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The Spitzer Advantage: Integrity Built In

Houston-based Spitzer Industries delivers a broad range of steel fabrication of individual process skids, assembled modules and combined solutions for energy industry customers.

We are a leading custom steel fabricator providing engineered packages, heavy vessels, columns and towers, and structural steel to the production, midstream, subsea and petrochemical sectors. With multiple fabricating disciplines and an experienced workforce, we deliver high-quality, custom-designed products safely and on schedule.

Contact us today to learn how Spitzer can help you meet your objectives on your next fabrication project.

Vessel Shop Foreman

Welcome to Spitzer Industries!

Founded in 1996 as a high-quality custom fabricator of specialized equipment and systems, pressure vessels and other custom weldments, Spitzer Industries specializes in products for

  • Oil and gas production, processing and transmission
  • Refining and petrochemical
  • Offshore oil and gas processing and production
  • Subsea oil and gas tiebacks
  • ASME code pressure vessels
  • AISC structural steel

Spitzer also provides project management, engineering, design and procurement services. We retain an experienced workforce, key transportation options and a strong emphasis on quality, which enables Spitzer to meet the most exacting specifications and deliver products on schedule. With turnkey capabilities, Spitzer can effectively service clients through its fabrication and waterfront facilities that offer approximately 535,000 sq ft under roof and a highly trained staff of 900 employees.

SUMMARY OF VESSEL WELDER FITTER DUTIES

Candidate sets up and safely performs a variety of welding operations in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. Equipment utilized could include Sub-arc welding equipment, MIG welding equipment and Flux-core welding equipment. This role is responsible for executing work as assigned by a supervisor to adhere to the production schedule. The candidate must be a safety oriented, self-motivated multitasker who has a strong work ethic.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Safely and effectively yield high-quality welded products that meet all required specifications
  • Work in a team environment focusing on safety, quality, delivery and cost standards
  • Perform welding in accordance with proper procedures
  • Produce high-quality welds capable of passing NDE and hydrostatic pressure tests
  • Perform rigging operations as necessary
  • Observe welding operations closely, adjusting equipment to maintain proper weld condition
  • Have working knowledge of weld procedure requirements
  • Familiar with filler wire selection and acceptable weld preparation techniques
  • Performs oxy-propylene cutting on all metals as required
  • Must understand process parameter settings: amperage, voltages, preheat, inter-pass temperatures and post-heat requirements
  • Assist others as needed
  • Maintain a clean work area
  • Complete paperwork as required
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or team lead

REQUIRED SKILLS

The successful candidate will have the following skills:

  • Must have the ability and skill to pass a 6G weld test
  • Must have the ability to work and perform job duties by following engineering drawings or diagrams
  • Must be able to perform shop math calculations (including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, figuring angles, converting fractions/decimals, etc.)
  • Must be able to perform arc gouging and oxy-propylene cutting
  • Must be knowledgeable about and capable of performing repairs in an effective, efficient and timely manner according to standard welding practices
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to measure, read, write and document work
  • Ability to sustain a steady work pace over an entire work day
  • Ability to tolerate confined spaces for extended periods of time

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum: High school diploma or GED
  • Preferred: Certificate or undergraduate degree from a technical school, vocational school or community college
  • Minimum 1 to 2 years of experience welding in accordance to a quality ASME code

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The candidate must be capable of physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching and reaching. Additionally, the individual must be capable of recurring lifting or handling of heavy items or similar activities from ground level to above the head with weights of up to 60 pounds throughout the work shift.

MACHINES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

  • Personal protective equipment including welding shield, ear plugs, gloves, respirator, safety glasses, steel-toed boots and hard hat
  • Tools include but are not limited to air tools, clamps, cutting torch, grinders, sanders, jack strands, pry bar and wire brush
  • Machines include but are not limited to air compressor, break and shear, chop saw, drill press, iron worker, overhead crane and other various welding equipment
  • Broom, floor jack, ladder, shovel, stool, tape measure, fire extinguisher and forklift

JOB TYPE

Full-time, evening shift

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

    ASME code welding: 3 years
  • Pressure vessel welding: 3 years
  • Reading engineering drawings and blueprints: 3 years
  • Fitting and welding: 5 years

REQUIRED LANGUAGE

English

Applications & Instrumentation Engineer

Welcome to Spitzer Industries!

