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Reliability Analyst 1

Date: Jun 7, 2018

Location: Richmond, 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 Products Company is accepting online applications for the position of Rotating Equipment Reliability (RER) Analyst located in Richmond, CA through April 24, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).


The RER Reliability Analyst is responsible for coordinating and leading the machinery reliability program for assigned process units. These responsibilities include providing technical support/coverage of unplanned/emergency machinery situations, developing and implementing machinery solutions to machinery worst actors, developing long term machinery reliability recommendations, conducting machinery diagnostic analysis and troubleshooting, and contributing to the implementation of system wide reliability programs and strategies. Provides guidance on preventive and predictive machinery maintenance, determines root causes of machinery failures, and develops solutions to prevent recurrence.



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

  • Critical Machinery Troubleshooting – Provide guidance and leadership to maintenance and operations teams during troubleshooting efforts for high criticality equipment outages focusing on restoring the equipment and plants to service while finding long term fixes to best prevent reoccurrences.
  • Record Keeping – Documents machinery history accurately and completely with an emphasis on root cause identification and scope of repairs. Maintains machinery files, prioritized worst actor lists, and surveillance information in an up-to-date fashion. Completes all associated paperwork (ACD, MOC, etc.) with design changes and upgrades.
  • Design Review – Analyzes machinery history for assigned area and develops prioritized reliability improvement opportunities. Reviews new machinery installations to optimize machinery reliability through adherence to Refinery and Corporate specifications/standards. Provide support for HAZOPS, PHA, HSE, and Incident Investigations as required.
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis – Leads formal loss investigations for equipment difficult issues including seal failures of hazardous pumps, maintenance rework, and repeat failures. Provide support as an SME for higher level investigations of high consequence or high complexity incidents
  • Quality Assurance – Provides support to Project Services and Zone Maintenance departments through the development and review of machinery repair checklists, preventive maintenance checklists, and maintenance procedures as necessary. Provides support to the Operations department through the development and review of operating procedures and checklists as necessary. Supports the safe commissioning of systems by ensuring that new or repaired equipment installations meet safety standards by participating in PSSRs.
  • Machinery Protection – Provides technical support to ensure that key mechanical equipment is adequately protected by reliable protection systems. Assists Operations department in determining appropriate alarm and control limits for machinery.
  • Machinery Condition Monitoring and Surveillance – Performs routine condition monitoring and diagnostics of both “garden-variety” and major machinery in addition to enhanced monitoring as dictated by machine condition. Performs visual surveillance of operating equipment and breakdown inspection of failed equipment. Evaluates machinery performance.
  • Job necessitates driving on a routine basis


Required Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 5+ years experience with rotating equipment in the industrial or manufacturing including pumps, compressors, turbines, motors, blowers, etc. including experience with machinery repair, diagnostics, and monitory systems.
  • Capable of using databases and storing of electronic data as well understanding of Excel and Word computer programs.
  • Demonstrated strong interest in machinery analysis – focus on identification of potential reliability threats and focusing on making improvements.
  • Excellent Planning and Organizational Skills.
  • Excellent Communication Skills; written and oral.
  • Excellent Team Skills; work well with others.
  • Demonstrated continuous drive for learning and developing new skills and increasing knowledgebase.
  • Self Starter; can work without close supervision.



Preferred Qualifications:


• 7+ years of experience with rotating equipment in Oil Refinery/Petrochemical plant experience or similar industry (pulp and paper, power generation).
• 3+ years experience with formal Root Cause Failure Analysis techniques (5-Why, Why Trees, TapRoot, etc.)
• Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar 4 year technical degree.
• 3+ years experience with machinery condition monitoring and protection, including vibration analysis, oil condition monitoring, and machinery performance analysis.
• Strong competency in electronics/computers/data acquisition equipment.

Relocation Options:
Relocation maybe considered.

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.





Relocation Options:
Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters.

Expatriated options:

Expatriate won’t be considered

Position location will be Richmond CA.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment visas or consider individual 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.


Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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