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Title: Mechanical Startup and Commissioning Engineer

Position Type: Contract

Location: Lake Charles, LA

Reports to: VP of Engineering

Status: Non-Exempt


Job Summary:†

PIC Group, Inc. has an excellent opportunity for a Mechanical Startup and Commissioning Engineer to support commissioning of a new chlorine chemical production facility located in Lake Charles, LA. The Mechanical Startup and Commissioning Engineer will report to the VP of Engineering and will be responsible for preparing test plans, procedures, checklists, participating in Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSRs), and leading plant operators and shift supervisors for a successful plant startup and operation currently scheduled for November of 2022. The Mechanical Startup and Commissioning Engineer will be located at the project throughout the construction and commissioning phase.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides technical basis input for the plant operation team to generate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPís) and validation of procedures.
Review equipment and subsystem design and operation documentation.
Review installation and maintenance requirements in preparation of commissioning and startup of equipment and training of operators.
Assists in specifying and procuring smaller components such as control valves, instruments, and specialty interconnection items.
Performs piping and electrical drawing reviews to minimize errors and commissioning problems.
Tracks equipment and subsystem fabrication and performs quality control and issue resolution.
Supports Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and pre-commissioning activities of equipment and subsystems.
Assists in evaluating and purchasing spare parts and consumables for initial systems operation.
Supports commissioning shift teams with technical expertise and technical decision-making.
Provides reviews and comments on operating manuals and startup procedures.
Supports successful plant construction and pre-commissioning by providing construction technical support, quality control & requests for information resolution.
Conducts detailed equipment, subsystem, and Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) walk-downs support to document field readiness against design. Lead effort to correct deficiencies when required.
Works with construction groups to ensure quality requirements have been fully adhered to and documented.
Conducts detailed equipment, subsystem, and P&ID walk-downs support to document field readiness against design.
Leads effort to correct deficiencies when required.
Supports successful plant startup and commissioning by preparing test plans, procedures, and checklists of how equipment and subsystems will be tested.
Participates in Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSRs).
Coordinates equipment vendor support and serves as their primary interface during installation, commissioning, and startup.
Leads small commissioning team comprised of plant operators and shift supervisors, mechanical and E&I technicians, and construction contractor support to pre-commission, commission, and startup several pieces of equipment and subsystems.

Job Requirements:

Subject Matter Expert (SME) for commissioning, startup, and training.
Ability to address challenges while working in a construction and operating plant work environment.
Effective leadership and communication skills both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the company.
Must have effective computer skills; Microsoft Office software and other discipline-specific software applications.
Must have effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
Must have strong mechanical, electrical, process, and controls experience.
The ability to multi-task.
Commercial awareness, and good presentation skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills, a proactive team player combined with a solid self-supporting/independent character.
Excellent troubleshooting skills.
Strong knowledge of process technology and the technical principles related to chemical, oil & gas, pulp & paper, and the like plants.
Capable to read, interpret & prepare applicable technical information, including drawings, schematics, P&IDs, procedures, manuals, codes, and specifications.

Physical Requirements:

Physical demands include : bending, climbing, sitting, lifting, and driving.
May be exposed to varied temperatures, high noise levels, and with caustic chemicals.
Work performed both indoors and outdoors.

Education / Experience:

Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering is required.
7 to 10 years of startup and commissioning work experience is required.

PIC Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive wages and benefits. We seek out and employ talented individuals who meet the qualifications for each position. Due to the large number of responses we receive to our postings, only those applicants with the required experience and qualifications will be contacted.


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