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Posted: Tue Aug 15 2023

Rotating Equipment Engineer

Lake Charles, LA

Direct Hire

Rotating Equipment Engineer
Lake Charles, LA
Direct Hire /Relocation Benefits are available for this position.

Job Responsibilities:
The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for maintaining the safe operation and reliability of the refinery rotating equipment by applying standard engineering principles, theories, concepts, and techniques in providing solutions to a variety of rotating equipment problems that develop during operation, maintenance repair and/or turnarounds, as well as performing root cause failure analysis in order to make recommendations for equipment that will eliminate the causes for equipment unreliability.
Additional duties include:
  • Provide technical support to maintenance & operations to increase rotating equipment availability and reduce maintenance costs
  • Apply standard engineering principles, theories, concepts, troubleshooting, scope development and other techniques to provide solutions to a variety of rotating equipment problems
  • Participate in hazard and operability studies and work to resolve engineering action items
  • Champion reliability of rotating equipment in assigned area by promoting, training, presentations and other activities to keep awareness high
  • Utilize vibration and process data to troubleshoot and predict impending failures of rotating equipment in order to avoid secondary damage
  • Establish guidelines for and monitor the performance of the preventative maintenance programs
  • Provide technical assistance for rotating equipment systems on unit turnarounds and on equipment start-ups
  • Provide maintenance department input on rotating equipment repair scopes and capital projects
  • Identify and implement improvement ideas to improve operational performance, increase availability, and/or reduce costs

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications
  • B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5 years minimum experience, 10 years preferred, of refinery or petrochemical plant experience with rotating equipment, especially pumps, motors, turbines, and compressors
  • Experience with vibration analysis, preferred
  • Strong PC skills with vibration software, preferred
  • Good verbal and written communications skill
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Company hourly employees must be qualified as a temporary supervisor per the Supervisor Development Process (OSDP, MSDP, or LSDP) and meet the minimum qualifications listed above

Eligibility Requirements:
The Maritime Transportation Security Act requires all persons who will need unescorted access to a regulated facility to have a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), issued in accordance with the rules established by the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration. Candidates selected for employment must meet eligibility criteria to obtain a TWIC card. To obtain more information on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), please visit the Transportation Security Administration’s website

•                Remote Work options available for eligible positions
•                Options are department and/or location specific
•                9/80 Work Schedule Option (where applicable)
•                Annual Vacation Incentive (40-120 hours of pay) for Eligible Employees
•                Paid Vacation Time
•                Company-Paid Holidays
•                Parental Leave
•                Excellent 401(k) Match
•                Pension Plan
•                Company-Paid Sick Leave and Long-Term Disability
•                Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans; FSA and HSA options
•                Company-Paid Life Insurance for Active Employees
•                Healthy Rewards Program
•                Service Awards Program
•                Educational Assistance Plan
•                Dependent Children Scholarships
•                Reimbursement for Gym Membership
•                Employee Discount Programs
•                On-site Health Clinic
•                On-site Cafeteria (select locations)
•                On-site Credit Union and ATM (Corporate office only)
•                On-site Fitness Center (select locations)


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