Control & Optimization Position at Exxon Mobil Houston

ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering is seeking recent PhD graduates who have a background in process control and optimization. Tyler Soderstrom writes with a summary of the position:

Join a multidisciplinary team of applications engineers who leverage emerging technologies & tools to push the boundaries of existing capabilities and develop the next generation of automation solutions. Process Control and Optimization Engineers contribute to the design, implementation, and sustainment of the advanced automation applications that enable our production and manufacturing facilities to run safely, profitably, and, one day, autonomously. These engineers also participate in strategic research projects to advance company competitive advantage in the autonomous operations space. These applied research and project execution-focused assignments will expose the candidates to the real-life challenges associated with the design and implementation of innovative advanced control, automation, modeling, and real-time optimization solutions for large, complex processes. The job role is in the ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering organization, which provides technical expertise to existing facilities and new project development across the globe and drives continuous improvement and advancement of our control, automation, and optimization technologies. Technical leadership and mentoring are key facets of the job.

Key proficiency for the position include a PhD in Chem Eng or other engineering/computational data science discipline, understanding chemical engineering unit operations, working knowledge of modelling packages such as Aspen Plus and gPROMS, programming skills in common languages (Matlab, Python, IDAES), familiarity with industrial distributed control systems, and many others.

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Thomas A. Adams II

Professor of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University