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Mechanical Engineer (Early Careers) - Blaine, WA

Mechanical Engineer (Early Careers) - Blaine, WA

  • Location United States of America - Washington - Blaine
  • Travel required No travel is expected with this role
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available This role is eligible for relocation within country
  • Job type Graduates
  • Job code RQ068384
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Engineering Group

Job Summary:

Grade J

Responsible for providing Mechanical engineering support to projects or operations, including maintenance, inspection and turnaround, interacting with other disciplines, teams, subfunctions and contractors to assist in resolving problems and developing engineering judgement to deliver integrated, pragmatic solutions focused on risk management, operating efficiency, defect elimination and standardisation.

Job Description:

Please note: you can apply to 1 bp early careers opportunity globally per academic year. If you make multiple applications within the same academic year then we will only process the first application you make, and you’ll be withdrawn from any subsequent applications. 

Bp’s Cherry Point refinery is one of the most modern refineries in the US, the largest in Washington, and the fourth largest on the West Coast. It supplies about 20 percent of Washington’s gasoline needs and fuels, and a significant amount of the jet fuel to Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, BC international airports.

As a Mechanical Engineer Graduate at Cherry Point, you will:

Be a vital part of a multidiscipline team made up of operations, maintenance, environmental, and safety engineering personnel. Craft the piping system layout, analyzing the flexibility of the pumping and fluid flow system, repairing the pressure vessel design, and so much more.  Troubleshoot equipment, discover root cause failure, and use design codes, such as ASME, API, ANSI, and ASTM, to provide evidence for financial and business decisions.

Make our process more cost effective, efficient, and technologically competitive.

Taking on the role as Mechanical Engineering graduate means providing technical support for operating units, as well as designing and leading various projects. Alongside a strong technical degree in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or a related subject, that means providing solutions on a wide range of engineering problems for major unit maintenance events and working alongside a diverse, multidiscipline team.


Minimum Requirements

  • Must have cumulative and major GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • No sponsorship is available for this position 
  • Seeking a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering 
  • Graduating Between Dec 2023 and May 2024 or within last 3 yea

Are you ready to ignite your potential with BP?

An Early Careers Mecha engineer at the Cherry Point Refinery will start off their rotation as part of the Process Engineering Team to provide high quality engineering support for the site’s Operations, Maintenance, Turnaround, Projects, and Optimization Teams to ensure the safe, reliable, compliant, and competitive operation of the facility and to support the Refinery’s transformation into a lower carbon Integrated Energy Hub.

• The Process Engineering Team provides skills that are critical to the business and the success of the transformation, and as such the roles tend to be dynamic, fast paced, and highly visible.    

• An example first rotation would be a Process Support Engineer who supports Unit Process Engineers with delivery of their accountabilities, completes special projects and initiatives that improve overall effectiveness of Process Engineering Team, complete projects that cross areas and/or require sustained longer-term focus, and assists in process troubleshooting that crosses unit boundaries and planning/implementing unit test runs.

This role will be a part of bp’s One Engineering Program. Through this program, early career discipline engineers will build their experience through challenging development assignments, develop a toolkit of transferable skills for the future, and have a dedicated network of support to help them succeed. The One Engineering Program is structured with three key components: 


  • Opportunity to build technical depth and breadth of experience 
  • Two 18-month assessments, including one field experience 


  • Technical development aligned to discipline roadmaps 
  • Building of interpersonal and enabling skills 
  • Support towards professional accreditation or chartership 


  • Part of the global engineering community and One bp early careers network 
  • Dedicated program team, day-to-day support, mentoring and advice 
  • Technical support network 

You may learn more about our generous benefits here Explore Our Benefits

How much do we pay?

  • $100k USD – for a Engineering* Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 104k USD – for a Engineering* Master’s Degree.

*College Degree in one of the following: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Travel Requirement

No travel is expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is eligible for relocation within country

Remote Type:

This position is not available for remote working


Anomaly assessment and management, Defect Elimination, Equipment criticality assessment, Equipment maintenance and inspection strategies, FAT and commissioning, Fatigue Analysis, Fitness for Service, Flanged joint, Integrity Management, Mechanical seals and support systems, Monitoring and data interpretation, Piping, hoses and tubing, Piping vibration, Pressure systems regulatory requirements, Pressure Vessels, Selection and design of pipeline equipment, Stress analysis for integrity and leakage, Valves used for isolation, Wind Turbines

Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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