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Do you want to join a team who delivers innovative solutions to meet our customer’s changing needs? Being a leader in delivering superior value in the industry as well as environmental excellence and responsibility is the vision for Koch Fertilizer, LLC.
Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC. (KAES) is looking for a Fixed Equipment Engineer to join our Operations Excellence capability. The preferred location for the role will be in our corporate office in Wichita, KS but we are open to other office or remote locations.
The successful candidate will provide engineering support for KAES operating facilities. This includes ownership of engineering specifications, standards and procedures. This position partners with the operating facilities in determining root cause of failures, assessing fitness for service of equipment, and adding value through recommendations and solutions. This position partners with KAES project engineers and assist in front end loading of projects and provides engineering support for safety design reviews. This position assists Mechanical integrity specialist in developing repair plans.
A Day In The Life Typically Includes:
Provide ownership of the corporate fixed equipment specifications including approving deviations and development of new specifications.
Develop, implement, and review appropriate standards, policies, procedures for fixed equipment and provide personnel training
Develop and maintain metrics for EP approvals, deviations, etc. (Metrics TBD)
Provide consultation to facilities and Koch Fertilizer projects on fixed equipment design and applications including fitness for service, metallurgy, welding, and fabrication procedures.
Partner with Mechanical Integrity Specialist and on coordinating shop inspections. Including contracting to 3rd party for inspections.
Support fleet in investigations and RCA’s. Assist/lead investigations for equipment failure incidents, determine root causes and implement corrective actions.
Support fleet in safety design reviews
Develop, coach and mentor facility engineers.
Partner with project managers in development of front end loading for capital projects
What You Will Need: (Basic Qualifications)
5+ years’ experience in Chemical, Petro-chemical or Fertilizer industry or technical role relating to fixed equipment engineering
Experience developing strategies and processes for fleet MI program that are sustainable
Certified in or have the ability to certify in API 510, 570, and 653
Ability to communicate cross functionally with operations, engineering, and operations leadership team
Experience with corrosion, metallurgy and welding technology
Very Collaborative and willing to share ideas
Possess strong ethics, integrity and humility
Travel up to 30%
Ability to work long hours in turnarounds and outages including potential for nightshift
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Civil, or Chemical Engineering
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Ability to sit, stand or kneel as needed
Unassisted physical mobility around a plant
Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather
What Will Put You Ahead: (Preferred Qualifications)
Experience in fertilizer industry and/or experience with metallurgies and equipment for NH3, Urea, UAN and Nitric Acid service
National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel certification
API 510, API 570, or API 653 certifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Advanced education in corrosion damage mechanisms (API 571), and metallurgy