Rotating Eqpt Sr. MTS Engineer - Engineer IV

Albemarle   •  

Baton Rouge, LA

Industry: Chemicals


8 - 10 years

Posted 396 days ago

Job Description

Job/Position Responsibilities:

The candidate will collaboratively provide rotating equipment expertise in mechanical and reliabilityengineering as part of Albemarle’s Mechanical Tech Service group supporting domestic and international chemical manufacturing and R&D facilities, occasionally including fabrication shops. The corporate level position drives strategic improvements related to rotating equipment mechanical design reviews and improvements, asset reliability program development, hazard reviews and safety improvements.  The assignment involves collaboration with capital project teams and EPC for FEL2 and FEL 3 support on rotating equipment mechanical design and selection, followed by construction and startup support.  Additional work may be assigned as needed for championing specific aspects of asset reliability improvement initiatives, troubleshooting and problem solving; including “hands-on” and structured root cause failure analyses, and the use of best practices such as LEAN methods, Reliability Centered Maintenance, FMEA, Life Cycle Cost Analysis, and other similar tools.  Activities may also include specialized technical support for Corporate Specifications & Standards updates as needed.


  • Work in a safe manner and promote safety in all aspects of work responsibilities, including safety in design of equipment and operator access.
  • Collaborate with plant site teams, rotating equipment vendors, and seal vendors to drive improvements in rotating equipment mean time between failure, fostering use of best practices
  • Provide training and knowledge sharing of best practices throughout the company
  • Collaborate with capital project team and EPC for FEL 2 and FEL 3 support of capital project work scopes as assigned, such as rotating equipment mechanical specification development and reviews, inspection test plan reviews for fabricators, spare parts reviews, life cycle cost and FMEA reviews, and preventative maintenance programs to ensure asset reliability
  • Provide rotating equipment asset reliability strategy for development of Reliability Centered Maintenance programs through the use of predictive, preventive maintenance, and condition based monitoring
  • Practice and drive root cause failure analysis when needed, collaboratively across the Corporation
  • Facilitate equipment modifications and root cause failure analyses with vendors & consultants
  • Identify and document cost reductions and mechanical service factor improvements, along with safety and environmental improvements
  • Facilitate development and coordination of rotating equipment inspection plans for use during equipment fabrication and testing
  • Foster a reliability-centered approach and lowest lifespan cost mentality within capital projects
  • Ability to manage multiple sub-projects with varied priorities, and track all technical support projects with an historical filing system
  • Continuous focus on learning and self-improvement, and stay abreast of newtechnologiesthat could benefit the Corporation


    Essential Qualifications:

  • 8 to 10+ years of rotating equipment maintenance and reliabilityengineeringexperience in the Chemical Process Industry or similar industry
  • Proven experience with detailed aspects of rotating equipment design, operation, maintenance, and preventative maintenance, along with knowledge of associated industry codes and standards for design, material selection and safety features.
  • Familiarity with rotating equipment aspects such as bearings, shafts, seals, vibration analysis, and lubrication
  • Proven expertise in mechanical sealing systems for rotating equipment, troubleshooting, and improvements
  • Proven experience in fluid systems analysis using software calculation tools such as Pipe-Flo
  • Knowledge and experience with material of construction selection, typically used in the Chemical Process Industry and corrosion damage mechanisms
  • Knowledge and experience with different types of process equipment, such as pressure vessels, tanks, heat exchangers, compressors, and pumps
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis training and experience
  • Proven experience with Reliability Centered Maintenance practices, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Criticality Ranking, and similar Asset Management Strategies
  • Ability to work in a team environment to drive work scope to completion to meet asset reliability improvements, cost improvements, and OEE improvement targets and schedule
  • Independent self-starter with results-oriented focus
  • Proven ability in problem solving and multi-tasking
  • Outstanding communications and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, in an international team collaboration setting
  • Ability totravel to Albemarle’s sites, and related fabricator’s facilities – estimatedtravelup to 25%


  • Familiarity with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel code (Section VII), ASME Piping Codes (B31.3), API 579 Fitness for Service code, and OSHA Part 1910 (as it applies to the chemical industry)
  • Proficient in most common software packages such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Autodesk Inventor, and SAP
  • Member of related professional organizations formechanicalengineering or asset reliabilitymanagement, such as ASME or SMRP, or local country equivalent organizations


    BS in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited university program or equivalent




Bachelors: Mechanical Engineering (Required)