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Mechanical Engineer


Pasadena, TX, US, 77507

Req ID:  84306
Facility:  Bayport Po-130
Department:  BLO Reliability Engineers
Division:  Intermediates and Derivatives, Refining


Basic Function

The Bayport POTBA Mechanical Maintenance Engineer is experienced and knowledgeable in the design and maintenance of fixed and rotating equipment.  The role is part of the Bayport POTBA Reliability Group supporting continuous reliability and plant performance improvement at the PO/TBA manufacturing site.  Working in a team environment, it carries responsibility for implementing reliability best practices, developing and optimizing preventive maintenance tasks, and supporting maintenance activities.  The position interacts with other technical groups on site (process engineering, capital project, and maintenance groups), corporate technical networks and peers, and vendors/suppliers as needed to resolve problems and improve plant safety and reliability performance.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Monitor equipment performance and make improvement recommendations.
  • Apply data analysis techniques to develop engineering solutions to repetitive failures and other problems that adversely affect plant operations including safety, environmental, capacity, quality, cost, and regulatory compliance issues.
  • Consult with peers at the site and across the company.
  • Provide technical support/expertise within your discipline in the design and installation stages of projects for new assets and modification of existing assets to minimize life cycle cost and maximize asset availability.
  • Participate in the evaluation of equipment and technical service providers.
  • Lead and participate in incident investigations and root cause analysis.
  • Manage risk to the achievement of the organization’s strategic objectives in the areas of environmental health and safety, asset capability, quality, and production.
  • Systematically define, design, develop, monitor, and refine an asset maintenance plan that includes:
    • Value-added preventive maintenance tasks.
    • Effective utilization of predictive condition monitoring and other non-destructive testing methodologies to proactively identify potential reliability issues.
  • Apply value analysis to repair/replace/redesign decisions.
  • Provide technical support to production, maintenance, project, and process engineering groups.

Min. Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or other applicable discipline from an accredited university.
  • 3 years minimum relevant experience in fixed and rotating equipment design, installation, and maintenance in the refining, petrochemical, chemical process, or power generation industries.
  • Ability to drive continuous safety and reliability improvements in equipment installations and work processes.
  • Ability to manage multiple/changing priorities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with internal and external clients.
  • Strong commitment to safety, a high level of personal integrity, and dedication to conducting business in an ethical way.
  • Basic proficiency in the following areas with the ability to develop into a subject matter expert in particular areas:
    • Knowledge of applicable industry codes and standards (i.e. ASME, API, ANSI)
    • Rotating equipment (pumps, steam turbines, centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, blowers, gearboxes)
    • Fixed equipment (piping, flange make-up, pressure vessels, heat exchangers)
    • Machinery diagnostics and repair
    • Component Failure analysis
    • Root cause analysis
    • Reliability data analysis
    • RCM based Predictive and Preventive Maintenance strategies.
    • Ability to apply computer software tools (SAP, Microsoft Office, Meridium)

Preferred Qualifications


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