BP Americas, Inc. Fixed Equipment Engineer in Blaine, Washington


Job title:

Fixed Equipment Engineer



Role synopsis:

The Fixed Equipment Engineer serves as a member of the Cherry Point Maintenance Team and supports the delivery of cost-effective, safe, environmentally sound, and reliable unit operations. As the Fixed Equipment Engineer, you will utilize leading edge technologies in the monitoring, evaluation, maintenance, repair, selection, and upgrading of equipment to maximize unit availability and performance. You will collaborate with other engineering, maintenance, and operations personnel, as well as industry experts, in both project and day-to-day support roles.

Req ID:



United States - Washington - Blaine

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:

Yes - Domestic (In country) only

Travel required:

Yes - up to 10%

Key accountabilities:

Provides technical support, guidance, direction, and leadership for reliability issues involving fixed equipment (piping, pressure vessels, exchangers, heaters, tanks, etc).

Defines the scope of fixed equipment repairs including weld procedures and material selection.

Assists in the development, procurement, planning and execution of turnaround scope.

Provides technical review and recommendations on life cycle management of equipment including inspection, maintenance, repair and replacement plans.

Leads and/or participates in root cause analysis of fixed equipment failures.

Participates in and provides technical expertise for engineering standards reviews.

Identifies and implements reliability improvement strategies, practices, and projects.

Performs API Level 1 or 2 fitness for service evaluations.

Provides short-term, hands-on troubleshooting and maintenance of mechanical and related equipment problems.

Works independently to carry out complex activities.

Reviews and updates PM plans.

Essential Education:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Technical competency in troubleshooting, asset upgrade and design changes and Predictive Maintenance techniques’.

  • Ability to model equipment and perform Finite Element Analysis Calculations per Section VIII Div 2.

  • Prior RCM and RCA experience

  • Professional Engineering License

  • Capable of performing pipe stress calculations/evaluations

About BP:

BP is one of the world’s leading integrated oil and gas companies. With a workforce of nearly 85,000 employees, BP operates or markets its products in more than 80 countries. BP provides millions of Americans with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and petrochemicals for everyday products. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

BP's downstream operations refine, transport, sell and trade crude oil and petroleum products. In North America, we are a major oil refiner and market 15 billion gallons of gas to consumers at our branded retail sites every year. BP has large, modern refineries in Cherry Point, WA; Toledo, OH; and Whiting, IN. These three refineries, with total capacity for processing nearly 1 million barrels of crude oil every day, are part of a worldwide network of 15 BP refineries.

Application close date:



Reliability & Maintenance

Job category:


Countries (State/Region):

United States - Washington


If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest).

BP is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. View our policy statement .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

If you are a US-based applicant or you are applying to a position in the US and you are an individual with disability or a disabled veteran, and would like any type of assistance to apply or to access or to attend any recruitment or selection event, system or process, we would like to help you to ensure that your application process goes as smoothly as possible. If you need assistance, information, or answers to your questions, and you are an individual with disability or a disabled veteran, feel free to contact us or have any of your representatives contact us at BP US Application Assistance BPUSApplicationAssis@bp.com ,Telephone: 281.366.1999.

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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • At least five years of plant maintenance, reliability, or relevant engineering experience required.

  • Specific knowledge and experience with refinery process equipment (exchangers, piping and pressure vessels, heaters, tanks, etc)

  • Must have strong computer skills including: MS Software and ability to utilize spreadsheets and databases

  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills with technical, management, craft and operators

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

Candidate must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than your current employer.

This BP location requires access to secure areas regulated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act. All employees must have a valid TWIC card (Transportation Workers Identification Credential). The successful candidate will be required to show a TWIC card on the first day of employment. This requires a TSA security threat assessment, including clearance through various federal and state criminal databases. More information can be found on the TSA website: https://twicprogram.tsa.dhs.gov/TWICWebApp/.

CRITICAL: Applicants MUST seek approval of their line management before applying AND have been in their current role 2 years or longer.

Eligibility Requirements:

If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.