Process Engineer
Occidental Petroleum - Pasadena, TX

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Contribute. Grow. Lead…with OxyChem. Looking for a challenge? Desire to achieve your true potential? OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company continually striving to be the best in the business while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people.

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. For every product it makes, OxyChem’s market position is No. 1 or No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 1, 2 or 3 in the world.

In a fast-paced industry that demands precision, we create a supportive workplace where the safety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We are committed to rewarding top performers, offering very competitive pay and benefits, and providing tremendous career development opportunities. We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Process Engineer with our PVC Manufacturing Facility located in Pasadena, TX.

Essential Job Duties:
Maintain protection of the environment and the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate and or transport our products, as our highest priority.

Ensure that department employees are focused on Process Safety and Risk Management objectives. Reinforce employee Chemical Commandment training and awareness on a routine basis. Incorporate Lessons Learned into toolbox topics.

Learn assigned area and be a technical resource for production. Work closely with Technical Superintendent, Technical Manager, Production Manager, Process Supervisors, and production personnel to optimize and improve existing plant processes.

Provide technical expertise to reduce manufacturing costs and improve process safety, process reliability, and product quality. Identify new cost reduction ideas at least equivalent to your salary on an annual basis. Participate in the design and implementation of equipment and process improvements, material of construction improvements, and efficiency and cost control improvements.

Assist with the identification, development, installation, and start up of process improvements. Engineering assignments may include energy and material balance studies, process studies, and process equipment specifications and modifications.

Coordinate design and start-up of small projects or moderate process modification.

Prepare AFEs for ‘small scale’ capital projects, and follow these projects to a successful completion.

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BS degree in chemical engineering required with at least 5 years of chemical plant experience.

Good oral and written communication skills are essential.

Experience using process data collection and analysis software.

Five years PVC experience preferred.

Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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