Principal Refinery Applications Engineer in Cookeville

Full-time @Flowserve in Engineering/R&D jobs
  • Cookeville, Tennessee United States View on Map
  • Apply Before : August 18, 2022

Job Description

Join one of the largest suppliers of industrial and environmental machinery Flowserve as Principal Refinery Applications Engineer in Cookeville Tennessee. At the Flowserve you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply Flowserve career in Cookeville.


Position : Principal Refinery Applications Engineer

Location : Cookeville Tennessee, United States

Job Category: Engineering/R&D


Job Details

Role Summary:

Subject Matter Expert in downstream refinery processes, able to work with process licensors and end users to assist them in solving process, equipment and commissioning issues. Knowledgeable in ebullated bed, delayed coking and hydrocracking technologies. Able to work with process licensors and end users to specify valve, actuator and controls equipment into capital projects and to identify new and innovative technologies and product opportunities. Works with Sales, Engineering and Product Managers to adapt and qualify FCO Products into downstream refinery processes by understanding and communicating end user needs

Identifies and assesses future industry trends taking into account technology innovation, industry and product development.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

Customer facing Industry Expert who is knowledgeable about severe service refinery processes and liaises between FCO, process licensors and End Users to specify FCO products into these applications.
Understands customer needs and communicates internally with Engineering, Sales and Product Management to provide direction on FCO product shortfalls in these services, so that products and solutions can be developed to meet customer needs.
Works closely with Sales and Product Management to identify long term capital projects and create strategies to position FCO for winning and successfully executing these projects.
Provides expertise and assistance to process licensors, EPC’s and end users for the creation of P&ID’s and execution of HAZOP Studies
Works with Product Leaders to identify and specify FCO Products into refinery applications from P&ID’s. Able to communicate Design requirements to Engineering Teams from customer P&ID’s.
Familiar with Industry Standards and process equipment specifications and is able to perform benefit/ risk comparison between FCO and competitor product offerings.
Uses Technical expertise to influence licensor, EPC and end user specification requirements.
Works with Engineering, Service and Product Management teams to identify and understand product failures and underperformance in refinery applications.
Engages with end users, Engineering, Product and Service Teams to promote and drive innovative solutions to customer problems
Works with Product Management and Sales Teams to recommend the correct products and materials into these applications
Works with Engineering to establish industry best practices and develop solutions to address product performance issues.
Collaborates with cross functional teams and external partners to identify new and innovative technologies and product opportunities for the organization and evaluates Proof of Concept ideas for further development by Product Engineering.
Responsible for Pre-Gate 0 Evaluation/ Concept Design activities (and documentation) in the Development Process.
Works with marketing to explore and evaluate technologies and ideas proposed to FCO by research facilities, organizations and venture capital firms, with the aim of advancing FCO’s competitive position in new and existing markets.
Provides recommendations to management regarding which R&D projects should be executed by the company to maintain a competitive edge in the markets served and to enter potential new markets.
Engages with appropriate global Product and Engineering Leaders to alert and advise them on product failures and deficiencies.
Participates in organizational Root cause and failure analysis when requested
Participates in technology, product and DtV design reviews when requested.
Credible company representative at industry conferences and forums, with ability to engage experts and advance Flowserve’s technical standing in the marketplace.
Represents FCO’s technical and commercial interests as a key contributor to new or revised regulations and standards developed by industrial and regulatory organizations, also assists Engineering and Product Management teams to understand and address the impact of new standards and regulations on FCO Products.
Serves as a technical mentor and trainer to facilitate effective knowledge transfer to targeted staff
Recognized by peers within industry, academia and professional societies as an individual with exception technical knowledge.


Master of Materials Engineering or related technical field with 10 years relevant industry experience,
Bachelor of Materials Engineering or related technical field with 15 years relevant industry experience
Practical plant experience on a Refinery site.
Ability to read and develop Refinery Process P&ID’s
Experience in leading or participating in Refinery HAZOP process.
Knowledgeable on plant DCS and Control Logic.

Preferred Experience / Skills:

Clear written and verbal communication style to act as the professional face of Flowserve to the Customer
Excellent interpersonal skills and a high sense of urgency, with a customer focused mindset.
Ability to produce professional reports and presentations in keeping with company policies and objectives.
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Products.
Strong time management and organization skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to travel up to 40% of the time
Works under high level supervision.
Proactive problem solver who identifies product performance issues and develops action plans and communication strategies to elevate the issue within the organization.
Identifies and quantifies the impact of defects and poor performance on FCO Products and End Users processes.
Uses expertise and knowledge to influence and motivate global teams to develop solutions to resolve product defect and customer performance issues.
Solves complex problems and develops solutions based on technical expertise and comprehensive evaluation of issues
Applies in-depth knowledge of specialized area and understands how their role complements and contributes to other functions in achieving organizational objectives.
Affiliations with the following Organizations and Conferences: REFCOM, Bottom of the barrel, American Petroleum Institute (API), Gasification Technology Conference
Combined experience and post-graduate degree, top career level

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% of Time Remote: 51-70%

Remote Worker: Yes


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