Senior Process Control Applications Engineer

Location: 

Beaumont, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

 

About us

 

At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.

 

The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 

 

We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.

About Beaumont

 

With a population of more than 118,000, Beaumont ,Texas, is located in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, on the Neches River, about 85 miles east of Houston, the nation's fourth largest city. Beaumont has been a home to the oil industry from the days of the Spindletop oil boom until today, and along with nearby Port Arthur and Orange, is part of the Golden Triangle industrial area on the Texas Gulf Coast. Those who live and work in Beaumont will find a close-knit community with friendly people and opportunities to explore the area at its many restaurants and businesses, as well as numerous museums and nature parks.


Built along the banks of the Neches River in 1903, the original ExxonMobil Beaumont refining facilities have grown into an integrated petrochemical complex on 2,700 acres and have contributed to the economic and social landscape of southeast Texas. In fact, 1 in 7 jobs in Jefferson County are linked to ExxonMobil, making it an integral part of the community. With a workforce of more than 5,500, the Beaumont complex includes a refinery, chemical plant, polyethylene plant and lubricant blending and packaging plant. The complex is part of ExxonMobil’s current building and expansion plans for the U.S. Gulf Coast.


Not only does Beaumont produce Mobil 1, the world’s leading synthetic motor oil, it is the only manufacturer of Mobil Aviation Greases. Other products include fuels and chemical compounds used in a diverse range of products, including plastics, Nylon, shrink wrap and more.


Learn more about what we do in Beaumont here. 

 

About Baytown

 

With a population of more than 77,000, Baytown, Texas, is located in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, just east of Houston, the nation's fourth largest city. Those who live and work in Baytown will find an area rich in history, as well as opportunities for outdoor activities due to its proximity to scenic waterways, namely Galveston Bay, the San Jacinto River and Buffalo Bayou.


Founded in 1919, ExxonMobil's Baytown Complex is located on approximately 3,400 acres along the Houston Ship Channel, about 25 miles east of Houston. Employing a workforce of more than 8,500, it is comprised of four manufacturing sites, including one in nearby Mont Belvieu, and a global technology center. These include the Baytown Refinery, one of the largest refineries in the United States, and the Baytown Olefins Plant, one of the largest ethylene plants in the world.


Its scope of products includes fuels, lube oils, and chemical compounds used in a diverse range of products, from auto battery cases, diapers and tire inner tubes to pharmaceutical uses, food packaging, trash bags and more.


The Baytown area sites are highly integrated, which makes the plants and products more efficient as we develop technologies to make cleaner fuels and work together to operate more safely and reliably.


Learn more about what we do in Baytown here. 

About Baton Rouge

 

Located on the banks of the Mississippi river in southeastern Louisiana, Baton Rouge is the state capital with more than 800,000 residents (the second largest city in the state). Famous for its fusion of cultures, Southern hospitality, diverse cuisine and college football, it is also a significant port and a major industrial and petrochemical center.


Our Baton Rouge operations began in 1909 and have grown into an integrated complex that includes the Baton Rouge Refinery, the third largest refinery in the United States, the Baton Rouge Chemical Plant and several other plants and terminals. Its scope of products produced includes everything from traditional gasoline and diesel fuel to sophisticated chemical compounds that are used in diapers, shampoos, truck bed liners, makeup, crayons and hundreds more!


As the second largest employer in the state, our daily challenges include safely operating eight interconnected sites on a round-the-clock basis. We’re required to constantly adjust and respond to fluctuating markets and resource availability. We oversee the production of more than 2.9 billion pounds of products annually, while constantly searching for ways to improve and optimize our operations.


Our Baton Rouge complex is known for more than its size. In 2016, three of the six manufacturing plants that received Distinguished Safety Awards by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers association were located at the Baton Rouge complex.


Learn more about what we do in Baton Rouge here. 

About Joliet

 

The ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery is located about 40 miles southwest of Chicago in Channahon, Illinois. Residents of the area have access to many local activities, from shopping, dining and museums, to golf courses, parks, trails and auto racing events. Add to these the many opportunities the Chicago metropolitan area, or “Chicagoland,” has to offer, the Joliet Refinery makes a desirable work location.


