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Fixed Equipment Engineer

Company Name:
Career Development Partners
Mechanical Engineer - FIXED Equipment
Location:
Port Arthur


Description
The basic function of a Mechanical Support Engineer is assist in the development and management of the maintenance budget for storage tanks. Additional responsibilities are to provide technical input to the Operations and Maintenance departments for support of routine and turnaround activities as required.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide engineering support to Operations and Maintenance on an ongoing basis to address daily mechanical operating needs. Work closely with Company and contract maintenance personnel to ensure that required repairs and modifications are completed safely using good engineering practices, with minimum equipment downtime and in a cost effective manner.
Provide engineering support prior to and during scheduled unit shutdowns, tank repairs, and emergency upsets in order to complete all repair and modification items while minimizing downtime and expenses.
Work with inspection and operations to evaluate and recommend mechanical modifications to existing equipment and specify new equipment to improve refinery operations, efficiency, equipment reliability, safety and environmental performance.
Ensure that all modifications are made according to current Company specification and procedures, documenting these changes in accordance with the company's Management of Change policies and OSHA regulations.
Identify recurring mechanical problems in process equipment and develop and implement solutions using accepted engineering rules and practices.
Work with Purchasing and vendors to specify and requisition materials and equipment that meet Engineering Standards in a cost effective manner, while scheduling deliveries to minimize process equipment downtime.
Develop economic justification for capital budget items to be considered by Facilities Development.
Coordinate the detail design development and field implementation of low cost, scheduled, capital projects within their assigned area of responsibility.
Provide mechanical engineering support for Process Hazards Analysis pertaining to process units within their area of responsibility.
Evaluate inspection data to establish inspection intervals and repair schedules for storage tanks.
Stewardship of the storage tank maintenance budget.
Ensure that refinery quality and safety initiatives are carried out in daily activities

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor of Science Degree, in Mechanical Engineering preferred or Chemical Engineering
3+ years preferred experience performing mechanical engineering support in a refinery or petrochemical facility or relevant internship experience preferred
Knowledge of API standards for storage tank cleaning, inspection, and repair, a plus
Problem solving abilities utilizing good engineering practices
Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
Familiarity with industry codes and standards
Good oral, written, communication, interpersonal, and troubleshooting skills
Good computer skills
The position requires climbing to elevated heights on equipment. It also requires entering equipment during turnarounds or shutdowns
The position requires occasional weekend and night work for support of turnarounds or shutdowns




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