Staff Engineer - Fixed Equipment

Toledo Refining Company

Toledo Refining Company

Oregon, OH, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Staff Engineer - Fixed Equipment

Provide mechanical engineering support to assigned refinery business team. Ensure their assigned business team is supported from a reliability, mechanical integrity, and technical mechanical repair perspective.


  • Apply knowledge of mechanical repair, governing regulatory codes and industry best practices to guide and lead the continuous improvement efforts, repairs, reliability, and mechanical integrity of their business team.
  • The Fixed Equipment Engineer is responsible for supporting their business team on fixed equipment reliability and repairs as well as asset management, while providing horizontal technical support to other areas within the Reliability & Inspection Department. The Fixed Equipment Engineer will also use his/her expertise and knowledge to mentor less experienced Engineers.
  • Review and recommend immediate/temporary/permanent repairs for identified anomalies or deficiencies including upgrade/replacement of fixed equipment.
  • Support in reporting of site-specific mechanical integrity KPIs.
  • Participate in critical site-evaluations such as Process Hazard Analyses (HAZOPs) and Process Safety Management (PSM) reviews.
  • Participate in and lead various Root Cause Failure Analysis initiatives.
  • Serve as a safety champion throughout the refinery complex by ensuring full compliance to critical safety requirements including appropriate use of PPE, support of safe work practices and participate in all safety-related activities.

Long-term Support & Leadership (Strategic responsibilities)

  • The Fixed Equipment Engineer is also responsible for implementation and maintenance of Unit fixed equipment reliability documentation of their business team, supports the site Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) program, and supports fixed equipment reliability special-emphasis programs (SEPs) as part of Fixed Equipment Mechanical Integrity (FEMI).
  • The Fixed Equipment Engineer will work to set long-term equipment reliability goals, evaluate complex technical assessments, develop structured approaches to ensure asset integrity and reliability.
  • Lead the development of fixed equipment reliability strategies for refinery units and lead in the implementation of appropriate corrective action to address reliability challenges.
  • Develop Fixed Equipment Engineer critical equipment and bad actor list for their business team. Identify opportunities for fixed equipment and reliability improvements.
  • Review technical and economic analysis of repairs to justify engineering improvement and recommended priorities.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders including mechanical integrity SMEs, Inspection Department, Tech Services, etc. to support long-term equipment reliability initiatives and fitness-for-service evaluations of assets.
  • Support the implementation of risk-based and inspection strategies for equipment assets including piping, vessels, reactors, fired heaters, boilers, and other appropriate HC processing equipment.
  • Assist in develop and review engineering standards and practices.

Communication Responsibilities

  • Maintain effective lines of communication across the refinery including the Inspection group, Maintenance, Operations, Process Engineering, etc.
  • Ensure appropriate communication / work with Inspections, Process Engineers, and Operations in predicting failures and proactively provide resolutions to reliability issues.
  • Actively participate in corporate Best Practice Teams and TRC initiative teams, as assigned.

Turnaround Responsibilities

  • Participate in the Risk Based Work Selection (RBWS) process for turnaround scope development.
  • Ensure appropriate turnaround engineering package development support during scope development, as well as timely and accurate mechanical engineering solutions for outage discovery work.
  • Ensure appropriate mechanical reliability expert support to turnaround planning and execution.

Capital Projects Responsibilities

  • Ensure appropriate mechanical engineering support to ensure capital project success after funds have been allocated. (Project reviews, construction reviews, startup, performance testing, etc.)

Reporting & Documentation

  • Provide input and complete assigned Reliability Department Reports.
  • Follow the program to maintain neat and orderly mechanical/fixed equipment engineering files.

Unit Upsets & Outages / Mechanical Troubleshooting

  • Provide fixed equipment engineering coverage during unit upsets and outages and ensure effective communication through accurate shift updates and shift turnover.
  • Ensure appropriate regular updates are issued during shutdowns/startups, ongoing unit upsets and critical troubleshooting.


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Minimum 8-12 years relevant job experience.

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