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IEC Engineer

Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Pasadena, TX, US, 77506

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!


The primary responsibilities of an IEC Engineer is to provide instrument, electrical, and controls engineering expertise for supporting day to day maintenance and operations, developing and implementing small I&E reliability projects, and providing I&E Turnaround and capital project support. The selected candidate will recognize, utilize, and follow CPChem’s Tenants Of Operation, Operational Excellence, Work Processes, and Safety/Process Safety practices and procedures, in addition to following and adhering to applicable codes and standards including but not limited to CPChem, NEC, and NFPA.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Failure and reliability data analysis.
  • IEC improvements and optimization based on operating necessity
  • Resolve and plan for obsolescence issues concerning the facilities instrumentation, electrical, and

    control systems.

  • Design and execute smaller maintenance/reliability-type projects including modification and/or addition to facilities DCS, PLC, field instrumentation and control, motor control systems, and process analytical systems.
  • Development of maintenance and reliability programs and procedures.
  • Maintain an effective rapport with Maintenance, Operations, Field support, and Project Engineering


  • Responsible for mentoring co-ops and new hires.
  • Responsible for root cause failure analysis and recommendations and implementation of modifications of equipment and procedures to prevent reoccurrence as needed.
  • Maintenance support of 138KV and 69KV power distribution system and equipment.
  • Maintenance support and specification of 480VAC and 5KVAC motors and controls.
  • Maintenance support and specification of AC and DC variable speed drives.
  • Maintenance support and specification of plant process instrumentation.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 5 or more years of experience in a petrochemical manufacturing facility including related instrument and electrical design engineering experience. 
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and be able to evaluate and prioritize multiple tasks to ensure alignment with plant goals while acting with a sense of urgency (when required). 
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and work with all levels of the organization including operations, technical, plant management, contractors, vendors and business unit personnel.
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolutions skills
  • Proficiency in all standard MS Office products, and SAP Plant Maintenance and Project Management Modules.
  • Experience in SIS, Controls and/or as an Analyzer preferred.


Minimum Competencies/Requirements:

  • Electrical Safe Work Practices (NFPA 70E)

  • Interpret the National Electric Code
  • Follow plant specific practices, standards, guidelines, and procedures for preparation of estimates,

    scopes, specifications, design, and other deliverables

  • Develop hardware, software, functional and user specifications for IEC systems and associated


  • Evaluate all IEC aspects of engineering to ensure all project objectives including safety, technical

    correctness, budget, constructability, schedule, maintainability, and operability are met.

  • Interface with other engineering disciplines/departments, customers and vendors/suppliers to ensure

    successful development and execution of projects.

  • Review and approve IEC specifications, drawings and other documentation; assist in compiling

    construction packages.

  • Provide field support, and participate in check out, commissioning and start up.



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: 01/22/2019

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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