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Sr. Process Engineer - Chlor Alkali

Company: Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: May 31, 2024

Job Description:

Title: Sr. Process Engineer - Chlor Alkali Location: United States-Texas-Pasadena Other Locations:


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. OxyChem's market position is among the top three producers in the United States in 2017 for the principal products it manufactures and markets. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill a Sr. Process Engineer position within our Corporate Engineering organization. The ideal candidate would have experience in chlor-alkali. The work location is at our Corporate Engineering office in Pasadena, Texas.

Essential Job Duties

Safety is paramount at Oxy. In every activity we maintain the health and safety of our employees, customers and community as well as protect the environment in which we operate.

Incorporate Process Safety and Risk Management principles into the foundation of all work performed.

Provide Process Engineering Support to Projects and Special Studies by:

Leading the Front End Loading Activities

technology evaluation and selection,

preliminary design through detailed scope development,

developing heat and material balances,

preparing PFD's,

preparing P&ID's,

preparing equipment and instrument datasheets,

preparing system package specification, and

preparing control narratives.

Direct and Supervise work and performance of contracted engineering firms' process engineering discipline to ensure accuracy.

Participating in PHA's

Developing operating procedures

Providing training to engineers and operator technicians

Provide construction support and participate in PSSR's, commissioning and start-up.

Provide expertise in technology and chemical processing knowledge.

Review, improve and update corporate commandments, guidelines, specifications and best practices.

Provide support to manufacturing sites assisting with troubleshooting process issues based on experience and expertise.

Assure corporate policies, procedures, and standards are followed by yourself and by contractors working for you.

Develop into a Subject Matter Expert for selected technology(ies),

Providing expert level troubleshooting assistance to plants in need.

Communicate lessons learned from incidents to other plants of same/similar technology.

Train and Mentor engineers who are early in their careers on the technology, KPI's, and troubleshooting.


Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering with a minimum of 12 years functional experience, plant (production) engineering preferred, in the chemical industry. Experience in chlor-alkali, brine treatment, caustic processes, and/or vinyl technology preferred.

Proficiency in process engineering principles and methods.

Ability to communicate with a broad spectrum of plant and corporate personnel.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access).

Familiarity with SAP or equivalent computerized inventory management software.

Self-starter with a strong desire to deliver superior results.

Strong analytical/problem solving skills.

A proven team player capable of working in a multi-discipline team environment with a desire to share knowledge.

Managerial Courage - be willing to take a stand on issues that may not be popular and not be afraid to take action when necessary.

Excellent teamwork skills with the ability to effectively transfer technical expertise to less experienced professionals.

Ability to travel as required to support assignments. Travel is required and will vary depending on project. This can range from 25% to 75%.

Ability to work weekends, holidays and respond to callouts as needed.

Physical requirements - Must be able to lift 40 lbs, climb ladders and stairs. Walking, bending, stooping is required. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including the use of a respirator. Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

Experience in Chlor-Alkali technologies.

Experience in PVC technologies.

Experience in VCM and/or EDC manufacturing technologies.

Experience in Caustic Evaporating Concentration process.

Familiarity with process engineering software packages such as Aspen is a plus.

Good comfort level presenting information to all levels of management.

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Recruitment Fraud

It has come to our attention various individuals and/or organizations are contacting people falsely pretending to recruit on behalf of Oxy. Please be aware that these recruiting scams and communications do not originate nor are they associated with our recruitment process. All Oxy job postings and offers will require a completed application through our company website.

Oxy does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruiting process. We will never:

Ask you to pay for applications, interviews, meetings, processing, training or for any other fees

Use recruiting or placement agencies that charge candidates an advance fee of any kind or

Request personal information such as passport and bank account details at an early stage of our recruitment process.

We recommend against responding to unsolicited business propositions or offers from people you don't know. Do not disclose your personal or financial details. If you believe you have been the victim of a recruiting scam, please contact your local police department.

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