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Materials and Corrosion Engineer

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Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Lima, Ohio, United States

Company: Husky Energy

Posting End Date:  JULY 05, 2021

Posting will expire at 11:59 pm local time.


On January 1, 2021, Husky and Cenovus combined to form a resilient integrated energy leader. Husky is now part of the Cenovus group of companies.


One of Husky’s advantages is that we are an integrated oil and gas company. From exploration to development, production, refining and marketing, we’ve got it all! Combine this with a range of learning and development tools and an inclusive work environment, and you are well-positioned for a successful career at Husky.


We have training, mentoring and career development programs and resources to help you develop both personally and professionally – as an employee or a leader. We offer many internal leadership and business skills courses along with tuition reimbursement programs for qualified employees. Every year, a significant number of our employees are able to take on new roles within the company thanks to our strong focus on hands-on learning and development.


Job Summary

The Materials and Corrosion (M&C) Engineer is part of the mechanical discipline engineering team and provides technical support for asset integrity design/monitoring and corrosion management. Works with maintenance & construction, operations, process, and mechanical reliability to select equipment material, coatings/linings, refractory, and provide joining/welding recommendations. The M&C Engineer leads corrosion control programs and organizes/plans corrosion monitoring activities. This position has direct responsibility to conduct corrosion evaluations, failure analysis, and recommend improvements/mitigation strategies. This position is key to maintaining & improving the plant’s successful execution of COIMS and HRO principles.


Core Responsibilities

  • Develop and/or maintain asset integrity through material selection/specification:
    • Materials selection and technical support for projects, operations, maintenance, and reliability.
    • Coatings/linings selection and technical support for projects, operations, maintenance, and reliability.
    • Refractory selection and technical support for projects, operations, maintenance, and reliability.
    • Specification and monitoring of new/existing idle equipment preservation for projects, operations, maintenance, reliability, and supply chain management.
    • Participate in PHA/HAZOPS, Risk Assessments, MOCs
    • Develop and review best practices and specifications.
    • Develop/optimize appropriate PM/PdM using SAP with Asset Care/Reliability/Maintenance/Operations
  • Design, implement, and optimize strategies/programs for corrosion control:
    • Identify corrosion circuits and damage mechanisms
    • Initiate projects / develop installation recommendations for improvements (material, coating, fabrication)
    • Develop recommendations for chemical treatment programs (inhibitor, scavenger, etc.) with process/operations/vendors
    • Develop sampling/monitoring locations and frequencies, Integrity Operating Windows, and/or KPIs
    • Develop/Maintain/Update corrosion control documents/databases
    • Participate in the Crude Acceptance Matrix (CAM) approval process and provide recommendations
    • Develop/optimize appropriate PM/PdM using SAP with Asset Care/Reliability/Maintenance/Operations
  • Provide technical support for corrosion monitoring systems and programs optimization:
    • Support coupon monitoring and advice for appropriate inspection techniques
    • Organize/plan coupon monitoring, sampling, and external monitoring
    • Interpret fluid analysis, coupon, sampling, monitoring data results with Inspection/Reliability/Process/Operations and provide recommendations
    • Review chemical treatment program results with process/operations/vendors and provide recommendations for improvements/optimizations
    • Develop/optimize appropriate PM/PdM using SAP with Asset Care/Reliability/Maintenance/Operations
  • Manage Cathodic Protection Systems:
    • Develop and implement CP system corrosion management strategies/program
    • Review annual CP surveys and monthly rectifier checks with Electrical/Inspection/Operations and
      provide recommendations
    • Conduct or manage field CP measurement of impressed current and sacrificial systems
    • Interpret results of CP system monitoring and provide recommendations for improvements/optimization.
  • Conduct Corrosion Evaluation/Assessments and Failure Analysis:
    • Lead sample (piping/equipment/deposit/liquid) collection/preservation effort with Operations/Maintenance/Process/Reliability
    • Perform/Coordinate basic sample analysis and coordinate advanced sample analysis
    • Identify/evaluate damage/failure mechanisms, bad actors and develop continuous improvement options
    • Coordinate/Develop report and recommendations from sample analysis
    • Conduct/Coordinate/Participate in root-cause analysis of failures and/or Health & Safety Investigations
    • Conduct Fitness for Service with Fixed Equipment Engineers
    • Develop and circulate technical bulletins, best practices, specifications
    • Present findings as required and update asset performance management and/or mechanical integrity
  • Provide technical support for joining and welding solutions:
    • Recommend joining/welding processes, procedures, and specify limitations/requirements
    • Review and approve joining/welding design(s) and procedures
    • Develop and review best practices and specifications.
  • Maintain an efficient and safe work environment, following all safety policies and guidelines as established by Husky Energy and the Lima Refining Company.
    • Actively participate in monthly Safety Meetings.
    • Maintain currency for required safety/policy training



  • 5+ years demonstrated experience with design, inspection, construction, repair, and maintenance of pressure equipment, process piping, and tanks
  • Strong knowledge and experience in welding, materials selection, corrosion mechanisms, and mitigation techniques
  • Demonstrated experience leading material failure analysis (Apparent Cause, Root Cause)
  • Demonstrated experience performing weld design reviews and reviewing vendor WPS/PQRs
  • Demonstrated experience with company standards knowledge and compliance
  • 5+ years of experience working in a refinery or related oil & gas/petrochemical facility.
  • 5+ years of experience and thorough understanding of API, ASM International, ASME, AWS, NACE, and SSPC codes/practices/standards: API 510 / 570 / 653 / 571 / 579 / 580, 582, ASME
  • B31.3 / BPVC / PCC-2, AWS D1.1
  • Advanced knowledge of plant maintenance work practices, e.g., work requests, work orders, job plans, procedures, material requisitions and preventative maintenance, equipment history, spare parts etc.
  • Good PC skills and proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Experience with Meridium or other Asset Performance Management Software
  • Experience with PCMS or other Mechanical Integrity Software
  • Experience with SAP or other Business Enterprise Software
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated business and technical writing and presentation skills


Education & Professional Designations

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials, Mechanical, or Welding Engineering is required
  • Masters of Science Degree in Materials, Mechanical, or Welding Engineering is an asset
  • Professional Engineer License is an asset
  • NACE - Refining Corrosion Technologist Certification is an asset
  • NACE - Cathodic Protection Technologist is an asset
  • NACE - Protective Coating Specialist is an asset
  • API 571 - Corrosion and Materials Certification is an asset
  • API 577 - Welding Inspection and Metallurgy Certification is an asset
  • AWS - Certified Welding Engineer (CWEng) is an asset
  • ASM - Welding Metallurgy Certificate is an asset

Safety Sensitive

  • Safety Sensitive: Yes
  • As this position has been identified as safety sensitive, employment of a final candidate selected for this position will be conditional upon successful completion of required pre-employment medical and alcohol/drug assessments.

Organizational Competencies

  • Drives for Results
  • Forward Thinking
  • Change Agility
  • Develops Potential
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Works Collaboratively


Please note that pre-employment background checks are pre-conditions to Husky employment offers and must be completed successfully before you are confirmed to start with Husky.


Husky Energy is an affirmative action employer and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, veteran status, or other personal or physical characteristics protected by law.


Husky Energy is an integrated Canadian energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.  The Company operates Upstream and Downstream business segments, with operations in Canada, the United States, China and Indonesia. 


Husky's balanced growth strategy focuses on consistent execution, disciplined financial management and safe and reliable operations.