Skills: Metallurgist / Materials Engineering, Corrosion Engineering
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Norco, California, United States
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The Corrosion and Materials Engineer (CME) is a key member of the Pressure Equipment Integrity (PEI) Department for Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex. This position is one of several CME's who provide corrosion and materials support to the site. The CME is part of a team of PEI Engineers and Inspectors who are responsible for managing pressure equipment integrity at Norco. The PEI Department reports through the Engineering organization.
The Corrosion and Materials Engineer contributes to pressure equipment integrity and process safety by fostering corrosion awareness, developing monitoring and mitigation plans, and providing technical support on corrosion and materials selection issues. Primary responsibilities for the position include:
- Provide recommendations for corrosion control and material selection for equipment maintenance, repairs, plant changes (support Management of Change process), and capital projects.
- Provide technical support to Process Engineers, Production Specialists, Pressure Equipment Integrity Engineers and Inspectors for day-to-day problem solving activities.
- Provide technical support for planned or unplanned maintenance, shutdown or turnaround events, during and after normal business hours, as the business needs arise.
- Develop and support work processes and tools to help manage the overall corrosion control program.
- Support Proactive Technical Monitoring (PTM) and Ensure Safe Production (ESP) activities through the maintenance of Corrosion Control Documents (CCDs) and Integrity Operating Window (IOW) variables and by performing routine monitoring of process unit corrosion variables.
- Coordinate corrosion monitoring, data gathering and their subsequent use for inspection planning. Provide technical input to chemical inhibitor programs, boiler feedwater, and cooling water treatment programs, and other chemical treatment programs.
- Support the development of optimized inspection strategies specific to the equipment and process conditions.
- Support the implementation and maintenance of Shell Risk Based Inspection (S-RBI).
- Participate in corrosion reviews and risk assessments to develop turnaround work scopes. Provide technical support during major maintenance events, including turnarounds and pitstops.
- Participate in analysis of pressure equipment related failures and ensure that PEI related LOPCs are sufficiently investigated to understand cause and develop long-term solutions.
- Conduct material failure analyses and coordinate formal analysis activities with Shell Projects & Technology.
- Network with other Corrosion & Materials Engineers in Shell and external professional organizations to share knowledge and experiences.
- Deliver planned business performance improvements in terms of Asset Integrity & Process Safety (LOPCs), Crude Flexibility, Reliability, and Cost.
- Assist in coaching and developing less experienced staff.
- Minimal travel requirements and some climbing of ladders and entering of equipment during outages to inspect and evaluate corrosion issues.
This role helps support the integration of Shared Stewardship of Assets for Pressure Equipment Integrity across the entire organization and help others in the organization understand their role in maintaining equipment integrity as related to corrosion control and proper design and maintenance of pressure equipment.
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- 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 required.
- Minimum five (5) years' corrosion and materials experience, preferably in the refining manufacturing environment.
- Knowledge of refining processes including material selection and specification, equipment, and degradation mechanisms.
- Knowledge in Corrosion control design and management.
- Knowledge in Equipment integrity and repair assessment.
- Knowledge in Non-destructive testing.
- Proven track record in Field inspection and detection/evaluation of material defects.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Good interpersonal and teamwork skills.
- Self-starter who can set own goals and direction.
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