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Reliability Engineer

Company: Ashland
Location: Texas City
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?Are you always solving?Then we'd like to meet you and bet you'd like to meet us.Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Reliability Engineer to join our ISP Technologies, Inc. business at our Texas City, Texas plant. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Life Sciences business unit. This position will report to the Sr. Reliability Engineer.The primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work with the Maintenance Manager and Sr Reliability Engineer to establish equipment reliability goals and objectives for the site.
  • Monitor effectiveness of reliability programs such as vibration, lubrication, and equipment alignment.
  • Review critical equipment in all areas of the plant for Preventive Maintenance plans and frequencies. Then will issue results and recommendations to be approved by Sr Reliability Engineer and Maintenance Manager.
  • Review critical equipment in all areas of the plant for spare part needs; monitor and maintain spare part availability in storeroom. Communicate results and recommendations for approval by Sr Reliability Engineer and Maintenance Manager. The secondary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Design, develop, justify then implement mechanical reliability programs and procedures, to maximize equipment uptime while minimizing costs.
    • Organize and schedule external support service and equipment to coincide with the work order scheduling, including purchase order management and expedition as needed.
    • Work with Process Engineers and other Maintenance Supervisors to develop daily maintenance schedules, with focus on maintaining unit shutdown/outage work lists, while integrating project related items into turnaround scheduling, and managing area backlogs.
    • Utilize and provide support to the Computerized Maintenance Management System (Maximo) for improving electronic equipment documentation and repair records.
    • Participate in Safety and Environmental as well as Quality initiatives to contribute to compliance of State/Federal regulations to improve existing Company programs.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the department in a safe manner.In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.
      • Minimum two years' prior experience in chemical process manufacturing facility, maintenance planning and supervision, abiding by plant safety rules and regulations, Process Safety Management (PSM), and environmental compliance standards.
      • High level of mechanical aptitude, effective communication skills, strong supervisor skills, computer/systems competency, along with capability and willingness to work outside normal hours, including weekends, and holidays, as may be required due to the needs of business.
      • Ability to respond appropriately during site emergencies as directed by the Site Emergency Manager.
      • Ability to wear and properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment if required to work or visit within the manufacturing process area. This may include hard hat, safety glasses, respirators, ear plugs, steel-toed shoes, or other equipment as required by the work performed and location the work is being performed.
      • Must be eligible to work in the United States.The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:
        • Three to five years prior experience as previously noted.
        • Prior rotating equipment/machine experience.
        • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), quality processes, and emergency response.
        • Possess an aptitude to identify quality improvement opportunities and formulate action plans for implementation. This requires exceptional work planning and problem-solving skills.
        • Prior experience supervising employees under a bargaining agreement.
        • Training in formal Root Cause Analysis is a plus.
        • Ability to 1) identify critical issues and formulate action plans with all levels of employees including management, and Corporate, 2) develop and foster a positive work environment at all levels, and 3) resolve conflicts through problem resolution skills.

Keywords: Ashland, Texas City , Reliability Engineer, Engineering , Texas City, Texas

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