APC Engineer (d/f/m)
at our site in Gladbeck

INEOS is a dynamically growing group of companies and with approx. 22,000 employees in more than 183 locations worldwide. It is one of the largest and leading chemical companies worldwide. We, INEOS Phenol, are a member of the INEOS Group and the leading manufacturer of phenol and acetone. With a total of approximately 600 employees in 5 plants in Germany, Belgium and the USA, we produce and distribute our high-quality products worldwide. At our site in Gladbeck we operate the world's largest phenol plant (650 kt phenol per year) with approx. 280 employees due to the annual volume produced.

Beginning: As soon as possible
Location: Gladbeck


    Key Roles and Accountabilities:
  • Demonstrate Safety Leadership through the promotion of the INEOS 20 Safety Principles.
  • Strive to improve the safety and environmental performance of the units.
  • Maintain and continuously improve current Phenol and Cumene units (this includes activities such as control loop tuning, model identification through plant step tests, process simulation etc.).
  • Issue monthly report with Key Performance Indicators (KPI) of current APC applications.
  • Interface with Operations personnel to ensure their needs are being met.
  • Ensure proper documentation and operator training.
  • Coordinate with DCS Engineer and Production & Optimization Manager server maintenance (backup, security patches, …) to ensure high reliability of the APC applications.
  • Identify possible new APC applications to improve operations. Estimate cost and benefits of each of them in collaboration with operation personnel.
  • Stays abreast of industry best practices in area of process control technology and APC applications.
  • Being aware of developments in process control and APC capability and identifying new improvement opportunities for the site.
  • Improve alarm management systems and reports in collaboration with operations


  • University Master degree (Chemical, Electrical or Computer Engineering or related field), PhD preferred, but not necessary
  • Several years of experience in chemical, refining or industrial manufacturing and/or capital projects with prior responsibility for APC applications.
    Young professionals will also get a chance with necessary qualifications
  • Strong communications skills drive, sense of urgency and problem-solving abilities will be critical for the success of this individual.
  • The ability to work across all disciplines and throughout all levels of the organization in a persuasive and credible manner is necessary.

  • Technical skills
  • Creating a culture that drives incident-free operations.
  • Experience and knowledge of chemical/maintenance operations and regulation.
  • Experience and knowledge of process control methods and techniques.
  • Experience and knowledge of APC methods and techniques e.g. Aspentech) and/or Process Perfecter.
  • Experience and knowledge of DCS infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated cost saving initiatives and overall equipment life cycle cost management.
  • Knowledge of safety and quality management systems.
  • Skills in data handling, computers and programming.

  • Behavioural skills
  • Leadership practice preferred, social competence, fluent verbal and written communication skills in German and English
  • Ability to manage complex situations and complex operational issues, analytical skills
  • Ability to work on one’s own responsibility, highly motivated and flexible
  • Ability to work in a team, good organisational skills


  • A good working atmosphere in a familiar working environment
  • Remuneration in line with industry practice and performance
  • Extensive social benefits
  • Company pension scheme
  • Health management incl. fitness offers, canteen
  • Occupational disability hedge
  • Accident hedge
  • and much more ...


    Interested candidates should submit their application online with usual documents indicating the earliest date you could start and your salary expectations.
    For further questions please contact:

    Bernd Brux
    Dechenstraße 3
    45966 Gladbeck
    Tel. +49 2043 / 958-330

    We are looking forward to receive your application!

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