Senior Process Control Applications Engineer -GCGV


Corpus Christi, 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 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 GCGV, TX
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


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

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Nearest Major Market: Corpus Christi

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