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Process Control Engineer


Houston, TX, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: US-TX-HOUSTON-PLT-0141-2193   
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Heather Rodriguez  
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 



Primary Purpose of the Position:
The Process Control Engineer (PCE) ensures the reliability/effectiveness of the various Process Control Systems in the Beaumont/Houston facilities (including the Distributed Control System (DCS)). In addition, the PCE will develop/implement long-range plans for Process Control within their respected facility with a focus on hardware/software upgrades, advanced control strategies and industry trends for instrumentation and operator interfaces.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities: 
Safety: The PCE has responsibility for providing a reliable DCS system and implementing Control Strategies, which protect the health of the processes and people in the facility. This position is also responsible for setting the Alarm Management Protocols for the plant and developing methods to ensure compliance. The Process Control Engineer will ensure the Controls Group maintains the tools and training necessary to safely work on the Control Systems in the facility.   
Environmental: The Process Control Engineer will be responsible for the maintenance and reliability of any Control Systems needed to ensure Environmental Compliance of the operating units within the plant. These include systems controlling the plant flares, regenerative thermal oxidizers and waste water treatment. The PCE will help support the facility's Data Historian which continually archives operating and laboratory data to maintain compliance with Environmental Reporting Requirements..
Quality: The Process Control Engineer will interface with the Operating Units in the plant to develop Control Strategies, improving the consistency of Operating Conditions and the quality of Finished Products. 
Productivity/Continuous Improvement: The Process Control Engineer will interface with the plant's Technical and Operating Departments to identify opportunities to increase throughput, reduce waste and improve energy efficiency (via additional Control Equipment or Strategies). In addition, the PCE will work with the Operating Unit Engineers to troubleshoot control loops and effectively tune loops
Engineering/Personnel support: The Process Control Engineer will maintain an evergreen 5-year plan for upgrades to the Process Control Systems in the facility. The PCE will interface with the Engineering Department to keep apprised of division-wide initiatives and provide support as necessary. In addition, this position will develop Capital Budgets and implement projects based on the 5-year plan.   


Bachelor of Science in Engineering with discipline related to position.


3 + years of experience in Process Control within the Petrochemical Industry.


•    Technical proficiency in basic Process Control Principles and Instrumentation acquired through education and experience.
•    Familiarity with Control Systems (including Distributed Control Systems and Programmable Logic Controllers).
•    Ability to troubleshoot and foresee technology requirements especially in a Business Continuity situation.
•    Ability to work well in a diverse environment.
•    Good communication skills (both oral and written).


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.

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