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Fixed Equipment Engineer

Date: Jul 26, 2022

Location: USA: Sweeny, TX, US, 77480

Company: CPChem

You may not realize it, but you’ve likely used a product today made possible by the plastics and chemicals manufactured by Chevron Phillips Chemical. From medical supplies and electronics to food packaging and cosmetics, we create the building blocks for more than 70,000 consumer and industrial products.


Even as a global company with 5,000 employees, we maintain a “small company feel” and uphold a culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion. Ask any Chevron Phillips Chemical employee what they like best about their job, and universally, the answer is “the people I work with!” We value work-life balance, and love to see our employees thrive both professionally and personally. There has never been a better time to work for Chevron Phillips Chemical. If you’re ready to grow with us and become part of our vision of being the premier Chemical Company, apply today!



Chevron Phillips Chemical is seeking a Fixed Equipment Engineer to join our team at the Chevron Phillips Sweeny, Clemens, Old Ocean facility in Sweeny, Texas. The Fixed Equipment Engineer will lead the resolution of fixed equipment reliability threats, support design for new equipment during capital project execution, and accelerate improvement in equipment reliability. This position will report to the Reliability Superintendent.


  • Complete fitness for service calculations in accordance with API-579 to assess fixed equipment damage and determine need for immediate repair.
  • Support the Inspection and Maintenance organizations in development of inspection and repair plans to address damage to fixed equipment assets.
  • Ensure continued safe, reliable operations for the facility through support of high/emergency priority fixed equipment issues.
  • Support the capital project execution process through equipment design review. Ensure equipment design is in accordance with the Chevron Phillips Engineering Standards.   
  • Lead the facility towards a mindset of design/repair for long-term reliability.
  • Mentorship and knowledge transfer to other fixed equipment engineers and maintenance engineers at the facility.
  • Participate in Value Creation Networks to advance the Mechanical Integrity/Reliability processes throughout Chevron Phillips.
  • Lead root cause analysis for equipment failures. This will include collaboration with outside material labs and participating as the subject matter expert in 5-why or why-tree investigation teams.
  • Identification and elimination of fixed equipment bad actors.
  • Review and development of equipment MI and reliability work processes and procedures.
  • Support unit damage mechanism reviews and risk-based inspection assessments.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Metallurgical Engineering with at least 8 years of experience in the design, inspection, and repair of fixed equipment.
  • Proficiency with fitness for service calculations and the API-579 fitness for service code.
  • Proficiency in the development of weld repair plans and applicable repair codes including ASME PCC-2 and NBIC.
  • Working knowledge in the ASME Section VIII Div. 1, ASME B31.3, and ASME Section IX design and construction codes.
  • Knowledge of API-571 and damage mechanisms specifically affecting chemical plants.
  • Understanding of the application and limitations of NDT methods.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity with API inspection codes, API-510, API-570, API-653, API-580.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with SAP and Meridium APM software.


This is a exempt job family/individual contributor position.  Final grade determination will be based on the successful candidate's overall qualifications.


Closing Date: 08/21/2022

Travel Requirements: Up to 5%

Eligibility for Relocation: Yes

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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