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Mechanical Engineer

at LyondellBasell

Posted: 7/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: J3M5WV6M349Z9MM7Y9Q

Job Description

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell ( manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 countries.  LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

Basic Function

The Fixed Equipment Maintenance Engineer will monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize various equipment as well as drive processes and product improvements while maintaining a strong safety and environmental compliance focus.  During a typical day the candidate will apply technical knowledge to analyze causes of long term reliability issues, execute expense projects, provide general assistance trouble shooting day-to-day issues and provide technical training to less experienced engineers.

Roles & Responsibilities

• Serves as the primary fixed equipment engineering resource for an assigned area.
• Maintains fixed equipment Long Range Plan for assigned area.
• Supports Maintenance and Operations to resolve technical issues on fixed equipment.
• Identifies bad actors, performs Root Cause Failure Analysis, and works to eliminate defects and drive equipment improvements.
• Supports turnaround activities as needed in planning and/or execution.
• Supports the capital projects process by submitting Project Design Documents, participating in design phase, and following field execution of projects
• Communicates when fixed equipment is outside acceptable and/or safe operating parameters and provides a recommended direction.
• Reviews and approves engineered drawings, specifications, design packages, deferrals, deviations from standards/procedures.
• Develops and/or approves stationary equipment repair plans for expense and capital projects.
• Performs bolted joint calculations and selects gaskets for planning.
• Works closely with Unit Inspector(s) to troubleshoot complex stationary equipment issues and review Inspection & Testing Plans for piping / equipment repairs or new installations.
• Reviews requests for installation of Leak Repair Devices, such as bolted engineered enclosures, composite wraps, valves body injections, etc.
• Leads the development of technical assessment packages for hot taps, stopples, line freezes, welding on live equipment, etc.
• Reviews the design of furnaces, boilers, heaters, flares, burners, refractory, insulation, high temperature materials, tanks, exchangers, vessels and piping.
• Leads or participates in incident investigations.
• Leads and participates in MOC process for scope pertaining to Fixed Equipment Assets.

Min. Qualifications
  • This position requires:  BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 4 years of experience working as a mechanical engineer with relevant experience in the refining, petrochemical, or chemical process industries
  • Proven proficiency in applying stationary equipment fabrication standards (ASME Sec. VIII, API), repair codes (API, NBIC, ASME PCC-2), and fitness-for-service standard (API-579)
  • Strong communication skills-both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated strong independent decision-making skills
  • Must have strong computer skills including SAP and Microsoft Office
  • General knowledge of project management, reliability engineering and root cause analysis
Preferred QualificationsCompetenciesBuilds effective teamsCollaboratesCultivates innovationCustomer focusDemonstrates courageDrives resultsEnsures accountabilityInstills trust and exemplifies integrity

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.


Nearest Major Market: Houston

LyondellBasell is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical, and refining companies. We participate in the entire petrochemical value chain, from refining to specialized petrochemical product end uses. We are the largest producer of polypropylene and polypropylene compounds; a leading producer of propylene oxide, polyethylene, ethylene and propylene; a global leader in polyolefins technology; and a producer of refined products, including biofuels. Additionally, LyondellBasell is a leading provider of technology licenses and a supplier of catalysts for polyolefin production. We are geographically diverse with an extensive global manufacturing, supply, technical and commercial infrastructure. Our products are used in numerous countries around the world. As economies around the globe develop, the demand for our products continues to grow.

We're looking for bright minds and great chemistry. At LyondellBasell, we offer big opportunities for big careers in a challenging environment where learning never stops. We expect and reward high performance, and we’ve created a compensation and incentive program that supports this goal. We know amazing results are the outcome of amazing work, and we’re committed to becoming the top performer in our industry. The LyondellBasell companies are equal opportunity employers.

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