Reliability Superintendent – 1999562

| Port Allen, LA

Reliability Superintendent – 1999562



Port Allen, LA


Base Salary Range: $155K – $175K

Bonus Program: Formula driven based on profitability

401K: 8% Match

Pension Plan: 8%

Schedule: 4/10’s


Responsibilities and essential functions of Position:

·        Responsible for improving mechanical integrity program for all fixed equipment.

·        Responsible for assessing all fixed equipment mechanical failures, diagnosing root cause of failures, planning mitigation strategies and developing engineered solutions to problems

·        Provide leadership and engineering support for the Inspection Department

·        Managing the Inspection Department personnel and day to day operations

·        Represent the Inspection Department onsite and at professional association gatherings (NACE, API, UOP, AFPM, etc.)

·        Review drawings and calculations by 3rd party fabrication and design engineering companies

·        Perform stress calculations as necessary on piping and vessels

·        Review and approve repair and welding procedures on fixed equipment

·        Create and review turnaround scope with regards to MI requirements and scheduled inspection due dates

·        Audit departmental databases (PCMS and API RBI) as necessary to ensure quality of data and timeliness of inspections

·        Serve as site Risk Based Inspection (RBI) champion for program implementation, execution and ever greening

·        Plan and organize special emphasis inspection programs such as CUI, CUF, digital radiography of high-risk piping circuits, retroactive PMI, etc.

·        Update plant specifications to include the latest technology and methodologies

·        Have a practical understanding of Fixed Equipment Mechanical Integrity (FEMI) and all of its essential elements

·        Update and review Fixed Equipment Mechanical Integrity procedures

·        Provide materials selection (insulation, coatings, metallurgies, etc.) support for plant maintenance and engineering departments

·        Plan and organize engineering assessments and improvement programs such as CCD, IOW, and RBI re-assessments

·        Monitor, manage and report IOW deviations throughout the facility

·        Serve as Planning Section Chief for reported incidents

·        Other duties/assignments as necessary.


Attributes and skills required to perform this job:

·        Ability to serve as Subject Matter Expert on corrosion, inspection strategies, metallurgy, and various damage mechanism’s

·        Ability to correlate process operating conditions to the most likely damage mechanism

·        Familiarity with forms of nonmetallic coatings, insulation, and fireproofing materials

·        Knowledge of API/ASME codes and NACE standard and recommended practices

·        Have an understanding of current mechanical integrity improvement efforts in the industry, such as IOW, RBI, and CCD programs and ability to manage them

·        Have an understanding of refinery units and processes

·        Knowledge of inspection practices and experience determining inspection methods best suited for specific damage mechanisms

·        Experiences recommending and approving various repair techniques

·        Knowledge of various welding techniques as well as stress relieving methods and requirements

·        Experience with the RBI development and evergreen/reassessment process

·        Ability to perform Level 1 and Level 2 Fitness for Service Assessments for equipment and piping

·        Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with all levels of refinery personnel 

·        Ability to integrate with Inspection department and review corrosion rates, aid with inspection planning efforts, assist in developing mitigation strategies, etc.

·        Demonstrated interpersonal and management skills

·        Ability to learn and apply mechanical engineering concepts

·        Experience reading and interpreting information engineering drawings, P&IDs, PFDs, and vessel design information such as a U1

·        Ability to determine root cause of failure and communicate findings through a failure analysis report

·        Computer literacy skills, with ability to operate software such as Microsoft Excel/Word/Outlook/PowerPoint, PCMS, API RBI, Code Calc, PvElite, Tank, FFS Signal and Maximo

·        Working knowledge of refinery machinery and process equipment and associated maintenance practices 

·        Knowledge of safety, code, and regulatory requirements

·        Ability to estimate and plan large projects

·        Ability to multitask and prioritize in periods of peak work volume

·        Knowledge of emergency procedures, including startup and shutdown procedures


Experience/Education required or preferred to perform this job:

·        Bachelor of Science in Mechanical/Materials Engineering or equivalent required

·        Minimum of 5 years of experience in maintenance with emphasis on fixed equipment reliability.

·        Previous experience in a refinery or chemical plant is desirable

·        Knowledge and experience with industry codes and standards desirable (ASME VIII, IX, 31.3, API 570,650, ETC…)


Additional training required or preferred to perform this job:

•   API 510 – Pressure Vessel Inspection Code

•   API 570 – Piping Inspection Code

•   API 650 – Design and Repair of Above Ground Storage Tanks

•   API 653 – Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, And Reconstruction

•   API 2218 – Fireproofing Practices

•   API RP 571 – Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry

•   API RP 579 – Fitness for Service Assessment

•   API RP 580/581 – Risk Based Inspection

•   API RP 582 Welding Guidelines for the Chemical, Oil, and Gas Industries

•   ASME Section VIII- Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

•   ASME 31.3 Process Piping Guide

•   ASME PD359 – Practical Welding Technology

•   NACE – Basic Corrosion

•   NACE – Corrosion Control in the Refining Industry

•   NACE – Certified Coating Inspection

•   NACE – Cathodic Protection


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