Corrosion Engineer

Job Title: Corrosion Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Houston, United States
Salary: USD1 - USD2 per hour, Benefits: Yes
Start Date: 2018-03-05
Reference: 78384
Contact Name: Mariana Molina
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 22, 2018 15:55

Job Description

Fixed Equipment Corrosion Engineer

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.