Company Name: INEOS Phenol
Job Industry: Chemicals
Job Type: Full time
WorkPlace Type: On-Site
Location: Pasadena, Texas, United States
Job Description:

INEOS Phenol

Interested in joining a winning team? A team whose employees share in the ownership of the business and are empowered to make a difference?

Job Title

Process Operator


Pasadena, TX


INEOS Phenol is the world’s largest producer of phenol and acetone with an annual manufacturing capacity of over 3 million tonnes per annum. We employ around 600 people across four sites, located at: Antwerp (Belgium), Gladbeck (Germany), Marl (Germany), Mobile, AL and Pasadena, TX. Our markets are growing worldwide. Our efficient, integrated assets provide a competitive global manufacturing base to grow with our customers, to continue to meet their needs around the world.

How the Role fitsIn:

To control and monitor process equipment and machinery in order to meet production goals safely and effectively in accordance with company policies and SHE; to insure the quality of raw materials.


SHE Stewardship

  • Maintain safety as the highest priority and abide by all INEOS safety policies and procedures.

  • Understand and promote the INEOS “20 Principles of Safety”, assuring that personnel are aware of safe working practices and promote the safety concepts of “Coaching for Safety” and “Stop Work”.

  • Promote safety and safe actions through communication such as discussing safety with employees/contractors before job task, during meetings, and as opportunities arise to promote safety to the fullest extent possible.

  • Ensure compliance with all safety and environmental regulatory requirements and strive to meet internal SHE objectives.

  • Ensure completion of own and direct subordinate training requirements as outlined in the annual training schedule.

Work Duties

  • Confer with peers, technical and supervisory personnel to report or resolve conditions affecting safety, efficiency and product quality.

  • Feed specified amounts of materials into vessels or tanks; and turn valves to feed liquid and gaseous materials through equipment units; or set controls in specified sequence on controls to start automatic feed.

  • Turn valves or move controls to maintain system at specified temperature, pressure.

  • Observe chemical reactions; monitor gauges, signals, and recorders; and make specified operating adjustments on such equipment as pumps, compressors, reactors, distillation columns, heat exchangers, etc.

  • Draw samples of products for laboratory analysis. Use GC’s and other lab equipment to analyze samples. Maintain log of gauge readings and shift production.

  • Make repeated trips through the entire plant area to visually inspect equipment for leaks and hazards and to record gauge readings

  • Prepare equipment safely for maintenance work. Use appropriate tools and Personal Protective Equipment to properly open, close, remove and secure items.

  • Maintain up-to-date certifications, qualifications, and training records based on the INEOS operator progression policy.

  • Assists in Emergency Response situations. Fire brigade participation is required.

  • Perform truck loading operations.

  • Responsible for spotting railcars in a safe, accurate, efficient manner, following all rules governing railroad switching.

  • Inspect rail track and notify proper personnel of repair work to be performed

  • Locomotive Inspection, complete daily engine checklist and schedule diesel fuel for engine when required.

  • Movement and stopping of the locomotive through radio communications and hand signals

  • Anticipate and solve routine process problems and correct alarm situations in area to minimize additional process upsets and costs.

  • Know the location, condition and proper use of safety equipment in assigned area; report abnormalities for repair to insure prompt prevention of hazards.

  • Understand all safety procedures and follow safety policies to set an example and to instruct personnel working in assigned area on safety precautions.



High school diploma

Prior chemical plant operations experience helpful

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Process Technology preferred


The use of the following office equipment will be required: Personal computer, calculator, multi-line telephone, copier, printer, scanner, fax

The use of the following software could be required: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook), Skype, Visio, Adobe (PDF), Share Point, SAP, Microsoft Project

The use of the following site systems could be required: Emerson Distributive Control System, PI Data Historian, COA Database, Training Mine, Alfresco Document Management, Esker

Must be able to communicate effectively.

Must have good mechanical skills.

Line Management Responsibility

See Organizational Chart


Physical work. Consistent use of tools and handling of process equipment and machinery.

Climbing of stairs; lifting; etc.

Ability to wear respirator.

Possible Conditions to be Subjected to:

Required to be present in the chemical unit often. This could include rainy/cold/hot weather conditions.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or require that different tasks be performed when circumstance change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.


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