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

  • Provides Materials Engineering consulting to inspectors, engineers, management, and operators. Provides consultation on materials selection, corrosion monitoring and control, remaining life assessment, and repair strategies.
  • Actively works to maintain open and clear communication between the Reliability group, Process and Design Engineering, Operations, and Project Services. Facilitates cooperation among technical groups to improve reliability.
  • Participates in the planning and executing work plans for plant turnarounds and capital projects. Supports and updates plant corrosion/Damage Mechanism Reviews as part of the PHA process, Metallurgical Reviews, and Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) plans. Develops and reviews technical specifications relating to materials and corrosion.
  • Stewards corporate programs such as Wet H2S, Sulfidation, HTHA, and others. Ensure programs are accurate, up-to-date, and incorporated into the appropriate refinery equipment inspection plans.
  • Mentors inspectors, engineers, and others in materials technologies such as materials selection, welding and fabrication, and corrosion control.
  • Supports Fitness for Service Assessments.
  • Works with other Materials Engineers in Chevron System to develop common tools, processes, and decision making criteria. Also works with larger Corporate and industry community for training, obtaining technical information needed for consultation, and staying current with the state of the art knowledge that may have application at the Refinery site.
  • The job necessitates driving on a routine basis
  • Participate in the RBI meeting to review the design of equipment and break the equipment into components.
  • Act as a technical resource in the development and implementation of integrity operating windows as needed.
  • Assist RBI Engineers in creating and/or modifying ITPM tasks for RBI components.
  • Provide technical oversight and second-level review of inspection findings and recommendations, asset strategy adjustments, and interpretation of inspection data.
  • Work directly with the Inspection team to help develop RBI inspection, repair, and/or replacement recommendations for fixed equipment.
  • Act as a technical resource in the analysis of data, damage mechanisms, and equipment/piping reliability plans (asset strategies). Assist as needed to analyze data, calculate corrosion rates, assess risk, and predict end of life for piping, pressure vessels, and tanks.
  • Review, and revise/author as needed, Mechanical Integrity standards and documents used within the Refinery/Manufacturing (including Refinery Instructions and Inspection Procedures).
  • Work collaboratively with Fixed Equipment Integrity, Maintenance and Reliability, Technical (Design and Process Engineering), and Operations disciplines to generate alignment on the implementation of Fixed Equipment Integrity initiatives, while fostering behaviors that build relationships among the respective disciplines.
  • Work collaboratively with FEI personnel from other Chevron refineries to drive consistency/standardization of Mechanical Integrity processes and procedures across manufacturing.
  • Utilize API 580/581 Risk Based Inspection techniques to identify and prioritize the level of inspection.
  • Implement and maintain reliability plans and risk-based inspection (RBI) program. Provide updates to both when process conditions dictate or inspection related updates are needed.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills, both oral and written vertically and across the organization.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and participate in team activities resulting in high-quality problem solving, root cause analysis, damage mechanism reviews, and facilitation of RBI studies.
  • Must be able to climb ladders, access internals of equipment, etc.
  • Occasional response to emergency calls and working long associated hours, especially during turnaround events, occasionally on an unplanned basis.
  • Working in and around operating facilities, manufacturer & testing sites, with occasional climbing and internal equipment access.
  • Domestic travel is required, roughly 5%, depending on assigned projects and experience level.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years of materials engineering or equivalent experience in a process facility.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering or Corrosion.
  • Working knowledge of:

Equipment operation

Mechanical design

Material selection

Damage mechanisms

Inspection methods/practices

Repair techniques

Fixed Equipment Turnaround

Maintenance work processes

  • Able to work and navigate with fixed equipment integrity software:

Inspection Data Management System

Quantitative and Qualitative Risk Based Inspection software

  • Demonstrate role model behavior supporting Chevron principles and values, including support for diversity, leadership, teamwork, customer focus, and personal/process safety.
  • Proven to be a strong team player. Works effectively and cooperatively with others of varying technical and personal backgrounds.
  • Ability to understand priorities and facilitate alignment with objectives. Self-starting and proactive, with strong organizational skills. Capable of managing multiple tasks, projects, and initiatives. Demonstrated ability to set realistic goals and complete commitments.

Relocation Options:

  • Relocation may be considered.

International Considerations:

  • Expatriate assignments will not be considered.