10 Nov, 2023

Manufacturing Controls Engineer

  • LyondellBasell Industries NV
  • Conneaut, OH, USA
Manufacturing Engineer Chemicals Petrochemicals & Refining Plastics & Manufacturing

Job Description

Basic Function

The Manufacturing Controls Engineer has the responsibility for supporting and improving the Basic Regulatory and Advanced Process Control (APC) applications, as well as identifying and implementing new control applications to improve process throughput, profitability, stability, reliability, and safety. The Controls Engineer generates a broad range of challenges that require routine interaction with other work groups to ensure maximum value is derived from the control systems.  #LI-RH1

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Promote a safe working environment by following all safety procedures.
•    Provide process engineering and control system engineering support to plant operations. through the application of technical principles, theories, and concepts.
•    Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.
•    Provide solutions for improved material handling and product packaging to improve ergonomics and reduce labor requirements.
•    Check drawings and bills of materials as relates to assigned projects.
•    Start-up and debug machine(s) prior to shipment, monitor installation and commissioning.
•    Review with design team to ensure quality and internal design practices are being met.
•    Participate in Engineering, and PSM activities (HAZOPS, risk assessments, PHAs, MOCs, etc.)
•    Provide technical consultation, formal and informal training for process control applications.
•    Act in a support or team role for a variety of process control projects.
•    Develop all aspects of control systems, equipment, and machinery.
•    Analyze, design, and implement Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions.
•    Assist with the development of technical reports or related documents.
•    Own, maintain and approve all schematics for new and existing equipment.
•    Provide input to the project lessons learned process.
•    Assist in the development of machine specifications.
•    Appropriately escalate downtime situations to site management.
•    Ensure compliance with applicable internal processes and regulations.
•    Perform controls systems assessments to maintain and improve equipment reliability.
•    Recommend hardware and software changes as well as upgrades to existing systems.
•    Take initiative to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

Min. Qualifications

•    Bachelor's or Graduate's degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science.
•    Minimum of five years of engineering experience in manufacturing industry 
•    Working knowledge of controls (PLC, HMI, and Motion Controlled Programs)
•    Ability to travel up to 20%

Preferred Qualifications

•    Excellent influencing and communication skills
•    Ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams and interact with all levels of the organization
•    Knowledge and experience with trend analyses on equipment failures of safety critical equipment
•    Good computing skills


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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