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Machinery Diagnostics Engineer

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:25:27 PM
  • 2844390
  • Job Function: Services
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital Solutions
Location(s): United Kingdom; Aberdeen


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Role Summary:
Bently Nevada Supporting Service Agreements (SSA) are a key business growth area in Aberdeen and center around the installation, commissioning and optimization of the System 1 software platform, to deliver remote monitoring and diagnostics.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Diagnosing machinery problems based upon: vibration data, operational data, and customer communications.
  • Reacting to customer required travel in a timely manner, while bringing all required diagnostic equipment.
  • Complete Documentation of findings/recommendations.
  • Professional communications with customer and other team members
  • Determine and Direct placement of Balance weights.
  • Alignment - Reverse Dial, Laser, Optical Methodologies.
  • Perform Asset Management Studies.
  • Prepare timely Work Order requests, Quick Quotes and Invoicing packages.
  • Assessment of job site Safety.
  • SSA contract primary point of contact within customer’s organisation for GE O&G and GE Intelligent Platform businesses.
  • Work with the GE Intelligent Platform team on the development of SmartSignal models for each of the designated assets to drive customer value across the customer assets in the North Sea.
  • Develop and refine the System 1 installations to be best in class for 1st line remote monitoring and diagnostics of covered assets.
  • Define contract Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) in conjunction with Sales Manager/Customer.
  • Implement / update SSA project schedule into service team schedule.
  • Ensure all aspects of SSA contract are carried in accordance with contract commitments (including execution and KPI status).
  • Carry out SSA contract review meetings to schedule (minimum quarterly).
  • Understand T&C commitments.
  • Complete / update a quarterly SSA review scorecard and review with regional SSA operations leader.
  • Lead quarterly meetings with relevant salesperson to discuss SSA execution, ROI and future opportunities.
  • Presentation of ROI case histories to senior customer personnel, covering EHS, Production and Maintenance impact.
  • Create SSA procedures where required.
  • Review SSA reports and other project documentation.
  • Issue customer reports and upload to SSA Web Portal.
  • Ensure SSA Web Portal is current and maintained.
  • Review and report monthly SAP financial performance for SSA project (cost / margin).
  • Review and update SSA Action Tracker.
  • Recognise and produce value stories.
  • Continuously develop SSA execution strategy to improve quality, duration of contract deliverables and variable cost productivity.
  • On-going review of Condition Monitoring techniques to identify opportunities for improvement using current / new technology or by developing processes.
  • Identify upsell opportunities for growth of SSA scope and other hardware, software and service pull-through sales.
  • Training and mentoring of less senior/experienced SSA Site Leads and MDS Engineers with technical development plans in conjunction with the W Europe MDS Technical Leader.
  • Assist in development and delivery of MDS training courses for internal engineers and customers.


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • A college degree or equivalent knowledge and experience is required. A BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent is needed.
  • Significant years’ experience in machinery diagnostics and condition based maintenance
  • Demonstrate authority and assurance dealing with people.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to convey technical concepts to business and technical personnel.
  • Ability to work under stressful working conditions.
  • Available for extensive travel and overtime.
  • Strong computer skills using MS Office software.
  • Mechanical trouble shooting skills. "Hands-on approach".
  • Ability to read, interprets, and understands mechanical prints.
  • Knowledge of rotating machinery operation and controls systems.
  • Knowledge of O&G Upstream/Downstream processes.
  • Knowledge of machinery protection and management systems.

Base Skill Sets
  • Supervise and support other engineers’ technical delivery to client, providing training where necessary.
  • Supervision of the development and implementation of Condition Based Maintenance programs
  • Trouble shooting vibration problems
  • In-situ balancing of rotating equipment
  • Machinery acceptance testing
  • Condition Monitoring / Condition Based Maintenance training course preparation and presentation
  • Modal analysis & Operational Deflection Shape (ODS) modelling.
  • Rotor dynamics Modelling
  • Torsional Vibration Measurement & Analysis
  • Machinery Performance Testing
  • Diagnosing machinery problems based upon: vibration data, operational data, and customer communications.
  • Reacting to customer required travel in a timely manner, while bringing all required diagnostic equipment when necessary.
  • Complete Documentation of findings/recommendations.
  • Professional communications with customer and other team members
  • Determine and Direct placement of Balance weights.
  • Perform Asset Management Studies.
  • Prepare timely Work Order requests, Quick Quotes and Invoicing packages.
  • Assessment of job site Safety.
  • Understand Terms & Condition commitments.
  • Alignment - Reverse Dial, Laser, Optical Methodologies.
  • Ability to conduct internal and external Machinery Diagnostics Training.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website:http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of Bently Nevada products and services.
  • Proven years of vibration analysis or extensive years of industry (energy and/or oil & gas) experience.
  • MSc in an engineering discipline is preferred or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • Basic familiarity with computer network systems.
  • Membership in a technical society such as IMechE, BINDT or Vibration Institute.


Locations: United Kingdom; Aberdeen
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