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Operation Technician

 Job Opportunity

Operation Technician

Pasadena, TX 

INEOS Styrolution America LLC

Our Company: 

  • The global leader in styrenics: No. 1 leader in styrenics with a focus on Styrene Monomer, Polystyrene, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Standard and Styrenic Specialties

  • Employees: 3,600 worldwide

  • Production sites: 20 manufacturing sites in 10 countries

  • Customer base: Customers in 106 countries

  • Sales: 6 billion EUR in 2021

Safety remains and always will be our number one priority at INEOS. Our US - Texas locations are following the INEOS Covid protocols for new hires as a condition of employment:  

  • Provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to hire, or
  • Validation of a religious exemption, medical exemption, or personal conscience exemption (in the State of Texas, in accordance with Executive Order GA-40)

The Job: This role is responsible to safely operate all sections of the plant to produce styrene that meets the internal manufacturing specifications.

What you will do: 

  • Operate within a team of operators to cover the Styrene/Ethylbenzene/Utilities Outside and Board sections and Tank Farm section.

  • Complete safe work permits for area including field JSA for each job. Ensure INEOS Styrolution safe work practices and policies are maintained.

  • Secure equipment for maintenance and return to service after maintenance is complete. Report any equipment problems for maintenance.

  • Monitor process to ensure the unit is performing within safe operating conditions

  • Make rounds, including safety checks, check condition of equipment, make line-ups, start and stop equipment as needed

  • Actively utilize and adhere to all operation procedures.

  • Catch samples and provide them to the Laboratory to be run.

  • Actively participate in unit drills and training.

  • Execute on-shift activities for the safe operation of the plant.

  • Write and/or update operating procedures and SOCs.

  • Maintain high standard of housekeeping for unit.

  • Successful complete and maintain all required training and testing for technician qualification.

  • Emergency Response Team member, as required.

  • Rotate through all inside and outside operating systems while fulfilling all requirements of the operations progression system.

What you will bring:

Education & Experience

  •  High School Diploma or GED; AND ONE of the following:

    • Process Technology degree from an accredited Program;

    • At least 5 years’ experience as an Operator in a chemical plant, refinery or gas processing plant

General Abilities

  • Deliver results/meet deadlines

  • Train others

  • Troubleshoot process problems

  • Use a computer and programs for routine work related to the job

  • Learn highly technical changes in the plant

  • Read and understand P&IDs and plots of operational data

  • Be self-motivated and directed

  • Function well in a high workload, high stress environment

  • Adapt and contribute within a team environment

  • Communicate effectively

  • Analyze and follow written instructions and assist in their development

  • Understand calculations when used

Physical demands: 

  • Walk to any location in the plant over varying terrain including ditches, dikes and catwalks

  • Climb 75' stairs and 200' ladders and enter vessels at various heights through 24" manways

  • Wear, fit and use a respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus, earplugs, goggles, safety glasses, radio and any other safety equipment

  • Feel vibrations in pumps, vessels, motors, etc.

  • Utilize audio, visual, and olfactory senses to monitor proper operation of plant equipment

The Location: This opportunity is located in Pasadena, TX. Pasadena is part of the Houston metropolitan area, about 30 miles from downtown. Please note that relocation assistance is not available for this position.

What we offer to you: 

  • Competitive salaries, performance-related pay, and bonuses.
  • A comprehensive benefits package with low premiums including health, short term disability, and life and accidental death insurance plans
  • Retirement savings with company match + contributions
  • Fitness and tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible work environment
  • Career development and progression

We are INEOS Styrolution because:

It does not matter where you come from, who you are or how you see yourself. We have an inclusive approach that is open and transparent and welcomes talent first and foremost. At INEOS, we believe a diverse business provides the right platform for open and innovative thinking, and that’s where the best ideas come from. We are an equal opportunity employer and champion diversity.

We are excited to hear from you and share more about our organization.

All the best,

The INEOS Styrolution Talent Team


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