• Refinery Materials Engineer

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
  • Overview

    Stress Engineering Services Inc. is the premier provider of engineered solutions and professional engineering consulting services across all engineering disciplines serving clients since 1972. Approximately 80% of current Stress Engineering Services business is repeat or direct referral. We take on some of the industries most difficult problems utilizing approximately 360 employees, including 215 engineers. We have some of the largest testing facilities in the industry.


    We are looking for an engineer specializing in petroleum refinery metallurgy, corrosion, and welding. 

    The successful candidate will: 

    • Provide engineering consulting services to domestic and international petrochemical refinery clients
    • Provide scope definition and cost estimates to inquiries submitted by clients
    • Manage complex multi-disciplined projects



    • A BS or MS in Metallurgical Engineering or Materials Science & Engineering from an ABET accredited university
    • A minimum of 10 years’ experience working for an owner-user refining organization
    • Licensed professional engineer or the ability to become registered
    • Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills
    • Must be a responsible team player with the ability to work productively in a cross-functional team
    • Ability to successfully handle multiple projects simultaneously
    • Ability to work creatively and efficiently to solve client issues
    • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative
    • Ability to work within the United States for any employer without sponsorship
    • Commitment to safety
    • Specific areas of specialization include:
      • Experience in the development of weld repair plans of pressure vessels to NBIC and ASME Section VIII Division 1, as applicable
      • Experience in the development of weld repair plans of piping systems to ASME B31.3
      • Familiarity with the process chemistry for common refining process units, such as crude/vacuum distillation, hydro-processing, delayed coking, fluid catalytic cracking, catalytic reforming, steam-methane reformers, HF/H2SO4 alkylation, amine gas treating, caustic treaters, sulfur recovery and utilities
      • The ability to select and evaluate materials of construction and fabrication methods for refinery process unit equipment such as tanks, pipes, pumps, pressure vessels and heat exchangers
      • The ability to identify degradation mechanisms and repair solutions associated with refinery process unit equipment
      • Experience with the execution of corrosion sensitivity review on refining process units and the development of Integrity Operating Windows to API RP 584
      • The ability to read and interpret PFDs, P&IDs and Piping Isometrics
      • Experience with the execution of metallurgical failure analysis and testing to execute forensic-styled examinations on pressure equipment to determine the failure mode and provide remedial advice with regard to metallurgy or fabrication, which would improve reliability
      • Willing and able to conduct field work inside refineries and petrochemical plants
      • Able and willing to travel approximately 25% of the time
      • Ability to write technical reports which are technically correct and legally defendable
      • Familiarity with the following additional standards: API 510, API 653, API 570, API 579


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