Company: Shell
Skills: Metallurgist / Materials Engineering, Corrosion Engineering
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Martinez, California, United States
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Job Description

The Corrosion and Materials Engineer is the site lead technical expert in PE (Pressure Equipment) corrosion and materials issues and work effectively in a team environment to uphold overall PEI (Pressure Equipment Integrity) and reliability. He/she provides technical support in PE corrosion and materials issues and work effectively in a team environment with PEI Engineers, PEI Corrosion & Materials Engineers, PEI Inspectors, and other refinery support staff in Process Engineering, Operations, Maintenance, Turnaround and Major Projects.

In addition, the Corrosion and Material Engineer will do the following;
  • Provide proactive and reactive technical support on issues related to corrosion mechanisms, corrosion control, and metallurgy for MOC's, PHA studies, plant changes, and new projects.
  • Provide material selection and technical support to assist process engineers, operations specialists, and PEI Inspectors in day-to-day activities related to metallurgy, welding, and corrosion control.
  • Site focal point for non-metallic and coating selection and application.
  • Accountable for corrosion and materials engineering upkeep of unit Corrosion Control Documents (CCD's), CCD training, and inputs for site Risk Based Inspection (RBI) process. Working with PEI inspectors and engineers, develop and integrate CCD recommendations into piping and equipment inspection strategies.
  • Regular monitoring of identified IOWs (Integrity Operating Windows) within the process units that may affect degradation of PE. Make recommendations based on deviations from IOW limits. Update any IOWs using the site MOC process including Ensure Safe Production (ESP) work process (if applicable).
  • Coordinate corrosion monitoring, data gathering and their subsequent use for inspection planning. Provide technical input to chemical inhibitor programs, boiler feed water, and cooling water treatment programs, and other chemical treatment programs.
  • Deliver Corrosion Reviews and RBI revalidations when performed for inspection interval setting and inspection planning.
  • Lead root cause analysis/investigations. Coordinate failure analysis activities, and recommend mitigation methods for corrosion and materials issues, including repair strategies and replacement decisions.
  • Coordinate development of data sheets for dissimilar metal welds and injection/mix points. Identify equipment in environmental cracking service and assist PEI inspectors in establishing inspection intervals for these.
  • Develop and implementing welding/PWHT procedures and troubleshoot welding problems when they occur.
  • Ability to call on network of other Corrosion & Materials Engineers or professional organizations to learn from, share location experiences.
  • Review and improvement of corporate and Martinez Refinery PEI procedures.

Special Challenges:

Champion integration of Shared Stewardship of Assets for PEI across entire site and influence others in the organization understand their role in maintaining equipment integrity as related to corrosion control and proper design and maintenance of pressure equipment.

Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world's growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you'll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future - whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We're huge advocates for career development. We'll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

Note: Shell announced on June 11th that it has reached an agreement for the sale of the Martinez Refinery to PBF Holding Company, LLC, a subsidiary of PBF Energy, Inc. Although this position is being advertised through Shell it is the intent that the candidate will transition with the sale. The sale is expected to close, pending regulatory approval, in the next several months.


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor's Degree with emphasis in Corrosion Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Welding Engineering, or Materials Science.
  • With at least ten (10) years related experience in the field of metallurgy and/or corrosion control and mitigation.
  • Background in refinery or petrochemical plant processes, damage mechanisms, and material properties.
  • Skill level of working with industry design standards and PEI - Corrosion & Materials Best Practices.
  • Candidate must possess excellent communication, analytical, and problem solving skills and have the ability to influence and create alternative thinking.
  • Ability to lead sub-teams from varied disciplines to work together and deliver objectives. e.g. failure analysis.
  • Self-starter who can set own goals and direction with minimal supervision.


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