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Senior Reliability Engineer - Mechanical Integrity

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Date: Nov 6, 2021

Location: Bowling Green, OH, US, 43402-1309

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact.  Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.


The Reliability Engineer will improve the operational reliability of the various manufacturing areas at the Bowling Green facility, drive equipment reliability improvement by analyzing performance data to prioritize & identify and eliminate causes of equipment failures. With initial emphasis on mechanical systems, this role will be accountable to ensure that all equipment types that require reliability improvement are considered. The Reliability Engineer will utilize cross-functional teams as technical resources to develop reliability improvement solutions.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Transforms area from a reactive maintenance culture to a preventative maintenance culture.
  • Manages the preventive maintenance (PM) program for rotating equipment and electrical equipment.
  • Implements and coordinates the utilization of Predictive Maintenance technologies such as vibration, oil, infrared and ultrasound analysis
  • Manages the PSM Mechanical Integrity program: Retention of required maintenance records; evaluate fitness for service following UT inspections on tanks, heat exchangers and piping.
  • Reviews compliance of designated PSM preventative maintenance tasks and ensure required deferrals are submitted and approved for those PM tasks that will not be completed on time.  Leads root cause investigations to improve compliance where needed.
  • Assists with development of definitions & tracking of Key Performance Indicators for site equipment, provides reports to support equipment performance analyses.  
  • Conduct roots cause analysis of equipment failures and implements corrective and preventative actions.
  • Develops maintenance repair procedures and arrange for craftsmen training as needed.
  • Develops engineering solutions to maintenance problems, including ways of reducing or eliminating the need for maintenance through equipment replacement or improvement work.
  • Provides input to project teams regarding ease of maintenance, materials of construction, and equipment selection.
  • Assists Operations with efforts to use operators/supervisors to set up and monitor routine equipment checks (seal levels, oil levels, etc.) Documents methods and measurements to support Operator maintenance efforts.
  • Coordinates with plant and production engineers in analyzing equipment maintenance problems, project work and determining solutions.
  • Serves as Mechanical Technical resource for Maintenance and Facilities department.
  • Limited travel for training/meetings and equipment supplier visits may be required.



Skills, Qualifications, Experience & Special Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably mechanical engineering
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience working in a specialty chemical or petrochemical plant environment
  • Experience in evaluating tank, piping and heat exchanger condition in accordance with ASME, API or STI standards.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, with emphasis on Excel data manipulation.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to drive organizational change.
  • Experience that includes:
    • reliability analysis of some or all of the following chemical plant equipment: pumps, fans, blowers, agitators, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, extruders, boilers, air compressors, mechanical seals, bearings and gears, mixer rotors and shafts, screeners, screw feeders.
    • performing pump and system curve calculations and evaluation.
    • extracting and analyzing performance data from a CMMS.
    • leading cross-functional teams toward equipment improvement targets


Considered a Plus

  • Previous experience with maintenance scheduling or planning in a production environment
  • Experience with the engineering and construction process and/or project management.
  • Experience with SAP


Lubrizol offers competitive benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Age-Weighted Defined Contribution Planand so much more!

Visit http://benefits.lubrizol.com to learn more.




Bowling Green is in the heart of culturally rich Northwest Ohio. The Bowling Green community has a small town feel with big city amenities. There are countless local restaurants and eateries to choose from and a vivacious nightlife with different scenes to fit practically anyone. The city is home to Bowling Green State University where one can not only get a top-notch education, but also attend diverse sporting and entertainment events.  Several Northwestern Ohio Universities have competitive athletic teams that make it a great area for sports fanatics to live in. Our facility is in the perfect location for taking a day trip or short weekend trips.  To our north is Toledo, home to the Mud Hens baseball team, the Walleye hockey team, and the Huntington Center, a facility known for housing concerts, sporting events, and different event expos or visit the Toledo Zoo or Toledo Museum of Art. To our east is the Sandusky area featuring Cedar Point and Put-In-Bay.  Just south of Bowling Green is Findlay, Ohio where one can visit an annual Hot Air Balloon festival and is home to University of Findlay.  Interspersed between these areas are many annual festivals, Metro Parks, bike trails and of course the Maumee River and Lake Erie to enjoy. There are attractions in and around Bowling Green to fit everyone’s liking!


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


Do You Need Assistance?

Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

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