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Global Rotating Equipment CoE Engineer

The Global Rotating Equipment CoE Engineer is the functional leader of the global rotating equipment team and is responsible for the global rotating strategy and its implementation. The Global Rotating Equipment CoE Engineer works closely with the regional M&R support teams to assess performance opportunities and reliability gaps; to identify needs for standards and practices, to support deployment of standards and practices, to develop skills within the regional teams, and to leverage external good practices and internal good practices across the company.

The Global Rotating Equipment CoE Engineer also maintains networks outside Nouryon in order to capture developments and learnings that are relevant for Nouryon as well.

At Nouryon, our global team of Changemakers takes positive action every day, to reach higher collectively and individually. We create innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers to answer society’s needs – today and in the future.  

In your future role as Global Rotating Equipment CoE Engineer you will 

  • Monitor adherence to standards and rotating equipment reliability
  • Advise regional teams on how to drive improvement in reliability of rotating equipment
  • Advise Nouryon leadership regarding rotating equipment strategy
  • Design and maintain standards regarding design and mechanical integrity of rotating equipment
  • Support deployment of standards across the regions and sites
  • Identify good practices and drive deployment of these good practices across the regions and sites (e.g. “mechanical seals” or “vibration measurement and analysis”)
  • Advise in selection of software tools to support reliability of rotating equipment
  • Assess state of the art techniques for condition based/predictive maintenance for different types of rotating equipment, and develop these into packages that can be deployed with/through regional teams
  • Assess the use of AI supported monitoring as well as state of the art sensor techniques
  • Monitor, and if needed, support root cause analysis/root cause problem solving for serious failures. 
  • Drive quality of RCAs & drive application of learnings across sites/regions
  • Support design for reliability by setting up design and construction standards (e.g. mechanical seals)
  • Assess CAPEX project charters for urgency    
  • Support CAPEX project design for reliability 


We believe you bring

  • Mechanical engineering degree or similar field of study (bachelor’s or master’s)
  • Extensive experience (minimum 10 years preferred) in and deep knowledge in the design, operation, and maintenance of Rotating equipment and associated support systems, as well as predictive/condition based methods applied in the process industry (chemical, mineral, oil & gas).
  • Active knowledge on standards and codes and their application on rotating equipment API, ASTM, ASME, European standards and GB codes. Applicable for Nouryon: Pumps & Mechanical Seals, Compressors and dry gas seals, Turbines, Gear units and couplings, protective systems for rotating equipment, Centrifugal fans, Critical speeds and balancing, pulsation and vibration control, centrifuges, mixers and agitators, grinders, lubrication
  • Experience in at least a regional Rotating Equipment role; setting standards and driving implementation across multiple sites.
  • Certifications in lubrication, vibration analysis, balancing or other relevant topics desirable
  • Ability to strategize and able to get into sufficient detail
  • Focus on achieving resuls; ability to challenge and motivate people to achieve results
  • Passion for world class maintenance and reliability
  • Ability to take info from real life observations & eagerness to spend time on shop-floor
  • Good communication skills & ability to influence and get things done without having a line management relation
  • Credibility & trustworthiniess
  • Good problem-solving skills, ability to identify & structure issues, runn accurate analyses and synthesize solutions


About Nouryon 

We’re looking for tomorrow’s Changemakers today. 
If you’re looking for your next career move, apply today and join Nouryon’s worldwide team of Changemakers in providing essential solutions that our customers use to manufacture everyday products such as personal care, cleaning, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Our employees are driven by the wish to make an impact and actively drive positive change. If that describes you, we will gladly make way for your ambitions. From day one we support you with your personal growth, through challenging positions and comprehensive learning and development opportunities, in a dynamic, international, diverse, and proactive working environment. 
Visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn.  
#WeAreNouryon #Changemakers 
We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or staffing companies. 

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