The Joliet Refinery is the second newest refinery in the United States and will celebrate its 50th year in 2022. As the center of ExxonMobil’s Midwest integrated operations, it include pipelines, lubes production, distribution and fuels marketing. The refinery is one of the most energy efficient in the Unites States and processes nearly 250,000 barrels of crude per day into gasoline, ultra-low sulfur diesel, asphalt and other products.


With a workforce of nearly 1,000, we take great pride in the work we do to ensure safe, reliable operations. Further, we are committed to community and education outreach through many longstanding partnerships. The Joliet Refinery is recognized as one of the leading employers in the region, including, in 2018, “Large Business of the Year” by the Joliet Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the “Top Workplace” by the Joliet Herald-News.


Learn more about what we do in Joliet here. 

About Gulf Coast Growth Ventures, Corpus Christi, TX

 

Gulf Coast Growth Ventures brings innovation to the Coastal Bend, while enhancing U.S. manufacturing infrastructure and producing materials that make high performance, everyday products possible. Our world-class facility was built with tomorrow in mind – modern, safe and responsible. Safety is our number one priority, and we’re committed to being a good neighbor to our thriving Coastal Bend community.
 

What role you will play in our team

 

We are seeking Senior Process Control Application Engineers to join us in roles within our North American manufacturing locations, specifically in Beaumont TX, Baytown TX, Corpus Christi TX, Baton Rouge LA and Joliet IL.
 
Our Application Engineers are responsible for developing and supporting basic and advanced process control applications that enhance plant process safety, operability, and profitability.  You will participate In and sometimes lead multi-functional teams tasked with unit troubleshooting, debottlenecking, and optimization, or project development and execution.  In this role, you will also serve as a senior process control resource, providing technical expertise and mentoring across business teams.

What you will do

 

  • Develop and provide support for basic process control applications using basic application engineering skills such as point configuration, loop tuning, and identification of process dynamics
  • Demonstrate technical leadership in a competitive environment:
    • Broadly apply technical and business skills to solve more complex problems.
    • Develop and implement innovative solutions to non-routine problems by leading teams in resolving technical challenges with an expanding sphere of influence beyond core technical discipline.
    • Implement and sustain base and advanced controls, including multi-variable constraint control, model predictive control, and advanced optimization and automation
    • Recognize business opportunities and contribute toward the improvement of existing unit operations
    • Mentor less experienced engineers to develop skills
  • Monitor, maintain and modify existing process control applications and operator interfaces
  • Identify and develop new control schemes to increase process safety, operability, and profitability 
  • Provide process control support during project development, installation, and startup
  • Participate actively on unit operating team including molecule management, unit trouble-shooting and incident investigations
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and stakeholders
  • Candidates will need to work effectively as a member of an operating team, good communication and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Support 24 hour-a-day, 365 day-per-year plant operations.  The successful candidate must be available for 24/7 on-call, after-hours and weekend support when needed.

 

About you

 

Skills and Qualifications

 

  • BS Chemical Engineering or equivalent degree
  • Relevant work experience in a manufacturing / operating plant environment
  • Knowledge of refining/chemical processes with 10 + years working experience in petrochemical industry 

 

Preferred Qualifications/ Experience

 

  • Demonstrated experience with regulatory and advanced controls of manufacturing processes
  • Experience with DMC, RMPCT/Profit Controller or similar model predictive control technology, and/or real-time optimizers
  • Knowledge of Honeywell TDC 3000 and/or Experion process control system
  • Able to demonstrate innovation, initiative, teamwork, accuracy, effectiveness, and self-confidence
  • Excellent trouble-shooting skills
  • Sufficient leadership skills to successfully promote ideas, coordinate work activities, and plan future application improvements

Your Benefits

 

An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life.

 

We offer you: 

 

  • Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life. 
  • Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match. 
  • Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans. 
  • Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing. 
  • Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you. 
  • Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you.


More information on our Company’s benefits can be found at www.exxonmobilfamily.com

 

Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.

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