Company: Shell
Skills: Rotating Equipment
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Saraland, Alabama, United States

Job Description

Where you fit in?

The Reliability/Rotating Equipment Team Lead will report to the Control Systems and Reliability Manager and will lead and direct Reliability and Rotating Equipment staff resources for the Mobile site while also ensuring work is prioritized, designed and executed in alignment with applicable engineering standards/best practices as well as with site goals and aspirations. The successful candidate will strive to improve the overall reliability of the site by serving as the Site Focal Point (SFP) for the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) work process.

What's the role?

The Reliability/Rotating Equipment Team Lead will be responsible for all management functions for direct reports while also functioning as a Reliability and Rotating Equipment Engineer providing direct discipline support, including technical assurance, to production, maintenance, turn around and capital projects to ensure the integrity, reliability and sustainability of all the rotating machinery assets.
Personal and Process Safety are critical to site success and this role will be asked to provide leadership and support in those areas as well.

Responsibilities for the Team Lead role:
  • Manage direct reports to ensure expected performance outcomes
  • Mentor, guide, and develop direct reports that include rotating equipment specialists/inspectors and engineers
  • Set direction for work priorities
  • Participate in Shell Leadership Networks
  • Lead the Reliability Steering Team
  • Ensure short -term production threats are identified and effectively managed through the site Production Team.

Responsibilities for the Reliability/Rotating Equipment role:

  • Provide Personal and Process Safety Leadership
  • Provide turnaround, projects and run & maintain support for rotating equipment
  • Manage Third-party vendor contracts as assigned
  • Perform RCM Focal Point role; lead RCM studies; provide guidance for spares strategy and preventative maintenance procedures; ensure handshakes with other work processes
  • Obtain Shell "TA3" Rotating Equipment certification for Management of Change (MOC) discipline approval
  • Occasionally lead MOCs; develop scope, schedule and budget and deliver safe, reliable and fit for purpose rotating equipment designs
  • Develop and review scopes for turnaround repairs and overhauls for rotating and special purpose equipment
  • Provide technical oversight of MOC/project deliverables from direct reports and ensure compliance with Shell and industry standards and best practices
  • Periodically Identify/Confirm asset infrastructure needs; estimate cost and prioritize
  • Participate in Shell Technical Networks
  • Perform analysis of all unplanned downtime and related losses.
  • Implement sustainable proactive technical monitoring techniques to identify and mitigate potential reliability issues and bad actors that impact Production
  • Provide technical and quality control review of all impacts to rotating equipment and machinery design associated with maintenance, repairs, and plant changes
  • Champion the Mitigate Threats and Opportunuties (MTO) work process to ensure reliability threats are properly identified, prioritized, and mitigated
  • Lead/support Root Cause Failure Analysis and Causal investigations, solution development, and risk assessments
  • Evaluate reliability performance data and communicate results to site leadership, production teams, and run and maintain organization
  • Develop the site's Reliability Strategy to close gaps in availability, capability and competence
  • Build self-competencies through proactive professional development in the Mechanical Engineering field through seminars, conferences, and formal training
Key Accountabilities include:
  • Personal and Process Safety, Reliability/Product Quality, Turnaround, Cost and Margin performance against site goals as related to all reliability and rotating equipment work
  • Behavior and performance of direct reports against communicated expectations
  • Sustainability of technical skill sets
  • Safety and business performance of managed vendors including those of direct reports
  • Rotating Equipment applications and reliability
  • Rotating equipment reliability and performance monitoring and reporting
  • Adherence to RCM Work Process
  • RCM internal and corporate audits
  • Timely resolution of short-term reliability and rotating equipment production/maintenance threats
  • Timely turnaround scope definition, cost estimation and cost management
  • Application of applicable Shell/Industry standards and best practices
  • Technical assurance of all site rotating equipment work
  • MTO threats/action items where assigned as owner, including those of direct reports
  • Rotating Equipment Bad Actor progress
  • Asset Infrastructure Plan to address equipment obsolescence/wear-out
  • TA3 Management of Change discipline approval
  • Production Team Effectiveness

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.


What we need from you -
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor's Degree or Masters in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum five (5) years of machinery/mechanical equipment experience.
  • Proven technical support to production and experience in chemical or downstream manufacturing.
  • Project experience with demonstrated technical depth and breadth in Rotating Equipment discipline preferred.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills as well as strong communicating and influencing skills.
  • Risk Assessment experience.
  • Proven knowledge/skill in Reliability and Maintenance engineering principles and applications: Pareto analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Reliability Block Diagram, Fault Tree Analysis, Weibull Analysis, Crow-AMSAA, Causal Learning / Shell Level II Investigation technique.
  • Knowledge or Experience in the following areas preferred:
    • Machinery surveillance and condition monitoring including vibration analysis
    • Machinery performance evaluations - pumps, compressors, turbines, gas turbines
    • Machinery Troubleshooting
    • Root Cause Analysis tools and techniques
    • Managing repair projects for machinery and components
    • Demonstrated understanding of national and local codes, and standards. (i.e. API, ASME, ASNT, ANSI standards in relation to all areas of machinery inspection and repair)
    • Hands on experience in the troubleshooting and repair of Centrifugal & Reciprocating Compressors, Steam and Gas Turbines, Gears, Mechanical Seals & flush plans, ANSI / API Pumps


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