Mechanical Engineer

Motiva Enterprises   •  

Port Arthur, TX

Industry: Energy & Utilities


5 - 7 years

Posted 140 days ago

This job is no longer available.


Provides technical support, technical development of operators & crafts, and technical assurance for rotating equipment to ensure safe, reliable, and cost-effective operation and maintenance for Production. 

Position Overview

  • Provision of technical support to Production areas on mechanical upgrades or improvements for rotating equipment
  • Identification of Production area threats resulting from rotating equipment
  • Timely development of plans to improve/eliminate bad actors
  • Ensure that facility changes are properly documented, and records are issued to appropriate parties 
  • Ensure operating procedures for plant rotating equipment are in place as needed
  • Participate in incident investigations concerning rotating equipment
  • Verification that designs, field installations, and repairs meet engineering standards or approve deviations


  • Troubleshoot operational rotating equipment problems in support of the GAME ME & RCM work process
  • Identify, develop, and apply best practices in machinery design, maintenance, and operation
  • Participate in Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) analysis and establish alarms and limits for equipment through Ensure Safe Production (ESP) work process 
  • Assist in scope preparation for T/A repairs and overhauls for rotating equipment, develop respective items for T/A work letter
  • Develop & maintain "Bad Actor” list for respective area identifying the highest maintenance or highest production impact equipment, identify and implement corrective actions needed to enhance the reliability for pumps
  • Conduct Root Cause Failure Analysis investigations & rework reports
  • Participate or facilitate Management of Change (MOC) reviews to ensure safe operation and design of equipment and related changes, apply engineering technology to improve safety and environmental related issues 
  • Provide rotating equipment technical assurance support to Process Engineering, Project Engineering and other technical groups in the development and implementation of projects
  • Coordinate field performance tests on rotating equipment as requested/required in the course of resolving operational or efficiency problems
  • Develop or review operating procedures for plant rotating equipment as needed
  • Provide expertise to the plant on lubrication and monitor the effectiveness of the lube oil analysis and lubrication recommendations programs
  • Develop or assist in development of Project Initiation Forms (PIFs), MX07 work orders for small projects on rotating equipment, lead small projects for rotating equipment
  • Develop long-term strategy for rotating equipment

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering required
  • Minimum 6 years of Mechanical Engineering experience required
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to work both independently and across functions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Maintains technical skills
  • Knowledge of GAME Work Processes
  • Knowledge of Engineering Standards and best practices
  • Knowledge of Process Operations
  • Troubleshooting Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Attends seminars and conferences to stay abreast of the latest technology in the Mechanical Engineering field