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Chevron Corporation Machinery Engineer in Richmond, California

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Chevron is accepting online applications for the position Machinery Engineer through June 10th, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT).

The Machinery Engineer position is part of the Richmond Refinery’s Reliability &; Integrity organization and reports to the Reliability and Machinery Engineering Team Lead. The team consists of 10-12 reliability and machinery engineers and is a key contributor in achieving the refinery’s goals of safe and reliable operation.

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

  • Work to detect and prevent machinery failure through the use of predictive and preventative techniques.

  • Develop bad actor resolutions, repair and maintenance strategies, and design alternatives that address health, safety, environmental, reliability, operability, and maintainability issues.

  • Improve technical tools and work processes.

  • Ensure rotating equipment records are documented accurately and completely with emphasis on root cause identification, scope of repairs, and detailed records of internal or external inspections.Ensure engineering design adheres to Refinery, industry, regulation, and Corporate specifications.

  • Consider Total Cost of Ownership when selecting new equipment, components, or support systems.

  • Provide support to Maintenance, Technical and Operations personnel on critical field jobs, and manage these jobs or their critical parts as needed.Provide support to Maintenance, Technical and Operations personnel on development and review of machinery repair checklists, preventive or predictive maintenance checklists, and maintenance or operating procedures as necessary.

  • Effectively use the Incident & Investigation Reporting system to identify behavior and work process improvement opportunities, root causes, and effective corrective actions that will help eliminate incidents and injuries.

  • Support the Rotating Equipment Re-work, Spare Run, and Kit-box Restocking processes.

  • Lead machinery root cause failure analysis efforts using support tools such as 5-Why and Taproot.

  • Use in advanced machinery monitoring techniques and systems to support condition based and predictive monitoring of rotating machinery (System1, Adre, compressor performance modeling etc.)

  • Actively participate in the planning and execution of TAs, both planned and unplanned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Data Science

  • 5+ years of experience in a complex process facility such as a refinery

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Vibration Institute CATII or equivalent

  • 10+ years of experience in a complex process facility such as a refinery

Relocation Options:

Relocation may be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments may be considered for candidates already living in the United States.

Applicant must be able to use current US work authorization or able to apply for TN or E-3 Visa (no new visa applications in other cases).

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions

  • The compensation and reference to benefits for this role is listed on this posting in compliance with applicable law. Please note that the compensation and benefits listed below are only applicable for U.S. payroll offers.

  • The anticipated salary range for this position is $ 114,500 – $ 261,500. The selected candidate’s compensation will be determined based on their skills, experience, and qualifications.

  • Chevron offers competitive compensation and benefits programs which includes, but is not limited to, variable pay, health care coverage, retirement plan, protection coverage, time off and leave programs, training and development opportunities and a range of allowances connected to specific work situations. Details are available at


  • This role is located at the Richmond Refinery and follows a 4-10 work schedule. This position is eligible to earn compensatory time; in accordance with Manufacturing policy during exceptional work periods such as turnaround support and significant unplanned events.

  • This position is located at the Chevron Richmond Refinery, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Richmond Refinery has literally fueled Northern California for over 110 years. Many folks living in the Bay Area remark on the natural beauty of the surrounding areas, temperate year-round weather, and fabulous weekend trips. The Bay Area is home to some of California greatest attractions. There are world class cultural centers (nearby San Francisco, Los Angeles within driving distance or short flight), scenic beaches (Monterrey, Santa Cruz, Marin), world renown epicurean centers (San Francisco, Napa, Berkeley), more than a million acres of protected land (National Parks: Yosemite, Point Reyes; State Parks and Regional Parks) and hiking and skiing in California Sierra Nevada mountains only a few hours away. Richmond is also in close proximity of two international Airports, providing options for longer distant travel. The surrounding areas of can provide a living arrangement for those who desire to live in a lively city environment or for those who prefer a small-town feel. The average temperature all year is in the mid-70’s with little to no humidity and limited rainfall in the winter months.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, reproductive health decision-making, military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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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.