The Fixed Equipment Subject Matter Expert (SME) acts as the site technical authority for a number of Fixed Equipment Asset Classes and Mechanical/Civil discipline areas for the Whiting Business Unit.
Along with other Fixed Equipment SMEs in the Reliability Engineering Team, the SMEs are accountable for all mechanical asset classes and discipline areas. These areas potential include; civil, rigging, repairs, stress, heat transfer, chemical cleaning, hydraulics, mechanical design of distillation and fractionation, mechanical design of separation, fabrication, and construction.
The Fixed Equipment SME is expected to own the equipment strategies for their asset classes, optimize the life cycle plans, improve mechanical availability and integrity equipment, and reduce lost opportunity impacts.
The Fixed Equipment SME is the author and owner of the Whiting Business Unit STPs for their Asset Classes.
The SME reports to the Reliability Engineering Superintendent. The SME will primarily interact with Unit Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Inspection, Projects, Operations, Maintenance, and TAR.
- Authors and approves STP's
- Interprets and applies code standards and specifications for application
- Acts as technical reviewer for job notes, scope or work and design review for new equipment.
- Develops and leverages relationships with other technical experts both internally (RTE and other BU's) and externally to BP
- Reviews and approves engineered SMI's
- Identifies and considers new technologies with Refining Technology & Engineering (RTE) collaboration.
- Provides input to equipment operating envelopes
- Performs support fitness for service evaluations
- Serves as technical authority review for deferrals
- Leads and supports significant RCAs and Incident investigations
- Provides expert support and advise to Asset Teams
- Supports turn-arounds with scoping and execution relating to their asset class(es)
- Develops and executes long term equipment reliability plans and defect elimination
- Disseminates industry practices through equipment strategies
- Recommends PM requirements
- Analyzes metrics pertaining to their asset class
- Develops mitigation plans for specific equipment into the unit risk plans
- Identifies risks on the unit risk lists
- Analyzes the availability data for their asset classes
- Champions equipment condition monitoring activities and new technology implementation.
- With the relevant asset team, identifies reliability/availability improvement type projects and develops initial justification, incentives and business value to support the funding request.
- Initiates project requests for both reliability improvement and equipment replacements "end of life" type projects
- Has familiarity of all refinery reliability project work in business development or active CVP stages relating to rotating equipment
- Provides input/feedback into new technology identification, development, and selection
- Provides expert support and advise to the Project department
- Expected to play a leading role in the coaching and development of mechanical engineers at Whiting Refinery
- Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
- Extensive technical and practical experience in relevant Asset class(es);
- Strong reliability engineering experience
- Minimum of ten years mechanical engineering experience in petrochemical/ refining environments