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Refining Engineer – Fixed Equipment Reliability
The Marathon Martinez Renewable Fuels Facility has an opening for a Refining Engineer – Fixed Equipment Reliability. The primary function of this position is to ensure all fixed equipment is designed, installed, maintained, and operated such that they perform the function they were designed to perform with the highest degree of reliability. This position supports an Operating Area Team on any issue related to fixed equipment and collaborates with all other departments on a daily basis. When equipment performs poorly, this engineer will be responsible for developing and implementing corrective measures including long-term solutions. This activity will include developing Capital and Expense Budget items for consideration by Management. The Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineer position reports to the Reliability Supervisor.
The hours of the position are: 9/80 schedule, on-call one week every 4-6 weeks and support an annual TAR (Turnaround).
Mechanical Integrity Program:
Identify critical spare parts/equipment needs and ensures equipment is set up in stores.
Conduct API 579 fitness for service evaluations, API 510 support, API 570 support, API 653 support, API 580/581 support, and various other reliability engineering items, including codes and standards.
Provide corrective actions for operations to implement to comply with standards and equipment limits. Establish equipment monitoring plans, control limits, and areas of concern related to reliability for fixed equipment.
Fixed Equipment Long Term Reliability Program:
Work with the Area Inspectors, Metallurgical Engineer, and Corrosion Engineer to establish reliability recommendations on fixed equipment repairs and/or replacements.
Perform root cause failure analyses on equipment, documents the Root Cause Analysts (RCAs), and implements corrective actions.
Develop Project Request Forms (PRFs) for reliability improvements and champions those through completion.
Identify and manage a list of threats/bad actors and drives short term and long-term improvement plans.
Drives reliability through Capital Projects/Turnarounds:
Define expectations and project deliverables related to MI and other reliability requirements, audits deliverables to ensure requirements are met.
Conducting fabrication shop reviews as needed
Reviewing fabrication drawings per the applicable codes and standards.
Reviewing fabrication drawings for proper material selection and design
Support purchasing and project functions
Provide direction on preferred technologies and ensures appropriate specifications are followed.
Education, Experience and Skills:
Must have a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. (Education must be obtained/completed prior to start date)
Must have 5 years of experience as a Fixed Equipment Mechanical Reliability Engineer or related work experience.
Must have working knowledge of API 571 “Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry”.
Must have working knowledge of API 579 Fitness for Service (Level 1 and Level 2 analyses) Strong working knowledge of all applicable industry standards.
Must be proficient in Microsoft: Excel, Word and Outlook.
Must be able to wear appropriate PPE in the refinery and be able to physically perform all tasks in the field.
Must be legally authorized to work in the US without the need for future VISA sponsorship.
Must be able to work 9/80 schedule, on-call one week every 4-6 weeks and support an annual TAR (Turnaround).
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is preferred.
A valid driver’s license is preferred. (MPC determines valid status)
A Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) is preferred.
More than 5 years of experience as a Fixed Equipment Mechanical Reliability Engineer in a plant setting preferred.
General use skills and knowledge in the following computer programs are recommended: Sage and Compress preferred.
Proficient with maintenance/reliability management systems including SAP, APM; API RBI Software preferred.
Strong knowledge in the design and application of all types of fixed equipment at the refinery (engineering application, maintenance, repair, operation, monitoring, testing, and documentation) preferred.
Relocation may be available.