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Specialist, Electrical

Company: LyondellBasell
Location: Westlake
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:


Basic Function

The Electrical Specialist is part of the Maintenance Department at the Louisiana Integrated Polyethylene JV in Westlake, LA. This position will work with Maintenance Technicians in their daily activities by ensuring they have the necessary field technical support. The Electrical Specialist will be responsible for planning and executing large scale energy isolation procedures, coordinating with craft and specialty contractors for electrical testing and inspection, and supporting in house electrical maintenance personnel with advanced troubleshooting of complex electrical control strategies. In addition, this specialist will provide technical support for Operations, Electrical Engineers, Maintenance, HSE, Capital Projects and Turnaround to achieve our site strategy.

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Tracks Bad Actors and develops mitigation plans.
  • Reviews area notifications for technical validation.
  • Works with the Electrical Maintenance and Reliability team to manage PMs (i.e., plant power distribution PM items) and procedure creation (i.e., motor repair, power distribution switching procedures) for existing and new electrical systems.
  • Reviews completed PMs for accuracy and completion, and verifies no immediate further action is required.
  • Ability to perform testing of various types of electrical distribution equipment such as transformers, breakers, MCCs, switchgear, etc.
  • Provides data & feedback to Electrical Engineers to help drive reliability improvements to site's electrical infrastructure.
  • Participates in investigation teams as required.
  • Utilize blueprints, hand tools, and test equipment to troubleshoot and maintain electrical equipment such as relays, transformers, CTs, PTs, breakers, starters, VFDs, and associated communication and power management equipment.
  • Participates in unit PHAs as required.
  • Interfaces and acts as technical resource for Unit Engineers, Operations, and HSE on critical systems.
  • Works with Turnaround and Capital Project organizations to develop scope, participates in detailed design, and testing and execution phases of projects.
  • Secures electronic copies of all programs on electrical test equipment, variable speed drives, PMS system, and protection relays in the plant. Stores these programs on the network, and creates a management program to ensure that the stored programs stay current.
  • Develops strategies to ensure the proper electrical equipment is upgraded as necessary to meet changing technological needs.
  • Acts as a resource for crafts on complex jobs and provides required documents during and after job completions.
  • Provides instruction during technician training sessions as applicable.
  • Assists Electrical Reliability with BOM's for electrical equipment in SAP.
  • Shepherds "critical" motors through the repair process at outside shops.
  • Performs random QA/QC audits on motor repair shops.
    Area of Expertise, Requirements:
    • Ability to interact with different plant groups in multiple disciplines.
    • Demonstrates an advanced knowledge of plant operations and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve the reliability of the plant electrical systems.
    • Possesses strong troubleshooting skills.
    • Ability to create, read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, manufacturer's literature, diagrams, or schematics.
    • Advanced knowledge of the National Electrical Code.
    • Advanced knowledge of NFPA-70E requirements pertaining to electrical safety.
    • Fully understands the operation and testing of high voltage equipment and the interpretation of test results.
    • Advanced knowledge and skills necessary to maintain and troubleshoot electrical systems from 230KV to 125VDC. #LI-RJ1

      Min. Qualifications

      High School Diploma (or GED equivalent):
      • Completion of relevant recognized program (such as NETA Electrical Level 2, NCCER, Associates Degree in Electrical, etc.)
      • Minimum of 7 years of Relay Protection Scheme/ Electrical Testing/Troubleshooting experience
        Languages: English, additional language preferred
        Other Skills:
        • The critical competencies for this position are communication, teamwork, problem solving and decision-making, results orientation, initiative, and relationship building.
        • Strong interpersonal skills; Able to communicate well within the team as well as with other discipline personnel.
        • Innovative thinking to solve complex issues.
        • Strong computing skills.

          Preferred Qualifications


          Builds effective teams
          Cultivates innovation
          Customer focus
          Demonstrates courage
          Drives results
          Ensures accountability
          Instills trust and exemplifies integrity
          LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company's products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce. The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.
          Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.
          LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited r--sum--s or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.
          LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

          Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles

Keywords: LyondellBasell, Lake Charles , Specialist, Electrical, Other , Westlake, Louisiana

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