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December 23, 2008   Principal Reliability and Integrity Engineer - Houston, TX

IONIK Consulting provides interesting and challenging work experiences within a family-friendly and balanced work-life framework that is supportive, rewarding and enjoyable.  IONIK also offers competitive salaries, annual pay increases, bonuses, paid vacation, medical/dental/vision health plans, flexible spending accounts, and immediate participation in a 401K retirement plan.


Job Summary
This position will be responsible for managing small to medium-sized projects, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget, supervising staff and allocating work to engineers, writing and approving reports for issue, and fostering client relationships.  The successful candidate will play an integral role in assuring the continued integrity of components on the various operating assets in the energy industry.
Responsibilities include:
• Develop, support, and maintain integrity management and materials compatibility programs for the topside, subsea and marine systems
• Interface with other members of the integrity management team (maintenance, process safety, inspection, welding, and production)
• Identify and evaluate new technologies and champion innovation that can assist in meeting client objectives

NOTE: International Candidates Will Be Considered. Employer will assist with relocation costs.


Key Accountabilities
• Providing consultancy internally and externally on materials and integrity engineering
• Support staff technical mentoring system
• Business development
• Management reports
• Ensure regulatory compliance
• Compliance with the company’s Quality and HSE policies
• Develop, submit, and issue of proposals
• Achieve company goals / personal KPI’s
• Involvement with industry associations and academic institutions


Job Requirements
• Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree in the area of Mechanical, Materials/Corrosion/ Metallurgical, Civil, Chemical, Electrical or Industrial, Master’s and PhD are a plus
• At least ten (10) years of industry experience within the relative engineering discipline
• Experience in conducting or leading root cause failure analysis and failure investigations
• Familiarity with Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Reliability Modeling, Event Tree Analysis, Technical Risk Assurance Process and RAM Analysis
• Capable of identifying and closing gaps in preventative & predictive maintenance practices, including operator duties and practices
• NACE certifications are helpful


Languages Needed
English – Fluent
Bilingual-Spanish a plus


Travel Required: 10%


Employer Information
IONIK Consulting, a division of JP Kenny and a member of the Wood Group, is a global provider of innovative & independent engineering solutions in life cycle integrity management to the energy industry.  Our services incorporate Materials Engineering & Sciences, Inspection Engineering & Management, and Verification & Assurance with proprietary technology.  IONIK operates from three primary hubs located in Aberdeen in the UK, Perth in Australia, and Houston in the USA.

At IONIK our objective is to use leading-edge technology and business improvements to add value to every project.  As part of the Wood Group (http://www.woodgroup.com), IONIK is able to tap directly into significant world-class knowledge and services. 

For more information, please visit us at http://www.ionik.net


IONIK Consulting is an equal opportunity employer.


How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should send resume/CV and salary requirements to

December 21, 2008   Business Development Account Executive for Reliability Solutions

AssetPoint LLC, a Greenville, South Carolina based provider of consulting services and
EAM for asset and facility maintenance management, seeks a senior level Account
Executive for Reliability Solutions business development to cover Mountain or Pacific
regions. Candidate’s residence would ideally be Mountain or Pacific regions in order to
cover those specific time zones.

Function:
Candidate must have a working knowledge of maintenance and reliability best practices
and EAM/CMMS implementation methodologies. The successful candidate will also
have experience in sales and business development in a manufacturing or maintenance
consulting environment. Candidate will be expected to take a consulting lead from
various sources, cultivate the client relationship, create a project opportunity, create a
closing strategy and meet stated revenue goals for the company.
Travel Requirement: 75%


Minimum Training and Experience:
Requires BS Engineering or management degree with a minimum 10 years of related
work experience. Sales experience is highly desirable as well as account management
experience.

AssetPoint offers a competitive compensation package, a 401(k) plan and excellent health
benefits.

