Rotating Equipment Engineer | NES Fircroft

Rotating Equipment Engineer

  • Negotiable
  • England Yorkshire Kingston upon Hull
  • Permanent
  • Petrochemical
A. Purpose of the job: describe in 1 phrase what contribution the job is expected to make to the organisation’s objectives  
  • Site accountable person for Rotating Equipment performance, maintenance and improvement.
  B. Environment/Context: describe the most important internal and external factors influencing the job  
  • Internal Factors
    • Working with multiple teams – Asset, Operations, Maintenance, Turnaround and Engineering Teams
    • Working with teams from different countries with different cultures and differing levels of English comprehension
    • Equipment degradation due to chemical interactions with process materials
    • Age related degradation of equipment and aged asset
    • Strict working practices and SHE requirements as this is a Top Tier COMAH site
  • External Factors
    • Economic factors affecting production requirements and operating modes
    • Changing Statutory requirements in the industry
    • Changing Industry standards and practices
    • Improving processes and tools in the reliable maintenance of rotating equipment
  C. Accountabilities of the job: describe the main results expected from the job  
  • Ensuring compliance with HSSE standards and expectations set through the Life Saving Rules and 20 Safety Principles;
  • Promote safety culture through visible leadership in the field, for example Safety Observation Conversations, Audits and Near Miss reporting.
  • Work closely with asset engineering teams to develop appropriate maintenance strategies for rotating machinery based on equipment criticalities;
  • Support Asset Engineers in their Preventative and Predictive maintenance specifications for rotating machinery;
  • Monitor PM results and trending, and coach production teams in the use of these systems;
  • Support Asset engineers in specifying fit-for-purpose lubrication schedules and associated audit/close out;
  • Expertise in Bentley Nevada and other predictive techniques (motor feedback, vibration guns, lube oil analysis, etc.) – support Asset engineers with decisions around monitoring and intervention; with planned, break-in work, or run to failure;
  • Support Asset engineers with Equipment specific task lists for rotating machinery, ensuring they meet the needs of both the engineering specification and the maintenance execution teams;
  • Support failure reporting and cost allocation at an equipment level;
  • Work with the stores leads and procurement to audit spares / components and stores / storage conditions for rotating machinery spares;
  • Handle all 3rd party relationships through procurement and contract services;
  • Audit and coach notification quality and failure reporting to support MTBF/MTTR;
  • Rotating Machinery specialist MOC input across Production, Production Services, and Research. Able to develop and operate fit-for-purpose assurance levels. Clearly understand own capability / authority, and escalate appropriately;
  • SPA for the design and approvals associated with specifying, manufacturing, testing, installing, commissioning and setting of maintenance strategies for new or replacement rotating machinery through the Operations and Engineering teams. Work closely with the Fabrication and Quality Engineer to ensure appropriate Quality Plans are in place for new or repaired rotating machinery;
  • Input to TAR work scope identification;
  • Upkeep of site engineering practices relating to rotating machinery in line with group and legislative requirements;
  • Develop and embed standardised ‘best practice’ approaches to engineering and maintenance strategies across assets, where suitable;
  • Keep abreast of relevant innovations within the discipline and communicate these appropriately across site and broader networks;
  • Ensuring compliance with HSSE standards and expectations set through the group, and fostering a “Believe in Zero” culture;
  • Support Joint Ventures with all machinery issues which they need senior engineering support with via the technology team.
  D. Dimensions: Describe the most representative figures of the job (for example: number of staff, budget your responsible for, number of projects…)   Facts Number or amount in €
  1. Turnover – Global
  1. EBITDA – Global
  1. Business complexity
  Supervision of staff: Give the number of people you supervise.  “Direct” means that they report directly to you. 
  Direct Indirect Total 0 0 0   E. Main contacts: what are the internal and external contacts you have, necessary for reaching your results?   Who Frequency of contacts My role in those contacts Purpose of contacts Asset Engineers Weekly Technical support Providing guidance on ongoing plant issues or improvement projects Maintenance Team Weekly Technical support Providing guidance on ongoing machinery maintenance Turnaround Team Monthly (Prep),
Daily (Execute) Technical support Providing turnaround scope, arranging contractors, checking spares, managing contractors in the event, providing progress feedback to TAR leadership team. Joint Ventures Quarterly Technical support Providing guidance on ongoing plant issues or improvement projects Site Leadership team Quarterly Technical Leadership Provide recommendations on improvements on site in machinery discipline: new equipment, improved working practices etc. Procurement team Monthly Technical support Support contract tendering and selection of vendors. Act as technical lead for term contractors and provide feedback on critical machinery vendor performance. Provide recommendations on spares holding and feedback quality deviations.   F. Required profile: Technical Skills
  • Experience in R&M/Projects/TAR roles within the Petrochemical or Refining industries with technical specialism in the technical and practical aspects of Rotating Machinery, and a broad working knowledge of other disciplines;
  • Experience with Reliability tools, improving site bad actors, implementing maintenance strategies and conducting Root Cause Analysis;
  • Experience with Condition Based Maintenance tools such as vibration analysis, lubricant analysis, thermography etc.
  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field (Masters Degree and Chartered Statues preferred), or Mechanical Apprenticeship to level 3 NVQ (or equivalent) with HNC in Mechanical Engineering (or HND preferred) with suitable experience in similar roles.
  • Keen understanding of the practical maintenance of rotating equipment, such as equipment repair limits, repair methods, typical failure modes and appropriate industry standards.
  • Experience with the following equipment types;
    • Centrifugal Pumps – OH1, OH2, OH6, BB1, BB2, BB3, BB4, BB5, VS4, VS5
    • Centrifugal Fans
    • Gearboxes – Special Purpose
    • Turbo-Expanders – Cryogenic service
    • General Purpose Steam Turbines – Pump Drive
    • Special Purpose Steam Turbine – Critical Service Drive
    • Centrifugal Compressors
    • Reciprocating Compressors
    • Mechanical Seals – Pumps
    • Dry Gas Seals – Compressors
    • Wet Gas Seals – Compressors

Behavioural Skills
  • Methodical approach to problem solving with an ability to understand the difference between urgency and importance;
  • Innovative and forward thinking, with an ability to influence those outside of the direct line;
  • Fosters the development of partnerships with other departments and functions; and
  • Ability to balance conflicting demands in a continuously developing environment.
  G. Performance indicators: Describe the criteria allowing to measure to what extent the results are achieved - related to the accountabilities  
  • Equipment Reliability – MTBF
  • Equipment Repair time – MTTR
  • Total cost of machinery maintenance
  • No. of open improvement actions

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