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Chevron Corporation Process Control Engineer in Richmond, California

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Process Control Engineer located in Richmond, California/United States through January 25, 2021 at 23:59 hs(Pacific time)

Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

Responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Tuning of control loops, support of Honeywell distributed control systems (DCS), and assistance in training console operators.

  • Serve as a specialist in designing, implementing, and maintaining multivariable control applications (DMCPlus) and the applications that support the multivariable control applications (inferred properties, et al).

  • Implement and maintain multivariable process control applications that are consistent with short-term and long-term refinery operating plans.

  • Provide daily process control support for console operators.

  • Identify and resolve control performance issues by coordinating with colleagues in other areas of specialization (instrumentation, analyzers, process, mechanical equipment, etc.)

  • Identify and capture opportunities for improving the safety, reliability, operability, and profitability of the operating area through process control improvements.

  • Train refinery personnel on the effective use of process control applications and systems.

  • Act as a mentor/resource for refinery process and control engineers. Influences and improves work processes for a global refining technical system.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of operating area interactions with the rest of the refinery and helps troubleshoot process problems in the operating area and refinery.

  • Maintain and grow process control skills by attending onsite and offsite training.

  • Domestic travel of up to 10% may be required.

Required qualifications:

  • B.S. Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or applicable work experience (minimum of 5 years) in refinery operations, refinery or petrochemical process control and/or refinery or petrochemical process engineering.

  • Knowledge of process control fundamentals, including design, configuration, support and programming of Honeywell distributed control systems (DCS).

  • Strong technical/analytical skills, with proven record of innovative problem solving and proactive system improvement.

  • Strong oral, written, and presentation skills. Ability to communicate at all levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of assignments for individual team members and groups, and to set and manage priorities.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Technical Skill - Possess strong understanding of, and experience with, advanced process control techniques, tools and methods

  • Experience with Honeywell DCS.

  • Experience with control loop tuning, DCS support and training of operators.

  • Multivariable control applications (DMCPlus), supporting applications (inferrentials, etc.) and knowledge of their impact on refinery operating plans.

  • Strong, fundamental understanding of refinery or hydrocarbon processing and equipment.

  • Familiarity with instruments, analyzers, etc. and their use in support of refinery processes.

  • Experience working with facility operations personnel, particularly console operators.

  • General awareness of common network architectures used in PCN environments, including the Purdue Model.

  • Ability to create and promote an environment of trust, teamwork and inclusiveness through actions and behaviors.

  • Demonstrated ability to build team consensus and to work effectively and collaboratively in a multi-discipline, multi-function, and multi-cultural environment.

  • Demonstrate strong understanding of, and focus on, personal and process safety.

Relocation will be considered.

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.

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Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at ( .

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.