Mechanical Engineer (Entry-level)
Pasadena, TX 
Posted Today
Job Description

Are you inspired by "what's next"? So are we.

When you join the Albemarle team, you contribute to a better tomorrow. You will play a role in powering many of the world's largest and most critical industries, from energy and communications to transportation and electronics. We are putting innovation to work to improve people's lives and we want YOU to be a part of it.

Job Description

Are you ready to move your career forward and help shape our company's and customers' futures?

If you aspire to challenge yourself, work with the best in the industry and join a successful team where you can make a meaningful contribution, then we invite you to join us at Ketjen Corporation, a provider of advanced catalyst solutions to leading producers in the petrochemical, refining, and specialty chemicals industries. Together, we can create a legacy marked by innovation, excitement, and energy.

Ketjen Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Albemarle Corporation, is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to work at our Pasadena, Texas manufacturing location. This position will report to the site's Capital Engineering Supervisor and is responsible for providing mechanical support on multiple site capital projects, from design through construction and commissioning.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing mechanical engineering support for multiple simultaneous projects. This includes a variety of responsibilities, both in-office and in-plant, from design through construction and commissioning.

  • Creating Mechanical Construction packages, including work scopes, equipment location plans, plot plans, piping design sketches and equipment designs & specification sheets.

  • Applying Albemarle's and industry specifications and standards for mechanical design. This includes supporting piping, fixed & rotating equipment, tanks, and relief valves.

  • Reviewing externally performed engineering packages, vendor material lists, equipment proposals and drawings.

  • Updating and maintaining the Line List and Drawing Database for the entire site.

  • Preparing backup documentation to support excavation permits for the site.

  • Preparing or coordinating the preparation of construction bid packages, evaluating bid proposals and selection of contractors.

  • Performing regular HSE reviews, permit audits and housekeeping inspections.

  • Experience with SAP Project Module and other basic SAP transactions is desirable.

  • In-depth knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word is required.

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD is desirable.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Experience in a chemical / petrochemical plant environment is required (co-op/internship experience is acceptable, with at least 1 year of mechanical design experience.

  • The ability to understand and interpret technical material. Must be able to solve problems quickly, completely, accurately, and to the satisfaction of all parties involved.

  • Must be self-motivated and possess good organizational skills.

  • The ability to work alone and accomplish responsibilities with only general direction and the ability to work as part of a team is required.

  • The ability to pay close attention to details, follow high standards for accuracy and completeness, and accept constructive criticism from co-workers is required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Experience with SAP Project Module and other basic SAP transactions is desirable.

  • In-depth knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word is required.

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD is desirable.

Apply today and help Ketjen unleash the potential of advanced chemistry for industries that power the world.

(Unsolicited Third Party Resumes Not Accepted)

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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