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Lead Rotating Equipment Engineer

lead Rotating equipment engineer - Permanent



Job Purpose

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the post holder will be responsible for the safe and reliable operation of all Rotating Equipment and ancillary systems on the KG Asset through development and delivery of an appropriate strategy, aligned to business objectives.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Demonstrably support the INEOS 20 principles for Managing Behavioural and Process Safety.
  • Define and deliver strategies, short and long term, for all rotating machinery in the KG business to ensure ongoing asset reliability, protective systems integrity with clear sight of future budgets and work-scope.
  • Propose and audit asset care plans for all critical machinery to achieve reliability targets between TAR events and avoid unplanned breakdowns.
  • Define the maintenance scope and frequency for major and minor overhauls of the critical machinery including identification of the correct resources to execute work to a high standard.
  • Own the Rotating Machinery site standards to enable KG business to procure technically acceptable rotating equipment which will prove to meet reliability targets.
  • Define and recommend reliability improvements for the rotating equipment on the asset to increase reliability and reduce maintenance spend.
  • Define the critical spares policy and associated annual budgets for the rotating equipment necessary to meet reliability targets within working capital objectives.
  • Support all rotating machinery upgrade projects aimed at improving the performance and reliability of the assets.
  • Provide input to remaining life determination and extension, obsolescence studies and asset life cycle strategies.
  • Achieve and maintain Technical Approver status for Rotating Machinery Management of Change.
  • Lead trouble-shooting on critical equipment failures to establish root cause and define improvements to eliminate faults.
  • As a specialist, provide training and education to the Technician and Operator population.
  • Support and propagate networks, both within INEOS and externally, to share knowledge and develop a library on rotating machinery improvements and best practices.


  • Accountable for major machinery overhauls and upgrades as required.
  • Contribute to the management of Capital Expenditure
  • Commissioning and trouble-shooting of machinery systems
  • Theoretical knowledge in operating environment covering major machinery types - centrifugal, axial and reciprocating compressors, gas turbines and pumps.
  • Carry out supplier performance management and be the key contract contact for applicable equipment.
  • Participate in risk assessment and asset management relating to the safe operation of equipment
  • Will have an established Machinery network external to site

Qualifications and technical experience

  • Chartered Mechanical Engineer (or in/close to the process of application).
  • At least 10 years of machinery knowledge & experience in a manufacturing environment or with an OEM supplier of rotating equipment.
  • Proven track record in the management and delivery of complex rotating machinery major overhauls.
  • Strong communicator, skilled in leadership with the ability to drive performance.
  • Good understanding of manufacturing and commercial interdependencies and a strong ability to challenge established practice and look for improvements.
  • Experienced in the coaching, influencing and development of engineers.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their CV and apply

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