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John Hedengren <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 7 Nov 2008 16:43:57 -0600
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ExxonMobil Chemical is searching for recent Ph.D. graduates to fill three
positions in the area of process control and optimization. The work
location is the refinery or chemical plant in Baytown, Texas. Applicants
must enter their information in the ExxonMobil recruiting database by
following the link "Click to Apply" at

The anticipated start date is in 2009. Please instruct applicants to send
me an e-mail with their resume once they have completed the on-line

Best regards,

John Hedengren, Ph.D.
ExxonMobil Chemical
tel. 281.834.2041
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Process Control and Optimization Engineering Position Description

Primary Assignment

You will support the manufacturing of chemical feedstocks and
transportation fuels for use in a wide assortment of petrochemical and
refining operations. Units include Crude and Vacuum Fractionation,
Cat-cracking, Catalytic Reforming, Aromatic Fractionation, Alkylation,
Gasoline Blending, and Polymers. You will work in a team environment with
experienced technical and plant process personnel, applying process control
technology to improve plant throughput, energy efficiency and stability.
This includes both implementing new process control strategies (identifying
opportunities and designing, programming and commissioning control
strategies), and maintaining existing control strategies. You will also
maintain databases and process schematic displays on the process control

Examples of Specific Job Responsibilities

(1) Maintain existing control strategies and identify new opportunities,
through attention to the process, attendance at operations meetings, and
through consultations with other technical personnel and operators. (2)
Identify and resolve problems with existing control strategies and identify
opportunities for new applications. (3) Design and implement new control
strategies, choosing the appropriate control technology; design, program,
commission and tune the application. (4) Build application displays.


ExxonMobil provides a positive environment for learning with a structured
training program and assigned mentors. Many opportunities exist for
advancement within ExxonMobil. In addition to our exceptional benefits
program, you will benefit from our structured networking and training
programs and a strong commitment to continuous learning.

Qualifications Desired

Academic: Doctoral Degree in Chemical Engineering; specializing in Process
Control and Optimization. Other: Sound reasoning ability, good
communication skills, high level of initiative, strong desire to acquire
new knowledge and skills.