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At Air Products, we’ve been helping our customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable for more than 75 years. With approximately 15,000 employees and operations in 50 countries, we serve customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage to medical, energy and transportation. We supply a unique portfolio of atmospheric and process gases, equipment and services.

We require a skilled and experienced professional for the role of Operational Excellence Mechanical Integrity Engineering – Middle East that will provide technical and governance leadership in the area of Mechanical Integrity to the Middle East region operating organizations (wholly owned and JV’s) and provide a local interface between the regional Operating organizations, regional Business & Business Development teams, the regional Engineering teams and the Global Operational Excellence team.

In this role, you will work as part of the Global Operational Excellence team and work with a local team of engineers. The position is in the Dhahran Techno Valley (DTV) office, in Dhahran, KSA and travel will be required in region (within KSA and outside) to engage with the operating facilities.

As the Operational Excellence MI Engineer, Middle East, you will:

Provide technical support to the Operating organization for development, execution, and assessment of complex inspection activities.  This includes creating inspection scope packages and when necessary, traveling to the field to support execution. Conduct Fitness For Service evaluations for vessel, tank, and piping inspection results using API 579 analysis. Become a subject matter expert in the use of the Fitness For Service software. Provide technical support in option sorting repairs that may arise from the inspection activities. Evaluate cost of inspection versus equipment maintenance to develop end of life assessment strategies for various assets. Perform engineering design calculations and/or work with the AP Engineering Organization and 3rd party engineering contractors to implement design changes to pressure vessels and piping to address issues. Participate in pressure systems failure investigations.  Implement recommendations as required. Develop a high level of expertise in existing and developing inspection technologies, including:  Ultrasonic Phased Array and Shear Wave, ACFM, Eddy Current (heat exchanger and furnace tubes)


Geographical Scope:  primary support to the Middle East assets which include wholly owned and Joint Venture operating teams.  As part of Global OpEx team, you will be engaged in best practices and root cause investigations stemming from AP operations around the globe and bring that knowledge to the Middle East operating teams

Reports to:  Middle East OpEx Manager with functional alignment to the OpEx Mechanical Integrity Manager

Functional interaction with Regional Operations Fixed Equipment Engineering, Maintenance, Plant Process Engineers, GEMTE Org, and Plant Operations across the Middle East

Direct Reporting Staff:  None

Travel:  Position requires approximately 20-30% travel to operating sites to support inspection and repair activities.

Skills and Experience:

  • Mechanical Engineering degree (BS) required.  Advanced degrees a plus.
  • 5 years of industry experience with design and/or maintenance of vessels, tanks and piping.
  • Knowledge of regional pressure vessel codes
  • Knowledge of inspection/test procedures used to assess vessels, tanks, piping, and heat exchangers preferred but not required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with operating teams, engineering and field contractors.

Strong leadership skills to work across different operating teams and with outside parties.

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