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Location Beaver, United States Updated 01/14/2022 Reference ID R43706 Employment Type Full time

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Staff Rotating Equipment Engineer

The Role

Position Purpose

The Pennsylvania Chemical Plant, formerly known as Project Franklin, will be a world-scale petrochemical plant in Western Pennsylvania that upgrades locally-produced ethane from Marcellus and Utica shale formations gas production to make polyethylene.  The petrochemical complex will consist of a world-scale Ethane Cracker Unit (ECU), multiple polyethylene (PE) units, PE logistics and supporting OSBL (utilities, general facilities, storage, and hydrocarbon logistics). The Final Investment Decision was made in Q2 2016 and the project is now in Execute Phase. As construction of the site progresses, the site is now growing to support Commissioning and Start-Up activities and prepare for full operation.

Not only are we building a world-class asset, we’re building a world-class asset organization.  This position is critical to the mission of team, and this will promise to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience supporting a unique rotating equipment kit; containing extremely high horsepower centrifugal compressors, cryogenic compressors, reciprocating compressors, expanders, gas turbine generators, world class & massive extrusion machinery.

What’s the role?

The position will work in the Engineering group within a combined department consisting of: Engineering, Maintenance, Projects and Turnarounds and reports to the Rotating Equipment Mgr.

While the position is not a supervisory position, it does require strong leadership attributes/skills to be successful.

In the Rotating Equipment Engineer role, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role within a Production area to ensure operational readiness of established systems and it’s associated rotating equipment.  Successful candidate will provide technical support for the Commissioning and Startup (CSU) of Rotating Equipment including final construction validation, execution of technical assurance plans and lead efforts for commissioning plans with operations to ensure a safe and successful Start-up of the process units.  After each Area CSU, candidate with provide technical support to the Production team in order to maintain safe and reliable operations of rotating equipment.


  • Deliver GOAL ZERO in safety, environmental, process safety

  • Support Integrated Commissioning and Start-Up team by providing technical assurance and support for Rotating Equipment

  • Proactive in understanding Pre-Comm and CSU plans for machinery, identifying improvement opportunities related to cost, schedule, equipment readiness, equipment validation/testing, and propose solutions to identified opportunities.

  • Support Proactive Condition Monitoring, SMART, vibration monitoring and other condition monitoring platforms/programs for the applicable equipment at SPM

  • Provide discipline technical assurance for site work processes including MOC, ESP, MEC, ME, MTO, etc during the CSU window

  • Technical authority on Management of Change reviews to ensure safe operation and design of equipment and related changes. Applies engineering technology to improve safety and environmental related issues.

  • Provide coaching and training to REQ team members and maintenance crafts in such areas as troubleshooting, proactive monitoring, PM’s, repairs, and similar for Polymer equipment.

  • Provide technical assurance and support to Production Team in order to maintain safe and reliable operations of rotating equipment

In accordance with the Discipline Engineering Rotating Equipment and Job Competence Matrix, the role requires key competencies as indicated below:

  • Rotating Equipment [RE] and driver selection, specification, novel equipment identification including auxiliaries and layout, weight and footprint assessment. [S]

  • Engineering Design Standards [S]

  • Peer (Design, Value Assurance) reviews and X (cross) discipline checks [S]

  • Equipment Control, Condition Monitoring, Shut down and safeguarding specifications [M]

  • Rotor, fluid and aero dynamics and finite element analysis [K]

  • Construction & Installation [S]

  • RE Testing FAT [Factory Acceptance] and SAT [Site Acceptance] [S]

  • RE commissioning and start up support [S]

  • RE Maintenance strategy, requirements, contracts [S]

  • Performance Standards for Safety Critical Elements/Equipment [S]

  • Equipment operation procedures characteristics and constraints [M]

  • Condition monitoring and troubleshooting [S]

  • Turnaround [T/A] support and Equipment repair [S]

Skills & Requirements

What we need from you -

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.

  • Bachelor of Science degree (or higher) in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering.

  • Minimum of seven (7) experience in hydrocarbon processing, power generation, or petrochemical manufacturing facility.

  • Previous experience in CSU of new equipment preferred

  • Strong equipment and process troubleshooting skills

  • Good understanding of rotating equipment interaction with process, controls, and safeguarding.

  • Strong equipment failure diagnostics skills

  • Use of Industry Standards and Codes like API, ASME, ANSI, ASTM, Hydraulic institute standards.

  • Use of company standards and practices such as DEPs and SPG’s

Company description 

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.  We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

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