Job Description


We are looking for world-class talent to join our team as an Engineer in Lake Charles, LA. Westlake Chemical represents a new kind of chemistry company; one that works to responsibly harness applied chemistry to solve common problems, improve everyday life and drive human progress. Blending a strong, downstream building products business with core materials capabilities, Westlake Chemical delivers life-enhancing benefits. Westlake Chemical's chemical products can be found in high performance plastics, pulp and paper production packaging, chemical intermediates, pharmaceuticals, medical and agricultural applications and paints, acrylics and varnishes. With its scale and resources, Westlake Chemical is committed to being a leader in sustainable practices, a responsible environmental steward, and a force for progress.


May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain the protection of the environment and health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate and/or transport our products as our highest priority.
  • Monitor daily Chlor-Alkali performance by attending production meetings, reviewing logbooks, and reviewing process historians.
  • Provide technical expertise and support as required to Operations. Understands all applicable process technology, equipment and control technology.
  • Work with Project Engineering regarding capital project implementation including preparation of AFE’s for Chlor-Alkali projects.
  • Successfully manage small to moderate projects, processes or work groups.
  • Has the ability to apply and interpret statistical tools and applications for the optimization of large systems and processes.
  • Calculate and review monthly Chlor-Alkali metrics to explain deviation to Plan.
  • Mentor performance engineers in the Chlor-Alkali units.
  • Provide technical expertise in Chlor-Alkali plant processes in the review, verification, and implementation of the Project design, construction, commission, start-up, and optimization phases.
  • Provide Chlor-Alkali expertise for incident investigation including analysis, documentation, and participation in RCA processes.
  • Provide Chlor-Alkali expertise for participation and review of HAZOP/LOPA studies and MOC processes.
  • Monitor and participate in Chlorine Institute activities.  Be able to access and interpret Chlorine Institute publications and apply as RAGAGEP.
  • Participate in Chlor-Alkali technology sharing activities between Westlake sites.
  • Check calculations, reports, and studies made by other engineers to ensure accuracy, as well as conformance to codes, specifications, design criteria, and good engineering practices.
  • Responsible for routine duty at the Lake Charles South plant as well as being available for plant operational problems and emergencies.
  • Interface with our research and development location to coordinate the chlor-alkali needs regarding technology changes/improvements as well as cathode and anode coating changes.
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills including an orientation to team development. Knowledgeable in MS Office, SAP, ASPEN and other industry recognized software is preferred.


  • A current, valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card is required.
  • B. S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related Engineering degree.
  • A minimum of 8 years chemical production experience.
  • Experience in Chlor-Alkali processes preferred.
  • Successful candidates must satisfy background screening, including motor vehicle record screening, drug testing & pre-employment physical requirements before starting work.

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