Mechanical Engineer


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Website Universal Plant Services

Mechanical Engineer

Headquartered in the Houston metropolitan area, Universal Plant Services has 16 full-service facilities spanning the U.S. Gulf Coast, West, and Midwest, making it one of the largest specialty service companies in North America. With our demonstrated commitment and capability to address client needs and requirements wherever their operations occur, UPS offers a world of equipment service capabilities.

For over 30 years, Universal Plant Services (UPS) has been a comprehensive service provider for the energy industry, providing project management, installation, maintenance and repair services for rotating and fixed equipment for daily maintenance requirements, turnarounds, and capital projects.

Job Summary

Universal Plant Services is searching for an experienced Engineer that can accomplish the Mechanical Engineering activities for all phases of mechanical development and equipment design. The ideal candidate will possess 3D modeling/2D drafting experience and be capable of producing their own drawings, and detailed knowledge of ASME BPVC Section 8 Division 1 and ASME B31.3.


  • Will be the responsible charge for pressure vessel design under ASME BPVC.
  • Provide Mechanical Engineering Support for alteration, repair, and design of new pressure vessels and piping systems.
  • Develop construction drawings for vessels and other fixed equipment; including boilers, piping, tanks, exchangers, etc. in accordance with all applicable codes and standards (ASME, TEMA, NBIC, API, Jurisdictional requirements).
  • Perform engineering design calculations.
  • General engineering support for field services provided by UPS.
  • Will also work closely with Quality Control to ensure all facets of construction meet the applicable construction code requirements.


  • Engineering degree (BS) from an ABET accredited degree program.
  • Must be a Licensed Professional Engineer or an EIT approaching licensure may be considered.
  • 5-8 years experience minimum.
  • Experience with design and inspection of vessels, tanks, and piping required.
  • Must have detailed knowledge of ASME BPVC Section 8 Div. 1, and ASME B31.3.
  • Must be proficient with pressure vessel design software (Codeware COMPRESS preferred).
  • Must have drafting experience and will be required to produce their own drawings.
  • Desirable to have pipe stress design experience.
  • Desirable to have experience with ASME BPVC Section 8 Div. 2.
  • Desirable to have knowledge of working with point cloud data.
  • Desirable to have a general knowledge of surveying and dimensional control.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels within the organization.


EEO statement

Universal Plant Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

Tagged as: 3D Modeling, API, ASME, ASME B31.3, AutoCAD, Boilers, BPVC, Cloud Point, Dimensional Engineering, Equipment Design, Exchangers, Field Service, Fixed Equipment, Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, NBIC, PE, Performance Engineering, Piping, Tanks

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