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Mechanical Reliability Engineer
Our client is a major refinery in the Los Angeles area serving the fuel transportation and aviation fuel needs of the western United States. Operates an integrated network of strategic assets that creates and sells refined petroleum products, from feedstock acquisition to wholesale, commercial and retail sales outlets.

The Mechanical Reliability Engineer provides mechanical engineering support (primarily for fixed equipment) to their respective Business Team with the objectives of improving safety, environmental, reliability, profitability, and expense management.
Key deliverables include:
  • Engineered solutions that include resolution of failure root cause meeting company and industry standards
  • Identification and resolution of reliability improvement opportunities including bad actors, risk-based work selection for large turnarounds, and leadership of reliability subteams
  • Troubleshooting and emergency support for maintenance and operations
  • Incident investigations that identify root causes and result in effective recommendations to prevent recurrence
  • Documentation of all analysis and engineered changes (including updates of controlled documentation)
  • Maintain a vigilant focus on safety and enable others to do the same
  • Perform engineering analysis of inspection findings (e.g. Fitness for Service, T-min)
  • Engineer safe, reliable, cost effective solutions 
  • Conduct field visits and verifications of engineering solutions
  • Stay abreast of and apply industry codes, company standards, best practices, and programs in engineered solutions
  • Keep an up-to date prioritized worklist, and use it to effectively communicate status of work and commitments
  • Provide documentation and drawing updates for equipment revisions and repairs
  • Maintain effective lines of communication across the plant including the inspection group, maintenance, operations, process engineering, etc.
  • Provide leadership and compliance with Management of Change guidelines
  • Provides reliability engineering analysis including, but not limited to, RAM system modelling, Weibull, Reliability growth, etc.
  • Provides mechanical engineering support to Capital Projects Department
  • Utilize Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) and risk approach to support recommendations and assist organization in prioritization of work
  • Participate in the effective planning and execution of turnarounds via participation in Risk Based Work Selection, meeting engineering milestones, and support during the downtime with timely and accurate engineering of discovery work
  • Develop capital Project Development Requests with clear justification (as assigned)
  • Participate in / lead incident investigations that get to the real root cause and provide relevant recommendations to prevent reoccurrence in a cost-effective manner
  • Clarify, reassess, and adjust Equipment Reliability Operating Envelopes as issues arise 
  • BSME Degree with 3+ years or more work experience in refining industry required
  • Ability to conduct site/field visits
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to manage a large workload and changing priorities
  • Basic understanding of engineering drawings
  • Working knowledge of industry codes and company standards
  • Understanding of fixed equipment design, construction, and operating principles
  • Understanding of reliability tools, risk-based decision making, and available tools and resources

Apply now for immediate and confidential consideration! You can email your resume to, or call 949-268-4055.

Compensation: $150K - $180K or possibly more depending on experience