• Title
    Junior Vibration Engineer - Field Troubleshooting
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Mechanical
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently recruiting for entry level field engineers interested in solving vibration and machinery dynamic problems. The Jr. Vibration Engineer performs a variety of data collection, troubleshooting and problem solving activities for machinery, piping and structural systems (across all industries). This individual would support our Vibration, Dynamics and Noise team located in our Houston, TX office.


    This is an opportunity to work in a global organization with an industry-leading position based on its niche range of services, and to be involved in projects both locally, and around the world. Currently, Wood offers several services within the vibration, dynamics and noise team, and there will be advancement opportunities as the business grows.  A dynamic individual, who is entrepreneurial and interested in consultative work, will thrive in this environment.


    • Perform vibration analysis by acquiring vibration data using different data acquisition hardware and their software applications
    • Evaluate operational issues by evaluating vibration data, process conditions, machine performance, maintenance data and customer communication
    • Troubleshoot on piping systems, structures, reciprocating and centrifugal compressors, reciprocating and centrifugal pumps, gas and steam turbines, gearboxes, motors, engines and other equipment for land based and offshore facilities
    • Balancing of rotating equipment
    • Alignment of rotating equipment
    • Interact with operations, maintenance, and inspection personnel
    • Support mechanical integrity activities inspection, commissioning and compliance targets
    • Perform equipment health audits for rotating equipment
    • Prepare timely and accurate technical reports to professional standards
    • Implement and adhere to Wood  – Vibration, Dynamics & Noise (VDN) HSSE policies and best practices at all work sites
    • Strong verbal communication skills, with the ability to speak directly to the issue and to adapt to work environment and customers’ communication style
    • Ability to establish strong working relationships with customers. Strong customer focus and the desire to go the extra mile

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Graduate to 5 years of job-related experience
    • Mechanical Engineer or experienced Technologist (BSME or BSMET)
    • Good knowledge of vibration fundamentals and ability to investigate and troubleshoot vibration problems, with an understanding of performance, reliability, and maintenance issues
    • Ideally have experience with multi-channel data acquisition systems and their software
    • Knowledge and experience in some form of root cause or failure mode analyses
    • Knowledge and experience in calibration methods of various transducers, e.g. vibration, pressure would be an asset
    • Excellent communication and analytical skills; working knowledge of computer systems and integrated software application programs
    • Position requires up to 50% travel. Travel is mainly continental United States with the some international travel. Work also includes offshore facilities
    • Ideally have an understanding of rotating machinery including reciprocating and centrifugal compressors, reciprocating and centrifugal pumps, gas and steam turbines, gearboxes, motors, engines and other equipment
    • Have an interest in acoustic theory, multiphase flow, and transients
      ISO 18436-2:2003 Vibration Analyst Category II or Category III certification
    • Proficient in standard windows software and ideally have some capability in AutoCad, CAESAR, SolidWorks, and ANSYS FEA
    • Current passport with eligibility to travel to our Calgary, Canada office for training as necessary for up to 6 week intervals

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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