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Rotating Equipment Engineer - Olefins

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Reference ID R146462 Updated 05/07/2024
Discipline Engineering
Deer Park

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Where you fit in

The primary function of the Turbomachinery Rotating Equipment Engineer is to serve as the Engineering Technical Assurance single-point-of-contact for rotating equipment design, operation and maintenance within their assigned production area of Olefins.

The Turbomachinery Rotating Equipment Engineer will function as the one of several TA3 certified engineers for the Rotating Equipment Department.

Job Role Description/Expectations:

  • Demonstrate a strong appreciation for referencing, interpreting, and applying Shell DEPs, ASME, API, and other applicable standards.

  • Stay abreast of new emerging technologies that positively impact the rotating equipment industry and strive to apply these technologies at the Deer Park Chemicals Complex.

  • Lead and/or participate in structured analysis processes such as root cause analysis (RCA), 5 causal reasoning questions (CRQ), Bad Actors Elimination, Risk Assessments, and Solution Development.  Conduct failure analysis and problem solving of major rotating equipment problems.  These issues are often initially identified as machinery problems but may involve complex systems evaluations.  Recognize when it is necessary to branch out and seek assistance from other disciplines.

  • Leverage Proactive Technical Monitoring (PTM) driven by “Find Small-Fix Small” mindset.  Expand upon and apply existing PdM platforms such as vibration monitoring, compressor performance monitoring, lube oil condition monitoring, infrared thermography and Operator Task Management (OTM) to identify, analyze, predict and solve.

  • Serve as a “champion” for strict adherence to the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) process by actively participating in RCM Studies, RCM Living Program Reviews and seeking other opportunities to build a more robust program.

  • Develop and optimize detailed overhaul scope for rotating equipment.

  • Perform technical evaluation of repair crews and supervisors supplied by selected contractors.

  • Review list of spare parts to be procured for overhauls, perform intake inspection of delivered spares.

  • Inspect required special tooling and determine layout of overhaul’s working space with the focus on safe and productive execution.

  • Audit progress of overhaul and accept results of hold points.

  • Lead team during pre-commissioning, commissioning, and start-up activities.

  • Determine scope of capital spares reconditioning after overhauls. 

  • Serve in the capacity of “contract holder” for assigned third party contracts.  Be acquainted with contracts scopes of work, capabilities, prior performance history at the Deer Park Chemicals Complex and within Shell.  Serve as a focal point when contract is exercised on site.

  • Lead and/or participate in technical and reliability training for the Shell maintenance technicians, and operations, according to the assigned schedule.  This may require training materials preparations and coordination of vendor onsite training.

  • Maintain and continue to enhance skills in discipline expertise area and leadership attributes through seeking and completing training on an annual basis as per Global Rotating Equipment Job Competence Matrix (according to SPG), your IDP, and approved 4-Year Learning Plan.

  • Provide technical input for optimizing rotating equipment ESP limits. Report and mitigate operation of rotating equipment in cases of design operating window exceedance.

  • Identify opportunities for rotating equipment improvements that will require capital funding and incorporate these into the Project process.

  • Support project development for rotating equipment in assigned business team to ensure adherence to applicable standards as well as site standards and practices.

  • Foster a “goal zero” Safety and Environmental performance “mindset” as it relates to rotating equipment systems.   Focus and drive LOPC incident reduction and demonstrate a commitment to reduce rotating equipment operational and maintenance safety risks.

  • Strictly follow Shell’s MOC processes/procedures to implement “change”.  The Turbomachinery Rotating Equipment Engineer will be called upon to lead and implement “change” on consistent basis, as equipment improvements frequently necessitate some form of “change”.  Serve as a MOC “steward” when carrying out these changes.

  • Serves as the technical authority (TA3 certified) reviewer for any changes or project work.

  • Advance Rotating Equipment Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) performance improvements through focused efforts on “bad actors” with emphasis on pumps and mechanical seal systems.

  • Develop maintenance/overhaul plans for large and complex rotating equipment trains, including detailed scopes of work, documentation packages and quality plans.  Support execution of large rotating equipment trains during PM and T/A events.  Inspect and assure compliance for all parameters of established repair/installation hold points.  Conduct run test prior to handover to Operations.

  • The Turbomachinery Rotating Equipment Engineer resides within the Engineering Department’s Rotating Equipment Engineering group and reports to the Rotating Equipment Team Lead.

  • This is an individual contributor position/role.

  • The Turbomachinery Rotating Equipment Engineer will be one of the TA3 certified subject Matter Experts for the department.  If not certified when coming into the role, the individual must gain certification as a TA3 within 12 months of accepting the role.

    • The Turbomachinery Rotating Equipment Engineer shall possess a “can do” attitude, be a self-starter with the capacity to quickly assess conditions, engage others, use applicable engineering standards, provide clear communications to stakeholders and lead resolution, in the spirit of driving reliability advancements at the Deer Park Chemicals Complex

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’s degree in mechanical engineering is required

  • Minimum of 7 years of rotating equipment engineering field experience in the oil or petrochemical manufacturing facilities

  • Skilled in application of the various rotating equipment standards, DEPs, ASME, API, and other applicable standards

  • Skilled in the application of rotating equipment performance and condition monitoring methods

  • Hands on experience in troubleshooting and repair of rotating equipment during major maintenance outages

  • Highly effective people skills with demonstrated ability to work on teams and with diverse workgroups including craft-persons, vendors and various engineering disciplines

  • High Level of Skill in these types of rotating equipment is required:

    • Reciprocating and centrifugal compressors, including auxiliaries

    • Steam turbine drivers

    • Electrical motor drivers

    • Multi-stage centrifugal pumps

    • Canned motor pumps

    • Gearboxes

    • Advance vibration diagnostic

The base salary range for this position is $122,000- $182,000 per year.  Individual pay will be based on various factors, such as relevant work experience, education, certifications, skill level, seniority, and internal equity.

For regular full-time or regular part-time employees of the Company (participating companies as listed in the Summary Plan Description), insurance coverage options include medical, dental, vision coverage, life Insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs. Employees also participate in a company pension plan and a 401(k) plan. Paid leave includes up to 6 weeks of paid vacation time, up to 11 paid holidays, and parental leave offering 16 weeks of paid leave to birthing mothers, and 8 weeks of paid leave for non-birthing parents.

Additionally, employees are eligible for disability leave for up to 52 weeks at 100% or 50% of base pay. Shell also offers other compensation such financial reimbursement for adoption, wellness, education, and personal learning expenses, and some roles are eligible for discretionary long-term incentives. For interns, eligible benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs; participation in a 401(k) plan; and paid leave for up to 11 paid holidays. Additional information on Shell’s US benefit programs can be found at

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, while 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.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we’ll take it from there.

  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you in finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

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.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


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