Reliability Mechanical Specialist

Job Description

Who we are
ConocoPhillips is one of the world’s leading exploration and production companies, based on production and proved reserves. Across our 13 countries of operations, we work in a truly integrated way and are committed to the efficient and effective exploration and production of oil and natural gas. Producing oil and natural gas and getting them to market takes ingenuity, technology, and investment. Our innovative, collaborative efforts yield products that improve quality of life globally while producing economic benefits with far-reaching influence.

A culture of SPIRIT
We are grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart. ConocoPhillips strives to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate, and we create and foster an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

What we do in Australia
ConocoPhillips Australia was established almost two decades ago. Headquartered in Brisbane, Queensland, we are a 47.5 percent shareholder in Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) and operate the APLNG facility on Curtis Island. As the largest producer of natural gas in eastern Australia, we supply Australian customers with natural gas and international customers with liquefied natural gas. ConocoPhillips is also undertaking exploration activity in the Otway Basin to identify commercially viable natural gas reserves for supply to the domestic market. 

About the opportunity
An exciting new position has become available at ConocoPhillips Australia. Reporting to the Reliability Supervisor, the Reliability Mechanical Specialist will be the most senior and experienced mechanical Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the APLNG site. The Reliability Mechanical Specialist plays a major role in ensuring the integrity, reliability, and cost-effective Maintenance and Operation of all static equipment on site. The position will cover all static equipment, but particular focus will be on Valves, Hydraulic Systems, Flange management, Lifting Equipment and Marine Loading Arms.

This newly created role is site-based at the APLNG Facility on Curtis Island, Gladstone working on a Monday to Friday work schedule. 

Day to day, the Reliability Mechanical Specialist will be accountable for, but not limited to:
•    Be the custodian of all Mechanical Systems and Equipment ensuring safe, reliable, and cost-effective operation including providing SME capabilities for:
- Flange Management 
- Lifting and Lifted Equipment 
- Manual and Actuated Valves
- Hydraulic systems
- Marine Loading Arms
•    Deliver front line mechanical support and troubleshooting of mechanical equipment to Maintenance and Operations teams and lead the development and optimization of Mechanical Maintenance Strategies
•    Provide ongoing support into the Mechanical technical training and competency of ConocoPhillips employees and core maintenance contractor personnel
•    Support the Defect Elimination process, facilitate root cause analyses for mechanical systems and equipment and proactively identify opportunities for mechanical maintenance strategies 
•    Audit maintenance and preservation of equipment and parts, making recommendations to optimize inventory
•    Budget forecasting, monitoring and maintaining costs 

About you
You will be a suitably qualified, motivated self-starter with the ability to drive performance, engage across multiple functions with competing priorities and make timely and cost-effective decisions.

You will also bring to the role:
•    Minimum 15+ years of mechanical maintenance experience in the oil and gas, petrochemical or heavy industry
•    Experience in maintenance of a diverse range of process valves (including PSV’s) and Flange Management best practices
•    Experience with hydraulicly operated process loading arms and lifting and lifted equipment
•    Exposure to welding, pipefitting and fabrication techniques and best practices
•    SAP experience or similar computer-based maintenance system
•    Strong computer skills including the ability to develop technical reports
•    Auditing qualifications or experience is preferred 
•    Tertiary qualifications in a relevant engineering discipline is preferred

What we offer
•    A unique culture of SPIRIT – Safety, People, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, Teamwork
•    Commitment to lead and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture of belonging
•    A learning organisation that encourages, supports, and celebrates innovative ideas
•    Continuous technical and professional development training
•    Flexible work arrangements
•    A competitive remuneration & benefits package:
o    Performance based compensation + above-industry superannuation contributions
o    Private health insurance, generous Employee Share Plan, annual health & wellness subsidy
o    Above industry paid parental leave 

How to apply

Please provide your CV and a maximum one-page cover letter by Friday, 2nd June 2023.

Please be advised that short listing may commence prior to the closing date, and candidates who do not meet the position requirements may be notified via email of their application outcome earlier than the closing date. 

Have any questions?

For a confidential discussion, please email our friendly HR team to arrange a suitable time for a call to discuss the opportunity in more detail -

ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer.