Fixed Equipment Engineer - Corpus Christi, TX in US, TX, Corpus Christi, United States

PURPOSE:
The Fixed Equipment Engineer is responsible for providing technical engineering support leading to reliable and safe operations of plant fixed and fired equipment. The technical support will be in providing mechanical engineering support for process plant equipment such as pressure vessels, valves, piping and tanks. Largely self-directed, the position reports directly to the Maintenance & Reliability Manager.
 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES and ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Develop, manage and participate in programs, methods, systems and practices for maintaining a safe work environment.

• Responsible for carrying out all work activities in compliance with federal and state environmental regulations.

• Promote an environment in which everyone is treated with respect.

• Perform duties in adherence with company procedures, standards, and specifications.

• Provide technical engineering support for fixed equipment inspection and risk based assessments.

• Monitor fixed equipment performance and make recommendations to improve reliability and reduce cost.

• Provide cost estimating and engineering proposals on routine replacement of equipment to correct maintenance problems or for the improvement of fixed equipment. Supervise the installation of such equipment.

• Provide technical support to production and maintenance organizations throughout the plant to evaluate and resolve fixed equipment maintenance problems.

• Provide training to production, maintenance and technical departments in the proper operation and maintenance of fixed equipment.

• Keep current on new technology and equipment and evaluate same for use in plant.

• Attend technical meetings and seminars to maintain and improve skills as related to their discipline and areas of maintenance management.

• Consult with technical, reliability, contractors, maintenance and outside service groups on capital and maintenance projects.

• Evaluate, design and recommend changes in maintenance activities to increase reliability of existing equipment, reduce repair costs, and minimize product interruptions.

• Develop, implement and evaluate preventive maintenance programs.

• Provide design and cost estimates for capital projects.

• Assist in training of hourly personnel in repair techniques. • Prepare capital appropriations for maintenance related projects.

• Advise plant engineering on specifications and layout of equipment on capital projects.

• Assist in day to day troubleshooting for major and or repetitive equipment failures.

• Forecast capital needs, develop machinery turnaround work scope, conduct risk assessments and document changes in procedures and standards.

QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum and Preferred):

• Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with 3 or more years of petroleum refining or chemical manufacturing plant experience.

• Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.

• Ability to communicate well with and relate to all levels of the organization.

• Familiar with API Recommended Practices regarding Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes

• Demonstrated proficiency with ASME Section I and Section VIII, B31.1 (boiler piping) and B31.3 (process piping), API 510, 570/571, 580/581

• Familiar with quantitative risk management tools and techniques.

• Familiar with all common methods of NDE used in the petrochemical industry

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the worlds largest plastics, chemical  and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell (<web address removed>)  manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 countries.  LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve  the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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