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Process Engineer I

Point Comfort, TX

Company Overview for Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.


Founded in 1978, Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. (Formosa Plastics) is a growing, vertically-integrated supplier of plastic resins and petrochemicals. With annual revenues of more than $5 billion, we employ over 2,800 people who operate 20 production units in six business divisions - Olefins, Polyolefins, Vinyl, Specialty Polyvinyl Chloride, Chlor-Alkali, and Oil & Gas.


Formosa Plastics offers a full line of polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene and polypropylene resins, caustic soda and other petrochemicals that deliver the consistency, performance and quality that customers demand. We market our polypropylene and polyethylene resins under the Formolene® tradename; we market our suspension PVC and specialty (dispersion) PVC resins under the Formolon® tradename. We also produce and sell caustic soda, ethylene dichloride, commercial bleach and hydrochloric acid.


We are committed to supplying the highest quality products and services to our customers, providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and contributing to the quality of life in the communities where we operate. This commitment is made possible through our dedicated people, consistent products, continued protection of the environment and ongoing investments in new product development, quality control systems and safe, modern and energy-efficient production facilities.


Formosa Plastics is a privately held company headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey. Our core business, producing plastic resins and petrochemicals, takes place at three wholly-owned chemical manufacturing subsidiaries located in Delaware City, Delaware, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Point Comfort, Texas.


Job Summary


The Process Engineer position exists to support the plant's daily operations and comply with the goals of production, quality, training, yearly/monthly budget, cost reports, safety, environmental, plant start-up, plant shutdowns, regular operation, improvement projects/expansion management.


Responsibilities/ Duties

  • Observe and monitor unit process conditions, react to and solve process problems as they occur.
  • Provide engineering support for shift and day personnel.
  • Monitor products quality; adjust the process conditions to meet quality requirements if needed.
  • Continuously study, understand, and update P&IDs.
  • Work with the Maintenance group and vendors to troubleshoot equipment issues as they occur.
  • Develop procedures and checklists to ensure a safe and effective operation unit.
  • Issue Management of Change (MOCs) or B1 Projects for process changes and improvements.
  • Create and compile agency reports on an as-needed basis.
  • Be active in Operation Clean Sweep, and ensure employees are aware of and accountable for pellet loss prevention, containment, cleanup, and disposal.
  • Maintain equipment in such a manner as to eliminate environmental emissions, upsets, or unscheduled shutdowns, which will result in zero non-conformances and zero emissions or releases.
  • Assure compliance with all company safety, health, and security programs and practices, including the use of proper PPE in required areas.

Job Requirements

  • No prior experience is required, but 1- 2 years of experience in project and equipment management is preferred. Project management and equipment knowledge experience is a plus.
  • B.S. Degree in Chemical engineering or other related engineering majors.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Working knowledge of basic heat/material balance and physical/chemical process knowledge or basic electrical/instrumentation system knowledge.
  • Personal Computer Skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good business writing ability.
  • Must be detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance as well as the ability to work outside the regular schedule as required, including working overtime for time-sensitive projects.
  • Demonstrate exceptional teamwork and customer service; behave professionally; treat others with respect and dignity.
  • Handle and manage the stress associated with the position, often changing from one task to another of a different nature.
  • Physical requirements include duties common to a regular office environment.
  • Travel to off-site locations or other business functions as needed [requirement to travel means having a valid driver’s license and being prepared to drive a motor vehicle and to fly with overnight stays required.


Check Out Our Benefits

Health Coverage and Perks


Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance plans


Flexible spending accounts for health, dependent care


Short-term Disability


Long-term Disability


Group Term Life, Dependent and

Supplemental Life Insurance


Tuition Reimbursement

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Work/Life Balance


10 Paid Holidays


Paid Time Off for a balanced life

(Vacation, Sick and Personal Time)


FlexTime Available


Competitive Compensation


Competitive salary, incentive/bonus, 401(k) plan with match and profit-sharing match,

Cash Balance Pension Plan and equity for all employees

Process Engineer
North America

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