For confidential consideration, please forward your resume with salary history
to:
OR
VP of Human Resources
P. O. Box 25489
Greenville, SC 29616


EOE

December 18, 2008   6 Sigma Master Black Belt, Maintenance Reliability - Norcross, GA


RockTenn, a leader in Folding Carton industry is looking to grow our Six Sigma team and are seeking a Master Black Belt who is expected to use the Lean-Six Sigma Strategy to increase customer satisfaction and increase the bottom line of the division assigned; lead divisional reliability initiatives; lead divisional cost reduction and process improvement projects; to coach trained Green Belts and Black Belts to the successful execution of projects leading to certification and to teach and improve the Six Sigma Curriculum.  This is an exceptional opportunity to work with the executive leadership team, have an impact on strategic decisions and establish a reputation for exceptional performance with a career goal of moving into an operations position in 3-5 years.  80% travel is required; position will be based in Norcross,GA.

Responsibilities:
• Ensure the integrity of the process, tools, data and individual are never compromised and are used to drive business results.  Help develop a culture of data based decision making in the company.
• Collaborate with Divisional Leadership to identify projects and develop strategies that effectively utilize the Lean-Six Sigma Methodology and maximize the effectiveness of available resources (Full-Time Black Belts, Part-Time Black Belts and Green Belts) as part of the overall business strategy.
• Drive and sustain results focused on Voice of Customer and improving the bottom line.  Identify, communicate and quickly leverage best practices across the organization.
• Manage complex projects and participate as a key member of project review teams.
• Assist in the selection, training, coaching and effectiveness of Six Sigma personnel based on number of projects completed, cycle time and associated financial benefits; help assure adequate link of Six Sigma roles to performance evaluation, reward and recognition.
• Help to build and teach the BB and GB curriculum; Identify, deploy and leverage useful, robust statistical approaches and tools not currently in use.
Required Skills: 
• Bachelors degree in Engineering (ME, EE, ChemE, MET, IE, Packaging or Paper Science/Engineering). Masters preferred.
• Working knowledge of EAM and CMMS software.
• Demonstrated ability to lead Total Productive Maintenance, Reliability Centered Maintenance, and Predictive Maintenance related initiates.
• Certified Black Belt with a demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams that drive business results and make data-based decisions using the Lean/Six Sigma Methodology.
• High level of integrity and professionalism that commands respect from management, peers and direct reports.
• Demonstrates a passion and sense of urgency for executing performance improvement projects and leveraging best practices across the organization.
• Demonstrated leader who can effectively challenge, influence and build consensus at all levels of the organization from the plant floor to the board room.
• Technical expert in the Lean-Six Sigma methodology and associated statistical tools
• Demonstrated ability to use, teach and coach others on statistical, analytical, facilitation and change acceleration tools.
• Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills (verbal and written).
• Sets and achieves challenging breakthrough goals for self, projects, BBs and GBs.

Applicants should apply via e-mail to or at http://www.rocktenn.com


December 18, 2008   Maintenance Supervisor - Toledo, OH

Company: BP
Job Title: Maintenance Supervisor
Location: Toledo, OH, 43616
Country: US

The Asset Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the safe and efficient execution of maintenance work, as well as directing, appraising, counseling and coaching employees. Resources include, but are not limited to, refinery craftsmen, contractor personnel, and all required material in support of daily Maintenance activities and area driven improvements.

This position will cooperate with peers to optimize site-wide utilization of craftsmen. In conjunction with Planning, Scheduling, Maintenance Engineering, Reliability and Inspection, the Asset Maintenance Supervisor plays a key role in ensuring optimal utilization of refinery maintenance resources to support process unit mechanical availability for an assigned area of the refinery.

Efficient execution of high quality work with minimal rework is a primary goal. An important part of the Asset Maintenance Supervisor role is to provide a proactive maintenance focus within an area of responsibility.

