Senior Rotating Equipment Engineer

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Location Wever Iowa
Sector Reliability Engineer
Hours 40 hrs/week
Working model Office based

OCI Nitrogen Iowa is looking for a to join our Asset Integrity team in Wever, Iowa.  This individual will be responsible for rotating equipment engineering support at the site. This will include maintenance support, bad actor resolutions and a focus on potential business interruptions.  This individual will focus on special purpose equipment, including Turbines, Compressors, Expanders and Reciprocating Equipment, this includes vibration diagnostics, and turnaround planning and support. This individual should have a strong mechanical engineering background, experience with high power rotating equipment and experience working in chemical facilities.


Your scope of responsibility


  • Technical maintenance support for rebuilds and repairs.
  • Mitigation and resolution of potential business interruptions or threats
  • Lead Management of Change (MOC) process for rotating equipment centered changes and perform the technical review.
  • Develop solutions for bad actors and correct repeat failures.
  • Turnaround scope development, planning support and execution oversight
  • Capital Expenditure Subject Matter Expert for Rotating Equipment
  • Develop Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) for equipment.
  • Perform vibration analysis on continuous monitored equipment and resolve vibration issues.
  • Perform regular equipment walkdowns and establish inspection checklists.
  • Develop and implement task lists and work procedures for maintenance technicians and operations to ensure reliable repair and operation of rotating equipment.
  • Identify and solve specific equipment issues using data driven methodologies.
  • Provide technical support for PHA’s/HAZOPs.
  • Provide justification and facilitating the purchase of major spare parts.
  • Provide specifications; including clearances and torques values.
  • Analyze and communicate equipment drawing details.
  • Formal and informal training of mechanics.
  • Assist in obtaining and training on specialized components or tools.
  • Manage vendor and manufacturer support for repairs and troubleshooting.
  • Inspect and verify work of maintenance technicians and contractors for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques and compliance with applicable standards and specifications.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

What you bring to OCI


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering
  • ISO 18436-2 Vibration Category II Certification

Experience and Skills

  • 10+ years’ engineering experience in the Fertilizer, LNG, Refining, Petrochemical, or other chemical industry. With knowledge of PSM and MI program requirements.
  • 10+ years’ experience with compressors, steam turbines and reciprocating equipment.
  • Minimum of 4 Turnaround events leading rotating equipment rebuilds.
  • Knowledge of engineering codes/standards and best practices related to rotating machinery (API/ANSI, etc.).
  • API 610, 614, 617, 612, 682, 686, 687, working knowledge.
  • Analyzing vibration data and Bently Nevada experience is critical to this role.
  • Experience working with operating processes, equipment, and materials of construction.
  • Strong technical ability to effectively evaluate equipment performance, identify root cause to equipment failures or performance issues and recommend solutions to resolve problems.
  • Experience with small project and failure analysis methods.
  • Experience with rotating equipment repairs, understanding of clearances and tolerances on rotating equipment.
  • Knowledge of machinery lubrication and tribology – ability to analyze sample results and recommend resolution when required.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Bending, kneeling, lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to climb straight ladders. Some work may require heights in excess of 100 feet.
  • Wearing industrial chemical plant uniforms and PPE as required.


OCI offers a comprehensive, first-class benefits package starting the first day of the month following an employee’s hire date.

  • Medical insurance
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) program with company matching.
  • Paid holidays.
  • Paid time off (PTO)

About OCI

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, OCI N.V. is a leading global producer and distributor of ammonia, fertilizers and methanol products providing fertilizers, lower carbon fuels, and chemical feedstocks to agricultural, transportation, and industrial customers around the world.

We are the largest hydrogen producer and consumer in the Netherlands. We are proud of our long history of reducing our emissions and throughout the whole world sustainable projects are being developed.

OCI operates facilities in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the US and distributes its products worldwide.

Our nitrogen fertilizers are essential for global food security, our fuel solutions help decarbonize road transport and the maritime sector and our chemical products end up in thousands of everyday products. We have approximately 4,100 employees. The company is publicly traded on the Euronext in Amsterdam.