Machinery Engineer


Fife, FIF, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil


About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.


ExxonMobil has operated in the U.K. for more than 135 years. We are best known today for the marketing of our Esso fuels and Mobil 1 lubricants and for our petrochemicals. We have refining and chemical operations in the UK, we operate the UK’s biggest private pipeline network and we retain a non-operated share in a number of fields in the North Sea. More recently, we are developing our involvement in lower emission projects in the UK, building on our experience in carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen production and biofuels.


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life.  We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, defined benefit pension scheme, share incentive plan and private health care for employees and their families.


Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.


We have made the decision to extend the application period for this role until March 10th 2024. In case you have already made an application, you do not need to take further action, we have received it and will consider it alongside any new applications received by the closing date.



What role you will play in our team


We are currently looking for an experienced Machinery Engineer, to join our high performing and diverse engineering team at Fife Ethylene Plant, situated near the vibrant city of Edinburgh. Our Ethylene Plant at Mossmorran, is one of the largest in the UK & EU, developing and applying next-generation technologies to help safely and responsibly meet the world’s growing needs for energy and high-quality chemical products.


What you will do


As a Machinery engineer you’re responsible for demonstrating Engineering leadership by providing Technical support to the Process and Maintenance organization in matters related to rotating equipment.


The key responsibilities include:


  • Rotating equipment monitoring and fleet performance analysis, identifying opportunities to continuously improve process safety and reliability of the plant
  • Providing engineering guidance and recommendations to the Process and Maintenance organizations, based on root cause failure and bad actor analysis, during operational events and standard operations
  • Maintaining technical standards, implementing global best practices and deploying new technology, following a structured change process 
  • Providing engineering support for major capital projects during the design, commissioning and start-up phase

About you


To be eligible for this role, you should: 


  • Hold a Mechanical Engineering degree (or an equivalent subject)
  • Have relevant rotating equipment or machinery engineering experience in an operational environment, e.g. Petrochemical or Utilities industry.
  • Be or willing to work towards being a Chartered Engineer, as defined by the Engineering Council or equivalent
  • Successful candidates should possess a broad range of personal effectiveness and leadership skills, with the ability to facilitate and influence business decisions in a team environment.


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Conditions of Employment
Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to: a satisfactory criminal records disclosure; satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable); verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application; completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company's safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.


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