Maintenance & Reliability Engineer

Fulltime, Integrated Supply Chain

Texas, LaPorte, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice

About Nouryon
We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

Location: LaPorte, TX

Battleground primarily produces metal alkyls, sold primarily as co-catalysts to major thermoplastic resins and rubber manufacturers (producers of polyethylene, polypropylene, and EPDM).  The product line is complex with over 30 metal alkyl products (plus formulations) produced at Battleground. The site also manufactures High Purity Metal Organics (HPMO) for the semi-conductor and LED industries.

Maintenance Reliability Engineer

 Drive continuous improvement of reliability and continuous reduction of maintenance cost by systematic elimination of bad actors
 Ensure early identification and resolution of reliability issues through PM/PdM programs, analysis of historical trends and KPI data.
 Provide engineering and technical expertise in the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and inspection of plant equipment

 Perform monthly bad actor analysis; establish proposals for bad actors to be eliminated in month to come.
 Drive bad actor elimination by organizing and facilitating weekly RCPS workshops, updating asset strategies, and implementing technical improvements to equipment design and repair methods
 Review and analyze data from inspections for information on equipment reliability issues on request of maintenance engineers
 Provide troubleshooting support to operating units on equipment reliability including emergency work reviews
 Facilitate Root Cause Failure Analysis efforts for incidents triggered by documented procedures or at request of gate keeper or maintenance manager
 Facilitate disciplined and systematic equipment maintenance strategy development efforts; e.g by using criticality assessment and FMEA
 Actively participate in the capital projects process including providing reliability input to the Engineering Group for equipment design, specification and purchase
 Support Hazard Studies by providing reliability data of equipment and components
 Provide technical support and expert knowledge as required
 Actively support equipment improvement initiatives with technical knowledge
 Participate in and execute root cause problem solving; developing and implementing technical solutions
 Design and execute technical modifications

  • Manage the Preventive Maintenance/Repair of a specified group of equipment such as HVAC/Chiller equipment
  • Provide the necessary foundation for the maintenance team to perform precision maintenance and set the expectation
     Actively participate in the capital projects process including providing technical and maintainability input to the Engineering Group for equipment design, specification, purchase, and installation
     Actively participate in MOC, Site Incident Investigation, and Environmental Compliance processes


 Four-year engineering degree from an accredited university, with BSME preferred.
 Prefer a minimum five years of experience in Maintenance/Reliability Engineering in the chemical or refinery industry.
 Working knowledge of SAP Plant Maintenance Module.
 Project management experience with small replacement projects for reliability improvements a plus.
 Strong communication skills and problem-solving ability.
 Ability to work independently and as a team player.
 Knowledge of pumps, seals, gearboxes, agitators, and lubrication is necessary.


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