CITGO Petroleum Corporation

  • CC Associate Process Control Engineer

    Requisition #
    Corpus Christi
    # of Openings
  • Relocation

    Relocation Benefits are available for this position.


    Employer will not sponsor visas for position

    Job Summary

    The Associate Process Control Engineer will support our ongoing operations and maintenance at the Corpus Christi Refinery. This position impacts the continued throughput of refinery processing units by ensuring process controls and control system are operating safely and effectively in such a manner as to improve unit stability and economic performance.  


    The Associate Process Control Engineer has the primary responsibility for 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, including DCS-based controls and advanced process control (APC) applications based elsewhere. The Associate Process Control Engineer's secondary responsibility is to assist in control system maintenance, troubleshooting and/or upgrade as circumstances may require.


    *CITGO is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Computer Engineering
    • GPA of 3.0 or above (A=4.0)



    Candidates must be able to obtain a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credentials Card)


    TWIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 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:


    *Must have current valid drivers license.*


    Job Duties

    • Support Regulatory Control Applications, such as Base level controls
    • Support DCS control schemes to improve unit stability, profitability, environmental compliance and safety
      • Conduct process testing to develop required process models and inferred properties
    • Troubleshoot base level controls, tuning and identifying instrument or equipment issues impacting control system performance
    • Facilitate alarm management regarding Area unit assignments
      • Support Mode/State-based alarm technology if applicable
    • Performs and supports Advanced Applications – train Operations and Process Engineering staff as required. Maintain applications by updating models, limits and variables as needed
      • Audit application performance and communicate lost opportunity from APC applications not being used or working as designed
    • Operations support – Maintain communications to ensure controls and HMI are effective and operating as designed
    • Support PCA on system/software upgrades and as first responder for control system problems. Understand and be able to perform designated preventative maintenance or "first-aid" tasks
    • Support specialized field instrumentation configurations which includes: Foundation field bus instruments, Emerson 3420 and specialized CCC Controllers
    • Support Capital projects, expense/maintenance projects and unit turnarounds as necessary.  Review proposed control strategies and recommend changes as needed.  Plan and implement control strategies accordingly. Coordinate with Project group to assign IO consistent with DCS capacity and available controller resources.  Provide operator documentation and training as needed.  Examine capital projects for APC and optimization
    • Cross-train with Process Control Engineers and Analysts sufficiently to allow basic support for all automation systems and applications for vacation out of office coverage


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