Fitness for Service Engineer

24 Nov 2016
12 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Role synopsis
The Fitness for Service Engineer plays an integral role in assuring the continued mechanical integrity, reliability, and availability of fixed equipment of the Whiting Business Unit. The Fitness for Service Engineer is a member of the Whiting Refinery Maintenance and Reliability Department, reporting to the Reliability Engineering Superintendent.

Key accountabilities
- Perform pressure vessel and piping calculations based on ASME Vessel and Piping codes.
- Perform Fitness For Service analysis per API 579 or ASME PCC-2.
- Develop job notes for inspection and reliability work.
- Support inspection IWR and CSMP processes.
- Develop inspection and reliability procedures for data analysis, code calculations and other availability improvement projects.
- Ensure safety is an integral part of the department.
- Provide technical assistance to other groups as requested.
- Exchange information/experiences with other locations.

Essential Education
- A Bachelor's degree is required for this role.

Essential experience and job requirements
- 5 or more years in engineering, inspection, or maintenance with knowledge and practice of applying pressure vessels and piping code.
- Strong HSE leadership and regulatory compliance skills.
- Knowledge of reliability.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Planning and organizational skills.
- Strong computer skills, preferably in database management
- Competent in the understanding and application of the following pressure vessel and Inspection codes (ASME VIII, B31.3 and PCC-2, National Boiler Inspection Code (NBIC) and API 510/570/579/653).

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
- The willingness and ability to work in a confined space and enter a standard 18" manway, with or without reasonable accommodation.
- The willingness and ability to work with a respirator and climb scaffold ladders, with or without reasonable accommodation.
- The willingness and ability to work nights, weekends and 12-hour shifts as scheduled.

Desirable criteria & qualifications
Additional skills or certificates that would be preferred include:
  • Professional Engineering License, NBIC Commission, working knowledge of PCMS and VCESage programs, or other relevant Inspection experience/certificates (UT Level II, API 653, etc.).
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering or other applied science (Mathematics, Physics, etc).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Achieves business goals and objectives
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Strong teamwork skills.
  • Willingness to share best practices and use them to develop recommendations.

Relocation available
Yes - Domestic (In country) only

Travel required
Negligible travel

Is this a part time position?

About BP
Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future

The BP Whiting Refinery is located on the south-western shore of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal in the communities of Whiting, East Chicago and Hammond, Indiana. Whiting Refinery is the second largest refinery in the BP refining system, and the 6th largest refinery in the United States. Operations began in 1889, prior to the advent of the automobile.

Today, BP is investing several billion dollars in Northwest Indiana to modernize its Whiting Refinery for the processing of heavier crudes. The modernization is essential to the long-term viability of the refinery, and includes well over a billion dollars in environmental improvements. BP Whiting Refinery employs thousands of full-time employees and contractors. The Whiting Refinery Modernization Project is employing thousands of additional contractors. The modernization project will provide for greater energy security in the Midwest, as conventional supplies of the lighter crudes diminish, and are replaced by heavier crudes.

As we progress with the project, the health, safety and security of our employees, and of those who come into contact with our operations and products, remains our highest priority. Our policy is that no job is worth doing, unless it is done safely, while protecting our shared natural environment.


Closing Date
[ "11-Jan-2017" ]