We have as little to do with the fascination for Formula 1 racing as we have over the wonderful feelings you experience at a great concert. However – you will often find OXEA products in the fuel for racing cars, in car body paints, in the many plastics used in sound engineering, and in DVD and Blu-ray discs. OXEA is one of the world‘s largest manufacturers of Oxo products and is Number 1 in the Merchant Market. We are economically sound and continually growing – with a strong environmentally green conscience and a respect for cultural values. With approximately 1400 employees worldwide, we offer a working environment with a streamlined hierarchy which provides a wide variety of responsibilities that will challenge you professionally and provide opportunities to advance your career development.

Process Control Engineer


Bay City, US, 77414

OQ Chemicals Company Overview |World leader in Oxo Chemicals

Oxo products are the core competency of OQ Chemicals. We are producing more than 70 oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives for customers in a wide range of industries with various end market applications. Our chemicals are important ingredients in products that are used in daily life around the world. "We" refers to more than 1,400 OQ Chemicals employees worldwide. At our plants in Germany, the USA, China and the Netherlands, we produce intermediates and derivatives.


Job Purpose: 
The purpose of the position is to make Distributed Control System (DCS) improvements in operator displays, alarm strategies, and control strategies. Share responsibilities as DCS administrator, maintain, and install DCS/SIS software and hardware.


The position will act in accordance with the Group’s Mission, Vision, Values & Strategies, as well as, policies, guidelines and international standards, supported by an IT Technology platform, and HSE standards.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
•    Participate in the development, design, and implementation of new process control systems.
•    Develop and configure DCS control strategies based on process specifications and Process Engineering criteria.
•    Provide loop tuning optimization.
•    Make improvements with advanced regulatory control.
•    Identify efficiency, quality and economic improvement opportunities and implement.
•    Support environmental, accounting with regulatory and fiscal reporting requirements.
•    Data analyzation for cause mapping of production process disturbances.
•    Evaluate and implement third party system integrations into the DCS.
•    Identify, manage and monitor improvements in alarm rationalization strategies.
•    Support engineering modifications.
•    Develop and program SIS control strategies and systems.   
•    Assist with SIS functional checkouts.
•    Configure, test and monitor process interlock functionality.
•    Utilize improvements to operator displays to maximize operational efficiencies and controllability.
•    Scope out and implement advanced process control strategies.
•    24/7 on demand system/process troubleshooting and support.
•    Scope out and implement Operator Trainer Simulators (OTS).   
•    Perform other tasks as assigned. 


Notable Working Conditions: Mixture of office and chemical plant as necessary.


Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or high school diploma depending on experience


Background and Experience:

•    A minimum of two years of plant experience in engineering or operations with a Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering degree or 10 years of       relevant process control - instrumentation specialist experience is required.  

•    Knowledge of process control equipment and automation strategies

•    Experience with DeltaV and DeltaV SIS or Honeywell Experion PKS

•    Experience in Instrumentation and Instrument Wiring.


Competencies and Skills:
•    Ability to troubleshoot and analyze process disruption scenarios 
•    Well-developed problem solving and teamwork skills.
•    Strong computer skills and interpersonal skills.

All individuals are invited to participate regardless of race, sex, age, color, national origin, marital status, religion, disability or veteran status, and any other criterion prescribed by law.


Check Out Our Benefits

  • Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Health Equity Health Fund for health and dependent care
  • Disability Benefits
  • Basic Group Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Paid Time Off for a balanced life
  • Competitive salary, bonus, 401(k) plan with match and profit-sharing match

Nearest Major Market: Houston