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Process Control Team Lead

Date: Feb 5, 2019

Location: Baytown, TX, US, 77521

Company: CPChem

You may not realize it, but you’ve likely used a product today made possible by the plastics and chemicals manufactured by Chevron Phillips Chemical. From medical supplies and electronics to food packaging, cosmetics, soap, household detergents and carpet, we create the building blocks for more than 70,000 consumer and industrial products. We are a global company with 5,000 employees supplying customers in nearly 140 countries and generating more than $9 billion in annual revenues. Our research discoveries have helped transform our industry, and safety remains our top priority each step of the way.


Ask any Chevron Phillips Chemical employee what they like best about their job and universally, the answer is “the people I work with!” We are a mid-sized company with the family-like atmosphere of a small company and a culture of respect and inclusion. A diverse group of people working together means we are bringing the best ideas to the table. We also value work-life balance, and love to see our employees thrive both professionally and personally. Our company is recognized as one of Forbes Best Midsized Employers, and we have been named among the Houston Chronicle’s Top Workplaces for four consecutive years.


The communities where we live and work are an integral part of what we do. We show our commitment by volunteering locally and making a pledge to sustainability. To us, sustainability means keeping the health and safety of our workforce paramount, being a responsible steward of the environment, creating the chemical building blocks for products that will exceed customer expectations, and acting responsibly and ethically across our global business dealings.


There’s never been a better time to work for Chevron Phillips Chemical. We recently completed our $6 billion U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project expansion and have an eye toward further growth. We are positioned better than ever before to serve the global and growing demand for high quality plastics used in products that improve our quality of life. If you’re ready to grow with us, apply today!


This position supervises mentors and provides guidance to engineering and technical professionals who design and implement manufacturing technology to automate manufacturing production processes and equipment to achieve process safety and business objectives.

This position ensures continuous improvement in process, cost, quality and production. Directs and is responsible for all Advanced Process Control (APC) and resolves APC problems.  This position leads and directs the work of others, provides strategic and daily feedback and process optimization tactics to plant operating personnel and improvement of data management tools used by operations to control, monitor, analyze and react to manufacturing processes.



  • Responsible for technical and professional development of the Advanced Process Control group that includes approximately eight engineers and professional technical personnel.
  • Overall responsibility for improving, developing and implementing control strategies that improve facility safety, profitability and efficiency.
  • Responsible for the development, support, maintenance, programming, and implementation of advanced process control applications, process optimization, process simulation, process information management systems, asset management, yields and accounting, environmental reporting software, and alarm management database systems.
  • Responsible for managing facility APC Aspen Tech DMCplus, Pavilion Perfector applications and the regulatory control strategies and develop new control applications by utilizing emerging cutting-edge technologies, including backup support in multiple DCS platforms, APC applications, process simulation systems, process information systems and multiple database infrastructures such as Oracle, MS SQL, and proprietary vendor data bases.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining advanced regulatory control schemes, tuning strategies, cascade control strategies and multivariable model-based controllers.
  • Ensures APC involvement in Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), HAZOPS (Hazards and Operability Study) and LOPA (Layers of Protection Analysis) studies, FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis) action item follow-up and PSSR (Pre-Startup Safety Reviews).
  • Ensure that the Alarm Documentation and Rationalization (D&R) / Alarm Objective Analysis (AOA) activities are performed and implemented in the DCS.
  • Manage support and/or coordinate capital and expense projects in the $5M to $2MM cost range for the implementation of APC strategies, process optimization, process simulation, alarm management, and process information management systems.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a minimum of 5 years olefins, polyethylene or alpha-olefins manufacturing experience or equivalent with increasing responsibilities in technical, operations or engineering organizations.
  • 2+ years of supervisory experience is preferred. Previous APC experience in a petrochemical facility or equivalent is also preferred.
  • Must exhibit and have demonstrated process and personnel safety leadership and have an excellent safety record, adhere to and promote use of tenets of operation and lifesaving rules.
  • Must possess strong coaching, mentoring and influencing skills.
  • Must have experience managing multiple assignments, people, and projects, in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency and judgment in utilizing the appropriate management style (i.e., directing, coaching, facilitating, participating, delegating).
  • Ensure that key group processes are continuously improved, incorporating and institutionalizing enterprise learning.
  • Have applied knowledge of Industry and Chevron Phillips design codes and practices, inherently safe design practices, process safety, pressure relief systems, process risk-mitigation, and a commitment to personnel safety.
  • Have the ability to develop clear and detailed organizational objectives and strategies.
  • Have excellent problem-solving skills and be able to think quickly and adeptly about how to address problems as they come up and influence long term solutions.
  • Be able to multi-task including an ability to switch quickly between tasks and to operate on many different levels at once.


Chevron Phillips Chemical offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and at most locations, alternate work schedules. To learn more about Chevron Phillips Chemical and to be considered for a position, please visit us online today at


Paper resumes will not be accepted. All job seekers must go to the web site to be considered for positions. If you are interested in applying for this position and need an accommodation to apply, please contact our Human Resources Service Center at 1-800-446-1422, option 4.


Chevron Phillips Chemical Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status or marital status.


Travel Requirements: Up to 5%

Eligibility for Relocation: Yes

Closing Date: 02/19/2019

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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