CITGO Petroleum Corporation

  • Process Control Engineer

    Requisition #
    Lake Charles
    # of Openings
  • Note

    Employer will not sponsor visas for position

    Job Summary

    CITGO’s Automation Advanced Process Control Engineer is essential to monitoring and improving Advanced Process Control (APC) and Real-Time Optimization (RTO) utilization by discussing unit performance with console operators and other refinery personnel to ensure applications are performing appropriately to improve profitability.


    As an Automation Advanced Process Control Engineer, primary responsibilities will include daily review of existing basic and advanced process control applications, which includes:

    • Troubleshooting activities and performing routine work efforts to maintain and improve process control utilization and reliability 
    • Providing routine work efforts to maintain and improve unit performance 
    • Designing, reviewing, and modifying regulatory and advanced regulatory control loops and regulatory loop tuning, alarm and point configuration and console operator HMI graphics 
    • Providing project management on new capital automation projects at the basic or advanced regulatory, or APC levels 
    • Providing project support on capital projects with significant automation scope; support MOC and/or project manager with process control modifications  
    • Acting as a process control subject matter expert for process hazards analysis, process design modifications, risk assessment review, alarm management, and incident investigations

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education / Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Chemical or Electrical)
    • Process control experience (including co-op/internship) preferred
    • Refining and/or petrochemical experience preferred 
    • Experience with Honeywell and/or Emerson DeltaV DCS systems is highly preferred
    • Good verbal and written communication skills 


    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Valid Driver’s License required 

    The Maritime Transportation Security Act requires all persons who will need unescorted access to a regulated facility to have a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), issued in accordance with the rules established by the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration. Candidates selected for employment must meet eligibility criteria to obtain a TWIC card.


    The following link lists the eligible criteria for all persons trying to obtain a TWIC card


    To obtain more information on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), please visit the Transportation Security Administration’s website



    (Equal Opportunity Employer) 



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