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Senior Reliability Rotating Equipment Specialist


Tyler, TX, US, 75701

Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing.  The refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day.


The logistics operations primarily consist of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek US Holdings, Inc.and its affiliates own approximately 63% (including the 2 percent general partner interest) of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE:DKL) is a growth-oriented master limited partnership focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets.


The convenience store retail business is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and operates approximately 300 convenience stores in central and west Texas and New Mexico.

Role Summary


The Rotating Equipment Specialist is a staff position within the Reliability Group. This position supports the safe and reliable operation of rotating equipment within an oil refinery with specific responsibility for rotating equipment. A portion of this position is performed in the field within the refinery. While performing the duties of this job in the field, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, working at height, and outside weather conditions. Physical activities include climbing, standing, crawling, confined space entry, and maneuvering through operating process units. While performing the duties of this position in the refinery, appropriate personal protective equipment will be worn as required.  The Reliability Specialist is also responsible for maintaining the preventative maintenance programs: vibration analysis, oil analysis, compressor analysis, RCFA, FMEA, UE, etc.  This position also involves documenting detailed reports on findings, and participation on various committees.


Job Accountabilities

  • Maintain a safe and reliable working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Provide Reliability support in the development of design and installation specifications, and commissioning plans acting as the site QA for rotating equipment design, performance testing, and installation for Projects, Turn-Arounds.
  • Active participant in Maintenance Strategy process (participate in RCFA/FA sessions, preventative maintenance task development, one-time task design development, MOC and PSSR)
  • Lead & assist in writing reliability, maintenance, and reliability procedures
  • PM/PdM program stewardship in various predictive technologies: (e.g. vibration analysis, oil analysis, ultrasonic, etc.)
  • Lead & conduct technician-level training on rotating equipment and predictive technologies.
  • Participate as the onsite incident investigation team member and at times function as the lead.
  • Steward for the rebuild, repair, and preventive maintenance activities involving rotating equipment and associated static equipment [e.g. motors, pumps, valves, conveyors, compressors, drive trains (including bearings, input shafts, gearboxes, couplings, and belt drives)]
  • Determine any needed changes in dimensional tolerance requirements of parts by inspecting used parts and adjust functional parts by using calibrated calipers, micrometers, levels, and other measuring instruments.
  • Analyze and interpret equipment manuals, blueprints, control diagrams, schematics, drawings, and P&ID’s to determine work procedures, materials, tools and equipment needed to troubleshoot and repair equipment problems
  • Inspect machines for misalignment, wear, insufficient lubrication, repairs, replacements, adjustments, installations, maintenance of gear reducers, chain and belt drives, couplings, braking devices, bearings, pumps and linkages, blowers and compressors.
  • Inspect hydraulic, pneumatic, and auxiliary equipment for faults, misalignment of pumps, brakes, overheated pumps, incorrect pressures, etc. and advises operation personnel of necessary precautions to prevent excessive damage.




  • Communicate well with employees from all areas of the facility
  • Utilize computer to perform part search and create spreadsheets for tracking of information.
  • Participate on yearly training curricula to help develop self improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Characteristics

  • Demonstrated safety training in an industrial environment.
  • Keep current on all safety required training.
  • Three (3) years of mechanical or industrial maintenance experience
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Proven mechanical and technical aptitude
  • Demonstrated experience in inspecting, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining lubrication, hydraulics, power transmission, mechanics, steam and pneumatics systems
  • Knowledge of proper installation of bearings, shafts and gears, set backlash and able to align equipment
  • Ability to work from scaffolds and man-lifts at elevated heights
  • Be self-driven to complete task and perform activities without having to be continually supervised
  • Must be willing and able to work shifts, call-ins, holidays, and overtime
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand mechanical blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams, P&ID’s
  • Proven ability to utilize precision measuring tools, i.e. micrometers, calipers, leveling devices
  • Working knowledge of API and PIP Rotating Equipment Standards
  • Trained in Root Cause Failure Analysis or Latent Cause Analysis techniques
  • Level I Certification in addition disciple (e.g. oil analysis, ultrasonic, infrared, etc.) or the ability to obtain within 1 year
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook)
  • Knowledge of standard CMMS software.
  • Willingness and desire for continual learning and self development.


Desired Characteristics

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering associate degree in a mechanical, Mechanical or industrial maintenance discipline
  • 5 or more years of experience as a Rotating Equipment Engineer/Specialist in the refining, chemical, or petrochemical industry
  • Category II Vibration Analysis Certification (Vibration Institute or Technical Associates) or the ability to obtain within 1 year
  • Proficient in Standard CMMS
  • Direct experience with new equipment installation and commissioning
  • Two (2) years of Oil Refinery or Petrochemical Experience
  • Demonstrated Adaptability and desire for learning
  • Building Collaborative Relationships with personnel within plant and outside of plant e.g. vendors, corporate colleges etc.
  • Communicate Professionally
  • Exercise Professional Judgment
  •  Be results oriented
  • Be active participant in creating a respectable work environment.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.


It’s an exciting time to join Delek. We’re on a mission to attract, retain, and engage the best and brightest talent – those who are great team players and leaders who make it their first priority to serve. 

  • We are performance driven
  • We value a passion for excellence
  • We value teamwork
  • We value and reward hard work and dedication

Delek US offers the opportunity to provide you with more than a job – we want to help you build a career. 

Since our inception, our ability to hire the right people for the job has served us well, resulting in an impressive record of consistent growth and profitability. With more than 3,500 employees in nine states, we have brought together a diverse team of professionals passionate about investing their time and expertise in one of the most dynamic downstream energy companies in the market today. 

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