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Engineer - Heat Transfer

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Reference ID R140289 Updated 06/25/2024
Discipline Engineering
Louisiana
Norco
N/A

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Do you like helping people? Do you like to make people smile? Are you passionate about putting people in a better place? Then you may have what it takes to join our amazing team?

Where you fit in

Provides technical support and leadership for reliable and efficient operations of both fired and unfired equipment such as furnaces, boilers, flares, thermal oxidizers, air preheaters, SCRs, flares, air-cooled heat exchangers, plate-and-frame heat exchangers, and shell-and-tube heat exchangers.

This position also supports infrared thermography inspections on equipment and reports any relevant findings to help assure safe and reliable operations, especially of fired and refractory-lined equipment.

The Heat Transfer Engineer provides technical support and leadership for reliable and efficient operations of heat transfer equipment at the Shell Energy and Chemical Park - Norco.  This includes both fired and unfired equipment such as furnaces, boilers, flares, thermal oxidizers, air preheaters, SCRs, flares, air-cooled heat exchangers, plate-and-frame heat exchangers, and shell-and-tube heat exchangers. This role supports both the refinery and chemical plant assets.

The successful candidate will work with Operations, Engineering, Process, and Pressure Equipment Integrity to ensure we continually meet the requirements for heat transfer equipment at the site.

  • Provide technical assurance on the design, selection, construction, commissioning, and start-up of heat transfer equipment

  • Provide technical assurance for plant projects and MOCs that affect fired and unfired heat transfer equipment, including field construction support, assurance of conformance with design specifications, and non-conformance resolution

  • Provide technical assurance on the design, selection, construction, and maintenance of refractory materials and refractory-lined equipment in consultation with refractory specialists

  • Knowledge of API and ASME codes and assist to ensure project or equipment meets industry codes, refinery engineering practices and specifications

  • Provide advice on maintenance and operational issues, including troubleshooting and root cause analysis

  • Support and guide operations in measures to improve efficiency and emission reduction

  • Provide operational support during start-up, troubleshooting, and incident and near-miss investigation

  • Assist in the planning and execution of heat transfer equipment maintenance

  • Assist with the inspection of heat transfer equipment during turnarounds and other maintenance events

  • Develop equipment data sheets for new and repaired equipment

  • Develop refractory dry out guidelines for refractory installations

  • Manage the spare flare tip inventory and coordinate repairs and replacements

  • Provide training and mentoring to Operations and other disciplines at the site around heat transfer

  • Recommend heat transfer equipment replacement or improvements and initiate project funding requests to improve reliability

  • Conduct rating and vibration analysis of heat exchangers

  • Review infrared thermography scans of refractory-lined equipment and furnaces in coking or fouling service

  • Interact with contract thermography specialists to support site thermography needs

  • Ensure thermography equipment is properly stored, maintained, and calibrated

  • Knowledge in fired and unfired design programs such as FRNC5, HTRI

  • Act as a resource for integrity issues related to heat transfer equipment

  • Coordinate site wide issues related to fired and unfired equipment including equipment integrity, reliability, compliance, operational excellence, and emissions to air

  • Provide technical assurance on the design, selection, construction, commissioning, and start-up of heat transfer equipment

  • Provide operational support during start-up and troubleshooting of equipment and provide heat transfer training and mentoring to Operations and other disciplines

  • Provide technical support for Boiler MACT and other related regulatory programs for fired equipment

  • Provide support of annual boiler MACT compliance assessments

  • Develop and support new heat transfer equipment technologies

What we need from you

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering

  • With at least 5 years of experience in the field of heat transfer equipment, and awareness of furnace process controls. Manufacturing plant experience preferred

  • Experience in boiler MACT is required

  • Maintenance and operational troubleshooting & root cause analysis

  • Design, selection, construction, commissioning, and start-up of heat transfer equipment

  • Background in refinery or petrochemical plant processes

  • Must have any of the following working knowledge of API 531, 530, 535, 537, 538,556, 560, 573, 936

  • Must have any of the following working knowledge of ASME B31.1, B31.3, B16.5, Sec I, Sec II, Sec VIII Div 1, TEMA, NFPA, OSHA

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 https://www.shell.us/careers/about-careers-at-shell/rewards-and-benefits.html

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.

Disclaimer

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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.