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Corrosion Engineer – Job #CE00455

Company Profile:

  • Large, global chemicals, plastics and refining company
  • Founded less than 20 years ago
  • Employs over 5,000 employees

  • Benefits and Features:

  • Multiple opportunities for career growth
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Pension Plan
  • And more!

  • Your Role with the Company:

    The Fixed Equipment Corrosion Engineer will lead the evaluation and implementation of strategic reliability improvements that support improved reliability and optimized total cost ownership. This position collaborates with applicable technical groups on site (i.e. process engineering, maintenance and capital projects groups), corporate technical networks and peers, and vendors/suppliers as needed to resolve problems and improved plant reliability and performance.

    Other qualifications and/or responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Review welding process selection, procedure qualifications, technician qualifications, codes and standards, filler metal selection, weld joint details and symbology, welding joint design and proper grounding techniques.
  • Assess damage mechanisms in furnaces, boilers, heaters, flares, burners, refractory, insulation, high temperature materials, tanks, vessels and piping.
  • Serves as subject matter expert (SME) for the Risk-Based Inspection Program, supporting RBI specialists in identifying and implementing improvements within the RBI program/database.
  • Participate in the development of corrosion control documents.
  • Collaborates closely with Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineers to assess Integrity Operating Windows for stationary equipment.
  • Collaborates with the Unit Inspectors on the selection and placement of Corrosion Monitoring Locations (CML’s).
  • Assess cathodic protection systems.
  • Serves as SME on heat exchanger bundle retube analysis tool (RAT).
  • Provides technical support to Operations, Maintenance, Capital Projects and Turnarounds.
  • Recommend NDE technologies and applicability/limitations and perform basic NDE interpretation.
  • Participate in corporate technical teams.
  • Provide technical input for QA/QC.
  • Develop and maintain specific procedures, programs and methods to ensure unit needs are met and maintained.
  • Evaluate deferral requests for inspections and repairs.
  • Perform fitness-for-service calculations on damaged equipment.
  • Mentor less-experienced engineers and co-ops on basic material hierarchy and selection, damage mechanisms, coating selection, surface preparations, and AWS and NACE guidelines.
  • Background Profile:

  • B.S. degree in engineering, preferably in Metallurgy or Materials Science.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience (corrosion/metallurgy) in the refining/petrochemical industry.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in performing RBI analysis in accordance with API 581.
  • Strong working knowledge of damage mechanisms leading to equipment failure.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of stationary equipment fabrication standards (ASME), inspection codes (API, NBIC), and welding codes and certifications (AWS, CWI).
  • Demonstrated ability to influence without direct authority, as this individual will be communicating complex issues across the organization in addition to mentoring and building consensus.