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Mechanical Engineer - Production support

Job Description

Excellent opportunit to join one of the best employers in the UK


  • Stanlow is a refining and chemicals manufacturing site.  The refinery has a throughput of 12 million tonnes per annum, making it the second largest refinery in the UK.
  • The role covers support to the Operations, Maintenance and Technology function assigned to one of the Sites six Production Units (PU’s) through the technical assurance of mechanical assets.
  • The role will provide exposure to a wide range of engineering issues in a short time.
  • This is a staff position having no direct reports.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • To ensure asset integrity is maintained in order to meet the requirements of process safety and HSE.
  • To undertake actions for critical equipment asset assurance as defined by the Production Unit’s COMAH Safety Case.
  • To provide visible day to day Mechanical Engineering support to Operations, Maintenance and Technology to optimise Plant availability, performance, equipment reliability and cost, and ensure compliance to good engineering standards.
  • Provide engineering assurance for the PU with regards to the management of CAIRs and inspection events, with responsibility to ensure that all activity deferrals for CAT 1 CAIRs and Inspection Events are manages in line with the applicable Business Process.
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of turnarounds including scope definition and optimisation. 
  • Assist in the execution of turnarounds.
  • Analyse performance and support the PU Bad Actor process for mechanical assets. Be active in supporting all levels of reliability investigations and improvements as well as being the defined actionee in selected cases.
  • Contribute to the PU RBI meetings in support of the site RBI strategy.
  • Support and contribute to the development and maintenance of a 5 year NSR Plan, including budget management and justification aspects (typically $3.5mln per year).
  • Contribute towards the ‘evergreening’ of the PU RCM process, both for new build and existing assets, to ensure PM schedules are effective and appropriate.
  • Provide design and development for day to day Plant Changes (MOC) and be the mechanical signatory for Plant Changes.
  • Provide an assurance role within the PU for compliance with site standards with respect to equipment maintenance and to the overall condition of the asset base and its operation.
  • Manage their own time and sequence of work to meet priorities set for role by others. Recognise and seek guidance from their Line Manager when conflicting priorities cannot be met.
  • Provide out of normal working hours support and be part of a site duty rota (as applicable).


Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Chartered Engineer or following a Company approved route to CEng/IEng status.
  • Nominated Engineer or actively pursuing this authorisation
  • Experience in process plant engineering.
  • An awareness and knowledge of petro-chemical process equipment, safety procedures and systems.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills.
  • Awareness of Engineering standards (e.g. API, DEP’s, British Standards) and ability to research and apply.
  • Ability to rigorously prioritize work efforts and effectively handle multiple assignments, consistently meeting deadlines.
  • Able to apply risk assessment and mitigation techniques effectively.