Mech. Reliability Engineer

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# Job Purpose & Responsibilities
The primary focus of the position is to maximize reliability of site equipment and assets. This includes: Determining the Root Cause of site reliability issues & driving actions to prevent re-occurrence; Establishment, execution and ongoing improvement of preventative and predictive techniques; Working with operations personnel to insure understanding and proper operation of equipment is required. The incumbent will be measured for success in terms of improved production yield, zero downtime, environmental integrity, and ongoing productivity.
The incumbent reports to the Maintenance Manager.
The utmost responsibility of the Reliability Engineer is to insure that the impacted maintenance activities are carried out with the highest regard to environmental integrity and personnel safety.
The Reliability Engineer is responsible for growing the preventative and predictive maintenance process while constantly striving for 100% reliability / uptime of equipment & operating systems. Methods to attack this include utilizing the RCA methodology in determining root cause, contributing factors, & corrective actions. This technique will include preserving evidence, investigating failures, meeting with vendors / suppliers / contractors to identify & prevent failures, develop new techniques and methods, improving on existing practices, and expanding the knowledge of site personnel. The incumbent will be responsible for recommending solutions & institutionalizing the actions to correct & eliminate system reliability failures. He / she will apply statistical tools to predict equipment life & evaluate risks.
Monitoring the performance of equipment with reporting of mean time between failure data & providing maintenance cost data are responsibilities of the incumbent while working closely with operations personnel to determine the priority for improving performance of equipment & systems. The Reliability Engineer will work closely with maintenance mechanics and operating technicians to improve knowledge, techniques, procedures, etc that adversely affect equipment or product reliability.
The Reliability Engineer will be the key technical resource to assist maintenance personnel with preventative & predictive maintenance systems such as vibration analysis, lubrication programs, oil analysis, laser alignment, ultrasonic, corrosion monitoring (non-destructive testing), thermography, motor current analysis, motor circuit evaluation, etc. The incumbent will be the primary site contact for maintenance mechanical integrity programs including pressure-coded vessels, etc.
The Reliability Engineer will be responsible to insure that the technical content of the Maintenance Procedures reflects the world-class practices for the Chemical Industry.
Work closely with project engineers or technical advisors to establish and enhance design standards that minimize life cycle costs and support high reliability are additional responsibilities.
The Reliability Engineer should constantly be looking for opportunities for reducing the dependency on maintenance personnel during times of normal operation. Training operators on troublesome equipment and identifying opportunities for Operator Performed Maintenance are expectations of the Reliability Engineer.
The Reliability Engineer will utilize many computer based systems such as the Computerized Maintenance Management System (EMPAC / SAP - Future), Root Cause Analysis Software (PROACT), Microsoft Software Programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), and other industry standard software tools.
PPM Assessments
Root Cause Corrective Actions
Reliability Centered Maintenance
Mechanical Integrity
Preventative & Predictive Maintenance Tools
# Requirements
The incumbent should have a degree in engineering with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Reliability Engineering. A degree in Mechanical Engineering is preferred. Experience with Pressure Vessels, Piping Systems, and Rotating Equipment in an industrial chemical facility is highly recommended. The Incumbent must have an outstanding mechanical aptitude and understanding of mechanical equipment and systems, in both principle of operation and application in specific processes. Excellent communications skills are necessary. Experience in reliability tools for preventative & predictive techniques is required. The incumbent must have a thorough understanding of unit operations, process equipment, and technology.
1. Able to read, write, perform basic mathematics, competent with computer business software, provide clear / concise written & verbal communication
2. Able to work with and influence a diverse group from operations technicians & craftsperson's to site & business management
3. Must be a self-starter with the capability to facilitate discussions
5. Function under time pressures
6. Drawing conclusions from written or computer generated materials
7. Creating methodologies for accomplishing a goal
8. Implementing recommendations by coordinating resources.
9. Directing and influencing activities of others to accomplish a goal
10. Analyzing data or report information
11. Conducting research
12. Developing plans, procedures, goals, strategies or processes based on data analysis or experience
1. Able to work days (95%) or rotating shift (5%) with various scheduled hours.
2. Able to travel to other sites for training or research.
3. Sitting 75%, standing 25%, walking 25%, bending at waist 10-90 degrees for 5-10% during a work day (approximation.
4. Able to lift objects to 30 lbs., hold objects up to 30 lbs. with or without assistance for up to 30 seconds.
5. Able to carry objects up to 30 lbs from one level to another on a regular basis.
6. Able to climb stairs up to 130 steps 3 - 10 times a day.
7. Able to climb ladders up to 80' with landings every 10' 1 - 2 times a day.
8. Per day: reading (books, flow charts, diagrams, computer monitors) 75%, writing 25%, calculations 5%, and visualization (gauges, equipment, manuals, drawings, computer monitors) 95%.
9. Environmental: Office with uniform temperature 75%, outside subject to weather 25%, confined spaces ?
10. Able to wear personal protective equipment as required.
11. Able to use a keyboard, telephone, two-way radio.
12. Required to work under physical & mental time pressures and work rapidly for long periods.
13. Must be able to see, smell, touch, hear, speak and distinguish colors.
14. Job requires the use of these motor vehicles: pick-up truck, golf cart, bicycles, & man-lift.
Unique Conditions:
Due to the nature of the work associated with this role, U.S. citizenship or U.S.permanent residency is required.
# General
Please visit us at to learn more about SABIC.
We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package and the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Together, we are even better!
At SABIC, we get how business works and what brings sustained growth and market leadership. Our ultimate goal is to power our customers' competitive advantage for the long term.
It is from a deep understanding of our customers' commercial ambitions that we challenge the status quo - working relentlessly to deliver on that challenge.
We seek the best and the brightest employees throughout the world to become part of our vision.
You are ambitious and talented. You are looking for a career that will equip you to make the best of your strengths, both personally and professionally. That is why we are pleased you are visiting our careers website.
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation - SABIC - is a highly successful, rapidly expanding global manufacturer of chemicals, fertilizers, metals and plastics. We are as ambitious as you are and we have the track record to match.
SABIC prides itself on its world class expertise and technology, its ability to create specific solutions to meet individual customers' circumstances and needs, its global reach and product depth, and commitment to a sustainable future.
We intend to be the preferred world leader in chemicals. To achieve our vision, we need to attract, develop and retain dedicated people of your caliber.
That is why this is the perfect time to build our futures together. Our comprehensive training and development programs are among the best in the petrochemical industry. Our pay and reward packages are always competitive and we offer you career opportunities in a diversity of disciplines and locations worldwide.
Choosing an employer is among the most important choices you will ever make.
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Position Title: Mech. Reliability Engineer
Auto Req ID: 5313BR
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Region/Pole: Americas
Functional Work Area: Engineering
Country: United States of America
City: Bay St. Louis
State/Province: Mississippi (MS)
Mech. Reliability Engineer

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