As a recognized industry leader in designing and fabricating high-specification equipment for the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas industries, Spitzer emphasizes a team approach and demands the highest standards of personal and professional integrity from employees. All positions are based in Houston, Texas.

SUMMARY OF FACILITIES ENGINEER DUTIES

The Applications & Instrumentation Engineer is responsible for supporting the sales and estimating teams with sizing and technical information to support a well-defined proposal package. This will include sizing of equipment, vessels and piping to meet customer needs. Typical equipment would be dehydration units, amine plants, stabilizers, separators, filters, piping/valve skids, etc. This candidate will be responsible for developing valve and instrumentation lists by specifying the correct products to meet customer needs and specifications. The candidate will also be responsible for reading customer specifications and ensuring the proposed equipment complies. The engineer will also be responsible for supporting the project and engineering groups through the procurement and fabrication processes.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform engineering calculations in accordance with industry-accepted codes and practices to size oil and gas production and process equipment.
  • Use a broad range of engineering capabilities to evaluate, develop, model and optimize ideas in support of shop requirements and customer needs. Evaluate mechanical, electromechanical and process systems and products by applying previous experience as well as principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, heat transfer and materials.
  • Perform engineering evaluations and technical feasibility related to new proposals.
  • Review and evaluate proposals for technical clarity.
  • Prepare product reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information.
  • Provide engineering information by answering questions and requests from customer, sales and fabrication teams.
  • Work with supply chain to quote and determine lead time on packaged equipment components such as relief valves, control valves, I&E, separator raw materials, etc.
  • Confer with estimating, project stakeholders, operations, management, vendor and various subject matter experts to elaborate a proposed project scope definition and ensure the validity of the design through its execution.
  • Interface with customers, providing engineering support to the sales team.
  • Interface with outside providers of engineering services to support the work effort as needed.
  • Prepare and/or approve reports, proposals and presentations.
  • Advise and consult with upper management, customers and industry representatives concerning business opportunities and potential problems that may impact future business.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering.
  • 3+ years of experience with oil and gas production equipment required; 5+ years preferred.
  • Working knowledge of ASME, API, GPSA, NFPA and NEC guidelines and standards.
  • Specific working knowledge of natural gas compression, dehydration, stabilization and treating is preferred.
  • Understanding of ASME Section VIII and its implications in design. Proficiency in Codeware Compress ASME code calculation software a plus.
  • The ability to size basic oil and gas production equipment is required (dehydration, separation, filtration, piping, etc.).
  • Proficient with computer modeling software (BR&E Promax and AutoCAD Suite preferred).
  • Must have excellent analytical skills.
  • Working knowledge and experience in Microsoft software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Project, etc.)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills involving a very broad array of engineering disciplines and organizational levels.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work alone or as part of a team.
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks with limited supervision.
  • High level of organization and understanding of document control.

Facilities Project Engineer

Welcome to Spitzer Industries!

As a recognized industry leader in designing and fabricating high-specification equipment for the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas industries, Spitzer emphasizes a team approach and demands the highest standards of personal and professional integrity from employees. All positions are based in Houston, Texas.

