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Chevron Corporation Rotating Equipment Reliability Analyst in Richmond, California

Chevron is accepting online applications for the Rotating Equipment Reliability Analyst position through May 6th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time Zone).

Rotating Equipment Reliability (RER) Analysts are responsible for coordinating and leading the machinery reliability program for their assigned process unit(s). These responsibilities include providing technical support/coverage of unplanned/emergency machinery situations, developing and implementing machinery solutions to machinery worst actors, developing long-term machinery reliability recommendations, conducting machinery diagnostic analysis and troubleshooting, and contributing to the implementation of system-wide reliability programs and strategies. The RER Analyst guides preventive and predictive machinery maintenance determines root causes of machinery failures and develops solutions to prevent a recurrence.

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

  • Critical Machinery Troubleshooting – Support maintenance and operations teams during troubleshooting efforts for high criticality equipment outages focusing on restoring the equipment and plants to service while finding long-term fixes to best prevent reoccurrences.

  • Record-Keeping – Document machinery history accurately and completely with an emphasis on root cause identification and scope of repairs. Maintains machinery files, prioritized worst actor lists, and surveillance information in an up-to-date fashion. Completes all associated paperwork (ACD, MOC, etc.) with design changes and upgrades.

  • Design Review – Analyzes machinery history for assigned areas and develops prioritized reliability improvement opportunities. Reviews new machinery installations to optimize machinery reliability through adherence to Refinery and

  • Corporate specifications/standards. Provide support for HAZOPS, PHA, HSE, and Incident Investigations as required.

  • Root Cause Failure Analysis – Support formal loss investigations for equipment difficult issues including seal failures of pumps, maintenance rework, and repeat failures.

  • Quality Assurance – Provides support to Construction Service Group and Zone Maintenance departments through the development and review of machinery repair checklists, preventive maintenance checklists, and maintenance procedures as necessary. Provides support to the Operations department through the development and review of operating procedures and checklists as necessary. Supports the safe commissioning of systems by ensuring that new or repaired equipment installations meet safety standards by participating in PSSRs.

  • Machinery Protection – Provides technical support to ensure that key mechanical equipment is adequately protected by reliable protection systems. Assists the Operations department in determining appropriate alarm and control limits for machinery.

  • Machinery Condition Monitoring and Surveillance – Performs routine condition monitoring and diagnostics of both “garden-variety” and major machinery in addition to enhanced monitoring as dictated by machine condition. Performs visual surveillance of operating equipment and breakdown inspection of failed equipment. Evaluates machinery performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Qualified journeymen level machinist with extensive craft knowledge.

  • 10+ years experience with rotating equipment in the industrial or manufacturing industry. Including experience with compressors, turbines, motors, blowers, etc., and experience with machinery repair, diagnostics, and monitory systems.

  • Excellent Planning and Organizational Skills.

  • Valid Driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience with formal Root Cause Failure Analysis techniques (5-Why, Why Trees, TapRoot, etc.)

  • 3+ years experience with machinery condition monitoring and protection, including vibration analysis, oil condition monitoring, and machinery performance analysis.

  • Demonstrated strong interest in machinery analysis – focus on identification of potential reliability threats and focusing on making improvements.

  • Capable of using databases and storing electronic data as well understanding of Excel and Word computer programs.

  • Vibration analyst certification (Level 1 or higher) from an approved external body including MOBIUS, The Vibration Institute, or Technical Associates of Charlotte.

  • Working knowledge of machinery analysis software and tools such as:

  • BN ADRE Sxp, BN System 1, Windrock MD, Prognost (major machinery surveillance)

  • AMS Machinery Health Manager (garden variety equipment surveillance)

  • Strong competency in electronics/computers/data acquisition equipment.

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.

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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.

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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.