Qualifications :
- Minimum of 4-year college degree and 3 years refinery maintenance or project-related experience; or associates degree with 5 years relevant experience; or a high school degree and minimum of 7 years relevant experience.
- Specific knowledge and skills of maintenance work practices, equipment and test methods.
- Recognizes applicable codes and standards as applied to the maintenance of refining equipment.
- Competent in reading technical drawings.
- Understands the union-company labor agreement.
- Supervisory skills in directing, appraising, counseling, and coaching employees.
- Management skills in scheduling, budgeting, and manpower requirements.
- Skilled in conducting an incident investigation.
- Demonstrated computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office, Excel, and computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
- Demonstrated budget and cost control skills.
- Ability to review maintenance plans for accuracy and completeness.

Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. With a workforce of nearly 100,000 employees, BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 100 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.
The BP-Husky Refining facility (formerly known as BP Toledo Refinery) located in Northwest Ohio, has operated continuously since 1919. Since that time, the facility has undergone numerous improvements to achieve its current capacity for processing 160,000 barrels of crude oil daily. Recently, BP and Husky Energy finalized the formation of two historic 50/50 joint ventures.

One joint venture will develop Husky’s Sunrise oil sands field located in Alberta, Canada, and the other joint venture will reposition and operate the Toledo Refinery located in Ohio. As a result, the Toledo Refinery will have access to a reliable source of crude from North America and ensure the refinery’s future for years to come. BP also has large, modern refineries in Texas City, TX; Carson, CA; Cherry Point, WA; and Whiting IN.


To apply:
http://posttrak.arbita.net/cgi-bin/PostTrak.cgi?RefCode=R4165376607146

December 18, 2008   Heavy Craft/Transportation Supervisor - Toledo, OH

Company: BP
Job Title: Heavy Craft/Transportation Supervisor
Location: Toledo, OH, 43616
Country: US

The Heavy Craft/Transportation Supervisor is responsible for the safe and efficient execution of Maintenance work involving Heavy Craft personnel and Transportation personnel and equipment.

This will include optimizing the utilization of Heavy Craft and Transportation resources, overseeing development of skills, setting performance standards for the craftsmen and working closely with Trainers, Maintenance Supervisors, Planners and Schedulers to optimize site-wide utilization of these resources.

This role focuses on developing and coaching the craftsmen to provide the skills and knowledge to efficiently and effectively execute field and shop Maintenance work and on developing and executing proactive, long-term programs to ensure the safety and quality of Maintenance equipment and tools.

Qualifications:
- Minimum of 4-year college degree and 2 years refinery maintenance or project related experience; or associates degree with 5 years relevant experience; or a high school degree and minimum of 7 years relevant experience.
- Has specific skills and knowledge of maintenance work practices, equipment and test methods, particularly in the areas of relevant equipment fleets and skills for Heavy Craft and Transportation personnel; including knowledge and skills involving welding, pipefitting and boilermaker processes for refinery applications and the codes and practices, operation and maintenance of transportation equipment and railroad facilities.
- Specific knowledge or certification is preferred in the following areas: certified welder or knowledgeable in welding processes for refinery applications, pipe fabrication knowledge, boilermaker knowledge and heavy equipment operation.
- Competent in reading blue print and technical drawings.
- Basic knowledge in applicable codes and requirements
- Understands the union-company labor agreement.
- Supervisory skill in directing, appraising, counseling and coaching employees.
- Management skills in scheduling, budgeting, and manpower requirements.
- Is skilled in and can conduct incident investigations.
- Demonstrated computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office, Excel, and computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).

Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. With a workforce of nearly 100,000 employees, BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 100 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.
The BP-Husky Refining facility (formerly known as BP Toledo Refinery) located in Northwest Ohio, has operated continuously since 1919. Since that time, the facility has undergone numerous improvements to achieve its current capacity for processing 160,000 barrels of crude oil daily. Recently, BP and Husky Energy finalized the formation of two historic 50/50 joint ventures.

One joint venture will develop Husky’s Sunrise oil sands field located in Alberta, Canada, and the other joint venture will reposition and operate the Toledo Refinery located in Ohio. As a result, the Toledo Refinery will have access to a reliable source of crude from North America and ensure the refinery’s future for years to come. BP also has large, modern refineries in Texas City, TX; Carson, CA; Cherry Point, WA; and Whiting IN.


