Tank Engineer

  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • La Palma, CA, USA
  • Oct 29, 2019
Full time Engineering General Labor

Job Description

This Subject Matter Expert (SME) develops, oversees and optimizes integrity and inspection programs for the corporation and assets associated with tanks.  Functions as an expert for tanks, welding specifications, material selection, and all associated integrity and inspection programs.  Provides consistency of integrity project management, integrity management plan (IMP) implementation, and IMP documentation across all of the company assets relative to facilities, tank farms, and terminals.  Assures that Integrity and Inspection Programs are consistent, thorough, comprehensive and up-to-date throughout the Assets relative to assurance of safe operations; and all pertinent agency and jurisdictional requirements.




  • Develops and manages integrity and inspection programs for the corporation and assets, associated with tanks and associated appurtenances at truck terminals, rail terminals, asphalt terminals, pump stations, marine terminals, docks and causeways. 
  • Maintains inspection programs and procedures.  Implements, monitors and reports on the integrity and inspection programs.  Develops and maintains metrics and key performance indicators relative to tank integrity, repairs, and inspection programs.  Maintains trends to assist in predicting and planning repairs, replacements and defining inspection frequencies.
  • Participates in engineering reviews, field troubleshooting, project support, inspection reviews, audits, and ensures inspection programs are developed and maintained.
  • Manages all aspects of integrity projects and field troubleshooting: assessing integrity, defining problems and solutions, assessing inspection data; develops scope, develops repair and replacement plans and provides engineering oversight and guidance for completion and commissioning.
  • Maintains/updates integrity and inspection data base for each project; facilitates the risk assessment process and fitness for services process.  Conducts risk assessments.  Integrates historical integrity and inspection data to develop a comprehensive integrity picture of the assets being assessed.
  • Assures that all documentation is indexed, maintained and readily available via an electronic document management system for facilities, including tanks and associated equipment.  Assures that all design and inspection documentation is obtained, indexed and maintained to support the safe and sound operation of facilities relative to the operating parameters.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) to the Regional Tank Program.  Duties will include:
  • Provide technical consultation regarding Assessment Criteria, Repair Scope Approval, and Final Engineering Sign-off.
  • Review and approve welding procedures if required.
  • Review and approve NDE procedures if required.
  • Provide technical engineering review and approval when requested.
  • Provide technical interpretation for the following (but not limited to):
    • API 650
    • API 653
    • API RP 571
    • API RP 575
    • API RP 577
    • API RP 651
    • API RP 652
    • ASME BPVC Section IX
    • ASME BPVC Section V
    • STI – SP001


  • Develops and maintains mechanical and structural related integrity and inspection work processes, programs and procedures.  Maintains and inspection best practices and facilitates revisions.






  • Minimum undergraduate degree in Mechanical, Structural or Civil Engineering required.  Registered PE preferred.
  • API 653 (tanks) certification required



  • Minimum 10 years of experience with mechanical, facility and structural engineering with a focus in inspection, integrity management, tanks, and maintenance required. Experience within the pipeline and/or petroleum industry is preferred.
  • Must be experienced with ASTM, NACE, ASME and API codes and standards; and DOT regulated pipeline and tank requirements. 
  • Thorough knowledge of CFR Part 195 and OSHA standards.



  • Requires: working additional hours, weekends and/or holidays to complete projects or meet deadlines; ~10 % travel with overnight stays; on and off-road travel conditions; conditions requiring ability to distinguish distances between objects. Conditions include climbing ladders, crawling into confined spaces, climbing on, under and/or over piping and walking on uneven ground. Conditions include working in high places, such as on top of a 40’ storage tank. Conditions include working in elevated and reduced temperature environments. Conditions include working near equipment that may have hydrocarbon odors. Conditions include the possibility to be fit tested for a respirator or self-contained breathing apparatus






Vestnys, Stephanie