Analyzer Engineer


Baytown, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary


The Analyzer Engineer, a member of the Engineering Services department at the ExxonMobil Baytown Facility, plays an important role in the safe and profitable operation of our Baytown area refinery and chemical plants. Our online analyzers provide automated, real-time analytical measurements of our processes in order to ensure environmental compliance and safe operations, and to maximize profitability through real-time control and optimization of our processes. The Analyzer Engineer is a subject matter expert in these online analyzers, and is a critical part of the engineering team at Baytown.  They will interface with a diverse team of talented personnel, ranging from Business Teams, maintenance teams, technical teams who leverage our analytical data (safety, process, and process control engineers), and project teams. The Analyzer Engineer will design and test new on-line analytical equipment prior to installation to ensure the designs are safe, cost effective, sustainable, and meet the measurement and business needs. They will work with our technicians to assist in troubleshooting of systems when problems do arise. They will also interface with external vendors and contractors as required. The Analyzer Engineer is the steward of our online analyzer equipment, and will leverage data to drive long-term improvements in analyzer performance, reliability, and cost. They will collaborate with our centralized Research and Engineering organization and with other engineers at our global facilities to drive improvements and pilot new analytics technology. They will have the opportunity to learn about adjacent technical disciplines, including safe system design, basic fluid mechanics, process chemistry, online control systems, and project management.

Job Role Responsibilities


  • Design and support analyzer systems to safely extract a hydrocarbon sample from a pipe, condition the material, and analyze the material without human intervention
  • Support project development and execution of analyzer systems, including providing design specifications and cost estimation, reviewing process analyzer systems and their required infrastructure, and following execution through construction and online commissioning
  • Assist technicians in troubleshooting failed or problematic analyzer systems and determining root cause
  • Participate in safety and environmental programs that keep employees and business partners safe and protect the environment
  • Own the performance of our online analytical systems and drive long-term improvements in performance, maintainability, and reliability
  • Collaborate as part of a diverse and dynamic team of chemists, engineers, and technicians, both locally in Baytown and across ExxonMobil’s global organization

Expected Level of Proficiency


  • Education
    • PhD in Analytical, Physical, or Organic Chemistry, or
    • MS in Chemistry or BS in Chemical Engineering with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a laboratory or analyzer engineering position, or
    • Equivalent work experience


  • Extensive knowledge and demonstrated ability to use and troubleshoot at least one of the following areas of analytical chemistry/instrumental analysis:
    • Chromatography (liquid or gas)
    • Electrochemistry
    • Molecular spectroscopy (IR, UV/Vis, NMR)
    • Mass Spectrometry 


  • High level knowledge of general digital, computing, and software concepts
  • Ability to work well in a diverse and dynamic matrixed organization
  • Ability to communicate complex technical topics clearly to a range of audiences, ranging from operations and maintenance teams, technical and engineering teams, and senior business leaders
  • Track record of attention to detail, self-starter mentality, and follow-through on goals and deliverables
  • Must be willing to relocate to the Houston surrounding area



ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

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