Lead Mechanical Engineer

at ExxonMobil in Channahon, Illinois, United States

Job Description

About us

At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.

The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies.

We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together .

About Joliet

The ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery is located about 40 miles southwest of Chicago in Channahon, Illinois. Residents of the area have access to many local activities, from shopping, dining and museums, to golf courses, parks, trails and auto racing events. Add to these the many opportunities the Chicago metropolitan area, or “Chicagoland,” has to offer, the Joliet Refinery makes a desirable work location.

The Joliet Refinery is the second newest refinery in the United States and celebrated its 50th year in 2022. As the center of ExxonMobil’s Midwest integrated operations, it include pipelines, lubes production, distribution and fuels marketing. The refinery is one of the most energy efficient in the Unites States and processes nearly 250,000 barrels of crude per day into gasoline, ultra-low sulfur diesel, asphalt and other products.

With a workforce of nearly 1,000, we take great pride in the work we do to ensure safe, reliable operations. Further, we are committed to community and education outreach through many longstanding partnerships. The Joliet Refinery is recognized as one of the leading employers in the region, including, in 2018, “Large Business of the Year” by the Joliet Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the “Top Workplace” by the Joliet Herald-News.

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What role you will play in our team

The Lead Mechanical Engineer (LME) provides expert static equipment design, troubleshooting, repair, and strategic planning support. As a senior technical resource in the organization, the LME also supports technical and leadership development of the junior mechanical engineers in the group.

The role is located at the Joliet Refinery in Channahon, IL.

What you will do

+ Provide expert level mechanical engineering support for assigned Business Teams

+ Provide technical support to junior engineers in the group

+ Review and approve engineering deliverables generated by junior engineers

+ Provide break-in technical oversight as needed to resolve fixed equipment issues

+ Provide technical oversight for equipment remaining life and fitness for service (FFS) assessments

+ Provide support for Turnaround engineering and execution

+ Provide input to Turnaround worklist development

+ Provide technical oversight for turnaround engineers

+ Provide troubleshooting and solution development for emergent turnaround issues

+ Provide technical input to local capital projects to ensure quality of project design basis and detailed engineering

+ Participate in development of long term equipment reliability plans to support Risk Based Inspection (RBI) programs

+ Drive long term reliability improvement through role as Equipment Class Champion (Pressure Vessels, Piping and Valves, or Tankage)

+ Develop semi-annual equipment class improvement plan

+ Develop & steward bad actor mitigation plans to completion

+ Serve as site technical single point of contact for equipment class and provide troubleshooting guidance to resolve challenging equipment issues

+ Lead investigations to identify and mitigate root causes of reliability incidents

+ Participate as active member of applicable networks through attendance in monthly network calls, leading network initiatives, and attending network F2F meetings

+ Drive quality improvement of existing Maintenance Procedures and take lead in developing new Maintenance Procedures

+ Facilitate the technical development of junior engineers within the Joliet Competency Development Framework

+ Act as a career and technical mentor for junior engineers in the group

About you

Skills and Qualifications

We are looking for someone who has a strong mechanical engineering background and has the following qualifications:

+ Required B.S. (or higher) degree in Mechanical Engineering

+ Minimum of 8 years in oil refining, supporting fixed equipment reliability and maintenance

Preferred Qualifications/ Experience

+ Prefer candidates with experience supporting FCC, Delayed Coking, HF Alkylation, or Hydroprocessing units

Your benefits

An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life.

We offer you:

+ Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life.

+ Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match.

+ Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work.

+ Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans.

+ Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing.

+ Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you.

+ Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you.

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Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.

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Job Posting: JC240826026

Posted On: May 25, 2023

Updated On: Jun 17, 2023

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