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Jeyarathan Arjunan
Aromatics Optimization Specialist
Exxon Mobil Corporation
4500 Bayway Drive
Baytown, TX 77520
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Job Summary

The Off-line Optimization Engineer, as part of the Feedstock, Yields &amp;
Optimization group, will work as a member of a diverse team charged with
implementing and sustaining the Steam Cracking Optimization Strategy
(SCOS). The SCOS toolset enables the optimal selection of chemical
feedstocks as well as key operating condition optimization at major
ExxonMobil steam cracking sites across the world. The Off-line
Optimization Engineer will be located in Baytown, Texas and will be
responsible for developing and maintaining unit models, developing and
maintaining related tools such as reporting, results analysis and model
validation tools, and assisting sites in their implementation of the
toolset. This function will also be responsible for troubleshooting
site models and closing model validation gaps at the sites. The Off-line
Optimization Engineer works under the day to day direction of the
Feedstock, Yields, & Optimization group leader and will also receive
work direction and technical guidance from senior off-line optimization
engineering positions.

Primary Job Functions
Build, maintain, and improve fundamental process models and/or linear
program models of steam cracking and related units utilizing state of
the art optimization technology
Serve as primary interface for the group with the Information
Technology (IT) department in order to support and maintain adequate
computing platform capabilities
Maintain and improve on ancillary tools utilized to implement SCOS
such as model user interface tools, reporting tools, result analysis
tools, and model validation tools
Lead roll-out of SCOS elements to world-wide steam cracking sites
Interface with each site's optimization modeler and their technical
support personnel
Assist individual site modelers in maintaining and improving their
tools when problems arise or more advanced changes are required
Actively participate in and assist in leading modelers' community of
practice; applicant will become a recognized expert in specific elements
of Steam Cracking Yields and Optimization

Job Requirements

B.S. or advanced degree in Chemical Engineering
Strong in chemical engineering fundamentals and strong analytical
Effective problem solver able to identify, analyze, and solve complex
Excellent computer skills with a background in chemical process
modeling, including process simulations, process equipment rating, and
heat & material balance development
In-depth knowledge of Invensys or Aspen optimization tools is a plus
A minimum of five years experience in the refining or chemical process
industry, preferably with experience in some or all of: manufacturing
technical support, control systems, or process design
Flexibility to support world-wide sites during off-hours via telephone
and computer network (10%)
Must be a team player who works well with a diverse group to achieve a
common goal
Willing to travel domestically and internationally (10%) as required
to roll-out SCOS elements

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Familiarity with fundamentals of the steam cracking pyrolysis and
recovery processes
Strong coding skills in Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications,
and Fortran
Experience with linear programming based optimization of chemical
Background in refining and olefins economics and business models

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