Pressure Vessel Engineer


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Website Universal Plant Services

Pressure Vessel 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

UPS Industrial Services is searching for an experienced Pressure Vessel Engineer that can accomplish the Mechanical Engineering activities for all phases of mechanical development and equipment design. The ideal candidate will possess general knowledge of surveying and dimensional control, 3D modeling using AutoCAD, 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 per ASME Section VIII code using COMPRESS
  • Develop drawings for repairs and/or alterations to coded vessels and fixed equipment, including boilers, piping, tanks, exchangers, etc. in accordance with all applicable codes and standards (ASME, NBIC, API, Jurisdictional requirements).
  • Perform engineering design calculations.
  • General engineering support for field services provided by UPS.


  • Engineering degree (BS) required.
  • 4 – 5 years of experience minimum
  • Experience with design and/or maintenance of vessels, tanks and piping.
  • Experience with the design, inspection and repairs of Fixed Equipment.
  • Must have detailed knowledge of ASME BPVC Section 8 and ASME B31.3.
  • Desirable to have ASME / API Pressure Vessel, Piping and design knowledge.
  • Must be proficient with Codeware Compress.
  • Must have drafting experience.
  • Knowledge of working with cloud point data.
  • General knowledge of surveying and dimensional control.

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

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