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STAFF ENGINEER - Corrosion Engineer

9 Peach Tree Hill Rd, Livingston, NJ 07039, USA Req #841
Thursday, January 4, 2024

Company Overview for Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.

Founded in 1978, Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. (Formosa Plastics) is a growing, vertically-integrated supplier of plastic resins and petrochemicals. With annual revenues of more than $5 billion, we employ over 2,800 people who operate 20 production units in six business divisions - Olefins, Polyolefins, Vinyl, Specialty Polyvinyl Chloride, Chlor-Alkali, and Oil & Gas.

Formosa Plastics offers a full line of polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene and polypropylene resins, caustic soda and other petrochemicals that deliver the consistency, performance and quality that customers demand. We market our polypropylene and polyethylene resins under the Formolene® tradename; we market our suspension PVC and specialty (dispersion) PVC resins under the Formolon® tradename. We also produce and sell caustic soda, ethylene dichloride, commercial bleach and hydrochloric acid.

We are committed to supplying the highest quality products and services to our customers, providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and contributing to the quality of life in the communities where we operate. This commitment is made possible through our dedicated people, consistent products, continued protection of the environment and ongoing investments in new product development, quality control systems and safe, modern and energy-efficient production facilities.

Formosa Plastics is a privately held company headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey. Our core business, producing plastic resins and petrochemicals, takes place at three wholly-owned chemical manufacturing subsidiaries located in Delaware City, Delaware, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Point Comfort, Texas.


Job Description



This pivotal role provides support to the FPC plant in both Point Comfort, TX, and Louisiana, LA, with a primary focus on enhancing plant operations and reliability. Operating within a collaborative team environment, it assumes responsibility for implementing reliability best practices, optimizing preventive maintenance tasks, and supporting maintenance activities. The position entails active interaction with other technical groups on-site (Operation/Process engineering, Maintenance), peers, and vendors/suppliers to resolve issues and enhance overall plant reliability and performance.


Additionally, the role involves monitoring and analyzing the performance of various plant production and maintenance units to identify deficiencies and ensure activities align with policies, procedures, and guidelines. This multifaceted position oversees production budget reviews, incentive/value creation evaluations, performance scorecard calculations, production performance reports, various cost analyses, and troubleshooting production issues. Furthermore, it plays a key role in reviewing improvement projects such as B-1/B-2/B-4/B5/PE-7 and PRs.



  • Conduct reviews and studies on related capital improvement projects submitted (B-1/B-2/B-4/B-5/PE-7).
  • Apply value analysis to decisions regarding repair/replace, repair/redesign, and make/buy.
  • Lead or participate in incident investigations and root cause analyses.
  • Address and troubleshoot plant production issues through daily production report and monthly operation deficiency report.
  • Perform various cost analyses for operational insights.
  • Conduct a thorough review of the production budget.
  • Assess and review incentive/value creation initiatives.
  • Calculate performance scorecards for operational evaluation.
  • Prepare necessary routing reports on a quarterly/semi-annual/annual basis.
  • Thoroughly review and assess Purchase request (PR) submissions.
  • Conduct audits on procedures and systems for compliance.
  • Undertake additional projects or assignments as directed by the manager.
  • Monitor equipment performance and propose improvement recommendations.
  • Collaborate with peers both on-site and across the company.
  • Provide technical support/expertise during the design and installation stages of projects for new assets and modification of existing assets to minimize life cycle cost and maximize asset availability.
  • Offer technical support within your discipline to production, maintenance, project, and process engineering groups.





A.  TECHNICAL JOB CRITERIA  (Minimal Technical Requirements)

1.   Previous Related Experience Required

  • Minimum of 1 - 4 years direct relevant experience in the refining, petrochemical, chemical process, power generation industries, or similar industry is required.

2.   Technical Skills Required To Perform This Job

  • General knowledge on material standards (e.g. ASTM, ANSI, ASME, API, NACE and ISO)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbally;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • A willingness and drive to continue to learn and to improve yourself;
  • Working in a team environment

3.   Education  (Minimal Education Needed)

BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant BS Engineering degree

4.   Other Certification/Training Required To Gain Function-Related Technical Knowledge

Continual development as required such as: Standard Operating Procedure, Master Training Plan, Legal and Ethical Training, and other internal and external training as planned, developed, and prescribed.


5.   Other Requirements 

  • Must have regular, reliable attendance as well as the ability to work outside the regular schedule as required.
  • Availability to work outside normal hours.
  • Must be willing and able to carry a cell phone and respond as needed
  • Must be willing and able to work in an office environment.
  • Experience writing and revising standards or procedures.








Diligence and Ethics


Analytical Thinking


Goal Setting and Achievement


Problem Solving

The physical and mental capabilities required in this job are those essential to perform Major Areas Of Accountability. The Company intends to comply fully with the Americans With Disabilities Act, all other applicable regulatory legislation, and, to treat each employee with fairness, equity and consistency.


  • Diagnose and resolve issues in plant production processes through the review of the daily production report, and monthly operation deficiency reports
  • Review budget proposals from production units and service departments.
  • Evaluate and review incentive/value creation initiatives.
  • Calculate performance scores and maintain scorecards.
  • Prepare necessary routine performance reports for the department.
  • Conduct diverse cost analyses to optimize resources.
  • Provide monthly expense over-budget explanations. 
  • Conduct review and studies on capital improvement projects (B-1/B-2/B-4/B-5/PE-7).
  • Review Purchase Requisitions (PR) for adherence to corporate guidelines.
  • Conduct audits on procedures and systems for compliance.
  • Assist in chemical/packaging material SSA and inventory control.
  • Undertake additional projects or assignments delegated by the manager.
  • Through cross-training, gain familiarity with and proficiency in the job functions of other departmental groups.

Check Out Our Benefits

Health Coverage and Perks

Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance plans

Flexible spending accounts for health, dependent care  

Short-term Disability 

Long-term Disability 

Group Term Life, Dependent and
Supplemental Life Insurance

Tuition Reimbursement 

Work/Life Balance

10 Paid Holidays

Paid Time Off for a balanced life
(Vacation, Sick and Personal Time) 

FlexTime Available 

 Competitive Compensation

Competitive salary, incentive/bonus, 401(k) plan with company match, 
Cash Balance, Pension Plan 

Other details

  • Job Family SP
  • Job Function E
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • 9 Peach Tree Hill Rd, Livingston, NJ 07039, USA