Mechanical Engineer

Alvin, TX 77511

Posted: 09/22/23 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Function: Engineering Job ID:: 128997 Pay Range: $90,000-135,000 / year

Job Description

Purpose of the job:

the Mechanical Engineer will report to the Maintenance and Reliability Manager and act to:

  • achieve a safe and trouble-free commissioning and start-up,

  • support Operations and Maintenance in their day-to-day activities,

  • facilitate implementation of a preventive maintenance culture,

  • continuously improve maintenance organization capabilities to achieve best in class reliability,

  • maintain consistency and integrity of the static equipment components and systems, particularly in supporting plant modifications and minor betterment projects, and

  • support the implementation of a plant wide comprehensive technical and behavioral safety culture.

  • work with plant inspector to ensure continuous mechanical integrity of the plant fixed equipment.


Internal factors:

  • Safety performance, specifically shop and field execution safety performance

  • Plant Reliability & Availability

  • Maintenance organizational capabilities, knowledge base and know-how of maintenance technicians and planners.

External factors:

  • HSE compliance

  • Vendor support and know-how

Responsibilities AND Accountabilities

Major responsibilities for the Mechanical Engineer include but are not limited to the following:

Accountability 1: Act as static equipment technical Subject Matter Expert in support of Maintenance and Operations.

  • Be on call to provide technical support when needed,

  • Perform root cause failure analysis (RCFA) on static equipment component and system failures, develop and recommend corrective action proposals.

  • Work with plant inspector to ensure continuous mechanical integrity of the plant fixed equipment.

  • Advise and assist on-site mechanical technicians, planners and maintenance supervisors on static equipment component and system re-conditionings and repairs. Advise on modifications and improvements of maintenance re-conditioning and repair procedures and practices.

Accountability 2: Maintain consistency and integrity of all mechanical components and systems.

  • Take ownership of all mechanical related specifications and standards related to static equipment, and develop new ones where required or missing,

  • Ensure specifications and standards are followed for plant modifications and minor betterment projects,

  • Evaluate adequacy of plant inspection and testing programs to ensure integrity and availability of mechanical components and systems.

Accountability 3: Induce preventive maintenance, maintain and expand static equipment knowledge base, and drive continuous improvement of organizational capabilities to achieve best in class Reliability.

  • Keep all relevant re-conditioning and repair procedures, vendor information, specifications, and standards up to date, adapt to evolutions in available technology & lessons learned from corrective maintenance where appropriate,

  • Develop a risk-based inspection program proposal,

  • Monitor critical equipment and assist in the development and implementation of Preventive Maintenance programs,

  • Gather and classify all data and information pertaining to static equipment component and system failures and failure frequencies,

  • Perform all necessary analysis, conduct all necessary investigations involving vendors and subject matter specialists as needed to identify failure modes, and classify all findings,

  • Develop and implement action plans to eliminate identified failure modes, including but not limited to modifications and changes to:

  •       - Static equipment component and system specifications and standards,

  •       - Inspection, reconditioning and repair procedures, and

  •       - Mechanical technician training documents and programs,

  • Develop and deliver refreshment training for mechanical technicians.

Accountability 4: Support plant modifications and minor betterment projects.

  • Review and approve all mechanical aspects of specifications of new equipment, and develop specifications for all new static equipment components and systems as introduced by such minor betterment projects,

  • Participate in pre-start-up safety reviews, and assist in punch listing, pre-commissioning, and commissioning of all plant modifications and minor betterment projects.

  • Participate as a technical advisor on maintenance turnarounds and minor betterment projects.

Accountability 5: Promote plant-wide Safety Culture.

  • Understand and apply company HSE practices, policies, and procedures,

  • Pro-actively demonstrate safe behaviors and demand safe behaviors from everybody associated with the Plant,

  • Comply with Process Safety Management requirements,

  • Participate and rigorously apply Management of Change procedure,

  • Participate where applicable in Job Risk Analyses (JRA), Process Hazard Analyses (PHA), HAZOP studies, Incident Investigations, and other safety studies,

  • Develop and document mechanical discipline specific JRAs,

  • Participate in plant safety observations, near miss and incident reporting, and other plant wide initiatives designed to drive Behavioral Safety.

Skills Required

Level of education & Experience in general

  • Minimum BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited university.

  • 5 or more years as a Maintenance or Reliability Engineer in a petrochemical plant or refinery.


Meet The Recruiter

Caitlin Spellings
Senior IT/Engineering Recruiter

Since I joined the Burnett Specialists team in 2014, I've placed numerous candidates in various roles and gained a reputation for exceptional skills in identifying and recruiting top talent. Providing a positive experience for both candidates and clients is my top priority.

I'm passionate about recruiting and building long-lasting relationships with my clients. My attention to detail, exceptional communication skills, and ability to understand clients' needs have qualified me to become a trusted and respected IT and engineering recruiter.

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