Machinery Engineer/Specialist I


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About this role: Machinery Engineer/Specialist I

About this role: Machinery Engineer/Specialist I

Brunel is working with a major oil and gas company, looking to hire a Machinery Engineer to support business from their Carlsbad, NM office for a one year assignment. If you are an entry-mid level candidate this may be the role for you!

  • Operations support and surveillance for compression packages, gas dehy skids, emissions performance, and compressor control systems to ensure compression reliably operates as designed to maximize gas capture; determines root causes, identifies solutions and improvement opportunities
  • Vendor management of rental compression company including contract administration, performance reviews, equipment upgrade revisions, and technical troubleshooting.
  • Interface with multiple Company personnel and vendors including management, supervisors, and field personnel
  • Detailed run time surveillance, troubleshooting, and optimization for fleet of compressor packages
  • Evergreen compression demand forecasting and planning for all facility locations
  • Significant (50%+) time in field required to enable active engagement with construction, operations, maintenance and vendors
  • Responsible for planning and procurement of project-related equipment.
  • Develop and issue project deliverables package.
  • Construction support responsible for technical responses and change order endorsements.
  • Coordinate project reviews including PSSR lead.
  • Commissioning startup and facility transfer support.



  • Fundamental safety understanding of equipment with pressurized hydrocarbon fluids
  • High influence effectiveness of mixed teams with limited or no formal authority
  • Working operational knowledge of: Vapor Recovery Unit (VRU) compressor packages – tanks and Vapor Recovery Towers (VRTs) ;Wellhead compressor packages ; Cat 3500/3600 series engines / aerial compressor packages; Industry standard gas dehydration skids
  • General oilfield equipment such as pumps, separators, and electric motors experience
  • PLC control and electrical distribution systems experience



Why work through Brunel? We start with competitive rates, a comprehensive benefits package and a safe on-boarding process. With our industry insights and recruiter expertise, we are supporting projects and clients worldwide. With Brunel you gain experience and expertise, building on your skills and developing your career further.

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Application process

We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.

After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.

During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.

After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.

Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

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Sending an application is quick and easy. Just make sure you have the required documents ready to go.

  • Certifications (optional)
  • Job references (optional)
  • Motivation Letter (optional)
  • Resume
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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Eliza Silva is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

Account manager

Eliza Silva
Brunel USA - Houston

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