Mechanical Integrity and Reliability Engineer


Maintenance/Mechanical Integrity Engineer


Location: Orange, Texas


The Maintenance/Mechanical Integrity Engineer position plays a key role in ensuring that the assets and infrastructure of the Orange, Texas plant are properly maintained and fully operational.  The incumbent is responsible for improving the mechanical integrity of the site and infrastructure by utilizing industry recognized tools, inspection methods and standards. He or she also prioritizes and develops multiyear equipment replacement plans.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Develop short- and long-term reliability and mechanical integrity plans
  • Serve as site technical resource for piping systems, stationary equipment, fixed equipment and infrastructure
  • Establish priorities for inspection planning and execution using risk-based methodologies, identify relevant damage mechanisms, select appropriate inspection tasks/NDE methods, and develop inspection/maintenance plans for all equipment types.
  • Lead the development of site critical equipment list by facilitating FMEA/type analysis to insure proper prioritization of critical equipment and spare part requirements.
  • Create repair plans for piping, vessels, and other fixed and rotating equipment based on dynamic factors (risk, EHSQ, prod. Schedule, budget)
  • Develop leading and lagging metrics design to drive for overall reduction in unplanned downtime.
  • Participate in planned turnarounds by coordinating inspections as well as critical repairs
  • Develop, modify, review and own on-line monitoring and inspection programs.





The successful candidate must be a well-rounded maintenance professional who can build relationships and get results without direct authority. 


Specific qualifications include:


  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably mechanical engineering, is strongly preferred for this role.  Experience as described in the next bullet point may be substituted for the degree. 
  • Three to ten years of experience in maintenance at a chemical plant or refinery is required. Some of this experience may have been acquired in positions such as maintenance planner, maintenance scheduler, reliability engineer or similar position.  
  • Experience assessing aging infrastructure and determining mechanical integrity of plant assets is strongly preferred. 

·      Working experience with API inspection standards, including:

  • Experience creating repair plans from inspection reports; the successful incumbent must understand the importance of RAGAGEPs and possess the technical ability to provide sufficient technical support
  • Prioritization based on severity of deficiencies; this role requires a solid technical base and the ability to provide detailed plans and schedules based on many dynamic factors.

·      Solid knowledge of ASME design codes as well as API inspection codes, including:

  • Piping design under ASME B31.1/ASME B31.3
  • ASME Sect. VIII Div. 1
  • API 510,653.650,570
  • A broad technical understanding of multiple areas (e.g. mechanical, electrical, controls, process) and the ability to connect dots and prioritize work.



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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

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