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Mechanical Engineer

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Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Full Time
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This position supports power generation at a co-generation facility in Baton Rouge, LA. The candidate will have engineering responsibility for site mechanical systems, including: gas turbines, steam turbines, fuel/air systems, boiler feedwater/steam systems, and associated auxiliary equipment. The candidate will also support engineering activities for pumps, fans, compressors, and other rotating equipment. The candidate will review and assess system conditions and work with Plant Operations to optimize efficiencies and reliability of these mechanical assets at the facility. The candidate will also support Plant Maintenance in developing preventive and proactive maintenance plans for equipment, as well as troubleshooting equipment challenges when they arise. The candidate will be responsible for developing and executing improvement projects as part of a strategic, long-term project plan for these mechanical assets at the facility.

Job Responsibilities

  • Review mechanical performance of turbomachinery and other mechanical systems/equipment to ensure operating conditions are achieved to optimize process reliability and efficiency.
  • Facilitate preventive and proactive maintenance activities on equipment to ensure reliable operations.
  • Facilitate inspections and assessments of gas turbines, steam turbines, piping, boilers, heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs), pumps, compressors, valves, gearboxes, and other assets to ensure mechanical integrity.
  • Manage and/or support long-term strategic project plan for mechanical systems at the facility.
  • Manage and/or support reliability-focused programs for the site, including vibration, lubrication, Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Management of Change, and others.
  • Perform Project Management such as development of project scopes, objectives, and justifications.
  • Creation of budgets, spend forecasts and cost tracking.
  • Manage relationships with 3rd parties, including purchasing/procurement processes, work execution, and site activities.
  • Work closely with personnel from different departments on cross-functional teams to troubleshoot issues, identify improvement opportunities, and realize solutions – must be a good communicator and thrive in a team environment.
  • Flexibility to provide 24/7 support to Plant Operations and Maintenance during emergent situations.

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • Regularly review and update piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) and specifications documentation.
  • Utilize and be proficient with Microsoft Office software applications (Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Utilize and be proficient with PI ProcessBook and other data management and analysis systems.
  • Utilize and be proficient with computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).


  • Minimum 5 years of experience with industrial mechanical systems.
  • Previous experience with turbomachinery – specifically gas turbines and steam turbines; specific experience on Siemens Energy 501D and GE 7FA technology is preferred.
  • Previous experience with pumps, valves, piping, and heat exchangers – specifically performing mass-flow balance and thermal performance modeling.
  • Previous experience performing mechanical performance and mechanical integrity assessments.

Education Requirements

  • Minimum education of Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering – or equivalent technical field – from an accredited institution; significant professional experience will be considered as a substitute.
  • Basic technical understanding and competence in the areas of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and mechanical machinery dynamics.

Physical Requirements

  • Perform field/plant support with physical requirements of climbing ladders, accessing equipment at elevation, entering confined spaces, maneuvering through/over/around plant equipment and piping systems, and aiding in good housekeeping practices. #LI-HB1

What We Offer

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision & 401 K Plan
  • Paid Time Off & Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Extra money in your paycheck - Employee Referral Bonus
  • Personal Development & Career Succession Planning
  • Company sponsored Perks & Discount programs

EthosEnergy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

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