Leads key reliability efforts within the Reliability Department. Communicate the paths forward and progression of reliability solutions in a timely manner to the Reliability Manager. Mentor and advise the engineering reliability team as necessary. Perform engineering duties related to identification and managing asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. This broad primary role may be divided into three smaller, more manageable roles: Loss Elimination, Risk Management and Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM).
Essential Job Functions
· Consistently makes sound decisions based on engineering knowledge and experience.
· Serve as a member of cross-functional team to resolve equipment problems, investigate incidents, and improve reliability.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to deliver engineering information at a high quality to all levels of the organization.
· Provide competent coverage for issues concerning static or rotating equipment.
· Utilizes modern Reliability tools including software programs that will enable effective tracking and monitoring of reliability issues
· Team player, working well across departments with different levels of the organization.
· Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, or computer-generated reports.
· Works with Project Engineering to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations. The Reliability Engineer is responsible for adhering to the Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM) process throughout the entire life cycle of new assets.
· Participates in the development of design and installation specifications along with commissioning plans. Participates in the development of criteria for and evaluation of equipment and technical suppliers and maintenance service providers. Develops acceptance tests and inspection criteria.
· Participates in the final check out of new installations. This includes factory and site acceptance testing that will assure adherence to functional specifications.
· Guides efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls, and safety/security systems.
· Professionally and systematically defines, designs, develops, monitors and refines an Asset Maintenance Plan that includes:
· Value-added preventive maintenance tasks
· Effective utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems
· Provides input to a Risk Management Plan that will anticipate reliability-related, and non-reliability-related risks that could adversely impact plant operation.
· Identifies premature and repetitive failures in plant equipment and develops solution to resolve same. To fulfill this responsibility the Reliability Engineer applies:
· Data analysis techniques that can include: Statistical Process Control, Reliability modeling and prediction, Fault Tree Analysis, Weibull Tree Analysis, Six Sigma (6σ) Methodology, Root-cause and Root-Cause Failure Analysis (RCA, RCFA), Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS)
· Develop and maintain reliability improvement/tracking programs for critical assets for mechanical equipment.
· Assist in root cause failure analysis on critical equipment failures.
· Perform component failure analysis as required.
· Review project design packages for proper design regarding reliability, application, and maintenance.
· Assist in the development and monitoring of the preventative maintenance program.
· Develop, review and maintain equipment specifications as related to purchasing, installation, operation, and maintenance/repairs.
· Develop and implement alterations and revisions to equipment to improve business performance of the operating units.
· Provide various reports as needed.
· Present a professional image at all times to clients and vendors and maintain a positive reputation of the company.
· Must be self-motivated and possess skills to identify and solve unusual problems.
· Must be capable to make decisions and recommendations with minimal supervision.
· Must be willing to spend time in the field as required.
· Ability to use computers and computer systems utilizing standard software (ie; Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCad)
Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations
· None required.
Education, Experience, and/or Training
· Bachelor’s or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering required.
· Twelve (12) years or more experience preferred. Experience must be as plant owners’ employee in a continuous process industry, preferably chemicals or oil refining in the reliability function.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
· Engineering and Technology — Intimate knowledge of Reliability tools and practices. Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
· Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
· English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
· Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
· Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
· Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
· Complex Problem Solving — identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
· Critical Thinking — using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
· Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
· Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
· Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
· Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
· Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
· Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
· Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
· Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
· Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
· Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
· Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
· Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
· Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Additional Eligibility REQUIREMENTS
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen. In addition to the following:
Security Clearance Requirements
· Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)
- Ability to lift 20 lbs. occasionally.
- Ability to sit for prolonged amounts of time required.
- Ability to effectively communicate through various means required.
- Work is performed within an office environment, including office equipment – such as computers, telephones and copiers.
- Work is performed in the “field”, requiring proper safety equipment.
- Requires passing by industrial equipment on way to office.
- Noise levels are typically moderate.
- Less than 10% of the time.
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skill, tasks, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associate with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, OCI Beaumont, LLC reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as business needs arise. In compliance of EEOC regulations, if the employee cannot perform the essential functions of this position in a satisfactory manner, further accommodations shall be made if it does not constitute undue hardship upon this organization.
OCI N.V. is a leading global producer and distributor of nitrogen products and methanol providing sustainable solutions to agricultural and industrial customers around the world. Our production capacity spans four continents and comprises approximately 16.1 million metric tons per year of nitrogen fertilizers, methanol, diesel exhaust fluid, melamine, and other nitrogen products. We are headquartered in the Netherlands and listed on Euronext in Amsterdam. We are proud to have cultivated a strong community focused identity as a local employer with 3,600 employees around the world. Our employment strategy has resulted in a diverse global workforce encompassing 25 nationalities located in ten countries, with diverse ethnicities, religious beliefs, cultures, orientations, ages, and other traits working together respectfully and with a shared sense of purpose.
OCI is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, color, age, disability, sex, national origin or religion. We value diversity in our workforce and in the communities we serve.
OCI offers a comprehensive, first-class benefits package. These benefit plans provide a wide range of benefits and protection for the employees and their families. Full-time employees are eligible for medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance coverage upon hire. OCI also offers a 401(k) program with a company matching benefit. Full-time employees of OCI receive paid holidays and PTO.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $114,000.00 per year
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Referral program
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Nederland, TX 77627: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
- Do you require sponsorship to work legally in the United States?
Work Location: In person