Plant Maintenance Engineer – Houston, TX USA

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Great opportunity to join a global specialty chemical leader at their Houston plant site.  This Sr. Maintenance Engineering opening requires a comprehensive background in rotating, fixed and electrical equipment, process technology and chemical manufacturing. The Sr. Maintenance Engineer will participate on the Site Maintenance Team.
 
Responsibilities:
— Coordinate and manage scheduled and breakdown maintenance of equipment in the plant.
— Assist in developing a capital plan that includes HSE, PSM as well as reliability improvement projects.
— Work with the reliability engineering team to solve equipment reliability problems.
— Respond to breakdown, diagnosing faults, supervise engineering and technical staff and interface with maintenance function groups in order to diagnose failure mechanisms to define repair methods and prevent re-occurrence.
— Responsible for the area maintenance budget. Maintain statistical and financial records
— Establish and maintain maintenance procedures with the emphasis on improving present maintenance operations and activities.
— Develop appropriate maintenance programs fully aligned to site strategy and objectives (sustenance, mechanical reliability, mechanical integrity, preventive maintenance programs)
— Utilize Reliability Centered (RCM) techniques such as fault as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to help determine the effectiveness of the PM program.
— Provide technical assistance and facilitation of training for personnel in proper equipment operation and maintenance.
— Participate in maintenance dept. team meetings
— Represent maintenance and the unit in OPEX initiatives
— Lead or participate in incident investigations and root cause analysis process to develop action items to prevent re-occurrence.
— Assist with completion of Management of Change (MOC) / Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) action items.
— Work with the reliability team to identify and implement predictive maintenance practices for equipment including corrective repairs through coordination of outside vendors.
— Provide on-going technical support for existing systems, including trouble-shooting assistance to engineers, supervision and operations, maintenance and project technicians.
— Provide recommendations to the reliability team for changes, additions and/or deletions of items within preventive/predictive maintenance program for the unit.
 
Qualifications
 
— BS Degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with 10+ years in Maintenance/ Reliability of chemical or refining plants required
— Hands on expertise in troubleshooting at the system and equipment level.
— Comprehensive understanding of rotating, fixed and electrical equipment, process technology and chemical manufacturing.
— Ability to manage workload with minimal supervision – managing multiple tasks in a dynamic self-directed work environment.
— Ability to work a flexible schedule due to a need for periodic responses for call outs on nights, weekends, and/or holidays.
— Requires heavy field experience and ability to move throughout the site.  
 
 

Salary: $95,000.00 – $130,000.00

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