Senior Asset Integrity Engineer

Albemarle Corporation

Location: Wellesley

Job Type: Full time


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Job Description

The Position

You will be a member of the Reliability and Planning Team within the sites Maintenance Department. Reporting to the Reliability Superintendent you will develop and maintain the sites mechanical integrity program in accordance with appropriate Legislation, Standards and Industry Best Practice.

This role will develop, implement, execute, and monitor Mechanical Integrity programs for Static Pressure Equipment (predominantly pressure vessels, storage tanks, pressure piping (metallic and nonferrous), PSV’s, hoses and valves) within the Lithium Processing Plant. You will proactively monitor and assess the equipment performance ensuring Asset integrity management plans are complied with and optimized.

Key Responsibilities

  • Proactively participates and supports the Site Safety initiatives and programs.

  • Lead a small team of asset integrity engineer and manage the NDT contractors undertaking NDT/ inspection tasks across the refinery aligned with Albemarle Contractor Guideline.

  • Experienced in the Development, implementation, and ongoing improvement of the sites Asset Integrity Program, inclusive of Risk Based Inspection and Fitness for Service (FFS) aspects.

  • Experience in preparing technical scoping documents for external service providers (NDT Survey etc.)

  • Providing support to execution teams during major maintenance events and directing inspection and non-destructive testing personal on technical scope requirements.

  • Develop asset integrity management plans (IMP) and associated inspection work instructions.

  • Define appropriate inspection regimes/techniques for potential damage mechanisms.

  • Capability to assess damage mechanism and impacts on asset integrity (FFS assessments) utilizing industry standards and guidelines.

  • Managing day to day Static Mechanical Integrity issues that arise from an operating site.

  • Review inspection reports and condition surveys and communicate recommendations on path forward for given assets.

  • Reports to management on program compliance (KPIs) and improvement recommendations.

  • Define scopes of repair to address equipment integrity issues.

  • Responsible for the inspection schedule and master data accuracy (AI Database).

  • Ability to liaise with refinery stakeholders, (Reliability, Process safety, Planning, Operations and Maintenance) to define and coordinate asset integrity works that maintain compliance whilst minimising the overall impacts.

  • Reports to management on program compliance (KPIs) and improvement recommendations.

  • Conducts supplementary and committee investigations; prepares, issues and presents reports to Management.

  • Provide Asset Integrity input to routine and long-term maintenance and sustaining capital budgets.

  • Presents Safety and Asset Integrity presentations to Site Personnel and Senior Management.

  • Continuously looking for opportunities to improve the asset integrity plan’s effectiveness and efficiency.

Work Experience / Technical Skill Requirements

  • Extensive professional experience in chemical processing or similar process industry.

  • Demonstrable experience in incident investigation, Defect Elimination and Root Cause Analysis.

  • Demonstrates a sound knowledge and understanding of governing standards for managing pressure equipment.

  • Experience with Risk Based Inspection Software and Systems (RBA/RBI).

  • Must have working and applied knowledge of regulatory practices and procedures associated with systems carrying both hazardous and pressurised fluids.

  • Ability to undertake asset integrity Fitness for Service (FFS) evaluations.

  • Effective interpersonal & leadership skills are required.

Education / Qualification Requirements

  • Accredited Engineering Degree (Chartered Preferred), in Mechanical, corrosion or materials engineering with demonstrated asset integrity experience.

  • Post graduate Certificate on Asset Management / Reliability highly desirable.

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