21 May, 2024

Engineer, Process Control

  • LyondellBasell Industries NV
  • Deer Park, TX, USA
Controller Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Basic Function

This position 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 plant throughput, profitability, stability, reliability, and safety.  This position generates a broad range of challenges that require routine interaction with other work groups to ensure maximum value is derived from the control systems.

Key Responsibilities

•    Develop APC opportunities and assess benefits to be prioritized into a five year APC plan
•    Conceive, justify, design, and commission new APC applications and inferential qualities
•    Maintain existing APC applications
•    Perform audits of controller benefits
•    Define and support DCS regulatory control strategies
•    Provide technical consultation, formal and informal training, and development of documentation, standards, and procedures in relation to their role
•    Act in a support or team role for a variety of projects
•    Provide technical consulting and direction to the Process Control Specialists and less experienced Process Control Engineers

Requirements and Qualifications

•    Minimum Bachelor of Science Engineering degree, preferably in Chemical Engineering
•    Minimum of six years of industry experience in the petrochemical industry
•    The individual should understand process engineering theory and control theory fundamentals and the ability to model and control petrochemical processes
•    This position requires a commitment to learn and understand the development and application of a wide variety of advanced regulatory control strategies, APC applications including multi-variable and model predictive control, development of inferential qualities, and Real-Time Optimization (RTO) applications
•    Demonstrated experience with Advanced Process Control in chemical and/or refining facilities is highly preferred and is a major differentiator
•    Candidates must have excellent leadership, ethics, teamwork, and communication skills with a results oriented commitment. The ability to manage multiple and changing priorities is essential
•    This position requires negotiating skills and the ability to resolve conflict across departmental lines to achieve objectives
•    Key Applications include Aspen DMCPlus, Aspen Plus, Emerson DeltaV



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.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


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LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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