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Chevron Corporation Materials Engineer in Richmond, California

The Material Engineer will provide materials & corrosion expertise for a Risk Based Inspection (RBI) Project for Chevron Manufacturing. This project will utilize Chevron procedures & Inspection Strategies to develop Fixed Equipment Asset Strategies for Pressure Vessels (FEAS-PV) throughout Chevron Manufacturing (MFG). Working on a Taskforce team comprised of MFG, Chevron Technical Center (CTC), and contract support personnel, develop strategies based on an integrated MFG wide schedule. Coordinate with work process and tool owners in CTC to drive continual improvement and optimize the FEAS-PV work processes. Leverage Surface Digital tools to deliver study outcomes, drive data quality improvements and enable data analytics. This position will require providing remote support and periodic travel up to 15% to MFG facilities and reports to the RBI Task Force Manager. This position is not responsible for supervising company or contract personnel on a normal basis, but the position could possibly supervise personnel for special projects and/or circumstances.

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

  • Provide Materials Engineering support for a Manufacturing RBI Task Force. This includes working knowledge of API 571 and application.

  • Actively attends project meetings with inspectors, engineers, operators, and management.

  • Actively works to maintain open and clear communication between the RBI task Force and refinery personnel.

  • Works with Materials Engineers assigned to each refinery to develop common tools, processes, and decision-making criteria for fixed equipment.

  • The job necessitates driving on a routine basis.

  • Periodic travel up to 15% is expected.

  • Assist RBI Engineers in creating and/or modifying tasks for RBI components.

  • Work directly with Manufacturing Inspection teams to help develop RBI inspection, repair, and/or replacement recommendations for fixed equipment

  • Utilize API 580/581Risk Based Inspection techniques to identify and prioritize the level of inspection.

  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and participate in team activities resulting in high-quality problem solving, root cause analysis, damage mechanism reviews, and facilitation of RBI studies.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years of materials engineering or equivalent experience in a process facility

  • Required: Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree

  • Preferred: Materials and/or Corrosion Engineering Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering or Corrosion

  • Working Knowledge of equipment operation and design

  • Ability to work and navigate with fixed equipment integrity software.

Special Considerations:

This position will be located at either the Pascagoula, El Segundo, or Richmond Refinery.

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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.