CITGO Petroleum Corporation

  • Lk Chas Associate Chemical Engineer

    Requisition #
    Lake Charles
    # of Openings
  • Relocation

    Relocation Benefits are available for this position.


    Employer will not sponsor visas for position

    Job Summary

    Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, La.; and Lemont, Ill., and wholly and/or jointly owns 48 terminals, nine pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,400 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 749,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the sixth-largest, and one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products and supplies a network of approximately 5,200 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets in 30 states and the District of Columbia. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.


    Responsible for assisting with or performing engineering which may include the following: 
        - Daily optimization of unit performance based on economic guidance
        - Troubleshooting operational issues as they arise
        - Supporting unit outages through catalyst selection and improving equipment internals
        - Finding, initiating, and completing projects with strong returns

    * Competitive Salaries   

    * Pension Plan  
    * Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance 

    * Discretionary Performance Incentive 
    * Educational Assistance Program  

    * 401(K) Retirement and Savings Plan
    * Paid Vacation and Recreational Incentive

    * Flexible Work Schedule (9-80)

    * Parental Leave


    Minimum Qualifications

    * Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering
    * Overall GPA of 3.0 or above (A=4.0) (Must provide diploma and proof of current GPA at time of hire to verify eligibility requirements are met)


    * Valid Driver's License

    * 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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