Vibration & Condition Monitoring Analyst - Rotating Equipment

  • Company: Praxair
  • Location: East Chicago, Indiana
  • Posted: December 19, 2017
  • Reference ID: 17003044
We are currently seeking a Machinery Vibration and Condition Monitoring Analyst to be based at our East Chicago, IN location. This “hands on” position will support multiple plant locations in our geographic region. The position will report to the Region Mechanical Maintenance Engineer at the same location.

The Machinery Vibration and Condition Monitoring Analyst works with the Regional Reliability team and Praxair plant personnel to maintain and/or improve the reliability of rotating equipment and meet desired facility performance goals. The position requires analyzing and reporting the health of rotating process equipment to proactively identify component, equipment and system issues and recommend corrective actions. Utilization of predictive maintenance programs to include vibration analysis, oil analysis, ultrasound and equipment condition monitoring technologies are critical to the success of this role.

This position works closely with Operations Management, Site Maintenance Personnel, Reliability Specialists and Engineers to identify and resolve rotating equipment related issues.

Key responsibilities:
1. Predictive program and condition monitoring administration for the following but not limited to: Rotating equipment such as centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, turbines, blowers, pumps, gearboxes and motors
  1. Review and monitoring of rotating equipment condition including vibration data, lube oil results and utilize other critical operating process data such as pressures, temperatures, flows, loads & efficiencies to determine equipment health
  2. Vibration & Oil Analysis Database Management
  3. Provide remote troubleshooting support to field technicians to resolve vibration instrumentation and CSI data collector issues
  4. Provide vibration data collection training to new employees
  5. Determines vibration point locations and develops data collection routes for new and existing equipment
  6. Hands on target pointing and installation of vibration systems on rotating equipment
  7. Field diagnostics and troubleshooting
  8. Report equipment deficiencies utilizing EAM (CMMS)
  9. Consults with Regional Mechanical Maintenance Engineer on recommended corrective actions
  10. Collaborates with responsible Operations and Maintenance Personnel, Reliability Specialists, and Region Planners to prioritize repairs of identified equipment deficiencies
  11. Identifies, justifies and purchases major predictive equipment spare parts
  12. RCA participation – provides relevant vibration and oil analysis history to support root cause analysis efforts
  13. Perform other duties related to this function to ensure the reliability of plant rotating equipment

This position requires a combination of office work and field work. This position typically requires approximately 15% - 20% travel domestically. Accessibility during off-hours (laptop and cell phone) is required. The applicant must be physically able to work on and around elevated fixed and rotating equipment

Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
  1. Associate Degree in Engineering and minimum 2 years of experience in rotating equipment / mechanical maintenance/ reliability engineering in an industrial manufacturing environment OR
  2. Non-degreed with minimum of 5 years of experience in the maintenance of rotating equipment in an industrial manufacturing environment.
  3. Category I certification in vibration analysis
  4. Entry level knowledge of oil analysis
  5. Knowledge of predictive maintenance methodologies and technologies.
  6. Must possess excellent verbal communication, team interaction and presentation skills.
  7. Strong computer and standard software experience (MS Office, E-Mail, CMMS, etc.)
  8. Demonstrates proficiency in the use, application and maintenance of vibration data acquisition software and the diagnostic equipment used to track the health of the site's critical rotating machinery
  9. Proven ability to interpret and analyze vibration and oil analysis data
  10. Knowledge of general rotating equipment fundamentals such as assembly fits and tolerances

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering.
  2. Category II certification in vibration analysis
  3. Oil analysis certification from the ICML, STLE or similar organization
  4. Experience utilizing Emerson/ CSI MHM software and associated data collectors
  5. Experience specifying vibration systems including transmitters, probes, accelerometers and the associated cables
  6. Understanding of installing vibration systems/ knowledge of proper grounding
  7. Experience in shop and field balancing of rotating equipment
  8. Experience using CMMS systems such as Infor EAM.
  9. Experience in the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of mechanical equipment such as centrifugal compressors, reciprocating compressors, turbines, gear boxes, rotary blowers, pumps, chillers and motors

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