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Reliability & Project Engineer Job

Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: Beaumont, TX, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30144 - Posted 08/27/2018 - Engineering & Technology - Beaumont. Texas. US

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance in lightweight and design materials, biosourced materials, new energies, water management, solutions for electronics, and the performance and home insulation.


A specialty chemicals global major producer, with 3 business segments - High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialities, and Coating Solutions - and globally recognized brands.  Arkema operates in close to 55 countries worldwide.


The Beaumont Plant is located in Southeast Texas about 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico and is about one hour drive east of Houston.  Our facility is responsible for the production of methyl mercaptan, ethyl mercaptan, dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and methylmercaptoproprionaldehyde (MMP).


Arkema is seeking a Reliability and Project Engineer for our Beaumont facility.  This position reports directly to the Reliability Engineering and Projects Manager.  In this role, the Reliability and Project Engineer will provide expertise and support to the maintenance and operations teams in order to create and execute the reliability strategy for a number of unique, complex manufacturing processes.  Responsible for identifying, establishing and implementing management systems and best practices for continuous improvement opportunities while driving overall maintenance and reliability effectiveness.  Continuous improvement and maintenance of the sites rotating equipment utilizing both vibration and oil analysis.  Manages all aspects of Capital projects as assigned.  This role requires collaboration and coordination with other departments such as operations, technical and maintenance teams.  Ensures full compliance will all applicable laws, regulatory requirements, and corporate policies.


The following is the job description:

  • Responsible for tracking and continuous improvement of the predictive maintenance program (PdM) and root cause analysis (RCA) program
  • Institute and help execute a reliability centered maintenance program which includes monthly Vibration and Oil month analysis
  • Identify, prioritize, and develop capital improvement projects that will improve overall long term plant asset reliability
  • Manage scope, schedule, budget, and installation of capital projects relating to Rotating Equipment
  • Establish equipment criticality assessment through Vital Important Secondary (VIS) process
  • Works closely with Maintenance, Engineering, and Technology to improve reliability based on input relating to rotating equipment repairs and improvements
  • Provide training, coaching and mentors engineers and other plant employees on the fundamentals of Reliability
  • Develop and establish key Reliability metrics to measure performance and demonstrate commitment to Health Environmental Safety (HES) matters
  • Responsible for managing and directing an hourly employee
  • Leads troubleshooting and root cause analysis for complex equipment related issues


Minimum job requirement:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering preferred.
  • 7+ years of Refinery or Chemical Plant maintenance, project and reliability experience.
  • Deep knowledge of rotating equipment and vibration analysis.
  • Demonstrated skill in leadership, team building and achieving results through influence and negotiation.
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge to diagnose, troubleshoot, solve or help others solve equipment and/or process issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize and manage multiple, complex, time-sensitive projects.
  • Excellent communication skills



A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion ($10.4 billion USD) in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.


Arkema Inc.  provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.


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