10 Nov, 2023

Process/Production Engineer

  • LyondellBasell Industries NV
  • Alvin, TX, USA
Process Engineer, Production Engineer Chemicals Petrochemicals & Refining

Job Description

Basic Function

We are currently seeking to fill a Process/Production Engineer opening at LyondellBasell’s Chocolate Bayou site located near Alvin, TX. The Chocolate Bayou site has two manufacturing lines which produce high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic resins. The Process/Production Engineer 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.
  • Develop recommendations to improve unit 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 off-site 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 technical training to others.

Min. Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Knowledge of polymer processes is a plus
  • Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience, with greater than 7 years of experience preferred in a refining, petrochemical, or chemical environment
  • Demonstrated IT capability in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledgeable in chemical and process engineering aspects
  • Ability to apply engineering concepts to solve performance problems
  • Knowledgeable of Safety Design Systems
  • Knowledgeable in the HSE/PSM regulations and relevant company OE guidelines/procedures
  • Knowledgeable in the development of Process Design Packages and project scopes and related economics
  • Good troubleshooting skills and techniques


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

We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit www.lyondellbasell.com or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

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