Sr. Process Engineer

Occidental Petroleum

Sr. Process Engineer00023164



Contribute. Grow. Lead… with OxyChem. Looking for a challenge? Desire to achieve your true potential? OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company continually striving to be the best in the business while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people.


Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. OxyChem’s market position is among the top three producers in the United States in 2017 for the principal products it manufactures and markets. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.


In a fast-paced industry that demands precision, we create a supportive workplace where the safety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We are committed to rewarding top performers, offering competitive pay and benefits, and providing career development opportunities. We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Process Engineer within our Corporate Engineering organization. The work location is at our Corporate Engineering office in Deer Park, Texas.


Essential Job Duties


  • Maintain protection of the environment and the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate and or transport our products, as our highest priority.

  • Incorporate Process Safety and Risk Management principles into the foundation of all work performed.

  • Provide process engineering support and expertise for studies and projects including:

    • technology evaluation and selection,
    • preliminary scope development,
    • developing heat and material balances,
    • preparing PFD’s,
    • preparing P&ID’s,
    • preparing detailed scopes of work,
    • preparing equipment and instrument datasheets,
    • preparing system package specification, and
    • preparing control narratives.
  • Provide support to projects by directing and supervising the work and performance of contracted engineering firms’ process engineering discipline to ensure accuracy.

  • Provide support to projects by participating in PHA’s, developing operating procedures, providing engineer and operator training, providing construction support and participating in PSSR’s, commissioning and start-up.

  • Become a technical steward for the corporation for a specific technology and then develop and maintain corporate commandments, guidelines, specifications and best practices for the technology.

  • Provide support to sites to troubleshoot process issues based on experience and expertise.

  • Assure corporate policies, procedures, and standards are followed by yourself and by contractors working for you.

  • Maintain technical expertise in codes, procedures and selection and application of equipment and process technology through individual effort and ongoing training.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Chemical Engineering preferred) with a minimum of 10 years functional experience in process engineering performed in the chemical/petrochemical industry.

  • Proficiency in process engineering principles and methods.

  • Ability to communicate with a broad spectrum of plant and corporate personnel.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access).

  • Familiarity with SAP or equivalent computerized inventory management software.

  • Self-starter with a strong desire to deliver superior results.

  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills.
  • A proven team player capable of working in a multi-discipline team environment with a desire to share knowledge.

  • Managerial Courage – be willing to take a stand on issues that may not be popular and not be afraid to take negative action when necessary.

  • Excellent leadership, mentoring and team work skills with the ability to effectively transfer technical expertise to less experienced professionals.

  • Ability to travel domestic and international as required to support assignments. Travel is estimated at 25% on a yearly basis with the majority of travel being one to three day trips to plant sites and engineering offices.

  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and respond to callouts as needed.

  • Physical requirements – Must be able to lift 40 lbs, climb ladders and stairs. Walking, bending, stooping is required. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including the use of a respirator. Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in VCM and/or EDC manufacturing technologies.

  • Familiarity with process engineering software packages such as Aspen is a plus.

  • Good comfort level presenting information to all levels of management.

  • Possession of a Professional Engineering License

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status




Primary Location

  United States-Texas-Deer Park





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