Aftermarket Machinery Engineer

Air Products And Chemicals Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description: and Qualifications

Rotoflow Aftermarket Machinery Engineer


Rotoflow, An Air Products Business, is a full-service turbomachinery OEM - providing a wide-range of new equipment solutions and aftermarket services to our customers globally in market segments such as industrial gases, petrochemicals, and hydrocarbons. Aftermarket services such as spare parts, repairs, upgrades, field services, engineering evaluations, reliability and performance assessments, troubleshooting, training, remote diagnostics/data monitoring, and shop services are some of the many offerings provided from regional service centers for both Air Products and non-Air Products equipment.

We are seeking an Aftermarket Machinery Engineer at our turbomachinery service center in Houston, Texas, responsible for providing engineering support for spares, repairs, upgrades and field service of all types of turbomachinery. The successful candidate will enjoy:

  • Being part of and helping develop and grow a world-class service and machinery business from its initiation and seeing the results of candidate's direct efforts,

  • Working closely with highly experienced, motivated team of professionals to apply expertise and broaden experience in all aspects of turbomachinery,

  • Having the ability to influence existing product designs and new design best practices by providing valuable aftermarket feedback to the new product group,

  • Being part of an engineering and service organization; giving the candidate the ability apply and learn about theoretical machinery design and its practical, hands-on applications,

  • Interfacing with regional support facilities and Air Products staff located in Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

  • Being part of a growing, dynamic organization composed of highly motivated professionals.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting machinery refurbishment, upgrade, and rerate activity by developing technical scope for service activity in both the field and the company's service centers and then working with the service team to execute said scope, including performing detailed design engineering of mechanical and aerodynamic systems,

  • Developing procedures and processes for servicing a variety of turbomachinery products,

  • Participating in Root Cause Analyses and developing technical reports and summaries for customers,

  • Acting as a primary technical point of contact to internal and external customers, including troubleshooting and redirecting requests promptly when appropriate,

  • Providing on-site support when necessary; general expectation for travel is around 25%, however, this can vary and will involve both planned and unplanned activities,

  • Supporting the proposal team in developing and reviewing technical scope and cost for repairs and field services

  • Working closely with senior product engineers to allow for effective and efficient transfer of product and technical knowledge,

  • Providing input on staffing and resourcing to ensure customers are properly supported,

  • Ensuring individuals supporting field activities are qualified, providing training and helping create training programs as necessary,

  • Supporting continuous improvement efforts focused on improving reliability and customer value,

  • Demonstrating exceptional responsiveness and work ethic in supporting customers to meet deadlines and expectations,

  • Developing the engineering capability of the aftermarket service business; including RCA, FEA, CFD, rotordynamics, redesigns, upgrades, etc.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Education should include a BSME, MSME or related technical degree,
  • Ten or more years of experience with turbomachinery or related technologies,
  • Detailed engineering experience with Rotoflow or similar OEM equipment,
  • Detailed, hands-on knowledge of turbomachinery, accessory systems, and related technologies,
  • Thorough understanding of Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs),
  • Thorough understanding of how equipment is assembled, operated, and maintained,
  • Understanding of general machinery commissioning, troubleshooting and servicing best practices,
  • Understanding of control systems and instrumentation for successful commissioning and troubleshooting turbomachinery,
  • Detailed design skills of mechanical and aerodynamic components for upgrades and rerates of equipment,
  • Strong knowledge of Solidworks/3D modeling,
  • Familiarity with ASME, ASTM, API and other codes,
  • Knowledge of how to design for manufacturability and GD&T,
  • Experience with reverse engineering techniques and capabilities,
  • Capabilities associated with aerodynamic design of components, gas dynamics, CFD, FEA of centrifugal impellers,
  • Familiarity with various bearing types (oil, gas, magnetic, etc) and ability to perform rotordynamics and troubleshoot rotor-bearing systems,
  • Controls experience with design, programming and commissioning of PLC and/or DCS systems,
  • Experience with tooling design,
  • Hands-on experience with turbomachinery maintenance,
  • Experience with SAP ERP system,
  • Excellent attention to detail, organization, and self-motivation, and passion to creatively solve customer problems,
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills,
  • Willingness to collaborate openly with a diverse group of internal and external customers,
  • Ability to efficiently prioritize many tasks, adapt to changing priorities and escalate resource gaps to management,
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills; including an understanding of when to escalate both technical and administrative decisions,
  • Ability to create an environment of trust and consistently exhibit a positive attitude.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.

To learn more, visit About Air Products

Air Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.

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Aftermarket Machinery Engineer

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