Chevron Jobs

chevron mobile logo

Job Information

Chevron Corporation El Segundo Machinery Engineer in El Segundo, California

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position through April 21, 2021 at 12:00a.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

The Machinery Engineering position provides machinery engineering support for the safe, reliable operation and maintenance of rotating and reciprocating machinery and machinery systems at the Chevron El Segundo Refinery. Support includes all phases of machinery engineering from concept development, scoping, selection, manufacturing, technical audit, final acceptance, start-up, troubleshooting, and failure analysis.

Equipment includes pumps, centrifugal, reciprocating, and axial compressors, expanders, steam and gas turbines, motors, generators, gears, fans, gearboxes and support systems (control systems, vibration monitors and protection systems). Understand and apply Rotating Equipment Reliability (RER) philosophies of machinery surveillance, protection, design review, quality control/assurance, and record keeping.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Support all phases of machinery engineering from concept development, scoping, selection, manufacturing, technical audit, final acceptance, start-up, troubleshooting, and failure analysis

  • Work with Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, and RER personnel to increase machinery Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF), minimize down time, and increase Solomon Mechanical or Operational availability

  • Prepare, review, and approve machinery or component purchase specifications. This may include preparation of engineering, operating, maintenance or reliability standards, policies and instructions within the refinery

  • Provide technical review and approval of vendor calculations/drawings and technical reports

  • Spearhead resolution of quality issues during equipment manufacturing, witness and approve factory acceptance test results on behalf of the company to ensure compliance with Chevron Engineering Standards (CES)

  • Lead machinery initiatives and studies to improve plant safety and reliability

  • Participate in resolution of all operational and reliability issues as may occur during start-up and during normal plant operation

  • Participate in troubleshooting complex machinery problems, develop alternatives, and work with RER team members and others to propose and implement solutions for long-term reliability

  • Answer technical inquiries, make technical recommendations, improve design tools, and develop design procedures

  • Promote adherence to CES for new or modified equipment and ensure the CES Governance Process is followed for any deviations

  • Evaluate gaps in CES and recommend changes; facilitate local review of new or revised standards prior to implementation; aid in the deployment and interpretation of CES

  • Participate on Global Manufacturing and Corporate Best Practices teams

  • Interface with Global Manufacturing and Corporate Best Practice teams for sharing of lessons-learned and to investigate new technology or new applications of existing technology

  • Communicate technical ideas to a wide range of groups and facilitate meetings of cross-functional teams

  • Responsible for preparing and delivering training courses to less experienced engineers, RER, Operations, Maintenance, etc. and mentoring of others

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering

  • Complex Process Facility experience

  • Demonstrated experience with rotating equipment required (field troubleshooting, equipment selection and specification, vibrations analysis, failure mechanisms, etc.)

  • Ability to read and understand engineering manuals and codes, perform engineering calculations, and read technical drawings.

  • Proven ability to analyze and understand complex situations quickly and develop practical, appropriate solutions to resolve high impact people/business/process issues.

  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to changing work priorities and deliver high quality, accurate work with multiple deadlines.

Teamwork / Build Relationships:

  • Demonstrates pro-active, collaborative approach with ability to build positive, productive relationships within department and organization.

  • Interface effectively with Operators, Mechanics, Vendors, Contractors, Management, and other groups to meet business objectives.


  • Consistently demonstrates behaviors to focus on work, align and inspire, grow capability, and deliver results.

  • Ability to set priorities and work effectively with minimal direct supervision


  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills; must be able to effectively communicate in all directions

  • Listen and properly regard input from all team members and stakeholders

  • Facilitate meetings and deliver training courses

Relocation Options:

Relocation may be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

Special Considerations

This position is located at the El Segundo Refinery. Many folks living in El Segundo and the surrounding communities remark on the proximity to the beach, temperate year-round weather (mid-70’s), fabulous weekend trips, and that it’s the perfect place to raise a family. Some of the top schools in the state are located in El Segundo and neighboring school districts. El Segundo is nearby to some of California's greatest attractions: Disneyland, Universal Studios, Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Bowl, the Getty Center, Los Angeles Museum of Art, scenic beaches (Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Pismo), world class restaurants and shopping, and hiking and skiing in California's Sierra Nevada mountains.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please email us at

Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.

Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.