Plant Engineer Iii – 1965781

| Tuscaloosa, AL

Plant Engineer Iii – 1965781


Plant Engineer III

Tuscaloosa, AL


Salary Range: $125K – $135K

Target Bonus: 20%

401K: 6% fixed contribution, 6% matching contribution, 3% discretionary contribution at year’s end

9/80 Work Schedule

Industry leading health benefits

Reports to: Plant Engineering Group Leader




Plant engineering for the design, troubleshooting, revamp and/or new construction, maintenance and reliability of refinery process equipment and facilities.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·        Provide on demand mechanical engineering support for operations, maintenance, and turnaround groups.

·        Serve as a skilled troubleshooter while multi-tasking between tactical and strategic issues.

·        Develop technical solutions independently based on knowledge of cost benefit analysis, budget impact, and refinery performance impact of technical decisions.

·        Prepare specifications, drawings, bid packages, quotation analysis and other applicable documents for purchase, construction and/or repair of refinery equipment and facilities.

·        Serve as a “go-to” technical resource for at least three areas or technologies to others in Engineering Services, Operations, and Maintenance.

·        Application of engineering principles to solve equipment and system reliability issues.

·        Provide Project Engineering and Management activities in support of new construction and revamp projects.

·        Develop detailed scopes of work, engineering and construction schedules, and cost estimates for small to medium scale projects by using company’s project methodology (FEL-1, 2, or 3 deliverables).

·        Provide equipment repair, replacement and metallurgical recommendations.

·        Lead formal root cause analysis discussions to ensure effective solutions and prevent recurrence.

·        Stay abreast of current technologies and equipment for application within the refinery.

·        Perform fitness for service evaluations of refinery equipment; apply life extension analysis and techniques.

·        Assist in auditing of Maintenance and Operations practices to improve reliability and operability of refinery process equipment.

·        Coordinate services of engineering and other consultants as required.

·        Assist in the development and upkeep of company engineering standards, specifications, and published lessons learned.

·        Provide engineering, coordination and management support for unit Shutdowns and Turnarounds.

·        Assist in identification, development and implementation of training programs as needed for others in the engineering, maintenance, and operations departments.

·        Communicate with appropriate personnel as necessary for safe and efficient performance of operations, maintenance and construction activities.

·        Serve as On-Call representative for the Plant Engineering Group per rotational assignment.


Supervisory Responsibilities

·        Supervise contract personnel during plant shutdowns, construction projects, etc.

·        Lead cross-functional teams of company and contract employees as required.

·        Mentor cooperative education students and take interest in their work assignments during their development in the program.

·        Supervise mechanical engineering cooperative education student on a rotational basis to aid in the development of the cooperative education student by providing meaningful work assignments.

·        Provide vacation relief for various departmental positions as required.



Interpersonal Skills

·        Seeks win/win outcomes, has a positive attitude and an objective mindset, strong work ethic, takes initiative, thinks of new ideas and approaches.

·        Exemplify the company core values: Commitment to Excellence, Honesty, Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Teamwork, Creativity, Humility and Community-Centric.

·        Develop relationships and influences effective business results.

·        Display willingness to learn, make continuous improvement and be coachable.

·        Must be able to handle complex, high-pressure situations and be adaptable to a changing work environment.

·        Confident when making presentations, facilitating project team meetings, leading troubleshooting discussions, PSSRs, large technical meetings, etc.

·        Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks based on EHS and business needs of the refinery, and consistently meet and/or deadlines for assigned tasks or projects.

·        Recognized as a change agent on technical issues.



Leadership Skills

·        Ability to proactively recognize opportunities and/or threats to the company, pull a team together and develop and execute an action plan to capitalize on the opportunity and/or mitigate the threat.

·        Ability to lead project and technical teams with confidence and drives for results to meet and/or exceed the expectations of stakeholders.

·        Ability to pull together teams across multiple departments and lead to in such a way to drive for results.

·        Exhibits attitude of servant leadership.

·        Has high emotional intelligence and shows a willingness to improve upon current emotional intelligence.


Language Skills

·        Ability to speak and read English fluently.

·        Ability to clearly communicate technical information in such a way that others can easily understand said information to make business decisions.

·        Utilizes effective communication techniques to train and interact with operators, managers and executives to promote business opportunities and economics.

·        Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, common scientific and technical/professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations and detailed design and/or construction drawings.

·        Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

·        Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

·        Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.



Education and Experience

·        B.S. degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering or equivalent.

·        Five to eight years in a Petroleum Refinery, Chemical Plant, and/or Pulp and Paper Mill or other related industrial experience.

·        Proficient in use of personal computers and office software applications.

·        Knowledge in P6 or Microsoft Project is a plus.



Mathematical Skills

·        Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. 

·        Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


Reasoning Ability

·        Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

·        Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.



Additional Information

·        Ability to work in a team environment.

·        Leadership and motivational skills for peers.

·        Self motivated with desire to learn and develop new skills.

·        Exhibit a “can do” attitude and spirit of cooperation.

·        Support management objectives.

·        Subject to periodic “on-call” duty and non-scheduled call-in/overtime assignments.

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