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Materials & Corrosion Engineer

Richmond, California


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Chevron is accepting online applications for the Materials & Corrosion Engineer position through June 5th, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time Zone).  

Position Locations: Richmond, CA. Pascagoula, MS. & Pasadena, TX.

The Materials and Corrosion Engineer position provides consulting services and support to Chevron’s Manufacturing, Chemicals, and other DS&C businesses. The Material and Corrosion Engineer’s primary duties are to develop and communicate expertise on materials selection, damage mechanism reviews/identification, corrosion monitoring, and control, failure analysis, interpretation of inspection data, critical reliability variables, welding and fabrication troubleshooting, mechanical design review, and equipment repair strategies. This role will also support the development and execution of fixed equipment asset strategies utilizing Risk Based Inspection (RBI) analysis per API 580 and API 581. The role will require participation in the Management of Change (MOC) process and provides support for refinery shutdown planning and execution. This career ladder position offers potential growth in this and related technical fields. The position requires an individual with a strong refinery process and reliability background and demonstrated leadership abilities.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Provides Materials Engineering consulting to inspectors, engineers, management, and operators.
  • Provides consultation on materials selection, corrosion monitoring and control, remaining life assessment, and repair strategies.
  • Participates in planning and executing work plans for plant turnarounds and capital projects.
  • Supports and updates plant corrosion/Damage Mechanism Reviews as part of the PHA process, Metallurgical Reviews, and RBI plans. Acts as a technical resource in the development and implementation of integrity operating windows as needed.
  • Develops and reviews technical specifications relating to materials and corrosion.
  • Mentors inspectors, engineers, and others in materials technologies such as materials selection, welding and fabrication, and corrosion control.
  • Supports Fitness for Service Assessments.
  • Works with other Materials Engineers in Chevron to develop common tools, processes, and decision making criteria.
  • Works with industry community for training, obtaining technical information needed for consultation, and staying current with the state of the art knowledge that may have application in Chevron.
  • Assists RBI Engineers through RBI process. Act as a technical resource in the analysis of data, damage mechanisms, and asset strategies.
  • Occasionally responds to emergency calls and works long associated hours, especially during turnaround events, occasionally on an unplanned basis.
  • Works in and around operating facilities, manufacturer testing sites, with occasional climbing and internal equipment access.
  • Travels domestically roughly 25%, depending on assigned projects and experience level.

Required Qualifications:

  • Hold a degree in Materials Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrate solid experience working as a refinery Materials Engineer or equivalent, including responsibilities like those listed above.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills, both oral and written, vertically and across the organization.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and participate in team activities resulting in high-quality problem solving, root cause analysis, damage mechanism reviews, and RBI studies.
  • Able to climb ladders and enter equipment.

We have three locations for this position:

  • Richmond, California
  • Houston, Texas
  • Pascagoula, Mississippi

Relocation Options:

Relocationmay beconsidered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignmentswill not beconsidered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please email us at

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