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Mechanical Reliability Engineer
Pecos, TX
  • Direct Hire 
  • Benefits: Health, Vision, Dental, 401K
  • Schedule: 40-50 hours/week, Monday-Friday
  • Estimated Start Date: ASAP
The Mechanical Reliability Engineer will provide technical expertise in reliability engineering, including proactive identification and management of asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. In addition, this role develops and implements projects working with the project team to improve plant reliability and asset utilization via standardization and manages plant mechanical integrity programs to ensure compliance.
  • Develops and maintains activities in support of the mechanical integrity standard which includes pressure vessels, storage tanks, GTL, Syngas, Catalyst/Reactors, reforming, distillation, separation, utilities, piping, pressure relieving devices, emergency shutdown systems, controls, and high energy equipment
  • Updates equipment records, determine required spare parts, and maintain accurate ERP bill of Materials
  • Develops/implements reliability procedures and prepares reports on equipment reliability on periodic basis
  • Manages assigned capital projects, project budgets and project records; develops early-stage project evaluation including layout, cost estimates, engineering feasibility and bid packages
  • Performs reliability studies on existing equipment and recommends needed improvements in the areas of equipment philosophies, strategies, and best practices for asset productivity; creating predictive maintenance plans
  • Establishes effective preventive and predictive monitoring and maintenance techniques to identify and define abnormal operating conditions
  • Defines root cause failure analysis (RCFA) trigger points and uses DMAIC process to appropriate reliability tools to develop and implement corrective improvement plans
  • Defines and approves repairs to service equipment, potentially including audit and evaluation of contracted repair organizations, and inspection of repair work
  • Participates in Management of Change (MOC) reviews for area of technical expertise
  • Provides ownership and continual improvement of plant Mechanical integrity practices and procedures
  • 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 MRO suppliers and technical 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
  • Provides input to a risk management plan that will anticipate reliability-related, and non-reliability-related risks that could adversely impact plant operation
  • Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These problems include capacity, quality, cost, or regulatory compliance issues. To fulfill this responsibility the Reliability Engineer applies data analysis techniques that may 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); and, Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS)
  • Works with Production to perform analyses of assets including: asset utilization; overall equipment effectiveness; remaining useful life; other parameters that define operating condition; and/or, reliability and costs of assets
Required Education/Qualifications/Work Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. PE License and API certification preferred; master's degree preferred
  • 5-8 years manufacturing experience in maintenance/reliability, chemical industry preferred
  • Proficient in mechanical operations of equipment (i.e. vessels, pump, towers, reactors, compressors etc.), process unit fundamentals and technology (GTL, Syngas, Catalyst/Reactors, reforming, distillation, separation, utilities, etc...), and of overall refinery operation
  • Professional experience with reliability tools such as RCFA, FMEA, Weibull analysis, statistical analysis, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable use of Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices including industry standard ASME, API, ASTM
  • Mechanical and electrical aptitude and an understanding of P&ID's and PFD's, mechanical data sheets, and engineering mechanical drawings
  • Possess the ability to set up and maintain unit monitoring spreadsheets that include mass, heat and material balances and conversion calculations. Strong computer skills with Excel, Word, and other Microsoft functions
  • Knowledge and skills with process simulation software's like VMG, HYSYS, PRO-II and programming such as VBA is preferred
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Pecos, TX
Reliability Engineer