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Process Control Engineer



Koura is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of fluorine-based products that play a fundamental role in enhancing everyday lives. Our products are used in a vast range of applications such as the construction of towns and cities, keeping homes cool, food fresh and even in the treatment of respiratory conditions. The company is based in St. Gabriel, LA and is part of the Orbia group of companies. Orbia is a purpose-led company with big aspirations. We are out to advance life around the world while maximizing value to our shareholders, customers, and employees. The Company is passionate about the topics that define how people will live and thrive tomorrow: the future of cities, buildings, agriculture, materials, and transport. Orbia has operations in 41 countries with more than 22,000 employees.


Based in St. Gabriel, LA, the Process Control Engineer provides first-line process technical support to the plant operations’ control systems (DCS, PLC & SIS) to ensure safe and efficient operation.  The process control engineer is responsible for identifying and implementing improvements to the process controls, ensuring that changes are compliant with Koura procedures and governmental regulations.


Principal Responsibilities

  • Provide process design support and troubleshooting analysis for production areas.
  • Initiate suggestions for plant improvements with respect to process to improve safety, capacity and/or cost.
  • Conducts engineering studies and evaluates new equipment.
  • Provides technical input for safety reviews and HAZOPs.
  • Designs and sizes new instrumentation and control systems
  • Investigates and develops tests to optimize process conditions.
  • Provides technical support during outages and catalyst changes
  • Provides out-of-hours call-out coverage

Special Skills

  • Chemical Engineering, instrumentation and control systems knowledge.
  • Ability to perform standard chemical engineering calculations, e.g., fluid flow, pressure drop in piping. relief valve sizing, rupture disc sizing, distillation calculations, reaction calculations, material and energy balance calculations, physical property calculations, and heat exchanger sizing calculations, as they pertain to control systems.
  • Proficient in control system hardware and software for DCSs, SISs and PLCs (specifically Honeywell Experion, Triconex and Rockwell)
  • The position is responsible with providing a highly hazardous production area with technically sound advice and possessing ability to provide basic engineering designs. Must be able to communicate effectively to all departments and all levels.


Education / Experience

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering
  • General knowledge of basic hardware and software and uses of a variety of different computer operating systems such as Microsoft Office Work, Excel, Outlook,
  • Knowledge in Process Hazards Analysis (PHA), and Safeguarding
  • Knowledge in Safety Instrumented Systems (SISs), including ISA-84 requirements and SIL calculations
  • Knowledge in the configuration, support and troubleshooting of control systems (DCS, SIS & PLC)

Orbia is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disabilty, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. 

Dura-Line and Koura have developed and maintain a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP).  Orbia's Chief Executive Officer supports the AAP and urges each employee to commit to carrying out the intent of this policy.

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St Gabriel, LA, US, 70776

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Business Unit:  BU Chemical Operations (BU_KOU_03)
Functional Area:  FA Operations (FA_OPS_01)

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

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