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Major Refinery. As a Senior level Rotating Equipment Engineer you will be overlapping for a year or two with the retiring site subject matter expert for Rotating Equipment.   To smooth the transition and pass on corporate knowledge, we are seeking a senior Rotating Equipment engineer who is still willing to learn and grow his technical skills.   The retiring incumbent also coaches and mentors younger engineers and professionals and serves in a group leader type capacity.   If you have leadership aspirations but still want to be technical, this could be an ideal role for you as their will be opportunities to provide coaching/mentoring and perhaps obtain a formal group leader role in the future.   This is an advanced refinery which employs one of the broadest arrays of industry leading refining technology in the world and their on- site maintenance shop handles 90% of their critical equipment repairs in house.    We placed the hiring manager of this role into a senior rotating equipment engineer at this site 10 years ago and he is passionate about the machinery at this site.   They are currently capital into the upgrading of their rotating equipment so there is a lot going on here.  


Key Duties and initial projects:


  • Troubleshooting rotating equipment and large turbomachinery
  • Design, Specify equipment, build equipment data sheets, review bids, vet changes
  • Lead projects to revamp critical equipment
  • Coach/mentor junior engineers and professionals
  • Specify new steam turbines and wet gas compressors upgrades
  • Rerate gas turbines, perform rotor life span calculations
  • Visit OEMs and vendor shops for performance testing and witnessing of critical checks



  • BS ME and 5 + years of Rotating Equipment experience in a chemical plant or refinery
  • Experience with turbomachinery
  • Project skills to manage revamps of machinery and technical skills to design, rerate, troubleshoot machinery

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