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Process Operator

Company: Celanese
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: September 12, 2021

Job Description:


Celanese is a Fortune 500 global chemical innovation company that engineers and manufactures chemicals used in products essential to everyday living. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, we employ over 7,700 dedicated people working between 43 facilities across 18 countries. We are committed to employee growth and creating shareholder value to ensure continued opportunities make a difference. Our company focuses on the safety of its employees, provides competitive compensation (including benefits starting day 1), and emphasizes giving back to the community. For more information about Celanese and our products please visit


The Process Technician/Operator role is a member of the operations team supporting assets at the Clear Lake Site.  The role is intended to execute routine tasks that are necessary to maintain a stable running asset.  Success in this role will involve flawless execution of assigned tasks, raising awareness of issues that challenge our ability to have flawless shifts, and collaborating with support functions as needed to work through challenges that impact manufacturing teams.

  • Complying with stewardship and safety policies
  • Operate process equipment including but not limited to valves, pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, etc.  
  • Utilize standard operating procedures when executing tasks
  • Maintain a high level of operational discipline pertaining to routine tasks that must be executed
  • Perform process rounds and collect operating parameter data, raise awareness to conditions that are outside of expected ranges
  • Investigate and troubleshoot abnormal conditions or equipment malfunctions
  • Collect and analyze process samples
  • Initiate and monitor product transfers from tank farm to off-site loading terminal
  • Prepare equipment for maintenance activities by isolating sources of hazardous energy
  • Raise awareness to emerging risks that may impact safety, reliability, or product quality
  • Authorize work activities using the safe work permitting process
  • Provide additional assistance during maintenance turnarounds that occur periodically
  • Initiate the maintenance workflow process by entering work notifications in SAP
  • Participate in structured problem-solving efforts such as RCAs  
  • Participate in drills to improve our response to emergency scenarios
  • Participate in process safety improvement through MOC process, PHAs, Incident Investigations, and other activities
  • Other activities as directed by supervision

  • 0-3 years of experience in operating chemical manufacturing or petroleum refining facility, continuous processes preferred, batch processes acceptable
  • Demonstrated learning agility
  • Desire to add value in a team-based manufacturing environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willing to work a 12-hour rotating shift schedule
  • Willing to work overtime, holidays, nights, and weekends
  • Willing to be on call and meet call-out standards to respond to site responsibilities and emergencies
  • Willingness to participate in sitewide emergency response team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working as a console operator with Honeywell, Foxboro, Delta V, ABB, or other recognized DCS
  • Degree in Process Technology or equivalent curriculum
  • Commissioning/Start-up Experience

Keywords: Celanese, Pasadena , Process Operator, Other , Pasadena, Texas

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