Rotating Equipment Engineer



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Up to USD0.00 per year

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Branch Information

Houston Engineering - (USA) SPACES CityCentre One 800 Town & Country Boulevard TX Houston , TX 77024



Job Description

Accountable for the reliability of rotating equipment; requiring knowledge of best-in-class practices around operation and maintenance of rotating equipment. You will utilize a solid ability to troubleshoot mechanical rotating equipment by applying root cause failure analysis. Skills include troubleshooting motors, pumps, compressors, and gearboxes utilizing vibration signatures, oil analysis, and motor current signatures.


* Troubleshoot screw and centrifugal compressor problems utilizing existing process conditions.

* Oversee and direct the rotating equipment/vibration monitoring program.

* Review rotating equipment recommendations and set priorities for completion of recommendations.

* Ensure complete and accurate rotating equipment repair documentation.

* Participate in all the appropriate project reviews that impact the reliability and rotating equipment integrity of the plant.

* Implement projects to improve mechanical reliability, reduce costs, improve safety and solve environmental issues.

* Provide technical support to project engineering. Have some crossover responsibilities on the stationary equipment reliability.

* Work with vendors concerning equipment issues, technology issues, failure problems, and quotes on equipment used in some projects.

* Demonstrate strong safety leadership in daily work and through:

* Coordination with maintenance supervisors to develop and implement preventive and predictive maintenance programs on existing equipment (fixed equipment, pumps, safety devices, etc.) based on manufacturer's recommendation or best engineering practices

* Lead or participate as needed in Process Hazard Analysis, Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), or other risk assessments

* Write and support the Management of Change process through PHA and PSSR Evaluations

* Lead/participate in incident investigations to identify root causes and corrective recommendations to prevent reoccurrence


* Degree in Engineering; Mechanical Engineering preferred

* Experience in plant maintenance, of this, 5 years focused on rotating equipment troubleshooting, vibration monitoring, etc.

* Extensive experience with screw and centrifugal compressors and pumps

* In-depth knowledge of compressors, steam turbines and gearboxes

* Experience in providing training to rotating equipment mechanics and operators preferred

Technical Skills

* Familiarity with vibration signature and oil analysis; pump design fundamentals and sizing; and mechanical details of rotating equipment and seal plans

* Basic knowledge of relevant instrumentation and applications on rotating equipment

* Root-cause analysis and reliability fundamentals

* Familiarity with Bad Actor programs and Criticality analysis

* General understanding of reactors, exchangers, boilers, tanks, etc.

* Experience with SAP, Microsoft Office software, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, etc.