Position: Location: Ref: Job Type: Published On: Start Date: Expiry Date: Contact Name: Client:
Machinery (Rotating Equipment) Engineer Mossmorran 517630800 Permanent 27/12/2018 2019-01-31 31/01/2019 ExxonMobil Recruitment ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary


We are currently seeking a qualified and experienced Machinery Engineer to join our team at Fife Ethylene Plant. Situated near Edinburgh, the Fife Ethylene Plant at Mossmorran is one of the largest in Europe and is owned by ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corporation, the world’s largest publically traded oil and gas company.


We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, defined benefit pension scheme, share incentive plan, private health care for employees and their families and, where applicable, relocation assistance.  Onsite facilities, including a gym, make the Plant an enjoyable place to work.




Job Role Responsibilities


Machinery Engineers are responsible for providing specialist engineering, technical and safety orientated support to the Process and Maintenance Teams in matters relating to machinery / rotating equipment. The key responsibilities are to:

  • Develop equipment strategies for the safe and reliable operation of the machinery assets, with appropriate risk-justified solutions
  • Analyse equipment behaviour, complete root cause failure analysis and identify opportunities to drive continuous improvement in the areas of safety and reliability
  • Provide specialist machinery engineering advice and recommendations to the Process and Maintenance Departments on both day to day matters, responding to plant operational events, and also long-term strategic direction and prioritisation
  • Develop and maintain technical standards and guidelines, also supporting the transfer of best practices and technology into the wider organisation
  • Support major capital projects in the areas of design consulting, technical quality assurance and start-up assistance


The successful candidate would work with a small team, which is part of the Fife Engineering Specialists Group. The Group comprises of approximately 15 multidisciplinary engineers.





Expected Level of Proficiency


To be eligible for this role, you must:

  • Hold an engineering degree in mechanical engineering, or an equivalent subject
  • Be; be working towards being; or be prepared to work towards being, a Chartered Engineer, as defined by the Engineering Council or equivalent
  • Have relevant machinery / rotating equipment engineering experience in an operational environment for example refining, petrochemical or utilities (five years+ as a guide). Candidates with less than five years’ experience, but who have a high degree of relevant industry experience will also be considered
  • Have strong IT skills, specifically being an experienced and competent user of Microsoft Office – including Excel and Word


Candidates should also have demonstrated work experience and / or knowledge of:

  • The application of a good level of theoretical knowledge in an operating environment, covering the major machinery types e.g. centrifugal, axial and reciprocating compressors, pumps and gas / steam turbines
  • Technical asset management and risk assessment, equipment strategy development and root cause failure analysis
  • Commissioning and trouble-shooting machinery systems
  • Rotor dynamics and machinery performance calculations


Candidates who do not hold a degree in mechanical engineering will also be considered where they:

  • Have a relevant mechanical engineering qualification at Higher National Diploma level or above
  • Can demonstrate on-going professional development / learning over multiple years to the equivalent of degree level


Successful candidates should possess a broad range of personal effectiveness and leadership skills, with the ability to facilitate and influence business decisions in a team environment.


Application Process Information

The first round of the interview process, which will be a telephone interview. Successful candidates will then be invited to final round interviews, comprising both technical and competency based assessments, following this.


Further information on ExxonMobil careers in the UK can be found in our Recruitment Brochure.





Conditions of Employment
Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to: a satisfactory criminal records disclosure; satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable); verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application; completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company's safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.