Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineer

Website Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Job Highlights

Title Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineer
Type Full Time
Experience 3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Garyville, LA, United States
Company Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Company Profile

Marathon Petroleum Corporation is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company. It operates the nation’s largest refining system. MPC’s marketing system includes branded locations and Marathon brand retail outlets.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineer who will identify and develop solutions for unreliable heat exchangers, fire heaters, pressure vessels, tanks, piping, and piping components in the refinery. These solutions, which sometimes include new sitewide initiatives, contribute to longer run time, reduction in maintenance cost, and improved safety.

Includes technical and strategic support on preventive maintenance, repair, and operation of existing equipment as well as engineering support on modifications and new equipment specification.

Requires to interface with inspectors, project engineers, process engineers, operations specialists, supervision, and management.

Educational Level

Work Experience

  • Must have at least 3 years of Engineering experience in a refinery, petrochemical, or other related heavy industry with exposure to fixed equipment.


  • Assist process engineers with equipment capacity increase evaluations.
  • Champion Management of Change for maintenance-driven changes and minor modifications to improve reliability.
  • Develop repair procedures for pressure vessels which include specification of materials, welding details, and non-destructive testing.
  • Lead formal incident investigations to determine root causes and corrective actions for equipment failures and champion the implementation of recommendations resulting from incident investigations.
  • Manage fixed equipment spare parts and updates to equipment files and the asset database, submit drawings to librarians, stock change requests to material coordinators, and change forms to the asset database coordinator.
  • Manage heat exchanger tube bundle assessment program to make recommendations for inspection or replacement timing based on life cycle and potential lost opportunity costs.
  • Manage in-kind replacements of fixed equipment which includes budgeting, creating bid or quote request packages, reviewing proposals, and reviewing fabrication drawings.
  • Occasionally train craft technicians and operators.
  • Participate in capital and expense project development, aiding in equipment design/specification and cost estimation and ensuring compliance with Marathon fixed equipment specifications and adherence to good reliability practices.
  • Participate in Unit Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOPs).
  • Perform fitness for service and remaining life assessments for pressure vessels according to industry codes and standards.
  • Provide leadership and decision-making on repair solutions during turnarounds and unplanned equipment outages.
  • Review work order failure coding and make corrections as needed.
  • Submit Project Request Forms (PRFs) and assist in Decision Support Package (DSP) creation which includes developing concepts and cost justification for fixed equipment reliability improvements such as material upgrades for heat exchanger tube bundles and pressure vessels.
  • Support and consult corporate fixed equipment specialists.
  • Troubleshoot problems with pressure vessels, heat exchangers, piping, bolted joints, and combustion equipment and provide technical support to area operating teams. Examples include piping vibration, corrosion, and poor sealing.
  • Utilize reliability tools such as Asset Criticality Analysis, Taproot, and Life cycle cost analysis.
  • Utilize work order data to identify “bad actors” with high maintenance costs or high cost of downtime.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A valid driver’s license is preferred. (MPC determines valid status.)
  • API 510, API 570, API 653, API 571, NBIC is preferred.
  • GE APM, Equity Engineering SagePlus, Codeware INSPECT (preferred)
  • SAP experience (preferred)
  • TEMA, ASME Section VIII Division 1, ASME PCC-1, ASME PCC-2, API 560, API 579, API 660, API 661 (preferred)


  • Must be able to obtain a TWIC Card within 90 days of hire.
  • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE in the refinery (respirator), be able to physically perform all tasks in the field, and take hair drug tests and physicals.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without the need for future VISA sponsorship.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft: Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • The schedule for the position is 4/10 – Monday – Thursday after-hours calls occur about 1-4 times a month as needed and support of TAR 1-3 times a year.
  • Travel Requirement is 5% or less.


  • The company offers competitive pay and benefits, including bonuses, health insurance, retirement savings plans, and relocation assistance.

Employer’s Statement

Marathon Petroleum Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company considers all qualified applicants without discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition or AIDS/HIV status, ancestry, national origin, genetic information, military, veteran status, marital status, citizenship or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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