Operations Process Engineer – Cracking & Steam, Caltex Refineries QLD Pty Ltd.

Thea Jackson studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland and then got straight to work in Process Engineering at the Caltex Lytton Refinery.

Passionate about all things process, Thea has worked in a number of roles at Caltex including for capital projects where she helped deliver a $43M, first of its kind, upgrade to a gasoline upgrading unit. Thea has also single-handedly field checked and updated all 670 of Lytton’s Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams.

Currently Thea is happily and intensely occupied with the day to day challenges of providing process engineer support to the Fluidised Catalytic Cracking Unit. Overcoming unit constraints and continuous optimisation in the face of an ever challenging refining environment is all in a day’s work.

As Thea is a relentless problem solver you can find her most weekends obsessing over a bouldering problem at a local climbing gym.

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