To apply:
http://posttrak.arbita.net/cgi-bin/PostTrak.cgi?RefCode=R4176376607148

December 18, 2008   Maintenance Training Coordinator - Oregon, OH

Company: BP
Job Title: Maintenance Training Coordinator
Location: Oregon, OH, 43616
Country: US

The purpose of this role is to develop, coordinate and conduct training programs and agendas that will lead to increased skills and competencies of Maintenance personnel. The incumbent will be expected to ensure that Maintenance personnel have the needed skills, knowledge and abilities to drive performance and meet the objectives of the yearly operating plan.

Qualifications :
- High School diploma required.
- Minimum of 6 years experience in the design, development and delivery of learning & development programs and activities.
- Minimum of 7 years Maintenance experience.
- Extensive knowledge of refining practices and procedures.
- Must work well as a leader, influencer, presenter and facilitator.
- Skilled communicator, both written and oral, with strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to select appropriate assessment strategies for both individual and team assessment, administer and provide relevant feedback.
- Proven track record of promoting a learning culture.
- Intermediate computer skills; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MMS or equivalent highly desired.

Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. With a workforce of nearly 100,000 employees, BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 100 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.
The BP-Husky Refining facility (formerly known as BP Toledo Refinery) located in Northwest Ohio, has operated continuously since 1919. Since that time, the facility has undergone numerous improvements to achieve its current capacity for processing 160,000 barrels of crude oil daily. Recently, BP and Husky Energy finalized the formation of two historic 50/50 joint ventures.

One joint venture will develop Husky’s Sunrise oil sands field located in Alberta, Canada, and the other joint venture will reposition and operate the Toledo Refinery located in Ohio. As a result, the Toledo Refinery will have access to a reliable source of crude from North America and ensure the refinery’s future for years to come. BP also has large, modern refineries in Texas City, TX; Carson, CA; Cherry Point, WA; and Whiting IN.


To apply:
http://posttrak.arbita.net/cgi-bin/PostTrak.cgi?RefCode=R2869376607155

December 16, 2008   Substation Technologist - Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

Summary

An entry level opportunity exists for a Substation Technologist with the Transmission Field Operations team in the Lethbridge Office. This position will be part of a multi disciplinary team responsible for the operation and maintenance of AltaLink’s transmission substations in Alberta.

The successful candidate will be expected to reside in the Lethbridge Area.

Responsibilities

• Operate, inspect and maintain substation equipment associated with the AltaLink transmission system.
• Provide Asset Analyst, Maintenance Planners, Schedulers and AltaLink Control Center staff with information regarding equipment status, and recommend improvements or replacements.
• Trouble response for stations facilities in the area.
• Assist and support other disciplines as required.

Qualifications

• Diploma from a recognized technical school as an Electrical Technologist.
• Must have the ability to work in adverse weather conditions and have a valid Class 5 driver’s license.
• Be competent and comfortable working with computers and spreadsheets.
• Willing to develop skills and a career in the Substation Technologist discipline.
• Dedicated team player with strong interpersonal and communications skills.
• Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to work within strict deadlines.
• Demonstrate a willingness to work safely and show concern for environmental, health and safety issues in the workplace.
• Strong mechanical as well as electrical aptitude.
• Able to work comfortably at heights.
• Willing to accept out of town working conditions.


To Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter online at http://www.altalink.ca or by email to

December 16, 2008   Vibration Analyst –Uncle Sam, LA

Allied Reliability, Inc. has a Vibration Analyst position open in the PdM technology field. This position is located at a phosphate facility in Uncle Sam, Louisiana.

Primary duties will be vibration data collection, analysis and technical reporting, and maintaining accurate, up-to-date predictive maintenance database programs.

