Duration: Long Term Contract
Location: East Houston
The Fixed Equipment Corrosion Engineer interacts with other technical groups on site (process engineering, maintenance, and capital project groups), corporate technical networks and peers, and vendors/suppliers as needed to resolve problems and improve plant reliability and performance.
- Review welding process selection, procedure qualifications, technician qualifications, codes and standards, filler metal selection, weld joint details and symbology, welding joint design, proper grounding techniques.
- Assess damage mechanisms in furnaces, boilers, heaters, flares, burners, refractory, insulation, high temperature materials, tanks, vessels and piping.
- Serves as a subject matter expert on common refinery damage mechanisms like Sulfidation, High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA), Creep Rupture, Ammonium Bisulfide corrosion, etc.
- Serves as a subject matter expert with Risk Based Inspection program, supporting RBI specialists in identifying and implementing improvements within the RBI program/database.
- Works closely with Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineer to assess Integrity Operating Windows for stationary equipment.
- Works closely with the Unit Inspectors on the selection and placement of Corrosion Monitoring Locations.
- Assess cathodic protection systems.
- Participate in the development of corrosion control manuals.
- Support water treatment programs.
- Serves as subject matter expert on basic material hierarchy and selection, coating selection, surface preparation, and AWS and NACE guidelines.
- Provide technical support to Operations, Maintenance, Capital Projects, and Turnarounds.
- Lead or participate in incident investigations and root cause failure analysis.
- Recommend NDE technologies and applicability / limitations and perform basic NDE interpretation.
- Provide technical input for QA/QC.
- Develop and maintain specific procedures, programs, and methods to ensure unit needs are met and maintained.
- Evaluate deferral requests for inspections and repairs.
- Perform fitness for service calculations on damaged equipment.
- An engineering degree is required.
- Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience (corrosion / metallurgy) in a refinery.
- Good working knowledge of damage mechanisms leading to equipment failure.
- Good knowledge of stationary equipment fabrication standards (ASME), inspection codes (API, NBIC), and welding codes and certifications (AWS, CWI).
- Strong interpersonal leadership skills are critical due to the requirement for effective communication of complex issues across the organization as well as for mentoring and consensus building.
- Must have strong commitment to safety.
Note: The above major outgoing responsibilities describe only the essential job functions and are not intended to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities. All job functions must be performed in accordance with Client Corporate policies and procedures.