The Mechanical Engineer is accountable for overall machinery reliability for specific production units and plays a role in plant-wide reliability. The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for balancing cost and risk to achieve optimum run length and life of machinery. The Mechanical Engineer also plays a vital role in the development of key performance metrics include machinery related production losses, environmental events, pump meantime between repair, and successful vital equipment repair.
Specific job functions include: The Mechanical Engineer provides machinery technical support to specific production units and has broader accountabilities as well. The Mechanical Engineer, in concert with Machinery Inspectors, is involved in day-to-day system failure analysis and problem solving. These issues are often initially identified as machinery problems but may involve complex systems evaluations. Analysis and solutions extend into other technologies as well as unit operation and/or maintenance.
The Mechanical Engineer also focuses on long-term objectives such as eliminating repeat failures, forecasting Capital needs, developing machinery turnaround work scope, conducting risk assessments, and documenting change. This position requires identification, development, and/or application of successful practices in machinery design, maintenance, and operation within Motiva/Shell, among our peers and competitors, and among our suppliers.
The successful candidate will have familiarity with some number of the specific technologies related to machinery, e.g., fluid dynamics, stress analysis, evaluation of load carrying limits, machine component design, and thermodynamic performance. The individual need not necessarily be able to perform the calculation or analyses. However, the individual must be able to identify and hire those with the appropriate skills and have sufficient skill to review the results obtained. The Rotating Equipment Engineer must also interface with and manage vendors and/or outside consultants in acquisition of hardware or technical support. Other key activities include: Machinery focal point and Technical reviewer for Management of Change.
Desired Skills Requirements :
• Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
• Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
• Minimum five (5) years of rotating equipment experience
• Highly proficient with American Petroleum Institute (API) standards of rotating equipment
• Must have effective people skills with demonstrated ability to work on teams and with diverse work-groups including: craft-persons, vendors and various engineering disciplines
Significant experience in the following areas is highly desirable:
• Machinery Condition Monitoring including vibration analysis
• Stress Analysis
• Hydraulic Evaluations
• Machinery Troubleshooting
• Performance monitoring of equipment
• Hands on experience troubleshooting and repairing Centrifugal & Reciprocating Compressors, Steam Turbines, Gears, Mechanical Seals & flush plans, ANSI / API Pumps
The Shell Group offers an outstanding benefits package. No phone enquiries will be accepted.
Employment Type: PERMANENT