Process Monitoring Engineer - Hot Side
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company - Port Arthur, TX

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Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, one of the world's top producers of olefins and polyolefins and a leading supplier of aromatics, alpha olefins, styrenics, specialty chemicals, piping, and polymer resins. Chevron Phillips Chemical employs over 4,700 professionals at manufacturing sites and research/technology centers around the world. Chevron Phillips Chemical has the people, assets, and technology to pursue chemical opportunities on a global scale.

The Process Monitoring Engineer – Hot Side position is in the Energy and Optimization Group located at the Port Arthur, TX Plant. The following is a summary of the position's job duties:

Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize day-to-day furnace and hot tower performance, including but not limited to:

Furnace performance vs. design

Optimization of furnace yield profile

Furnace decoke process

Hot towers heat balance and operation

Organize and analyze yearly performance review/audit of current furnace operation versus design. Document and present the findings and recommendations for improvement.

Complete impromptu process studies as dictated by operations, market conditions, etc.

Participate as a member of the Furnace Reliability Improvement Team (FRIT) in order to understand trade-offs associated with reliability and furnace optimization in support of furnace reliability improvement efforts.

Develop and execute process monitoring gap closure plan:
Track discrepancies of actual vs. expected performance from daily monitoring, yearly design performance audit, and/or impromptu process studies

Understand deltas between Kracker™ runs, RtOpt, and unit analyzers/meters

Work with stakeholders to determine causes and solutions to discrepancies

Work with unit operations and business personnel, if necessary, to prioritize resources to implement solutions for gap closure

Execute solutions

Document resolution to gap and monitor future performance to gauge success

Share findings with stakeholders in a monthly report format

Qualifications :
This position requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering.

A minimum of 2 years process engineering experience required (experience in support of ethylene production is a plus), 5 - 7 year’s experience is preferred.

Experience using process simulation software to analyze and optimize an operating unit is required; experience using SPYRO™ is considered a plus.

The individual must work effectively with operations, co-workers, plant management and business unit personnel.

Good communications and interpersonal skills are required.

The candidate should be a self-starter with solid planning and organizational skills.

The successful candidate will have the ability to handle multiple projects and tasks at the same time.

Chevron Phillips Chemical offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and at most locations, alternate work schedules. To learn more about Chevron Phillips Chemical and to be considered for a position, please visit us online today at .

Paper resumes will not be accepted. All job seekers must go to the web site to be considered for positions. If you are interested in applying for this position and need an accommodation to apply, please contact our Human Resources Service Center at 1-800-446-1422, option 4.

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is an equal opportunity employer.

Travel Requirements: Up to 5%

Eligibility for Relocation: Yes

Closing Date: 02/05/2013