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Sr. Maintenance Engineer Rotating Equipment

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Job description:


Responsible for overall experience in maintenance, engineering, condition monitoring and managing projects to enhance equipment safety and reliability. Our plant requires a specialist who has experience with large pumps, steam turbines and compressors. Knowledge of vibration analysis for rotating equipment and predictive maintenance and the ability to guide teams through failure analysis is required. This role will provide technical support to Maintenance, Engineering, Operations, Inspection, Process and Project and contracting personnel regarding operation, maintenance and troubleshooting for long-term reliability improvement and the selection of rotating equipment.


Provide technical support to Engineering, Maintenance, Operations, Inspection, Process and Project personnel regarding selection, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and long-term reliability of rotating equipment.

Participate in pre-commissioning and commissioning activities and provide technical support for major capital projects.

Conduct performance analysis of rotating equipment to identify performance & operating deviations to provide a resolution on developing deficiencies.

Lead continuous improvement of reliability of rotating equipment through the development and application of effective reliability strategies such as: risk-based maintenance strategies, identification & assessment of risks, root cause and bad actor analysis and spare parts reviews.

Partner with vendors to resolve technical problems and develop new solutions.

Develop the rotating equipment engineering repair scope for all outages, as well as major and turnaround maintenance events.

Serve as a member of cross-functional team to resolve equipment problems, investigate incidents, and improve Maintenance.

Identifies and assesses new technologies related to rotating equipment and auxiliary systems.

Works towards continuous improvement of the reliability of rotating equipment through the development and application of effective reliability strategies, the identification of risks, root cause analysis and team-based problem solving using and implementing industry best practices and standards. Partner with vendors to resolve equipment technical problems.

Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, and maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems, and processes to meet requirements, applying knowledge of engineering principles.

Confer with engineers or other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, or provide technical information.

Recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.

Conduct research that tests or analyzes the feasibility, design, operation, or performance of equipment, components, or systems.

Develop and maintain Maintenance improvement/tracking programs for critical assets.

Assist in root cause failure analysis on critical equipment failures.

Perform component failure analysis as required.

Review project design packages for proper design regarding Maintenance, application, and maintenance.

Assist in the development and monitoring of the preventative maintenance program.

Develop, review, and maintain equipment specifications as related to purchasing, installation, operation, and maintenance/repairs.

Develop and implement alterations and revisions to equipment to improve business performance of the operating units.

Provide various reports as needed.

Present a professional image at all times to clients and vendors and maintain a positive reputation of the company.

Must be self-motivated and possess skills to identify and solve unusual problems.

Must be capable to make decisions and recommendations with minimal supervision.

Must be willing to spend time in the field as required.

Ability to use computers and computer systems utilizing standard software (ie; Microsoft Suite, AutoCad)

Excellent written and verbal communication skills




Bachelors or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering required.

Minimum 7 years experience working in the chemical or petrochemical industry required.

Experience must be as plant owners employee in a continuous process industry, preferably chemicals or oil refining.



Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Complex Problem Solving identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Critical Thinking using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision-making.

Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).


Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen. In addition to the following:


Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)


Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and Outlook required.

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Growing Chemical Company offering strong compensation packages and continued career growth opportunity.

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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