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Senior Mechanical Engineer
This position is: Full Time
Position Location: Beaumont, TX

ReCon Engineering and Management Services is seeking a qualified Senior Mechanical Engineer to fill the role of Senior Mechanical Engineer for an in plant assignment in the Beaumont, Texas area.

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will provide technical knowledge and support with respect to the planning, maintenance, troubleshooting, project and installation work on all plant mechanical systems. This includes the development and implementation of routine preventive and maintenance programs on plant systems and equipment. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will act as a SME (Subject Matter Expert) in performing technical evaluations of mechanical, quality assurance and quality control on equipment repairs and jobs performed by Contractors and Technicians.

This role is a mentorship/leadership position that supports an overall team effort to develop and implement a policy and plan which may include budgets; Health, Safety, Security & Environmental matters; Organizational & Cultural development of the Engineering Department; as well as other aspects of the company’s business.

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and competencies.

  • Develop and implement maintenance engineering activities to ensure the reliability and availability of static and rotating equipment.
  • Lead the discussion concerning engineering solutions to routine plant maintenance problems.
  • Troubleshoots equipment related/efficiency problems.
  • Manage maintenance planning for both routine works and plant outages including the preparation of daily work schedules, manpower and material requirement and costs estimates.
  • Reviews plant equipment operating parameters; initiate technical discussions and conducts research to ensure optimal operability.
  • Provides engineering and technical support to the operating plants and Field Execution group on a routine basis.
  • Uses the Work Order management system to manage maintenance activities and cost reporting for routine works, outages and turnarounds.
  • Leads plant trip assessment teams for determination of root cause and providing recommendations.
  • Ensures the efficient use of available resources in the execution of maintenance works on the plant.
  • Ensures that equipment history records are updated in terms of equipment downtime, cause codes, priority codes, man hours, materials utilized, and costs incurred.
  • Review and recommend/implement changes to the annual review of the planned maintenance programs and equipment audits to influence programs for the following year.
  • Implements approved reliability and plant improvement projects within budget and schedule.
  • Act as subject matter expert to provide input for the development and implementation of programs regarding equipment long term planning such as end of life and repair or replace decisions for plant equipment and assets.
  • Identifies plant threats by execution of Condition Monitoring programs and analysis of trends.
  • Generate reliability reports based on completed inspections.
  • Troubleshoots and performs diagnostic inspections on plant equipment.
  • Ensures assigned engineering projects are properly planned and ready for implementation during plant turnarounds and outages.
  • Supervises turnaround jobs in accordance with the schedule and budget.
  • Monitors and reports on the execution of turnarounds jobs to ensure that general HSE&Q and production targets are met.
  • Responsible for QA/QC of off-site repairs and rebuilds.
  • Live up to the key values of the Organization and act accordingly during the whole life cycle of our human assets.
  • Actively seek and pursue development of skills needed to progress in the field of engineering and leadership/management.
  • Present a professional image at all times to clients and vendors and maintain a positive reputation of the company.
  • Follow all relevant company policies and procedures.
  • Assists other Departments and other administrative personnel as necessary.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

Education, Experience, and/or Training

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering required.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in a process plant environment required.
  • Knowledge of Static and Rotating Equipment preferred.
  • Knowledge of Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOPS) preferred.
  • Knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements preferred.
  • Knowledge of Project Management preferred.
  • Experience leading teams preferred.

Software

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and Outlook required.

Physical

  • Ability to lift 20 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to sit for prolonged amounts of time required.
  • Ability to effectively communicate through various means required.

Environmental

  • Some work is performed within an office environment, including office equipment – such as computers, telephones and copiers.
  • Requires consistent field work at times in extreme weather conditions.
  • Noise levels are typically moderate but may be at elevated levels when conducting field activities.

Work Schedule

  • Regular 40-hour work week, normal duty hours as assigned.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
  • May work longer hours to meet deadlines as necessary or to support facility emergencies.

Travel

  •  Less than 10% of the time.

Disclaimer

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skill, tasks, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associate with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the location reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as business needs arise. In compliance of ADA regulations, the employee must be able to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation in a satisfactory manner, further accommodations shall not be made if it constitutes an undue hardship on this organization.

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