Machinery Engineer


Baton Rouge, LA, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Summary

Primary responsibilities will involve maintenance engineering support and reliability improvements for rotating equipment in a plant environment. Seeking experienced Mechanical Engineer to join an engineering organization in the Baton Rouge, LA area.

Job Role Responsibilities

  • Work in a team environment with other Engineering disciplines, Operations, and Mechanical personnel 
  • Proactively seek reliability improvements directed at increasing plant equipment uptime 
  • Ensure safe, cost effective, operable machinery and associated systems are provided and maintained to meet current business unit needs 
  • Respond to changing plant needs and operations 
  • Specify new rotating equipment to comply with industry and company design practices 
  • Provide quality control and design reviews of new projects that involve rotating equipment 
  • Periodically review rotating equipment thermodynamic and mechanical performance 
  • Provide assistance in the field during plant start-ups, shutdowns or upsets 
  • Provide troubleshooting assistance for plant machinery installations 
  • Provide quality control during maintenance outages for major pieces of machinery 
  • Willing to be available outside of normal working hours to occasionally serve as technical consultant
  • Provide organization cost effective solutions for the business as it pertains to operating, maintaining and purchasing rotating equipment 
  • Translate technical problems into business risk while communicating a case for action for mitigations or proposed solutions
  • Mentor less experienced Engineers and provide technical training to mechanical and operations personnel 
  • Provide Root Cause Failure Analysis expertise and support as needed for equipment failures 

Desired Qualifications

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering 
  • At least 3 years of experience supporting machinery in a Refining or Chemical Plant environment
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis training 
  • Proficient with basic computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office)

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/ Abilities

  • Strong analytical & troubleshooting skills
  • Proven ability to manage short deadlines and emergency situations 
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and assist the business units in prioritizing work items 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to communicate effectively to all levels of an organization and maintain productive vendor relationships
  • Knowledge of industry standards (ie API) for purchasing and repairing rotating equipment (ie centrifugal compressor, recip compressor, centrifugal pump, steam turbine)  
  • Experience evaluating vibration analysis and lube oil analysis on machinery
  • Knowledge of basic economics and justification calculations 


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ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

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