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High Voltage Engineer

Company: LyondellBasell
Location: Channelview
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:


Basic Function

LyondellBasell is searching for a High Voltage Electrical Maintenance Engineer for the Channelview Facility, located in Channelview, TX. Our 3,900-acre Channelview Complex consists of two olefin units at the north side facility that manufacture ethylene, propylene, butadiene and benzene. The south side facility uses many of these products to produce propylene oxide, styrene monomer and other derivatives. This is a direct-hire position with competitive base salary, bonus, 401K matching, benefits package, pension plan and employee discounts. Channelview is 18 miles from Downtown Houston.

This position is responsible for leading improvements to the high voltage electrical system at the facility and mentoring others in the group.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Support the site Long Range Plan for the High Voltage Electrical System.
  • Address day to day electrical power system issues in unit/area of responsibility and provide technical support for the High Voltage team with issues affecting the plant distribution system
  • Create, Update, and Review Comprehensive Preventive Maintenance (PM) programs for electrical equipment.
  • Participate / support engineering standards and procedures development work. As needed, establishes the design basis for interlocks, electrical power distribution, area classification, arc flash studies and National Electrical Code compliance, and/or all governing or adopted codes. Generates and/or reviews, and approves all electrical specifications and design drawings/calculations within asset area.
  • Perform RCFA on all critical equipment failures within assigned area.
  • Participates in incident investigations, RCFAs, FEMAs, RCMs, etc. within assigned areas.
  • Supports the efforts of the Area Optimization Teams to identify leveraging projects and eliminate bad actors.
  • Understand and support electrical capital projects from a technical perspective.
  • Assesses the impact of projects on existing electrical power systems infrastructure and proposes solutions that best balance the immediate project needs with that of existing plant systems operational, reliability, and safety requirements.
  • Provides technical direction for engineering contractors on electrical power systems.
  • Ensures that applicable plant personnel are consulted to provide input on decisions regarding technical direction.
  • Represents the Facility in industry and professional organizations, users' groups, and other organizations, which address or govern electrical codes and standards.
  • Develop electrical power systems scope of work for turnarounds and outages
  • Provide planning and design support for temporary power for turnarounds and outages
  • Support execution of turnaround and outage scope in unit/area of responsibility as required
  • Create Management of Change (MOC) when related to electrical power equipment and support other MOC efforts in representation of the High Voltage Group

    Min. Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. 5 or more years of prior work experience as an Electrical Engineer in a petrochemical, chemical, refining or other process related facility is preferred.
    • Familiarity with National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) & Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E), Electrical Area Classification, Electrical Corporate Engineering & Maintenance Standards, Guidelines & Procedures.
    • Ability to read and interpret one-lines and control schematics.
    • Working knowledge of Transformers, Switchgear, Motor Control Centers, Protective Relaying, Motors, Motor Starters, Fuses, O/L, AC Drives, Grounding, Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Batteries & Chargers, Emergency Generators, and Cables.
    • Ability to assimilate and quickly apply newly acquired technical information.
    • Ability to apply electrical theory and related knowledge in the design, testing, and trouble-shooting of operational electrical machinery and electrical control equipment and circuitry in a large chemical plant.
    • Ability to build rapport with others and to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with internal and external clients.
    • Ability to multi-task and manage changing priorities and seeks opportunities to improve results and processes in a proactive manner; contributes to the goals and profitability of the company.

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Experience with SKM Power tools for Windows, specifically CAPTOR, DAPPER, transient motor starting and arc flash evaluation is preferred.


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        LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company's products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce. The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named as one of FORTUNE Magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year. For more information, please visit or on LinkedIn.

        Nearest Major Market: Houston

Keywords: LyondellBasell, Houston , High Voltage Engineer, Engineering , Channelview, Texas

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