SUMMARY OF FACILITIES ENGINEER DUTIES

The Facilities Project Engineer is responsible for engineering support and design of oil and gas facilities and equipment. By relying on  previous experience and good engineering practices the Facilities Project Engineer is expected to support the sales, design, construction and installation of modular oil and gas facilities and equipment. The candidate will be responsible for working with the customer to develop and sell modular facilities and equipment that will meet performance needs while being easy to operate. The candidate must also accommodate customers' increased focus on modular and easy-to-install systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Uses a broad range of engineering capabilities to evaluate, develop, model and optimize ideas in support of shop requirements and customer needs. Evaluates mechanical, electromechanical and process systems and products by applying previous experience as well as principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, heat transfer and materials.
  • Performs engineering evaluations and technical feasibility related to new facility opportunities.
  • Develops oil and gas facilities and components by studying customer requirements while considering manufacturing and assembly methods and materials.
  • Works to modularize facility equipment and piping to minimize the customer install timeline.
  • Assures product quality by monitoring product and system capabilities; confirming fabrication, assembly and installation processes.
  • Performs engineering calculations in accordance with industry-accepted codes and practices to size oil and gas production and process equipment.
  • Prepares product reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information.
  • Provides engineering information by answering questions and requests from customer, sales and fabrication teams.
  • Maintains document control and product database by collecting and organizing necessary information or drawings from all involved sources.
  • Confers with estimating, project stakeholders, operations, management, vendors and various subject matter experts to elaborate a proposed project scope definition and ensure the validity of the design through its execution.
  • Interfaces with customers, providing engineering support to the sales team.
  • Interfaces with outside providers of engineering services to support the work effort as needed.
  • Oversees installation of equipment when required by customer.
  • Continually develops proficiency in software packages such as those used for design and process simulation.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering.
  • 3+ years of experience in oil and gas industry-related engineering required; 5+ years preferred.
  • Working knowledge of ASME, API, GPSA, NFPA and NEC guidelines and standards.
  • Solid operations and/or design experience with a variety of forms of distillation, extraction, heat transfer, rotating equipment and line hydraulics.
  • Specific working knowledge of natural gas compression, dehydration, stabilization and treating is preferred.
  • Understanding of ASME Section VIII and its implications in design. Proficiency in Codeware Compress ASME code calculation software a plus.
  • Understanding of good project management practices.
  • Proficient with computer modeling software (BR&E Promax and AutoCAD Suite preferred).
  • Must have excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Field construction or project management experience preferred.
  • Field troubleshooting experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge and experience in Microsoft software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Project, etc.).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills involving a very broad array of engineering disciplines and organizational levels.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work alone or as part of a team.
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks with limited supervision.
  • High level of organization and understanding of document control.
  • Some travel required.

Junior Controller

Welcome to Spitzer Industries!

Spitzer Industries, Inc., is a leader in the custom fabrication of specialized equipment and systems, pressure vessels and other weldments. The company specializes in engineered products for onshore/offshore oil and gas transmission, processing and production, subsea oil and gas tiebacks, ASME code pressure vessels, and other segments of the energy services industry. The company employs more than 800 people across three custom fabrication facilities in Houston, Texas. Well positioned to capitalize on the resurgence of the U.S. energy infrastructure and the rapidly growing needs of its customers, Spitzer is operationalizing plans to dramatically grow over the next five years. To that end, Spitzer is adding a Junior Controller to its accounting team.

SUMMARY OF JUNIOR CONTROLLER DUTIES

The ideal candidate will possess 1) the strategic, analytical and interpersonal skills necessary to support Spitzer’s management team for monitoring and reporting all project economics, 2) a demonstrated expertise in financial project management and percentage-of-completion (POC) accounting issues, and 3) experience in managing high-volume accounts payable and accounts receivable. The position is located at Spitzer’s Tanner Road location in Houston, Texas, and reports to the VP of the Tanner Division and the Operations Controller.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Oversight and support of A/R and billing personnel to ensure timely and accurate invoicing of project milestone Billings and change orders in accordance with the customer contract.
  • Oversight and support of A/P and personnel to ensure timely and accurate processing of invoicing and payments to vendors in accordance with customer terms.
  • Manage journal entries, invoices, etc., and reconcile accounts for monthly and annual closing.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and forecasts.
  • Assist with internal and external audit requests as needed, and participate in the preparation of the annual audit.
  • Manage and support divisional project control personnel through effective oversight of the company’s project management and dashboard system(s)
  • Work closely with division operations management in identifying and communicating project profitability matters on a real-time basis
  • Work with project management, shop management and estimating personnel to accurately forecast project man-hours, revenues and costs in support of job tracking, dashboards and the POC accounting close.
  • Work with estimating personnel to ensure accurate and consistent input of job estimates into job tracking and dashboard system(s)
  • Work with project management and purchasing personnel to ensure that ongoing requisitioning and purchase of job-related costs are consistent with the job estimate(s)
  • Support project management personnel in the identification and formulation of project change orders back to customers as supported by the customer contract.
  • Support corporate and division accounting personnel with project information needed for monthly and quarterly financial reporting close.

The candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Accounting degree with 3+ years of experience in accounting and/or finance-related positions
  • Proficiency in Excel and Access, with experience in Sage MAS200 a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work with personnel throughout the organization through both direct and indirect networks, and be a consensus builder and change agent
  • Ability to support and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and assess priorities across businesses
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision under challenging conditions
  • Strong orientation to leadership, teamwork and positive communication, and be an effective facilitator, teammate and manager
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills, and be comfortable and credible with both internal stakeholders and external audiences