Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Our services include: natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and storage; NGL transportation, fractionation, storage and import and export terminals; crude oil gathering, transportation, storage and terminals; petrochemical and refined products transportation, storage and terminals; and a marine transportation business that operates primarily on the United States inland and Intracoastal Waterway systems. The partnership’s assets include approximately 50,000 miles of pipelines; 260 million barrels of storage capacity for NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals; and 14 billion cubic feet of natural gas storage capacity.
The Operations Engineer will support day-to-day operations with responsibilities including troubleshooting, process optimization and improvement, and improving product quality. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Maintain the calculation basis for unit's permits and prepare emission event calculations.
Provide production and process optimization, troubleshooting, data analysis, and technical support to the operations organization.
Develop process standards, operating procedures, diagrams, training materials, and job aids as required to properly document, teach, and manage site operations.
Implement, monitor, and maintain reliability improvement techniques such as predictive and preventive maintenance, root cause analysis, and risk based inspection.
Track variable costs and look for ways to reduce those costs via process optimization.
Organize, lead, and participate in improvement initiatives, projects, and process optimization teams to deliver specific, focused, time bound improvement objectives.
Monitor operations on a daily/weekly basis, reviewing KPI's, operating logs, Distributed Control System (DCS) trends, quality results, and other sources of data to ensure reliable, consistent, and cost effective operations.
Intervene where appropriate to identify and resolve operating issues.
Design and implementation of new Mont Belvieu facility processes and/or equipment upgrades.
Manage capital project assignments as necessary to support Mont Belvieu plant improvements.
Ensure compliance with all steps of OSHA 1910.119 / Process Safety Management and DOT regulations.
Satisfactorily perform other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering is preferred.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in a chemical plant environment, or related industry is required.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience with production, process, or mechanical troubleshooting and optimization activities is required.
Experience with light hydrocarbons, MTBE, Oleflex, Ethermax, Dehydrogenation, Reactive Distillation, Fractionation, and OSHA 1910.119 (PSM) is preferred.
Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) is required.
Working knowledge of reliability improvement techniques such as predictive and preventive maintenance, root cause analysis, risk based inspections, and total productive maintenance is preferred.
Experience with Process Modeling software, such as Hysys, is preferred.
Must show strong initiative, be self motivated, work with minimal supervision. Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and in writing, and be detailed oriented with the ability to handle fast-paced projects with constantly changing priorities and scope.
Must be proficient in balancing multiple priorities and activities, and be able to meet deadlines in a timely and accurate manner.
Must demonstrate a proven track record of working in a team environment, possess a strong technical/problem solving aptitude and be data driven.
Ability to solve complex problems by identifying and enrolling appropriate resources is required.
Ability to quickly absorb the key deliverables and not get mired in details is required.
Knowledge of DCS and advanced process control systems is preferred.