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Title:  Mechanical Reliability Engineer

Requisition ID:  17853-159
Location: 

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  No Travel Required

Role Summary

The Mechanical Reliability Engineer is responsible for providing technical guidance on the mechanical systems on operating units and equipment within the mill.  This role maintains and improves the safety, environmental standards, overall reliability, and operating cost of the mechanical systems mill units.  The Mechanical Reliability Engineer develops strategies to manage mill assets at peak performance, optimize lifetime return on investment, mitigate reliability risk, and supports capital improvements in support of long- term sustainable performance


Required Skills

Job Accountabilities

  • Analyzes maintenance and reliability work practices to identify performance drivers. Works collaboratively with maintenance leadership on design/reengineering of existing work processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness within established technical standards
  • Develop, implement, and lead reliability principles, precision maintenance, and condition monitoring initiatives
  • Establish critical equipment spare strategy for equipment
  • Works with all relevant departments to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations adhering to the life cycle asset management process throughout the entire life cycle of new assets
  • Researches materials and concepts to advise and support technical issues influencing instrument and mechanical design concept development.
  • Design improvements for equipment/systems to improve overall reliability, availability, and predictability of production, improve process safety and environmental performance including complex designs
  • Identifies and recommends changes in existing instrumentation and controls and suggests changes in plans to meet operational or department requirements and regulations.
  • Perform equipment reliability analysis and recommends improvements based on Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) findings
  • Conduct RCFA on failed equipment / components and improves life expectancy using RCFA findings
  • Recommend equipment reliability improvements by doing analysis of equipment trends, historical, and field data
  • Develop, implement, and lead reliability principles, precision maintenance, and condition monitoring initiatives
  • Study performance and reliability of existing equipment and establish programs and solutions for decreasing equipment downtime.
  • Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These problems include capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues
  • Troubleshot mechanical, and controls system, determine root cause and take corrective action to resolve system failures
  • In alignment with reliability effort provide input into capital projects to ensure the scope meets the objectives of operational reliability
  • Specify appropriate Preventive Maintenance (PM's) / Predictive Maintenance (PdM's) based on Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Actively interfaces with engineers and field supervision on troubleshooting, root cause failure analysis and optimization of maintenance predictive and preventive programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Reliability Engineering
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mechanical engineering principles, practices and methods of principles, practices and methods used in the operation, maintenance, and construction of instrumentation and controls systems
  • Three (3) years of engineering experience in refinery, chemical or petrochemical plant or manufacturing facility
  • Working knowledge of industry safety, design, and inspection standards and procedures
  • Demonstrated technical, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis skills
  • Working knowledge of reliability centered maintenance and reliability modeling concepts (Design Standards, RCFA, Maintenance Strategies)
  • Familiarity with industry standards such as American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) applicable to maintenance and electrical engineering in paper, refining, petro-chemical, or manufacturing industry
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and electrical drawings, diagrams, and sketches
  • Proficient with engineering software
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact effectively and positively with all levels of Company personnel, customers, vendors and visitors
  • Ability to work as self-directed individual and in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to organize and direct the activities of the power distribution work activities and coordinate such activities with operations and maintenance departments
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple projects and tasks in an effective manner
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and sound engineering principles
  • Knowledge of process design, instrumentation, process control and statistics
  • Proficient computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Able to pass pre-employment background check and drug test
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Desired Characteristics

  • Knowledgeable in process safety programs including incident investigations, process hazard analysis, management of change, and mechanical integrity.
  • Proven working knowledge of National Electric Code (NEC), IEC, and NFPA.
  • Understanding of risk-ranking methodologies and application in refining industry
  • Considerable knowledge of safe work practices, OSHA and environmental rules and regulations
  • Knowledge/experience with 5-S, Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing principles






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