Rotating Equipment SME

Houston, TX

$180,000 - $230,000 Per Year

Position Overview:

Provides project engineering design, technical support, technical development of operators and crafts, and technical assurance for rotating equipment to ensure safe, reliable, and cost-effective operation and maintenance for project production.  



  • Troubleshoot operational rotating equipment problems in support of the GAME ME & RCM work process 

  • Identify, develop, and apply best engineering practices in machinery design, maintenance, and operation 

  • Participate in Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) analysis and establish alarms and limits for equipment through Ensure Safe Production (ESP) work process   

  • Assist in scope preparation for future T/A repairs and overhauls for rotating equipment, develop respective items for T/A work letter 

  • Develop & maintain "Bad Actor” list for respective area identifying the highest maintenance or highest production impact equipment, identify and implement corrective actions needed to enhance the reliability for pumps 

  • Conduct Root Cause Failure Analysis investigations & rework reports 

  • Participate or facilitate Management of Change (MOC) reviews to ensure safe operation and design of equipment and related changes, apply engineering technology to improve safety and environmental related issues   

  • Provide rotating equipment engineering technical assurance support to Process Engineering, Project Engineering and other technical groups in the development and implementation of projects  

  • Coordinate field performance tests on rotating equipment as requested/required in the course of resolving operational or efficiency problems 

  • Develop or review operating procedures for plant rotating equipment as needed 

  • Provide expertise to the plant on lubrication and monitor the effectiveness of the lube oil analysis and lubrication recommendations programs 

  • Develop or assist in development of Project Initiation Forms (PIFs), MX07 work orders for small projects on rotating equipment, lead small projects for rotating equipment 

  • Develop long-term strategy for rotating equipment 

  • Provision of technical support to Production areas on mechanical upgrades or improvements for rotating equipment 

  • Identification of Production area threats resulting from rotating equipment 

  • Timely development of plans to improve/eliminate bad actors 

  • Ensure facility changes are properly documented, and records are issued to appropriate parties   

  • Ensure operating procedures for plant rotating equipment are in place as needed 

  • Participate in incident investigations concerning rotating equipment


Experience and Qualifications Required:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or other related technical discipline

  • Minimum 20 years of experience with rotating equipment, in refining or chemicals

  • Chemical industry – Polymers experience

  • Knowledge of GAME Work Processes 

  • Knowledge of Engineering Standards and best practices 

  • Knowledge of Process Operations 

  • Troubleshooting Skills 

  • Computer Skills 

  • Attends seminars and conferences to stay abreast of the latest technology in the Mechanical Engineering field


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience with major project design

  • 5+ years of plant site experience


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.