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Praxair, Inc. Plant Engineer in Port Arthur, Texas

Plant Engineer


This Engineering Professional position is for an Engineering Specialist role in the Praxair Sabine Enclave, and will be assigned as a Plant Engineer to the HyCO production facilities in the Port Arthur Motiva and Valero Refineries producing hydrogen.

Reporting Relationships:

The successful candidate will report to the Texas Gulf Coast Technical Manager and work closely with the facility manager and staff to solve technical problems, deliver productivity savings, and sustain safe, reliable, low cost production operations.

The Engineering Specialist’s Responsibilities include:

  • Process safety stewardship in all aspects; change management, hazard analysis and abnormal situation management, etc.

  • Mentor and support the development of PA1 and PA2 operations and maintenance personnel, and HyTOP engineers

  • Delivery and support of cost saving initiatives to accomplish productivity targets

  • Providing technical support to plant operations and maintenance, and turnaround organization in the optimization of plant operations

  • Active support and participation in driving reliability initiatives through root cause analysis, idea generation and small project execution.

Other Requirements Include:

  • Flexibility in work schedule to support operations during startup, shutdown or unplanned events.

  • Able to work in confined spaces and at elevated levels.

  • Able to travel outside the Sabine Enclave up to 10% of the time


  • Bachelor or Masters degree in mechanical or chemical engineering

  • 3 years of related experience, with 2 or more years in Hydrogen and/or Carbon Monoxide manufacturing preferred.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Engineering

Primary Location Texas-Port Arthur

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 18002364