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Fixed Equipment Mechanical Integrity Specialist at Koch Fertilizer, LLC

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Wichita, Kansas

Job Description:

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Isn’t it time you joined a company that thinks the same as you do? At Koch, 90% of earnings are reinvested in the company so that we can create opportunities and long-term value for our customers, employees, and society. Our culture is defined by the Market-Based Management® philosophy which guides everyday decision making and provides employees with opportunities to contribute and personally benefit from the value they create.


At Koch, we offer opportunities for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world, responsibilities and rewards based on contributions, and competitive Pay and Benefits.


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 Fertilizer, LLC. (KAES) is looking for a Fixed Equipment Mechanical Integrity Specialist 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 be primarily responsible for fleet-wide support of fixed equipment mechanical integrity program in Koch Ag and Energy.  This includes tanks, vessels, piping, towers, heat exchangers, fired equipment etc.   This includes development and support for inspections, repair plans, risk management, and oversight of the fleet success metrics.  This position is responsible for supporting and oversight of the Inspections database management system.  This position partners with the operating units to support the KAES Mechanical Integrity and Reliability vision.  This position reports to the KAES equipment capabilities Leader.


A Day In The Life Typically Includes: 

  • Provide ownership of KAES PSM Mechanical Integrity program.

  • Lead/influence fleet engineers in evaluating risks and assigning risks.

  • Partner with engineering and develop repair plans.

  • Manage Inspections Data Management System. IDMS

  • Interpret inspection reports.

  • Partner with Opex fixed equipment engineer and develop and maintain fleet fixed equipment asset strategies.

  • Develop and oversee KAES fixed equipment MI metrics. (TBD later)

  • Provide ownership and Maintain the Inspections database management system.  POC for vendor and plants.

  • Provide support to facilities during turnarounds and outages.



What You Will Need: (Basic Qualifications) 


  • 5+ years’ experience in the process industry or technical role relating to fixed equipment mechanical integrity.

  • Experience developing strategies and processes for fleet MI program that are sustainable.

  • Certified in or ability to certify in API 510, 570, and 653.

  • Proven collaborating, idea building and relationship building skills. 

  • Effective in communicating cross functionally with operations, engineering, and operations leadership team.

  • Experience with inspections database management system.

  • Possess strong ethics, integrity and humility.

  • Travel up to 30%.

  • Ability to work long hours in turnarounds and outages.

  • High school Diploma or GED.


Physical Requirements: 


  • 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

  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (preferably Mechanical)


Learn more about our Management Philosophy (Market-Based Management)

You may not always see our name on the products you use, but at Koch Industries, we work each day to help make better food, clothing, shelter, transportation, technologies, and other necessities. With a presence in almost every state across America, there are more than 60,000 of us striving to make valued products that create more opportunities for everyone. We Are Koch Industries #WeAreKoch




This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

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