Mechanical Reliability Engineer

Posted: 20-Mar-2017

Mechanical Reliability Engineer Supervises and participates in the inspection of all rotary equipment and auxiliaries in the Plant, including centrifugal compressors, reciprocating and centrifugal pumps, steam turbines, fans etc… Assesses the condition and performance of equipment and identifies poor operating conditions, maintain equipment records, schedules and check-lists and provides advice to the Reliability Department on required repairs and the recommended replacement of defective equipment. 

The Mechanical Reliability Engineeris reporting to the Reliability Manager.


An Oil Refinery Located in Mostorod Area , Cairo , EGYPT, with capacity 140,000 BPD, Operates different units as NHT, CCR, DHT, HCU, HPU, VDU, DCU, DEU, Sour Water Stripping Unit , Amine Treatment and Regeneration Unit, Utilities, Sulfur Recovery Unit , and TGU.

  1. Improve mechanical equipment reliability and availability through the implementation of Reliability engineering principles, techniques and tools, such as Risk Based Maintenance (RBM) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA).
  2. Coordinate with other Maintenance Divisions and the Operations Department in the Refinery to discuss, develop, review and manage mechanical equipment maintenance and reliability strategies.
  3. Contribute to the development of Predictive and Preventative Maintenance plans and procedures for all mechanical equipment, and provide technical expertise for mechanical equipment maintenance activities, standards and procedures.
  4. Provide technical assistance and trouble-shooting support for all mechanical equipment, and ensure that all maintenance activities and procedures are aligned with reliability requirements.
  5. Champion the engineering for static equipment (such as pressure vessels, heat exchangers, storage tanks, steam boiler systems, piping and valves). Support the Area Maintenance Team Leaders and their respective teams. 
  6. Work closely with other Maintenance Divisions to determine and predict mechanical equipment components’ life using appropriate reliability tools, such as Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Mean time between failures (MTBF) and Mean Time To Failure (MTTF), to ensure extended operating life of rotating equipment
  7. Provide technical advice with regards to searching for and preparing new mechanical equipment proposals, and review equipment specifications, documents and drawings.
  8. Ensure keeping, maintaining and updating a database of all historical data pertaining to mechanical equipment failures, and assist in analyzing failure data and preparing reliability test report.
  9. Define, manage and review equipment maintenance strategies. Develop maintenance procedures to support these strategies. Provide technical assistance and trouble-shooting support for all equipment. 
  10. Develop ten-year renovation plans / budgets based on risk management of obsolescence equipment. Approve and supervise the engineering and design of modifications, (technical) for all static equipment and piping systems.
  11. Define spare part requirements for static equipment, employing Risk Based Maintenance and FMECA. Perform regular audits to ensure working capital is optimized, stock levels are maintained and obsolete equipment is removed.

  1. Good knowledge of Refinery operations.
  2. Good knowledge of ASME, API, ASTM and TEMA codes.
  3. Ability to define maintenance strategies using FMECA and RBM methodologies.
  4. Strong knowledge of pressure vessels, piping, steam boiler systems and ancillary equipment, etc
  5. Strong knowledge of the maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment.
  6. Strong knowledge of related health, safety and environmental regulations.
  7. Capable of handling multiple tasks.
  8. Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  9. Ability to continuously drive for process improvement.
  10. Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  11. Strong commands of oral and written English.


YEARS OF EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  Position requires 10-12 Years of experience in Mechanical Reliability field, maintenance and planning in an oil/gas or hydrocarbon industry.  


TYPE OF EDUCATION: must have at least a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

No Formal Certificate