Friday , October 23 2020

Chevron Employment – Materials Engineer

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Job Description:

The position requires an individual with a strong refinery process and reliability background and demonstrated leadership abilities. Additionally, depending on the candidate’s experience and aptitude, the position works with peers across Manufacturing to help improve and standardize mechanical integrity processes. This position will report to the Fixed Equipment Integrity Technical Team Lead. This position is not responsible for supervising company or contract personnel on a normal basis, but the position could possibly supervise personnel for special projects and/or circumstances.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Actively works to maintain open and clear communication between the Reliability group, Process and Design Engineering, Operations, and
  • Project Services. Facilitates cooperation among technical groups to improve reliability.
  • Work directly with the Inspection team to help develop RBI inspection, repair, and/or replacement recommendations for fixed equipment.
  • Review, and revise/author as needed, Mechanical Integrity standards and documents used within the Refinery/Manufacturing (including
  • Refinery Instructions and Inspection Procedures).
  • Assist RBI Engineers in creating and/or modifying ITPM tasks for RBI components.
  • Work collaboratively with Fixed Equipment Integrity, Maintenance and Reliability, Technical (Design and Process Engineering), and Operations disciplines to generate alignment on the implementation of Fixed Equipment Integrity initiatives, while fostering behaviors that build relationships among the respective disciplines.
  • Supports Fitness for Service Assessments.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills, both oral and written vertically and across the organization.
  • Stewards corporate programs such as Wet H2S, Sulfidation, HTHA, and others. Ensure programs are accurate, up-to-date, and incorporated into the appropriate refinery equipment inspection plans.
  • Implement and maintain reliability plans and risk-based inspection (RBI) program. Provide updates to both when process conditions dictate or inspection related updates are needed.
  • Occasional response to emergency calls and working long associated hours, especially during turnaround events, occasionally on an unplanned basis.
  • The job necessitates driving on a routine basis
  • Participates in the planning and executing work plans for plant turnarounds and capital projects. Supports and updates plant corrosion/Damage
  • Mechanism Reviews as part of the PHA process, Metallurgical Reviews, and Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) plans. Develops and reviews technical specifications relating to materials and corrosion.
  • Provide technical oversight and second-level review of inspection findings and recommendations, asset strategy adjustments, and interpretation of inspection data.
  • Act as a technical resource in the development and implementation of integrity operating windows as needed.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and participate in team activities resulting in high-quality problem solving, root cause analysis, damage mechanism reviews, and facilitation of RBI studies.
  • Work collaboratively with FEI personnel from other Chevron refineries to drive consistency/standardization of Mechanical Integrity processes and procedures across manufacturing.
  • Participate in the RBI meeting to review the design of equipment and break the equipment into components.
  • Utilize API 580/581 Risk Based Inspection techniques to identify and prioritize the level of inspection.
  • Working in and around operating facilities, manufacturer & testing sites, with occasional climbing and internal equipment access.
  • Domestic travel is required, roughly 5%, depending on assigned projects and experience level.
  • Act as a technical resource in the analysis of data, damage mechanisms, and equipment/piping reliability plans (asset strategies). Assist as needed to analyze data, calculate corrosion rates, asses risk, and predict end of life for piping, pressure vessels, and tanks.
  • Works with other Materials Engineers in Chevron System to develop common tools, processes, and decision making criteria. Also works with larger Corporate and industry community for training, obtaining technical information needed for consultation, and staying current with the state of the art knowledge that may have application at the Refinery site.
  • Must be able to climb ladders, access internals of equipment, etc.
  • Provides Materials Engineering consulting to inspectors, engineers, management, and operators. Provides consultation on materials selection, corrosion monitoring and control, remaining life assessment, and repair strategies.
  • Mentors inspectors, engineers, and others in materials technologies such as materials selection, welding and fabrication, and corrosion control.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years of materials engineering or equivalent experience in a process facility.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Fixed Equipment Turnaround
  • Repair techniques
  • Equipment operation
  • Mechanical design
  • Maintenance work processes
  • Demonstrate role model behavior supporting Chevron principles and values, including support for diversity, leadership, teamwork, customer focus, and personal/process safety.
  • Working knowledge of:
  • Ability to understand priorities and facilitate alignment with objectives. Self-starting and proactive, with strong organizational skills. Capable of managing multiple tasks, projects, and initiatives. Demonstrated ability to set realistic goals and complete commitments.
  • Inspection methods/practices
  • Able to work and navigate with fixed equipment integrity software:
  • Proven to be a strong team player. Works effectively and cooperatively with others of varying technical and personal backgrounds.
  • Damage mechanisms
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Risk Based Inspection software
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering or Corrosion.
  • Inspection Data Management System
  • Material selection

Job Details:

Company: Chevron

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Gulfport, MS, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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