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Job Description

Requisition ID: 59201

Provides technical expertise in areas of pressure vessel design, repair and mechanical analysis. First-level engineering resource on inspection, fitness for service, reliability of fixed equipment, and pressure systems at refinery. Develops recommendations to reduce or eliminate premature failures. Mentors pressure equipment inspectors and new engineers. Participates in planning and executing maintenance turnarounds.

Key Responsibilities

  • Promotes safe work environment by providing engineering support to refinery safety programs. Participates in reliability or equipment-related incident investigations. Ensures refinery compliance with Process Safety Management Mechanical Integrity for refinery fixed equipment. Prioritizes action items and follow-up on implementation.
  • Documents and maintains reliability databases for assigned assets. Provides reliability data interpretation, analysis and reporting. Develops and calculates reliability metrics as basis for reliability improvements. Performs cost/benefits analysis for technical solutions.
  • Assesses, designs and implements preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance and reliability continuous improvement programs. Advocates benefits of reliability practices and fosters integration into plant operations. Ensures lessons learned, best practices, reliability action items are implemented. Provides reliability technical analysis of proposed equipment modification in capital projects from conceptual stage through commissioning.
  • Provides quality assurance, technical support and consistent application of standards and procedures to Maintenance, Operations and Engineering for new and existing fixed equipment installations. Develops repair plans.
  • Works extended hours, including nights and weekends, in process operations environment and during periods of inclement weather. Accesses areas of refinery requiring use of stairs and/or ladders to inspect critical process and mechanical equipment. Responds to upset conditions during off-hours.

Experience and EDUCATION

  • Minimum undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering required but masters degree preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years mechanical engineering experience in refining industry required.

Required skills

  • Ability to evaluate condition of equipment, based on inspection results and specify repair plans.
  • Expert knowledge of related industrial codes ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, American Petroleum Institute 510, 570 and 653.
  • Familiar with other related technologies including metallurgy, welding and inspection techniques.
  • Proficient in use of pressure vessel and piping software such as Compress, Caesar etc. used to design/rate equipment.
  • Ability to physically access and inspect equipment at all levels including confined spaces.
  • Willingness to learn and stay current with new technologies and evolving standards in a constantly changing discipline.

**This position is part of an Engineering Technical Ladder with multiple levels. The successful candidate will be placed at a level commensurate with experience and qualifications. **

Tesoro Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a leading independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products with a strategically focused presence in the western United States. Tesoro, through our subsidiaries, owns and operates seven refineries with a combined capacity of over 895,000 barrels per day. Our retail-marketing system includes over 2,400 retail stations under the ARCO®, Shell®, Exxon®, Mobil®, USA Gasoline™, Rebel™ and Tesoro® brands. Our full-service logistics business, a master limited partnership formed by Tesoro Corporation as Tesoro Logistics LP (TLLP), owns and operates 4,000 miles of crude oil, refined products and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; 15 million barrels of storage capacity; two crude oil rail facilities; and four natural gas processing complexes. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, our operations span 18 states.

Our strength lies in our investment in employees and in their future. We measure success not only by the products we bring to our customers, or the financial results we deliver to our shareholders, but also by remaining true to our core values of safety and environmental stewardship, respect and integrity.

Discover your strengths and invest in your future by applying today.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Vet / Disability

Posting Notes: || Salt Lake City || Utah || United States (US) || SF:LI-RS-1 || |Engineering; Refinery Operations || 84103 ||

About Tesoro Companies Inc.

Tesoros Trading Company is a retailer and wholesale distributor of folk arts and crafts from around the world. Owner Jonathan Williams started the company in 1983. He personally selects the items we sell and works with the artisans who make the handicrafts we import.

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