CITGO Petroleum Corporation

  • Associate Mechanical Engineer

    Requisition #
    Lake Charles
    # of Openings
  • Relocation

    Relocation Benefits are available for this position.


    Employer will not sponsor visas for position

    Job Summary

    Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, La.; and Lemont, Ill., and wholly and/or jointly owns 48 terminals, nine pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,400 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 749,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the sixth-largest, and one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products and supplies a network of approximately 5,200 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets in 30 states and the District of Columbia. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.


    Job Responsibilities:

    The mechanical engineer is responsible for maintaining the safe operation and reliability of the refinery fixed and rotating equipment by applying standard engineering principles, theories, concepts, and techniques in providing solutions to a variety of fixed equipment problems that develop during operation, maintenance repair and/or turnarounds, as well as performing root cause failure analysis in order to make recommendations for fixed equipment that will eliminate the causes for equipment unreliability.


    Duties include the following:

    • Provide technical support to maintenance & operations to increase fixed equipment availability and reduce maintenance costs
    • Apply standard engineering principles, theories, concepts, troubleshooting, scope development and other techniques to provide solutions to a variety of fixed or rotating equipment problems
    • Participate in Hazard and Operability studies and work to resolve engineering action items


    CITGO’s Attractive Benefits:

    * Competitive Salaries

    * 401(K) Retirement and Savings Plan

    * Pension Plan
    * Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance

    * Discretionary Bonus Program
    * Educational Assistance Program

    * Paid Vacation

    * 9/80 Work Schedule

    Minimum Qualifications


    • B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering
    • Overall GPA of 3.0 or above (A=4.0) (Must provide proof of current GPA at time of hire to verify eligibility requirements are met)
    • Refinery/Petrochemical process plant engineering experience providing technical support for piping, fixed or rotating equipment, preferred

    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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