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Sr. Process/Production Engineer - Hydrocarbons

Job Description

LyondellBasell is searching for a Sr. Process/Production Engineer for the Channelview Equistar Facility, located in Channelview, TX. Our 4,000-acre Channelview Complex consists of two olefin units at the north side facility that manufacture ethylene, propylene, butadiene and benzene. The south side facility uses many of these products to produce propylene oxide, styrene monomer and other derivatives. This is a direct-hire position with competitive base salary, bonus, 401K matching, generous benefits package, pension plan and employee discounts. Channelview is 18 short miles from downtown Houston. Relocation is available.

Position Summary

Exceptional career opportunity for a Sr. Process/Production Engineer who possesses a solid background with hydrocarbons in the petrochemical industry. This is a high-visibility position with unlimited growth opportunities.  As a member of the Technical Engineering team you will monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize operating units to drive process and product improvements while maintaining a strong safety and environmental compliance focus. During a typical day you will apply technical knowledge to detect causes of deviations in quality, capacity, yield, and energy consumption or provide technical training to less experienced engineers.

Performance Objectives

  • 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 offsite 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, providing required technical training.


  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering is required
  • Minimum

Job Requirements

are 7-15 years of prior experience working as a chemical process engineer with hydrocarbons and relevant plant experience in the chemical, petrochemical or refining industry.
  • Solid understanding of unit operations and process safety management systems
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • LyondellBasell is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies. The company manufactures products at 58 sites in 18 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels. More information about LyondellBasell can be found at All references to LyondellBasell refer to LyondellBasell and its subsidiaries, including Equistar Chemicals, LP, Lyondell Chemical Company or Houston Refining, LP.

    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.

    LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited resumes or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

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

    Job Snapshot

    Post Date 7/2/2014
    Location Houston, TX
    Employment Type Full-Time
    Job Type Engineering
    Education 4 Year Degree
    Experience 7 to greater than 15 years
    Manages Others Not Specified
    Industry Other Great Industries
    Required Travel Not Specified
    Job ID 6861
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