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Process Engineer in Plaquemine, LA at Westlake Chemical Corporation

Date Posted: 7/19/2018

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Job Description

Process Engineer

This position will be responsible for evaluating, selecting, and applying standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications. 


The essential duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • 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 working knowledge of the plant operations and technology in order to identify improvement opportunities and assist operations in resolving problems.
  • Maintain information (files and documentation) for plant process, equipment and technology.
  • Assist in the preparation of capital requests necessary to improve plant operations.
  • Plans, estimates and executes small to moderate projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering required


The ideal candidate will possess the following essential skills and qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of experience, preferably in steady-state process design or production; ability to lead groups of people; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, proficient computer skills, ability to make sound decisions based upon technical information.