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Kent Recruitment

Mechanical Engineer

USA - Matagorda, Texas
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Our purpose and beliefs:

As Kent, we’re tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined.

It’s the energy of every member of our team driven by our beliefs that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities we operate in and the planet:


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Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

We recognize that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re heightening awareness on the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. Creating a culture of inclusivity where all employees feel a sense of belonging.

Our combined energy is fueled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability.

About the job:

Kent is looking for a Mechanical Engineer supporting Bay City, TX.

Your responsibilities:
  • Act as the Lead Mechanical Engineer on multiple design projects concurrently.
  • Seal documents and drawings as per State of Texas Engineering Requirements.
  • Provide guidance and direction to mechanical designers and perform review of project mechanical design drawings.
  • Oversee and review the work of other mechanical engineers assigned to your projects.
  • Create specifications for engineered equipment for the purpose of obtaining quotations. (Fixed equipment includes vessels, towers, drums, heat exchangers, piping/piping components, furnaces, flares, filters and reactors).
  • Evaluate vendor proposals to determine compliance with specifications and recommend the vendor to supply the equipment.
  • Participate in pre-award, engineering review and pre-inspection meetings with the selected vendor.
  • Witness equipment testing at the vendor shop during manufacturing as necessary.
  • Review vendor data, calculations and drawings submitted for approval and provide feedback to the vendor.
  • Resolve technical issues, answer vendor questions and provide guidance to the vendor as needed to manufacture the equipment necessary for the project(s).
  • Provide support to field construction personnel as the equipment is installed.
  • Interact with Kent personnel and Client engineering and manufacturing personnel including -- process design/ instrumentation/electrical, civil/inspection/applications/design drafting/project engineering/operations/ mechanical/design.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

Qualification/ Certification:
  • State of Texas Professional Engineering license is a job requirement. Those licensed in another state may be considered if eligible for a Texas P.E. license through reciprocity.
  • Minimum 10 year’s experience providing mechanical engineering services.
  • Experience in a Refining or Chemical Plant environment preferred. Experience in other related industries may be considered.
  • Experience in mechanical design and analysis of pressure vessels (new and existing) and piping systems is preferred.
  • API 510 experience preferred but not necessary.
  • API 650 Tank experience preferred but not necessary.
Skills Requirement:
  • Mechanical Engineer shall be familiar with industry codes and standards related to their work including calculation methods, (ASME B31.3, ASME Section VIII, Division 1 and preferably Division 2, along with various API and other ASME Codes and national standards)

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