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Engineer Sr. - Process - 2837 in Plaquemine, LA at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 2/11/2018

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Engineer Sr. - Process



Position Summary:

This position will make decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and have a far-reaching impact on extensive engineering and related activities of the company; negotiates critical and controversial issues with top-level engineers and officers of other organizations and companies.  Individuals at this level demonstrate a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing and guiding extensive engineering programs and activities of outstanding novelty and importance.



Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Generate front-end scope packages for capital projects, including generating heat and mass balances, marked-up P&ID’s, PFD’s, project justification, piping and equipment sizing, instrumentation requirements, materials of construction.
  • Size and recommend relief valves as needed.
  • Attend process hazard reviews as required.
  • Create and implement solutions to action items identified in PHA’s, audit findings, and root cause analysis.
  • Promote and support Westlake’s Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) activities as part of the department team.
  • Prepare monthly and other reports required to keep management informed on progress of projects, improvements made and other items as necessary
  • Use Statistical Process Control in the continuous improvement effort.
  • Maintain information (files and documentation) for plant process, equipment and technology.
  • Assist in the preparation of capital requests necessary to improve plant operations.
  • Use Statistical Process Control in the continuous improvement effort.
  • Maintain working knowledge of the plant operations and technology in order to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Develops recommendations and makes decisions that have an important impact on extensive engineering activities
  • Represents the company in technical areas.
  • Maintains detailed knowledge of site processes and technologies.


Education and Experience:

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering; minimum 15 years’ experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to make sound decisions based upon technical information.
  • Computer proficiency in spreadsheet and word processing software.
  • Ability to persuade others through verbal and written communications.
  • PE certification preferred.