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Advanced Process Control Engineer

LyondellBasell • Channelview, TX

Posted 10 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Chemical, Energy - Utilities - Gas - Electric, Manufacturing
Engineering, Manufacturing, Skilled Labor - Trades

Job Description

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell (www.lyondellbasell.com) manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 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.

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 résumés 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Basic Function

The Advanced Process Control Engineer has the primary responsibility for defining and maintaining the control strategies and automated optimization within the assigned operating unit, including both real-time optimization and advanced process control applications, as well as DCS-based regulatory controls.

Roles & Responsibilities

Conceive, Justify, Design, Commission, and Maintain APC and Mulit-Unit optimization applications:

  • Collaborate with unit engineers/SMEs to identify new opportunities, deficiencies, or performance shortfalls applicable to advanced process control. Assess potential benefits for proper prioritization and incorporate into APC Long Range Plan where appropriate.
  • Lead the technical effort through all phases of new and revamp of applications: Initial regulatory test & review, plant tests, data analysis, development of inferred property calculations, model development, controller tuning, commissioning, operator training, benefits analysis, long-term support.
  • Validate benefits of recently-installed and existing APC and optimization applications or other improvements, and document in site revenue enhancement database.
  • Collaborate with Process Control Specialists and Engineers to sustain APC performance & KPIs by providing regular monitoring and timely support of existing applications.
  • Collaborate with unit engineers/SMEs to ensure that APC control strategies and unit optimization applications continue to push towards optimal limits as business drivers or operating conditions change.
  • Collaborate with Process Control Specialists to develop and maintain APC documentation for controls in supported unit, and work with operations to update documentation and unit operating manuals as needed to reflect changes to control strategies.
  • Support the Advanced Control and Optimization Technical Network, advancing best practices and supporting corporate initiatives.
    Oversee the performance of regulatory DCS control strategies:
  • Provide technical expertise to project teams and/or Process Control Specialists regarding control strategy development or modification as necessitated by operational or equipment changes.
  • Provide technical support/guidance to Process Control Specialists and Engineers as needed to address complex or recurring issues with DCS controls.
  • Collaborate with organization to update and maintain the site Long Range Plan for regulatory and support systems.

Min. Qualifications

BS Degree in Chemical Engineering or related field

- Minimum 6 years related job experience

- Effective leadership skills

- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to mentor and coach Operation Team members

- Ability to develop and build process control strategies, cascades, PID controls, and DMC Controls and automated optimization applications.

- Strong understanding of Distributed Control Systems

- Strong understanding of AspenTech multivariable control technology.

Preferred Qualifications

Competencies

Builds effective teams:

Collaborates:

Cultivates innovation:

Customer focus:

Demonstrates courage:

Drives results:

Ensures accountability:

Instills trust and exemplifies integrity:

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell (www.lyondellbasell.com) manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 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.

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 résumés 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.


Nearest Major Market: Houston



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