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Downstream Mechanical Engineer

Company: PEMEX Deer Park Refinery
Location: Deer Park
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Pemex Deer Park is a highly complex refinery located 18 miles east of Houston in Deer Park, TX, and is a part of the Pemex group which is a fully integrated oil company in the Americas, working across the entire value chain: exploration, production, industrial processing/refining, logistics and marketing. Pemex Deer Park provides a diverse and inclusive work environment that employs approximately 1000 employees with another 1200 contractors on site. The refinery's rated capacity is 340,000 barrels per day and has the feed flexibility to process multiple grades of crudes to produce the high-quality transportation fuels the world needs. The Pemex site is co-located with other 3 rd party chemical facilities allowing for further integration and optimization of the refinery and its products.

The primary purpose of the PTSE role is to deliver year-on-year improvements to asset integrity, availability, and profitability in their Production Units. To accomplish this, the PTSE is empowered to be the owner of the mechanical equipment (rotating and fixed) in their assigned Production Area of the Deer Park Refinery.


  • Technical capabilities and competence in both mechanical static and rotating equipment, including:

  • Pumps, General Purpose Turbines, Seal Systems, Lubrication Systems, Fin Fans and Blowers
  • Piping Systems, Relief Devices, Bolted Joints Integrity and Temporary Repairs
    • Budget

    • The PTSE is responsible for the development and delivery of their respective Production Area's major maintenance / operational expense budgets.
    • Monitoring spend on maintenance work executed in the production unit.
    • Preparing and submitting well-considered work scopes and investment proposals to Asset Managers and Site leadership teams.
      • Delivery. Build strong working relationships with and leverage support from broad range of stakeholders and peers, within:

      • Production Team - Asset Manager, Productions Specialists, Operators, Maintenance Supervisor, Inspectors, Process Engineers, and Safety Representative
      • Central Engineering - Rotating and Static Equipment SMEs, other engineering counterparts in Electrical, Civil, Control Systems and Environmental Engineering.
      • Maintenance and Turnarounds - Planners, Execution Team Leads and Cost Controllers
      • Project Engineering Support functions - Finance Advisor, Capital Planning Focal Point, Contracts & Procurement.


        The PTSE is the first point of contact for mechanical systems in their respective production areas. Below are the key areas of responsibility for PTSEs. There are intended to outline core expectations and not necessarily be fully comprehensive.
        • Operations Support

        • Work with Operations and Maintenance counterparts to solve day-to-day problems for safe and reliable unit operation.
        • Participate in Production Team meetings to stay aware of key activities.
        • Support as a key contributor during stabilization and recovery from operational upsets.
          • Critical Work Processes

          • Risk Management : Own all mechanical equipment-related threats/opportunities - mature/mitigate/realize
          • Management of Change (MoC) : develop the technical basis for design (TBDs), provide/facilitate tech assurance & hazard screening of design, maintenance planning, pre-startup safety reviews, and MoC close-out.
          • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) : Facilitate and continuously improve Asset Care Plans for mechanical equipment.
            • Technical Delivery

            • Leverage technical acumen to outline the detailed scope of changes to mechanical equipment. Assure compliance with Industry Standards, Company Design Practices, and local Site Orders for all plant changes.
            • Assess health of Mechanical Equipment by utilizing:

            • Ensure Safe Production (review production unit shift reports, Assess operating window exceedances).
            • Managed Equipment Care (support completion of compliance inspections & implementation of mechanical equipment strategies).
            • Proactive Technical Monitoring (review exceptions from Operations sensory rounds, assess vibration analysis, and oil sample analysis results and recommend corrective actions).
            • Preventive and Predictive Maintenance (drive compliance and optimization).
            • Seek to identify and close gaps in own technical development to qualify to hold technical assurance authorities (preferably in Rotating and/or Static equipment engineering).
              • Problem Solving

              • Champion Causal Learning within the Production Team.
              • Perform investigations on failures related to mechanical equipment.
              • Seek to understand the root cause and correct issues the first time.
              • Identify opportunities to reduce waste in work processes using LEAN / Continuous Improvement methodology.
                • Business Planning

                • Deliver the multi-year Major Maintenance plan. Ensure it is credible, competitive, affordable and will result in year-on-year improvement in asset integrity, availability, and profitability.
                • Ensure mechanical equipment improvements are adequately funded and suitably categorized within business plan portfolios' (CapEx, OpEx- Infrastructure / Turnarounds etc.)
                  • Project Management

                  • Participate in monthly Maintenance Team meetings. Provide updates on work scopes, forward plan, and current progress. Contribute to decisions that are " best for the Site ".
                  • Challenge self and Production Team to assess that work is being executed in the "right" place in the organization based on complexity.
                    • Turnaround Support (Note - turnaround-related tasks can vary based on assigned Production Unit)

                    • Support work scope development and field execution for mechanical equipment
                    • Coordinate mechanical equipment surveillance
                    • Coordinate Production Unit pre-startup reviews and commissioning activities.
                      KEY CHALLENGES
                      • This person must be able to work at all levels of the organization and have the appropriate skills to influence others in the organization
                      • Prioritize a high workload within the production team Leverage technical skills, project management skills, and soft skills

                        PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
                        • Lifting requirements of 25 lbs.
                        • Walking distances of up to a mile
                        • Climbing portable and vessel ladders to elevations over 100 feet
                        • 90% of work is performed in an outside petrochemical manufacturing environment
                          JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
                          • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis.
                          • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering preferred.
                          • Minimum three (3) years of related Manufacturing Industry experience, Petrochemical or Refinery experience preferred.
                          • Related experience in reliability maintenance (including a sound understanding of Engineering and Maintenance processes). Knowledge of the concepts of Risk Assessment, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Management of Change, and Causal Learning.
                          • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interface with personnel from diverse backgrounds at all levels of the organization. Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.
                          • Demonstrated skill in working with teams to achieve a common goal.

Keywords: PEMEX Deer Park Refinery, Mobile , Downstream Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Deer Park, Alabama

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