CITGO Petroleum Corporation

  • Rotating Equipment Engineer

    Requisition #
    Lake Charles
    # of Openings
  • Note

    Employer will not sponsor visas for position

    Job Summary


    CITGO Petroleum Corporation's Lake Charles, LA Manufacturing Complex, the nation's sixth largest crude oil refinery, is seeking a Rotating Equipment Engineer. This 425 MBPD crude capacity complex has 4 atmospheric distillation towers, 3 vacuum distillation towers, 2 Delayed Cokers, 3 Fluid Cat Crackers, 3 naphtha Reformers, a Hydrocracker, and several state-of-the-art processes.  Rotating equipment within the complex includes approximately 2000 pumps, including centrifugal and positive displacement, 29 reciprocating compressors and 40 centrifugal/axial/liquid ring compressors.  The Rotating Equipment Engineer assists operations & maintenance by providing technical support regarding rotating equipment performance, failures and improvements to increase equipment availability and reduce associated maintenance costs. 


    Job Duties:


    • Champion reliability of rotating equipment in assigned area by promoting, training, presenting, and performing other activities to keep awareness high
    • Utilize vibration and process data to troubleshoot and predict impending failures of rotating equipment in order to avoid secondary damage
    • Establish guidelines for and monitor the performance of the preventative maintenance programs
    • Provide technical assistance for rotating equipment systems on unit turnarounds and equipment start-ups
    • Provide maintenance department input on rotating equipment repair scopes and capital project
    • Complete failure analyses on rotating equipment failures as they occur and make recommendations to prevent the failure from reoccurring
    • Create and manage all management of change (MOC) items related to rotating equipment
    • Identify and implement improvement ideas to improve operational performance, increase availability (MTBF) and/or reduce costs


    Minimum Qualifications


    Education / Experience:


    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
    • Minimum two (2) years of experience in refining/petrochemical industry
    • Eight to ten (8-10) plus years of work related experience, highly preferred


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Refinery or petrochemical plant experience with rotating equipment, especially pumps, motors, turbines, and compressors (centrifugal and reciprocating)
    • Experience with vibration analysis
    • Experience with root cause failure analysis for rotating equipment and components (bearings, seals, etc.)
    • Experience with troubleshooting rotating equipment operation and performance issues
    • Experience in providing technical direction to maintenance personnel during rotating equipment field and/or shop repairs
    • Experience drafting rotating equipment field and/or shop repair scopes
    • Experience with rotating equipment lubrication: lubrication plans, specification, and analysis
    • Experience in developing reliability improvement projects to increase MTBF and reduce maintenance costs associated with rotating equipment
    • Familiarity with applicable API Standards and Best Practices
    • Strong PC skills with vibration software and SAP 

    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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