Mechanical Engineer

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Location Nederland, TX, USA
Sector Mechanical Engineer
Hours 40 hrs/week
Working model Office based

Responsible for performing mechanical engineering duties regarding installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of plant equipment. This role will focus on TAR and Capital projects work for the site.


Your scope of responsibility


  • Serve as a member of cross-functional team to resolve, plan, and implement solutions to address static equipment problems. Work alongside TAR Planning team to prepare and implement TAR work for upcoming Turnarounds.
  •  Work with a multi-disciplined team to initiate, propose and oversee manufacture and development of Capital Projects. Work with mechanical contractors to follow through with mechanical completion of Capital Expenditure Projects on site.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, or computer-generated reports.
  • Confer with other engineers or other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, or provide technical information.
  • Perform functions and duties in a manner that protects personal safety as well as the safety of all personnel on site
  • Promptly report all safety, health or environmental incidents or issues
  • Provide technical and field support to Operations and Maintenance departments for mechanical equipment. 
  • Recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.
  • Conduct research that tests or analyzes the feasibility, design, operation, or performance of equipment, components, or systems.
  • Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to operations and maintenance crews.
  • Develop, coordinate, or monitor all aspects of production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication, or operation of product designs.
  • Specify system components or direct modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
  • Assist in root cause failure analysis on critical equipment failures.
  • Perform component failure analysis as required.
  • Witness repairs to equipment and serve as a coordinator on critical equipment repairs as needed.
  • Initiate capital projects to maintain/enhance business goals. 
  • Participate on capital project teams and provide assistance in development of specifications and supporting detail design efforts. 
  • Review project design packages for proper design regarding operability, reliability, and maintainability  
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of the preventative maintenance program. 
  • Develop, review, and maintain equipment specifications as related to purchasing, installation, operation, and maintenance/repairs.  
  • Develop and implement alterations and revisions to equipment to improve business performance of the operating units.
  • Provide various engineering reports as needed.
  • Assists other Departments as necessary.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 What you bring to OCI


Education, Experience, and/or Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering required.
  • Minimum of 8 years of engineering experience in the Chemical Industry field or equivalent
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience working in an industrial manufacturing environment.
  • Fertilizer manufacturing experience a plus


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires working knowledge of relevant ASME and API codes.
  • Certification in relevant ASME and API codes is a benefit
  • This individual shall possess a sound knowledge of fixed equipment as well as a knowledge of inspection activities/techniques.
  • Knowledge of corrosion mechanisms and materials is desired.
  • Ability to read and interpret P&IDs, isometric drawings, and Corrosion Control Diagrams.
  • Experience in writing procedures
  • Demonstrated technical leadership related to fixed equipment.
  • Knowledge of risk-based inspection software programs and best practices
  • Ability to use personal computer software for word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Be able to work independently (while still possessing good teamwork ability).
  • Ability to gather and evaluate complex information.
  • Ability to work and make decisions in a fast paced, high stress environment.
  • Provide attention to detail and ability to produce results.
  • Ability to interact with team members and meet strict deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • Maintain a valid driver's license and ensure HR has a current copy on file



  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel required.
  • Experience with SAP a plus



  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Requires sitting, standing and walking for extensive periods of time. 
  • Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.  
  • Confined space entry required                                
  • Ability to work with a high noise levels in the work environment is required.
  • Follow company safety and health guidelines and other company policies.
  • Some work may require heights more than 100 feet.
  • Ability to climb straight ladders.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Working in heavy industrial chemical plant environment.


Work Schedule

  • Monday – Friday between 8:00am – 5:00pm, working the 9/80 schedule
  • May work additional hours and days, during plant outages and TAR’s, including weekends and holidays as required.



  • Travel not anticipated in this role

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.