INEOS Electrical Engineer Intern in Alvin or La Porte, Texas

Job Description:

If you attend one of the 9 core universities (California State University-Long Beach, Lamar University, Prairie View A&M;, Rice University, Texas A&M;, Texas Tech University, Tulane University, University of Houston, and University of Texas) where INEOS recruits on-campus, please apply for the internship via your campus career center and not through the INEOS job board.

Organizational Context & Job Purpose

INEOS is a rapidly growing manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty and intermediate chemicals, and polymers. The INEOS Group is one of the world’s largest chemical companies with 67 manufacturing facilities in 16 countries and approximately 17,000 employees. Annual turnover for the INEOS Group is approximately $40 billion. INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA is a significant entity of the INEOS Group that services the North American market. Our headquarters are located in League City, Texas

INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA is one of the largest producers of olefins and polyolefins in North America. From its manufacturing locations at Chocolate Bayou, Battleground Manufacturing Complex, and Carson, California, it is a merchant marketer of butadiene, ethylene, polypropylene and high-density polyethylene. INEOS offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.

The Chocolate Bayou Site is located in Southeastern Texas about 40 miles South of Houston (near Alvin, TX), and consists of two Olefin units that produce approximately 3 billion pounds/year of ethylene, three Polypropylene units that produce approximately 800 million pounds/ year of polypropylene, and a storage & transfer facility at Stratton Ridge. The Battleground Site is located in La Porte, Texas near the ship channel. It consists of 1 Polypropylene unit and 7 Polyethylene units totaling around 2.5 billions pounds of Polyolefins.

The successful candidate could work as a key member of the Maintenance or Reliability Teams providing day-to-day technical service, completing small design projects for repair and/or replacement of electrical equipment and instrumentation, and serving on teams to address electrical equipment reliability, safety, and design initiatives.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Day-to-day interface with operations, maintenance, technology, reliability team and construction personnel to troubleshoot, optimize, and ensure safe and reliable operations. This function includes issuing authorization for equipment, control valve sizing, electrical design, and instrumentation and control design.

  • Issue instrument and electrical packages to complete repair to damaged equipment (e.g., motor controls, conduit, cabling, power supply and voltage, electrical switch gear etc…)

  • Project activities include scoping and prioritization, preliminary and detailed electrical systems, equipment, and control systems instrumentation designs from field to DCS systems, start-up support, post audit evaluations and completion of proper documentation.

  • Ability to learn how to use the codes and specification, working with CAD and electrical designers, Process Safety Management (PSM), Management of Change process, and Capital Value Process (CVP).

  • Participate on safety studies including HAZOP studies, Process Hazard analysis (PHA), and drive the Management of Change (MOC) process on small capital and expense jobs.

Skills & Knowledge Required Required Competencies: Strong basic engineering skills. Ability to be innovative and to apply technical skills to improve safety and quality, reduce costs, and increase production. Required traits include:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Team player

  • Excellent communicator at all levels

  • Good listening and influencing skills

  • Focus on good customer service

  • Ability to manage change and multiple priorities

  • Ability to deliver results

  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills


  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering

  • 3.0 or greater G.P.A. out of 4.0 is required.

Experience: Plant experience during cooperative education or summer internships is preferred. Preferred experience includes:

  • Knowledge of electrical equipment including motor controls, electrical systems, load flow, arc flash, and other electrical system studies.

  • Knowledge of instrumentation design (temperature, pressure, flow, control valves) from field to DCS systems.

INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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Job Type: Full-Time

Location: Alvin or La Porte, TX

Last Updated: 09/08/2017