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  • Job reference: RMS0144653

Operation Support Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Convent, LA
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 02/09/2014
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The Role:
The Role:

The Operations Support Engineer (OSE) provides process engineering support to the 24x7 Production organization to ensure excellence in Process Safety, Reliability, Margin/Energy Optimization, and Cost Management. The OSE works closely with the Production Teams to provide technical assurance to unit operations and ensure production plan delivery. In addition, the OSE plays a key role in Continuous Improvement, Project Development, and Turnaround Planning and Execution.


• Perform proactive technical monitoring to understand process unit performance, troubleshoot operating issues, and identify opportunities for improvement
• Provide technical assurance to ensure the process units operate within established limits.
• Identify threats to meeting the production plan and business objectives and develop and implement plans to mitigate these threats.
• Utilize sound Causal Learning methods for problem solving and determining root and contributing causes to unit upsets and reliability events.
• Lead and participate in MOCs to ensure robust Process Safety Management for changes to be implemented.
• Participate in Process Hazard Analyses to identify and assess Process Safety threats and develop recommendations to mitigate these threats.
• Perform safeguarding evaluations to ensure proper protection against equipment overpressure and failure scenarios.
• Identify opportunities for Margin and Energy improvements and drive changes to capture these opportunities. Ensure optimization of catalyst and chemicals usage.
• Provide process engineering support to TA Planning and Execution to ensure Reliability and TA objectives are met.
• Provide support to capital projects to ensure proper implementation and performance when integrated into existing operating units and systems.


• Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
• Bachelors of Science Chemical Engineering
• Minimum of eight (8) years experience in refining or petrochemical industry in process engineering-related roles
• Strong verbal and written communications skills
• Knowledge of safeguarding and Process Engineering fundamentals
• Must be able to work with a diverse group of people from varying disciplines and backgrounds
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