Candidates should have a minimum of Level I Vibration Certification or equivalent experience, be self motivated, detail oriented, and results driven.
A complete benefits package is offered including medical, dental, and 401K available upon date of hire. Relocation packages and company paid technical training available.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join Allied Reliability’s team of highly experienced and qualified reliability professionals!


Send your resume by e-mail to or fax to (812) 346-3292

December 16, 2008   Principal Reliability and Integrity Engineer - Houston, Texas

IONIK Consulting provides interesting and challenging work experiences within a family-friendly and balanced work-life framework that is supportive, rewarding and enjoyable. IONIK also offers competitive salaries, annual pay increases, bonuses, paid vacation, medical/dental/vision health plans, flexible spending accounts, and immediate participation in a 401K retirement plan.

Due to ongoing expansion throughout the Americas, we are seeking additional personnel to support this growth in the USA. IONIK Consulting has immediate openings for:


Principal Reliability and Integrity Engineer


Location: Houston, TX (United States of America)

Job Summary
This position will be responsible for managing small to medium-sized projects, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget, supervising staff and allocating work to engineers, writing and approving reports for issue, and fostering client relationships. The successful candidate will play an integral role in assuring the continued integrity of components on the various operating assets in the energy industry.

Responsibilities include:
• Develop, support, and maintain integrity management and materials compatibility programs for the topside, subsea and marine systems
• Interface with other members of the integrity management team (maintenance, process safety, inspection, welding, and production)
• Identify and evaluate new technologies and champion innovation that can assist in meeting client objectives

Key Accountabilities
• Providing consultancy internally and externally on materials and integrity engineering
• Support staff technical mentoring system
• Business development
• Management reports
• Ensure regulatory compliance
• Compliance with the company’s Quality and HSE policies
• Develop, submit, and authorize issue of proposals
• Achieve company goals / personal KPI’s
• Involvement with industry associations and academic institutions

NOTE: 2 openings. International Candidates Will Be Considered. Employer will assist with relocation costs.


Job Requirements
• Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree in the area of Mechanical, Materials/Corrosion/Metallurgical, Civil, Chemical, Electrical or Industrial, Master’s and PhD are a plus

• At least ten (10) years of industry experience within the relative engineering discipline

• Experience in conducting or leading root cause failure analysis and failure investigations

• Familiarity with Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Reliability Modeling, Event Tree Analysis, Technical Risk Assurance Process and RAM Analysis

• Capable of identifying and closing gaps in preventative & predictive maintenance practices, including operator duties and practices

• NACE certifications are helpful


Languages Needed
English – Fluent
Bilingual-Spanish a plus

Travel Required: 10%


Employer Information
IONIK Consulting, a division of JP Kenny and a member of the Wood Group, is a global provider of innovative & independent engineering solutions in life cycle integrity management to the energy industry. Our services incorporate Materials Engineering & Sciences, Inspection Engineering & Management, and Verification & Assurance with proprietary technology. IONIK operates from three primary hubs located in Aberdeen in the UK, Perth in Australia, and Houston in the USA.

At IONIK our objective is to use leading-edge technology and business improvements to add value to every project. As part of the Wood Group (http://www.woodgroup.com), IONIK is able to tap directly into significant world-class knowledge and services.


For more information, please visit us at http://www.ionik.net


How to Apply
Qualified candidates should send resume and salary requirements to

December 05, 2008   Experienced Field Service Level II Vibration Analyst - Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas

Experienced with Entek / Rockwell data collectors and Emonitor software a plus but not required.
Strong computer skills required.
Mechanical background required.
Field service experience recommended.

3+ years min. of vibration experience.
Capable of field vibration and MCA analysis.
On site report generation as needed.
Perform corrective repairs (laser alignment, field balance) as required.

Balance Vibration Technologies Inc. offers employees top pay with a comprehensive benefit pakage.
Excellent advancement opportunities with a growing company.
BVT is committed to excellence through our employees success through in house, industry, and OEM training
programs as well as (company team) ethics.
BVT inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply at our website: http://www.balancevibration.com/careers.php
Resume’s by email: