LyondellBasell Industries Instrument & Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas

Job Description – Instrument & Electrical Engineer

LyondellBasell's Houston Refinery, one of the largest refineries designed to process heavy, high-sulfur crude oil is in search of an Instrument & Electrical (I&E) Engineer. Our 268,000-barrel-per-day refinery is strategically located on the U.S. Gulf Coast with access to interstate pipelines and the Port of Houston. The facility covers approximately 700 acres at the city limits of Houston and Pasadena, Texas. The Houston Refinery was one of the first petroleum refineries constructed on the Houston Ship Channel and traces its origin to 1918. This is a high visibility position and will provide ample opportunities for growth. You will work with a team of dedicated, highly-trained professionals. This is a direct-hire position with competitive base salary, bonus, 401k matching, generous benefits package and pension plan.

_ Purpose:_

The purpose of this position is to develop and maintain a strategic position on reliability improvement with plant instrumentation and electrical systems.


  • Implement and sustain long range plan for electrical systems and electrical components up to 480V, instrumentation and control systems, such as local PLC's, antisurge / speed controllers, vibration monitors, control valves, transmitters and interface to DCS in the assigned area of the site, including:

o Develop defect elimination projects including reliability, maintenance cost and process improvements

o Obsolescence and Replacement Management

o Application of corporate and industry standards and procedures

o Incorporation of methods of Highly Reliable Organizations

  • Develop and implement Preventive Maintenance programs for area, ensuring proper testing methods and proper testing frequencies are in place for Critical I&E Equipment.

o Analyze PM data to adjust PM frequency based on records

o Implement industry best practices into PM procedures

  • Provide support through:

o Guidance on best practices documented in the engineering standards ,procedures, and guidelines

o Assistance to maintenance in troubleshooting complex jobs and equipment issues

o Pro`actively track and report on area bad actors in order to systematically remove defects in the system

o Development of turnaround scope and proactive participation in turnaround core teams

o Leading or participating in PHA's and RCFA teams as required

o Attending weekly meetings in representation of the I&E group

o Monitor and address equipment repair notifications

  • Lead or represent I&E department oversight of expense and capital projects

o Generate and/or review and approve I&E packages

o Work to ensure proper design per engineering standards and guidelines of I&E and control systems

  • Support site's development of technical competencies by:

o Mentoring less experienced engineers and co-ops, participating in on-boarding process

o Perform discipline specific training to other engineers, discipline craft, and operations

  • Ensure integrity of engineering records associated with I&E equipment in assigned area, including:

o Ensuring correct calibration methods are maintained

o Ensuring data management system (such as SAP, lntools, Engineering Drawings, etc.) remain accurate and are updated in timely manner

o Ensuring MOC practices are followed for all I&E changes


  • Electrical Engineering Degree preferred

  • Minimum 8 years related job experience

  • Knowledge of AMS (Asset management system), Bently vibration monitoring, CCC antisurge, Allen Bradley PLCs, Triconex SIS, InTools, Conval sizing, preferred

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.

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.