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Junior Mechanical Engineer Static Equipment

Technical Department



The Manufacturing site Geleen encompasses 7 plants: 2 Naphtha crackers (Olefins 3 & Olefins 4), a Logistics unit for Chemicals & Intermediates, a Polypropylene unit (PPF), 2 Polyethylene units (LDPE & HDPE) and a Logistics unit for Polymers. The Naphtha crackers produce amongst others ethylene and propylene which are mainly used as feedstock for the successive poly-olefins plants. Our polyethylene product range includes all of the commodity thermoplastic polymers, linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE) and high density polyethylene (HDPE). The polypropylene product range includes block copolymer and specialty automotive grades.


These 7 operational plants are organized according to the PMT-model (Plant Operations, Maintenance and Technical). Plant Operations is responsible for a safe and reliable production within the defined Safety Health & Environment / License to Operate goals.

Maintenance is responsible for specification, scheduling and execution of the activities in the plant.

The Technical department is responsible for the design of the asset, the asset life plan, the operating window and the continuous review of the asset performance, of which asset integrity, process safety and legislative requirements are key factors.


The cross-functional Plant Improvement Team (which includes Plant Operation, Maintenance and Technical) identifies, selects and allocates resources to deliver a balanced portfolio of plant improvement opportunities that add the greatest value and focus on the most important activities. The purpose is to obtain strong functional teams to improve plant operations, reliability and sustainability.
Currently we are looking for a Junior Mechanical Engineer Static Equipment for the Technical Department.



Job Purpose & Responsibilities

The main challenges of a Mechanical Engineer Static Equipment are: 

  • Guarantee the technical integrity and availability of the plant assets
  • Ensure compliance to all requirements regarding License to Operate (internal as well as external regulations), assure adherence to legal inspection requirements
  • Define necessary replacement and improvement projects; responsible for Asset Life Planning of static equipment and scoping of investment projects (CAPEX)
  • Lead / participate in implementation of static equipment related methodologies such as Risk Based Inspection (RBI), Criticality Assessment, etc. 
  • Responsible for an adequate level of expertise regarding discipline specific (failure mechanisms, WBDA, PED, …) as well as plant specific knowledge (PGS, EEMUA, …)
  • Contribute technical expertise in cyclic, engineering and operational breakdown analyses and the MoC Committee in order to guarantee the EHSS objectives and compliance with the EHSS policy
  • Contributing technical expertise in root cause methods (RCA)
  • Support Maintenance in complex breakdowns and 2nd line troubleshooting



  • Bachelor or Master degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 0-3 years of work experience in a similar function in the field of static equipment
    As a person you:
  • Show ownership and are eager to reach the agreed results
  • Are able to balance sound technical solutions vs. required delivery timings
  • Are flexible and can easily comprehend new things
  • Are a good communicator and you have well developed social skills
  • Are able to closely cooperate with relevant counterparts in the Maintenance department
  • Are able to speak and write English, whereas fluency in Dutch is required.


Further Information

For more information about this role you can contact: Glenn Duggert, Corporate Recruiter on +31 (0)6 15887339.

Important notice: please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and E-assessment is be part of our recruitment process. A Certificate of Good Conduct can be requested depending the level of the role in our organization and/or function, allowing us to request dependant of local regulations. 
Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.