This position will provide electrical maintenance/reliability engineering support for one of the Corpus Christi Refineries. Electrical engineers provide leadership, technical expertise and business perspective in all areas related to the plant’s electrical system
- This position is responsible for preventative maintenance programs, coordination of improvement and new projects and cost/budget management. Will work with operating and maintenance teams to drive continuous improvement and reliability of electrical components, equipment and systems. Electrical Engineers sometimes also have responsibilities related to instrumentation.Electrical Engineering support to Area and Reliability Engineers including small project design, Management of Change trouble shooting, etc.Maintenance engineering support to Electrical Supervisor, Electrical Planner and Electricians. Includes equipment start-up, trouble shooting and small project design
- Develop, maintain and continuously improve the preventative/predictive maintenance programs for electrical utilization and distribution equipment across the site
- Includes: motors, motor starters, lighting systems, heating systems, De-salters, Dust and Mist precipitators, MCC’s, switchgear, transformers, VFD’s, etc.
- Assist in the development, continuous improvement and execution of the Electrical Infrastructure improvement programs
- Generate and maintain key performance indicating metrics including Motor Mean Time between Failure (MTBF), etc.
- Conducting system analysis studies (load flow, voltage drop, short circuit, relay coordination, etc.) and work to correct deficiencies.
- Overseeing application and interpretation of National Electric Code and other applicable codes and standards (e.g. NPRA, API.)
- Making recommendations regarding reliability of standard power distribution systems and application of backup systems (e.g. emergency generator, uninterruptible poser supply.)
- Directing and advising the application of the company standard in electrical design, equipment specifications, construction and testing.
- Reviewing equipment specifications and drawings for projects pertaining to equipment location, single line, area classification and schematic drawing.
- Recommending vendors for purchase of equipment and provide technical review of bids.
- Contributing to cost estimates of project and major maintenance.
- Providing technical interface with local power utility.
- Providing long range planning for maintenance and equipment replacement.
- Managing power requirements and coordinate with other projects in progress.
- Managing electrical system expansion to provide capacity, growth, reliability, maintainability and expendability.
- Overseeing adherence to city and county regulations including special equipment approvals (UL) and building permits.
- Participating in the development of work scope for mechanical equipment related to turnaround and capital projects.
- Participating in technical networks; develop/implement best practices.