities needed today, and in the future, to achieve business objectives and accelerate the discovery of new resources, technologies and products. It was designed to foster improved collaboration, creativity and innovation and enhance the company’s ability to attract, develop and retain the top talent in the industry


The campus is located in Spring, Texas, on 385 wooded acres immediately to the west of Interstate Highway 45 (I-45), at the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road, approximately 25 miles from the cultural vibrancy of downtown Houston


The campus was constructed to the highest standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Its design incorporates extensive research into best practices in building and workplace design through extensive benchmarking of the world’s top academic, research, and corporate facilities

What role you will play in our team


Provide process engineering and technical support for manufacturing facilities, project development, and technology deployment, with specialization in Fluid Solids Process technologies. Maintain collaborative and influential roles and relationships with ExxonMobil manufacturing sites and/or Licensees across the globe to provide recommendations on technical troubleshooting efforts, optimization and debottlenecking studies, and project development and design. Technical leadership and mentoring are key facets of the job. Job requires minimum 5 years Manufacturing experience in Fluid Catalytic Process technology. The job is located at the ExxonMobil Spring Campus in Texas.

What you will do


Provide Fluid Catalytic process engineering and technical support for ExxonMobil and Licensing manufacturing sites


  • Provide Fluid Catalytic process engineering and technical support for capital projects to meet business needs and efficient use of capital
  • Provide active Technical Leadership, assisting organization in goal setting mentorship of less experienced engineers, 
  • Sharing technical and organizational knowledge, envisioning and influencing improvements and value capture
  • Lead or support troubleshooting or improvement opportunities for Fluid Catalytic process units
  • Mentor and train less experienced technical specialists
  • Work collaboratively with vendors and suppliers to ensure appropriate design, manufacture, testing and delivery of equipment
  • Support successful installation, commissioning, and operation of grassroots or revamped facilities
  • Support site turnarounds and startup/shutdowns, on planned or unplanned (short notice) basis
  • Interface with ExxonMobil Research organization to identify opportunities for new technology development and deployment

About you


Skills and Qualifications


BS degree in Chemical Engineering


  • A minimum of 8 years of refining industry experience
  • A minimum of 5 years manufacturing experience working in Fluid Catalytic Process technology (FCC or equivalent) 
  • Technical refining experience on Fluid Catalytic Process Units, including monitoring, troubleshooting, projects, turnarounds and unit shutdowns/startup, knowledge on fluid solids modeling and design is a plus
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting abilities
  • Demonstrated commitment to personnel and process safety leadership in all aspects of engineering work
  • Able to effectively communicate verbally and in written form to a variety of audiences
  • Process and Equipment design experience, including use of process simulation packages
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and stakeholders
  • Must be able to thrive in a goal-oriented, collaborative team environment
  • Demonstrated sound business judgment and ability to incorporate the "big picture" into strategy development
  • Ability to think strategically and develop creative fit for purpose solutions to resolve operational problems
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and promote change to achieve desired results with no direct authority
  • Willingness to travel domestically or internationally as needed
  • Willingness to work in manufacturing environment as needed
  • Strong facilitation skills for use in cross-functional efforts

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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