Machinery Engineer - Grangemouth

Engineering - Mechanical
Ref: 1285 Date Posted: Monday 09 May 2022
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Machinery Engineer


Central Turnaround Team

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A truly global company, INEOS is one of the world’s largest chemical companies. Due to establishing a new Centralised Turnaround [TAR] Team we are now looking for an experienced Machinery Engineer with relevant experience to play a key role in the engineering support and maintenance of our Grangemouth assets.

Job Purpose

  • To provide specialist rotating equipment support to Machinery team in the specification of asset repairs, turnarounds, management of plant surveys and development & implementation of Asset Care Policies
  • Special focus on Pump packages comprising: Pump, prime mover, any associated gearboxes, lubricating oil system, bearings, pump sealing system, control system, vibration and temperature protection systems.

Principle Accountabilities

Safety, Health, Environment (SHE)

  • Knowledge and understanding of INEOS 20 Principles for Managing Behavioural and Process Safety to ensure integrity and personal safety.


  • Develop & implement mechanical asset care policies, assessing the criticality of our rotating equipment, conducting Failure Mode Analysis, specifying and documenting condition monitoring & Planned Preventative Maintenance requirements & specifying spares requirements
  • Define and deliver strategies for all rotating machinery in the KG business to ensure ongoing asset reliability, protective systems integrity and cost commitments.
  • Audit the care plans for all rotating equipment to achieve asset reliability targets between TAR events and avoid unplanned breakdowns.
  • Define the maintenance scope and frequency for major and minor overhauls of the critical machinery including identification of the correct resources to execute the work to a high standard.
  • Lead trouble-shooting on rotating equipment failures to establish root cause of failure and define improvements to design to eliminate faults.
  • Define and recommend reliability improvements for the rotating equipment on the asset, (including ‘bad actors’) to increase asset reliability and reduce maintenance spend.
  • Define the critical spares policy and associated annual NRR budget for the rotating equipment while meeting the reliability and working capital constraints set by the business.
  • Provide specialist machinery engineering advice and recommendations to the Process and Maintenance Departments on both day-to-day matters, responding to plant operational events and also long-term strategic direction and prioritisation.
  • Technical asset management and risk assessment, equipment strategy development and root cause failure analysis

Job Requirements

  • Some periods of inconvenience to support planned and unplanned plant outages may be required
  • Secondment to deliver set pieces of work may be required

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Degree qualified in a mechanical discipline with substantial experience in a manufacturing industry and with plant maintenance experience.
  • Experience on a petrochemical or refining manufacturing facility including new plant commissioning, TAR planning and execution and problem solving on large steam turbines and centrifugal compressor trains, pumps, and reciprocating compressors.
  • Experience of successfully managing major machinery TAR workscope with a proven set of KPI’s to ensure successful TAR execution and commissioning.
  • Strong communication skills and networking abilities; a good understanding of manufacturing and commercial interdependencies and a strong ability to challenge established practice and to look for improvements.
  • The application of a good level of theoretical knowledge in an operating environment, covering the major machinery types e.g. centrifugal, axial and reciprocating compressors, pumps and steam turbines
  • Technical asset management and risk assessment, equipment strategy development and root cause failure analysis
  • Good understanding of the application of the Plant Modification process and associated documentation management systems
  • Commissioning and trouble-shooting machinery systems
  • Rotor dynamics and machinery performance calculations
  • Ability to work as part of a team and influence others
  • Ability to drive initiatives through to timely completion in an efficient & effective manner
  • Strong IT skills, experienced and competent user of Word, Excel, Maximo & Business Objects preferred

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply and upload CV

Internal applicants should follow the internal application process.