Machinery Engineer


Port Moresby, NCD, PG

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 PNG Limited is the operator of the US$19 billion PNG LNG Project, an integrated development that is commercializing the gas resources of Papua New Guinea. Our production operations include gas production and processing facilities, onshore and offshore pipelines and liquefaction facilities.
Our operations commenced in the middle of 2014 and we ship liquefied natural gas to customers in Asia. Our operations have the capacity to produce more than 8 million tonnes of LNG annually.  


We are proud of our strong record in PNG for providing support to local communities across a wide range of economic and social programs that continue to transform the lives of Papua New Guineans. 



What role you will play in our team


As a Machinery Engineer, you will be providing advanced engineering support to the LNGP and HGCP assets, along with mentoring and technical guidance to less experienced team members.  This includes providing engineering expertise to identify, scope, and justify opportunities to improve the maintainability, reliability, and integrity of major rotating machinery.  The focus of the role is lead/mentor the machinery engineering team to ultimately maintain system integrity, performance, availability, and reliability to maximise facility uptime and reduce operating costs.


The position is based at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

What you will do


Mentoring and Technical Guidance


  • Active in the training and mentorship of younger engineers in the machinery engineering discipline, develops others to their full potential
  • Passes along knowledge and best practices, and influences EM machinery technical networks around the world
  • Leads the development of annual work goals and opportunity lists


Opportunity Identification and Advancement


  • Manage interface between EM and external parties in the machinery space
  • Lead root cause failure analysis (RCFA) and incident investigations into major machinery downtime events to identify measures to enhance equipment reliability
  • Identify high-cost contributors, bad actors, and opportunities to reduce process interruptions
  • Bring forward and provide technical evaluation on opportunities for facility enhancement
  • Create and steward progress on Management of Change (MOC) items


Provide Technical Input to Operations, Maintenance, and Projects


  • Identify and prioritize initiatives to maximize the benefit to the company, including the ability to calculate / quantify risk and benefit probabilities and magnitudes
  • Provide feedback to maintenance, operations, and projects on the status of key projects and program activity
  • Provide technical guidance to operations and maintenance on the installation, commissioning, overhaul, and modification of machinery components
  • Provide key technical specification input into the selection of new materials or equipment


Maintain Machinery System Integrity


  • Program owner for Facility Integrity Management System (FIMS) Program 05 Machinery
  • Define machinery surveillance activities and tools to ensure ongoing equipment integrity, reliability, and availability
    • Identify data & capture/trending tools needed to monitor compressor efficiencies
    • Define practices and tools for trip & failure reporting, and RCFA
    • Develop performance and trip reports for global reporting of TTM machine reliability
  • Develop and maintain a detailed knowledge of critical equipment 
  • Develop ability to understand and review the following drawings
    • Control system schematics
    • P&ID's, isometric and plan/elevation drawings
  • Develop equipment condition monitoring contacts


Role requires technical know-how and critical thinking in the engineering space.  It does not include issuing purchase orders (PO) or other procurement scope, doing replace-in-kind maintenance activities, conducting preventative maintenance tests, etc. which would be typical of maintenance, planning, or procurement responsibilities.

About you


Skills and Qualifications


  • 4-year engineering degree in mechanical discipline, with a strong machinery-oriented experience.
  • Strong leadership and mentorship capabilities; capable of promoting productive impact across organizations through excellent oral and written communications
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technical expertise, industry knowledge, and business experience / judgment to support the application and use of surveillance skills and tools
  • Familiar with ExxonMobil Machinery Integrity work process and procedures
  • Able to constructively engage and influence “as part of the technical team”
  • Able to relate technical issues directly to business impacts and effectively communicate to all
  • Able to drive improvements in work processes, technology and organization
  • Technical leader within Ops Tech function, with depth and breadth of the requisite technical skills and work experiences
  • Able to lead development of key machinery integrity plans while identifying and applying opportunities of lessons learned and best practices
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in external interactions in area of expertise
  • High level of experience with all of the following subject areas: turbomachinery, pumps, compressors, cryogenic machinery, machinery surveillance and condition monitoring

Your benefits


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 you: 


  • Medical Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Home Ownership Assistance Program (HOAP)
  • Emergency Loan
  • Disaster Assistance Loan
  • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)


Please note benefits may change from time to time without notice, and may be subject to certain requirements and applicable laws. The benefits programs are based on the Company’s eligibility guidelines. 

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