CITGO Petroleum Corporation

  • Lk Chas Fixed Equipment Staff Technical Engineer

    Requisition #
    Lake Charles
    # of Openings
  • Note

    Employer will not sponsor visas for position

    Job Summary

    CITGO’s Staff Technical Engineer plays a key role in maintaining the safe and reliable operation of refinery fixed equipment by identifying methods to make technically-sound repairs in a cost effective and efficient manner.  This position requires the ability to be self-motivated and driven to utilize high-level analytical skills and apply advanced engineering principles, theories, concepts, and techniques when providing solutions to a variety of fixed equipment issues that develop during operation, maintenance repairs, and/or turnarounds/outages.

    As a Staff Technical Engineer, primary responsibilities will include making progress improvements on overall fixed equipment, mechanical integrity/reliability programs and initiatives, which includes:


    • Performing specialized fixed equipment analyses including equipment re-rates, determining equipment minimum thicknesses, performing stress analyses, fitness for service assessments, and designing equipment or components
    • Managing and developing fixed equipment related mechanical specifications, reliability programs, initiatives, special projects, or technical documents
    • Acting as a technical mentor to fixed equipment engineering staff and periodically providing training on technical topics
    • Developing complex fixed equipment capital projects including original initiation of work, technical evaluation of options, justifications, economic estimates, AFE document developmental support, detail engineering and design support, and technical support to the Capital Department throughout project
    • Providing technical support and/or direction for the assessment and repairs of fixed equipment during planned or unplanned outages in order to ensure mechanical integrity
    • Utilizing engineering software packages for performing job duties including PV Elite, Ultrapipe, Sage Plus, CodeCalc, JADE bolting, and Caesar II
    • Performing root cause failure analysis and/or leads incident investigation teams

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education / Experience Required:

    • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering preferred)
    • Minimum two (2) years of experience in refining/petrochemical industry
    • Five to fifteen (5 - 15) years of experience in refining/petrochemical industry, highly preferred
    • Experience with fixed equipment design, operation, and maintenance of piping systems, towers, heat exchangers, and furnaces
    • Working knowledge of ASME B31.3, Section 8, and PCC-1 & 2, as well as API-510, 570, and 579
    • Experience with one of the following Engineering Software Packages:
      •   PV Elite, SagePlus / Plant Manager, Ultrapipe, CodeCalc
      •   Compress, Caesar II Stress Analysis


     Preferred Requirements:

    • ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code
    • ASME Section VIII, Div 1 Press Vessel Code
    • API 510 Pressure Vessel Certification
    • API 579 Fitness for Service
    • Root Cause Analysis
    • ASME PCC-1 Flanged Joints and PCC-2 Repairs
    • API 650 Tank Design and API 653 Tank Inspection

     Eligibility Requirements:

    • Valid Driver’s License required 

    The Maritime Transportation Security Act requires all persons who will need unescorted access to a regulated facility to have a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), issued in accordance with the rules established by the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration. Candidates selected for employment must meet eligibility criteria to obtain a TWIC card.


    The following link lists the eligible criteria for all persons trying to obtain a TWIC card


    To obtain more information on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), please visit the Transportation Security Administration’s website



    (Equal Opportunity Employer) 




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