Process Control Specialist

Exxon Mobil

About us 

At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for. 

The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 

We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we work together..


About Baytown


With a population of more than 77,000, Baytown, Texas, is located in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, just east of Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city. Those who live and work in Baytown will find an area rich in history, as well as opportunities for outdoor activities due to its proximity to scenic waterways, namely Galveston Bay, the San Jacinto River and Buffalo Bayou.


Founded in 1919, ExxonMobil’s Baytown Complex is located on approximately 3,400 acres along the Houston Ship Channel, about 25 miles east of Houston. Employing a workforce of more than 8,500, it is comprised of four manufacturing sites, including one in nearby Mont Belvieu, and a global technology center. These include the Baytown Refinery, one of the largest refineries in the United States, and the Baytown Olefins Plant, one of the largest ethylene plants in the world.


Its scope of products includes fuels, lube oils, and chemical compounds used in a diverse range of products, from auto battery cases, diapers and tire inner tubes to pharmaceutical uses, food packaging, trash bags and more.
The Baytown area sites are highly integrated, which makes the plants and products more efficient as we develop technologies to make cleaner fuels and work together to operate more safely and reliably.


Learn more about what we do in Baytown here.


What role you will play in our team


  • We are seeking a talented and experienced Process Control Specialist to join our team supporting the Baytown Technology and Engineering Complex.
  • In this role, you will serve as control system/automation specialist through all stages of pilot plant and laboratory projects.  Including software design, troubleshooting and technical support.  
  • Optimizing pilot unit operations and capabilities by creating and implementing engineering solutions to meet customer objectives.


What you will do 


  • Perform early design scoping and project development for laboratory and pilot plant projects, with a focus on technical feasibility and identification of alternative solutions.
  • Application of instrumentation and controls in Petrochemical industry for laboratory units and pilot plants. 
  • Implement Control System Design, programming, parts/components selection.
  • Implementation of field measurement and control devices for a laboratory or pilot plant area and their proper applications.
  • Implementation of Industrial Control System Environment security design, and on-going management.
  • Alarm Management design.
  • Troubleshooting of existing control systems, electrical and automation components. Networking between control system components and computers


About you 


Skills and Qualifications 



  • BS degree or 10+ years relevant experience.
  • Programming experience: LabView, LabView HMI, LabView RealTime, FPGA, cRIO, PXI, CompactDaq, SCXI, USB Dataloggers and related hardware. 
  • Programming experience: Rockwell Automation MicroLogix, CompactLogix, ControlLogix PLC, RSView, Wonderware Historian and HMI and related hardware.
  • Experienced in PID tuning, feed forward, cascaded control.
  • System Commissioning Activities: Loop checks, Alarm testing, verification of functionality, Start-up support, ShutDown Matrix testing.
  • Knowledge and experience in analyzer communication/transmission protocol and networking consideration for interfacing to Control Systems. 
  • Skilled in communication interface with control, protection, monitoring and data acquisition systems. 
  • Knowledge of process safety system hardware architecture, software architecture and transmission systems.  
  • Knowledge of safety in design principles, ability to contribute to HAZOPs and RISK assessments and evaluation processes.
  • Knowledge of CAD systems.
  • Creation of Bill of Material.


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience 


  • Automation system design. 
  • Instruments design and specification. Various sensor interface and troubleshooting.
  • Motion control, robotic integration, programming of such systems.
  • Experience in automation sequences to support complex operations.
  • Development and maintenance of databases and application including MSSQL and Visual Studio. 
  • Knowledge of Analyzer software for integration into Control System. 
  • Ability to solve different problems with effective solutions.
  • List the set of non-core qualifications that enable job proficiency for job incumbents 
  • Detail the preferred/desired skills/knowledge applicable to the position

Your benefits 


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life. 


We offer you



  • Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life.
  • Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match.
  • Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans. 
  • Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing.
  • Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you.
  • Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you.


More information on our Company’s benefits can be found at


Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.


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