Maintenance Planning and Execution (MP&E) Turbine Engineer
Chevron Global Power Company - Houston, TX

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Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

Chevron Global Power Company is accepting online applications for the position of Maintenance Planning & Execution (MP&E) Turbine Engineer located in Houston, TX through February 21, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

This position will work within the Chevron Global Power Maintenance Planning and Execution (MP&E) team at the Power Support Center (PSC). The PSC mission is to assist Chevron power generation facilities in sustaining world class performance in direct support of facility producing objectives. This position will be part of the Power Services team that executes core functions integral to power generation equipment performance and equipment integrity. These core functions include major turbine outage inspection planning and execution, turbine-generator/HRSG and balance of plant performance monitoring and troubleshooting, operations support and recommendations, engineering analysis, margin analysis, power system business plan development, and modification & upgrades project management. The MP&E Turbine Engineers will primarily work from a base office in Houston.

Typically the power systems include frame industrial gas turbines as well as steam turbine generators, Heat Recovery Steam Generators and associated balance of plant equipment. These facilities typically operate in simple cycle, cogeneration or combined cycle configuration.

The primary focus of this position will be planning and execution of turbine outage inspections both domestic and international.

Position Details:
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Participates in the execution of outages at remote sites which may require several weeks to over a month away from the home office. While infrequent, outages of the 2-6 week duration do occur and need support of the site Turbine Engineer.
  • Gives work direction to others or lead a small team
  • Contributes to planning and completion of Global Power Generations (GPG) initiatives, and proposes solutions to meet customer business objectives
  • Handles multiple complex projects simultaneously with impacts across GPG and PSC sites
  • Leads conference calls and sometimes work with translators

    Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Equivalent Work Experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working closely with the maintenance planning, major inspection execution, operations and performance monitoring and analysis of gas turbine power plants; including
  • Power system strategies, power volumetrics and integration of significant power equipment operations and maintenance activities with other facility operations schedules
  • Advanced turbine engineering experience
  • Travels approximately 50-60% domestically and internationally to assist power sites with the execution of these programs
  • Engineering and O&M experience on gas and steam turbine based power generation equipment
  • General understanding of all major equipment and operational/maintenance requirements of Power Generation and distribution systems
  • Understanding of Maintenance Philosophy to include strategic and tactical maintenance planning, major inspection oversight/execution, critical combustion component parts tracking, standard maintenance procedure reviews, Predictive Maintenance program reviews, Condition Based Maintenance Program development.
  • Flexible with their working hours so as to accommodate communications with remote sites in very different time zones on occasion.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with OSI PI Process Book and Data Link as well as advanced Excel functions
  • Experience with GE Frame 6, 7 and/or 9 turbines
  • OEM Field Service or Engineering Service experience is highly desirable
    Prior operations, maintenance, engineering, or technician experience with Cogen, combined cycle, or simple cycle large frame gas turbines
  • Ability to use and comprehend trending and predictive maintenance computer programs
  • Demonstrates a can-do attitude, an ability to become an integrated member of the remote site team, an ability to deal with both fast paced outages and troubleshooting evolutions as well as long term planning and improvement projects

    Relocation Options:

    Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters. *LI-CB1

    International Considerations:

    Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

    Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

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