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Plant Engineer

Plant Engineer

  • Location United States - Louisiana - Baton Rouge
  • Travel required Negligible travel
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 130763BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

This position is the Engineering Authority for the Baton Rouge, LA facility. The primary responsibility for the position is to lead all aspects of the effective management of the maintenance team, engineering programs and systems for the facility. This includes providing leadership and oversight to plant Integrity Management (IM) and HSSE programs and supporting Continuous Improvement activities in the facility. This position also plays an active role in the Regional Engineering Network providing best practices sharing and standards development.

About us

This role sits in our BP Castrol business - a company steeped in family spirit and history, coupled with the security and opportunities a big corporation can offer.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensures that Plant assets are effectively maintained to ensure uptime, reliability, and safety.
  • Monitoring, operation, and maintenance of a refinery process unit(s) in a safe and environmentally sound manner
  • Ensures consistent implementation of all applicable BP and SPU engineering policies, practices and guidelines at the Plant level.
  • Works the with HSSE Manager to ensure all engineering, maintenance, contractors, and other technical functions are carried out in compliance with HSSE standards.
  • Ensures the MOC (Management of Change process) is strictly adhered to for maintenance changes.
  • Responsible for the development of a technical plan in conjunction with the operating departments and the operations strategic plan.
  • Responsible for continuous improvement and optimization of current manufacturing processes to ensure safety, quality, reduce costs, and increase efficiency.
  • Works with Product Technology and the Plant operations team to implement new product formulations by engineering new processes, using current processes, and ensuring equipment is fit for purpose and capable of manufacturing quality product in an efficient way.
  • Leads the maintenance budget to plan.
  • Provides leadership, direction, and technical support as well as crafting a learning environment where everyone’s opinions are valued for a team of three Maintenance Technicians.
  • Develop a “Customer Service” mind set within the team.
  • Ensures the team is provide the adequate training to successful carry out their roles.
  • Maintains a strong connectivity to Regional Engineering Network
  • Understands and ensures compliance with the global policies and procedures for addressing Process Safety Risks at the sites. Ensures process safety compliance by using the Non-normative Blend Plant Process checklist to identify where PHA’s are required and coordinates the PHA revalidation process. Engages global Process Safety team for an expert review when D+ severity consequences are identified in PHA’s.
  • Legal Compliance Task Owner responsible for maintaining full compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements associated with job accountabilities.
  • Act as BP Contract Accountable Manager to ensure safe execution of the contracted work while applying the Working with Contractor process throughout for CAPEX and Maintenance.
  • Supporting or coordinating crisis management / emergency response programmes

About you

  • Experience in mechanical, electrical, chemical, and/or safety engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years of maintenance experience.
  • Experience in implementing lean manufacturing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills with leadership qualities.
  • Previous supervisory experience with emphasis on safety and performance management, demonstrating strong supervisory and leadership behaviours and competencies.
  • Strong mechanical and technical competence.
  • Experience of working on a site handling hazardous products and/or process industry, ideally in the oil or chemical sectors.
  • Must have a strong digital literacy.
  • Demonstrated leadership of HSSE.
  • Desirable: experience with work request systems
  • Track record of delivering continuous improvement.
  • Solid understanding of instrumentation and process control systems.

Desirable Experience

  • Meets customer service metrics (PM completion and efficiency, proactive maintenance % )
  • Runs maintenance contractor management metrics.

This position is the Engineering Authority for the Baton Rouge, LA facility. The primary responsibility for the position is to lead all aspects of the effective management of the maintenance team, engineering programs and systems for the facility. This includes providing leadership and oversight to plant Integrity Management (IM) and HSSE programs and supporting Continuous Improvement activities in the facility. This position also plays an active role in the Regional Engineering Network providing best practices sharing and standards development.

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