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Mechanical Reliability Engineer Job

Date: Aug 2, 2017

Location: Zachary, LA, US

Company: BASF

Mechanical Reliability Engineer-1702766

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

This position is responsible for driving reliability performance by using the most appropriate and effective tools and techniques. The role provides technical support to Production and Maintenance personnel, leads or participates in Root Cause Failure Analyses, and monitors KPI data for early identification and resolution of reliability issues. This position may also collaborate with Production and Maintenance personnel and provide services related to design review, repair and maintenance, including predictive/preventative maintenance activities. In addition, the incumbent will provide technical support to troubleshooting of problems and optimization of PM and PdM programs. Finally, this position also ensures a culture of continuous improvement employing LEAN Manufacturing tools.

Mechanical Reliability Engineer (1702766) – Zachary, LA

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Apply appropriate reliability tools to drive improvements, optimize costs and improve asset effectiveness. Tools may include, but are not limited to, the Bad Actor Program, FMEA, RBI, RBM, RCM, and the Reliability Roadmap.
- Ensure development and sustenance of the Critical Equipment list.
- Lead Root Cause Failure Analyses (RCFAs) and corrective actions for complex and/or repetitive problems.
- Lead the Bad Actor program and create action plans for improving reliability.
- Identify and implement mechanical best practices across the site.
- Assist maintenance and operations team with daily troubleshooting/provide sustainable solutions
- Assist in the training and development of in-house maintenance resources.
- Support capital projects by supplying engineering expertise in the specification, design, and construction of projects in accordance with plant design requirements, BASF standards, and regulatory requirements.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering required.
- A minimum of 5 years of experience in maintenance and/or reliability in a chemical/petrochemical or related manufacturing environment required.
- Solid understanding of maintenance and reliability work processes.
- Strong background in equipment troubleshooting, including root cause failure analysis and implementation of improvement efforts.
- Thorough background in utilization of PdM tools (e.g., vibration analysis, lube oil analysis, thermography) for equipment condition evaluation and improvement.
- Prior experience in optimization of equipment PM activities and strategies.
- Ability to communicate effectively with facts and figures, along with the ability to influence, persuade, and negotiate. Strong interpersonal skills are required for this position.
- Knowledge and experience to provide technical guidance.
- Thorough understanding of mechanical equipment design and maintenance and reliability activities associated with process equipment such as centrifugal pumps, piping systems, pressure vessels (including heat exchangers), atmospheric storage tanks, positive displacement pumps, relief devices, and compressors of various design.
- Knowledge of API and ASME codes preferred.
- Experience with SAP preferred.

Primary Location: US-LA-Zachary
Function: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-CIN-Intermediates North America

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

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