Advanced Process Control Engineer

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''Innovation is facilitated by having the right people in the right roles with the right skills and values.''
- Charles Koch, Koch Industries Chairman and CEO

INVISTA brings to market the proprietary ingredients for nylon 6,6 and recognized brands including STAINMASTER®, CORDURA® and ANTRON®. INVISTA is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., which is one of the largest private companies in America with estimated annual revenues as high as $110 billion, according to Forbes. With a presence in about 60 countries, Koch companies employ nearly 130,000 people worldwide, with about 67,000 of those in the United States.

INVISTA is looking for an Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer for its Nylon Intermediates manufacturing facility at the Victoria Plant. This individual will be a member of the APC team, which works closely with the process engineering, maintenance, and operations groups to develop and implement advanced process control applications to enhance plant operation and profitability. 

A successful candidate will have the following attributes: 


  • The ability to produce accurate, high quality work in a time-sensitive fast paced environment 
  • The ability to organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting and/or exceeding deadlines 
  • Strong communication skills and proven success in communicating effectively with all levels 
  • The ability to motivate, influence and drive good business decisions forward while working with a diverse workforce 
  • Partner with site leadership to establish priorities and deliver results 
  • Initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team 
  • Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with integrity, compliance and in a safe and efficient manner

It is an exciting time at INVISTA as we are making significant investments to transform how work is accomplished.  Whether we are deploying world leading ADN process technology, state-of-the-art technology for monitoring assets, drones, wireless apps on portables or simply optimizing processes that are no longer needed, we are focused on urgently transforming.  We are leaders in technology development and deployment.  Are you in?   


What sets INVSITA apart in the industry?  We believe it is our culture, Market Based Management, our unique business management framework that has enabled INVISTA and our parent company, Koch Industries, to transform and grow in an ever-changing market place.   We believe in principle-based business and creating mutual benefit for our shareholders, employees and society. 


Our Victoria, TX facility proudly produces three principal products: Adipic Acid, ADN and HMD are intermediate chemicals used in the manufacturing of nylon fiber and specialty products and are transported to INVISTA customers by rail, truck and barge in various forms of liquids and bulk solids. The Victoria site is located on 4,500 acres about eight miles south of the city of Victoria along the Victoria Barge Canal and Guadalupe River with approximately 1,000 acres are used for manufacturing. The remaining 3,500 acres including a 53-acre constructed wetlands and environmental science education center are certified through the national Wildlife Habitat Council’s Conservation Certification program for wildlife habitat management and preservation.


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:


  • The development, implementation and ongoing optimization of AspenTech advanced process control (APC) applications to significantly enhance plant operation and profitability
  •  The deployment of advanced process control applications such as control performance monitoring, alarm management and operating envelope tools which create value for the operations
  • Root cause analysis of process control problems; identifying and implementing corrective actions
  • Applying fundamental process control knowledge in implementing facilities and process modifications


What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline from an accredited college or university OR a minimum of 5 years of work experience relative to process control systems
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a chemical, petrochemical ,refinery environment or equivalent military experience
  • Basic knowledge of facility/process design including engineering & PSM (or related) standards
  • Working understanding of Process and Instrument diagrams (P&ID's)
  • Experience communicating with various levels of an organization (engineers, supervisors, operators, mechanics, contractors, off-site vendors, etc.)
  • Must have a valid and current government issued driver's license
  • Experience in advanced process control applications 
Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to enter and move about in confined spaces and wear personnel protective equipment
  • Must be able to climb stairs and/or ladders in a plant environment
  • Must be able to work in extreme temperatures and weather conditions for various periods of time
  • Must be willing to work periodic workdays in excess of 8 hours

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with the Aspen suite of APC products
  • Experience with the Honeywell DynAMo application suite
  • Experience with Honeywell Experion Distributed Control Systems
  • Exposure to managing or coordinating project work
  • Experience with troubleshooting and resolving process/process control problems
  • Experience with PID controllers
  • Experience designing, implementing or tuning advanced control programs and/or strategies

Want to learn more about INVISTA?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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