Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineer

FieldBridge Energy - Houston, TX

Field Bridge Energy is hiring a Reliability Engineer for a World Leading Petrochemical Company in Houston.

The Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineer position interacts with other technical groups on site (process engineering, maintenance, and capital project groups), corporate technical networks and peers, and vendors/suppliers as needed to resolve problems and improve plant reliability and performance.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develops and/or approves stationary equipment repair plans, rerates, & modifications related to expense and capital projects in their area.
  • Performs fitness for service evaluations per API, ASME or applicable industry guidelines/standards, including level 1 & 2 evaluations per API-579.
  • Subject matter expert for other assessment tools within the MI program, including RAT (bundle retube analysis tool), RvIFT (relief valve interval tool).
  • Leads EDRM (Equipment Deficiency Risk Assessment) teams, which includes development of an initial assessment memo, a remediation plan, tracking of action items, and EDRM closure.
  • Performs bolted joint calculations and select gaskets for planning.
  • Participates in corporate technical teams.
  • Provides technical support to both operations and maintenance.
  • Works closely with Unit Inspector(s) to troubleshoot stationary equipment issues and review Inspection & Testing Plans for piping / equipment repairs or new installations.
  • Reviews requests for installation of Leak Repair Devices, such as bolted engineered enclosures, composite wraps, valves body injections, etc.
  • Leads the development of technical assessment packages for hot taps, stopples, line freezes, welding on live equipment, etc.
  • Develops and maintains specific procedures, programs, and methods to ensure unit needs are met and maintained.
  • Reviews the design of furnaces, boilers, heaters, flares, burners, refractory, insulation, high temperature materials, tanks, exchangers, vessels and piping.
  • Support Turnarounds through engineering package reviews, execution and scope development during discovery.
  • Leads or participates in incident investigations and root cause failure analysis.
  • Mentors less experienced engineers and co-ops.

Min. Qualifications

  • This position requires: B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 4-6 years of work experience in the refining/petrochemical industry.
  • Proven proficiency in stationary equipment fabrication standards (ASME), inspection codes (API, NBIC), and recommended practices.
  • The following certifications are desirable: API 510, API 570
  • Strong interpersonal leadership skills are critical due to the requirement for effective communication of complex issues across the organization as well as for mentoring and consensus building.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)







Posted On: Friday, November 8, 2019

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