Sr. Static Equipment Engineer

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

Senior Static Equipment Engineer

Responsible for performing mechanical engineering in design, fabrication, installation, and start-up of fixed and rotating equipment.  Applying plant design specifications and industry practices on mechanical equipment during scoping of repairs or replacements.  Site champion for managing PIP engineering standards. Manages 3rd party engineering companies performing Level 2 & 3 FFS, develops and maintains site procedures for compliance with PSM 1910.119 Mechanical Integrity and technical liaison for the fixed equipment mechanical integrity inspection team.

Your scope of responsibility

  • Serve as a member of cross-functional team as needed to resolve equipment problems, investigate incidents, and improve equipment reliability.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, or computer-generated reports.
  • Assist pipe and equipment designers in developing the detailed designs using drafting tools or computer-assisted design (CAD) or drafting equipment and software.  Review and approved designs.
  • Research, design, specify, install, and develop maintenance strategy on mechanical equipment, plant systems to meet RAGAGEP requirements.  Apply knowledge of engineering principles.
  • Confer with engineers or other personnel to implement maintenance 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
  • Monitor operating performance of mechanical equipment to ensure availability is maximized, performance is up to expected levels and cost of operations, repair and ownership is optimized.
  • Provide technical and field support to Operations and Maintenance departments for mechanical equipment. 
  • Recommend design modifications or repair scopes to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.
  • Conduct research or analyze design feasibility for improvement projects and determine ROI for those projects to justify capital investment.
  • Investigate equipment failures or performance changes while diagnosing potential operational issues.  Make recommendations to Operations and Maintenance on actions to correct and return to normal operation.
  • Provide input to reliability improvement/tracking programs for critical and non-critical mechanical assets.
  • Develop and evaluate alternate designs and technologies to improve mechanical equipment reliability.  Lead feasibility evaluations, changes in operating conditions, impact of possible new applications.  Provide estimates on installation and commissioning cost as necessity for these potential modifications.
  • Specify system components or direct modification for mechanical designs to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
  • Assist in root cause failure analysis on critical equipment failures.
  • Perform or coordinate with 3rd party labs 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 aid in development of specifications and supporting detail design efforts. 
  • Review project design packages for proper design regarding reliability, application, and maintenance.  
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of mechanical equipment preventative maintenance programs. 
  • 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 reports as needed.
  • Always present a professional image, to clients and vendors and maintain a positive reputation of the company.
  • Follow all relevant company policies and procedures.
  • Assists other Departments and other administrative personnel as necessary.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

What you bring to OCI

Education, Experience, and/or Training

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent mechanical, industrial, civil or chemical engineering required.
  • At least eight years of experience in the chemical processing or refining industry.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of industry practical engineering principles and recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEP). This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and fabrication of mechanical equipment.
  • Production and Processing — Able to gain knowledge of site chemical processes in the manufacturing, storage and handling of Ammonia and Methanol.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles, involved in mechanical equipment used in chemical process industries. Can interpret technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving — identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking — using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.


OCI offers a comprehensive, first-class benefits package.  These benefit plans provide a wide range of benefits and protection for the employees and their families.  Full-time employees are eligible for medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance coverage upon hire.  OCI also offers a 401(k) program with a company matching benefit and an extra 3% Safe Harbor match.  Full-time employees of OCI receive paid holidays, a floating holiday to celebrate diversity, PTO, as well as many other programs such as paid parental leave and educational reimbursement.

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.