Reliability Engineer

Job Title: Reliability Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Houston, United States
Salary: USD70 - USD90 per hour
Start Date: 2018-03-26
Reference: 78376
Contact Name: Alejandro Jannaut
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 27, 2018 15:45

Job Description

Mechanical Reliability Engineer

Location: Houston

Assignment Type: Long-term contract assignment

Rate: Competitive

Job/Position Responsibilities:

The candidate will collaboratively provide mechanical engineering technical support in the refinery sites. The corporate level position drives strategic improvements at a plant site level. This assignment involves collaboration with capital project teams and EPC for FEL2 and FEL 3 support on mechanical equipment. Additional work may be assigned as needed for championing specific aspects of asset reliability improvement initiatives, troubleshooting and problem solving; including “hands-on” and structured root cause failure analyses, and the use of best practices such as LEAN methods, Reliability Centered Maintenance, FMEA, Life Cycle Cost Analysis, and other similar tools. Activities may also include specialized technical support for Corporate Specifications & Standards updates as needed.

  • Work in a safe manner and promote safety in all aspects of work responsibilities
  • Collaborate with capital project team and EPC for FEL 2 and FEL 3 support of capital project work scopes as assigned, such as mechanical equipment specification reviews, inspection test plan reviews for fabricators, spare parts reviews, life cycle cost and FMEA reviews, and preventative maintenance programs to ensure asset reliability
  • Provide reactive, predictive and preventive maintenance technical support
  • Practice and drive root cause failure analysis collaboratively across the Corporation
  • Identify and document cost reductions and service factor improvements, along with safety & environmental improvements
  • Facilitate equipment modifications and root cause failure analyses with vendors & consultants
  • Foster a reliability-centered approach and lowest lifespan cost mentality at our manufacturing sites and within capital projects
  • Provide specialty mechanical design, stress analysis, vessel design, and design code compliance technical support as needed.

Essential Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of maintenance and reliability engineering experience in the Chemical Process Industry or similar industry
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis training and experience, along with asset reliability program best practices
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Ability to travel to sites, and related fabricator’s facilities – estimated travel up to 25%
  • Familiarity with detailed aspects of fixed and rotating equipment design, operation, and maintenance, along with knowledge of associated industry codes and standards
  • Familiarity with materials of construction typically used in the Chemical Process Industry
  • Familiarity with rotating equipment aspects such as bearings, shafts, seals, vibration analysis, and lubrication
Desired Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel code (Section VII), ASME Piping Codes (B31.3), and API 579 Fitness for Service code
  • Proficient in most common software packages such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Autodesk Inventor, and SAP
  • Member of related professional organizations for mechanical engineering or asset reliability management, such as ASME or SMRP

BS in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university program or equivalent