Advanced Process Control Engineer

LyondellBasell is searching for an Advanced Process Control Engineer for the Channelview 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 miles from downtown Houston. Relocation is available.


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 for prioritization into a five year APC plan.
  • Conceive, justify, design, and commission new APC applications and inferential product quality control.
  • Maintain existing APC applications, and perform audits of APC application's benefits.
  • Define, develop, document, and support DCS regulatory control strategies and APC applications.
  • 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.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Minimum of three years of industry experience in the petrochemical industry.
  • The individual should understand process engineering and process control theory fundamentals, with demonstrated ability to model and control petrochemical processes.
  • This position requires an understanding of wide variety of advanced regulatory control strategies, multi-variable APC applications, and development of inferential qualities.
  • A minimum of three years experience with both Aspen DMC and a modern DCS system (Honeywell Experion or Emerson DeltaV or Foxboro) is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with Advanced Process Control in chemical 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.

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 r?sum?s 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.


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