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Experienced Mechanical Designs Engineer

Date: May 16, 2018

Location: El Segundo, CA California, US

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Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Experienced Mechanical Designs Engineer located in El Segundo , CA California /United States.   

Requisition ID#366201

Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources. 

 

Overview: The Design Engineer plays a key role supporting the Refinery’s mission to operate safely, reliably, predictably, and without incident at the lowest sustainable cost. This involves taking a lead role in understanding and evaluating plant performance, working closely with Operations and Maintenance to establish priorities for the work, and following thru with proactive design and execution of work packages and projects.   

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Provide engineering support for routine daily operation of process units within the refinery. Support requires collaboration and interpersonal skills necessary to work with operations, maintenance, and technical functions within the global refining system.
  • Spend time in the field working with operations and other technical teams to scope/troubleshoot mechanical problems and issues in process plants, develop alternatives, and propose and implement solutions for long term reliability and total cost of ownership.
  • Develop and manage engineering work orders for projects ranging from repairing a valve to replacing large complex equipment or pressure vessels.  
  • Develop purchase specifications for engineered mechanical equipment that insures the equipment meets company and industry standards and manage the technical requirements for procuring the equipment.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of unit turnarounds, both planned and unplanned.
  • Answer technical inquiries, make technical recommendations, provide equipment and system troubleshooting, improve designs engineering tools, and develop designs engineering procedures.
  • Carry out various studies to improve plant safety, reliability, throughput and economics.
  • Provide engineering analysis and evaluation of minor capital projects.  In some instances, responsible for design, management and execution of minor capital projects.
  • Be a role model for the Chevron way and Chevron’s safety culture.
  • Technical mentoring of less experienced design engineers.

     

Required Qualifications:

 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical or Civil engineering.
  • 3+ years of Refinery or Process Plant Engineering experience.
  • Self-motivated and can work with minimum supervision
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience with industry standards such as API, ASME, ASTM, NBIC
  • Understanding of estimating and cost control tools
  • Proven ability to:
    • Read and understand engineering manuals and codes
    • Perform engineering calculations. Including, but not limited to, pipe thickness and stress calculations and pressure vessel design and thickness calculations.
    • Read P&ID’s, plot plans, piping, and structural drawings
    • Manage multiple initiatives and tasks simultaneously
    • Communicate with and work effectively with all levels of personnel, both within and outside the refinery
    • Work with or lead a cross functional team tasked with solving complex problems
    • Lead effective meetings
    • Teach and mentor others.
  • Demonstrate model behavior including support for diversity, leadership, teamwork, and customer focus. Creates and promotes an environment of trust and teamwork through actions and own behaviors. Facilitates dialogue and possesses strong listening skills.
  • Some travel is required.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Intermediate understanding of refinery/chemical processes/equipment and understanding of the interaction between refinery units is desired.
  • Project Management experience
  • Ability to use complex tools to perform engineering analysis
  • Experience with Chevron Corporate Engineering Standards
  • Experience with developing and initiating work process improvements

 

Relocation Options: Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters.   International Considerations: Expatriate assignments will not be considered. Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

 

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:
Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.
 
Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.
 
 


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