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Mechanical Integrity Engineer - Fixed Equipment
Wilmington, CA  Posted: 11/10/2021


Our client is a major refinery in the Los Angeles area serving the fuel transportation and aviation fuel needs of the western United States. Operates an integrated network of strategic assets that creates and sells refined petroleum products, from feedstock acquisition to wholesale, commercial and retail sales outlets.  They are looking for a Mechanical Integrity Engineer who has fixed equipment experience to support their refinery in the South Bay.

The Mechanical Integrity Engineer helps ensure reliable mechanical integrity of fixed equipment and piping with the prevention of leaks, failures, and process safety events.  Activities include monitoring and responding to refinery operational conditions, implementing and supporting Mechanical Integrity Department initiatives, and providing technical input for Maintenance and Project Engineering objectives.
  • Participate and promote all aspects of the refinery's safety programs.  Visibly demonstrate commitment to workplace safety of employees and contractors through personal engagement, direct communication, and lead by example.
  • Provide analyses for remaining equipment and piping life and assist in establishing schedules for repairs and/or replacement, and inspections.
  • Resolve problems involving damage mechanisms such as corrosion or other forms of equipment deterioration and provide recommendations for repairs, modifications, and replacements.
  • Perform and/or coordinate failure analyses (e.g., root cause analyses) and special inspections and determine the need for outside contractor consultation or specialized engineer services.
  • Perform and/or coordinate Fitness-for-Service and Risk-Based Inspection evaluations.
  • Design, review, and/or coordinate approval of on-stream repairs for fixed equipment and piping.
  • Evaluate and resolve issues related to fixed equipment/pipe supports, expansion joints, spring hangers and perform stress and flexibility analyses to develop practical and safe solutions.
  • Provide technical support for all components of critical bolted flange connections.
  • Keep current reliability operating parameters and respond to and follow-up on reliability operating limit exceedances.
  • Provide technical oversight and support implementation of company mechanical integrity standards (e.g., Sulfidation, Injection and Mix Points, HTHA, Atmospheric Overhead Corrosion).
  • Provide proposals for inspection and fixed equipment related expense and capital budgets.
  • Participate in the development of complex welding procedures such as dissimilar materials and on-stream welding or alternative weld procedures such as tempered bead applications or in-lieu of PWHT and provide technical review of complex repairs through the IWR (Inspection Work Request) process.
  • Have working knowledge, apply, and understand pertinent industry codes and standards such as ASME, API, NBIC.
  • Provide repair plans for infrastructure such as structural steel supports.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Materials, Metallurgical or Corrosion Engineering)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • 3 or more years of experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Knowledge of corrosion, metallurgy, design, inspection techniques
  • Knowledge of Equity Engineering Plant Manager, RBI, and PCMS software packages preferred.
  • Knowledge with API and capable of performing a variety of Level 1 and Level 2 Fitness for Service calculations preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the following codes:
    • ASME I, II, VIII, and IX
    • ANSI B31.1, 31.3, and 16.5
    • CCR Title 8
    • NBIC
    • API 510, 530, 570, 571, 653
  • Strong oral/written communication skills and the ability to interact and work in a team environment
Apply now for immediate and confidential consideration!
PTS Advance offers a comprehensive benefits package for qualified employees which includes Medical (with employer contribution), Dental, Vision, 401k program, direct deposit
PTS Advance is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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