Mechanical Reliability Engineer

  • Competitive
  • United States New Jersey Edison
  • Contract
  • Petrochemical
Basic Function
This role focuses on supporting plant operation and reliability improvement efforts for both rotating and fixed assets at the site. Working in a team environment, it carries responsibility for implementing reliability best practices, developing, and optimizing preventive maintenance tasks, and supporting maintenance activities. The position interacts with other technical groups on site (process engineering, maintenance), corporate technical networks and peers, and vendors/suppliers as needed to resolve problems and improve plant reliability and performance. This position reports to the Reliability Manager.

Roles & Responsibilities

Provides technical support to both operations and maintenance.

Supports the Maintenance-Operations Workflow Process (MOWP) by developing or reviewing rotating machinery and fixed equipment scope for routine maintenance.
Leads or participates in investigations and performs RCFA as appropriate.
Supports Bad Actor identification and elimination.
Shepherds the implementation of reliability improvements through operating and maintenance disciplines or implementation of expense and capital projects. Supports Turnarounds and Capital/Expense projects through scope development, engineering package reviews, drawing reviews, installation, and commissioning. Provides direction to planning on the necessary spare parts required for new/modified equipment installations.
Utilizes specific procedures, programs, and methods to ensure unit needs are met and maintained.
Updates and maintain equipment files as needed.
Provides input to create or change BOM’s.
Leads the development of discipline specific MOCs and participate in PHA & MOCs that require cross-functional review.
Ensures that rotating equipment reliability threats that cause a process safety concern are mitigated in an effective manner.
Ensures procedures are in place for construction and repairs to comply with Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices.
Monitor equipment performance and make improvement recommendations.
Apply data analysis techniques to develop engineering solutions to repetitive failures and other problems that adversely affect plant operations including capacity, quality, cost, safety, environmental, and regulatory compliance issues
Provide technical support/expertise within your discipline in the design and installation stages of projects for new assets and modification of existing assets to minimize life cycle cost and maximize asset availability
Lead or participate in incident investigations and root cause analysis.
Systematically define, design, develop, monitor, and refine an asset maintenance plan that includes:
Value-added preventive maintenance tasks
Effective utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems.
Apply value analysis to repair/replace, repair/redesign and make/buy decisions.
Participate in interdisciplinary reliability improvement teams to guide efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, controls, and safety systems.
Provide technical support within your discipline to production, maintenance, project, and process engineering groups.

Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with minimum of Eight years of experience in the chemical or refinery industry. Basic understanding of industry codes and standards (e.g., ASME, API, ANSI)Strong interpersonal leadership skills are critical due to the requirement for effective communication of complex issues across the organization as well as for mentoring and consensus building.
The successful candidate must exhibit an understanding of business drivers, management of change requirements, reliability processes, and maintenance workflow. The successful candidate must have strong commitment to safety, a high level of personal integrity, and dedication to conducting business in an ethical way.

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