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Reliability Engineer

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Date: Jun 9, 2022

Location: Deer Park, TX, US, 77536

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.


Job Summary

The IAC Reliability Engineer is responsible and accountable for the reliability of all instrumentation, analytical equipment, and control systems within the facility. This role works closely with Maintenance, Engineering and Operations personnel to find the cause(s) of equipment failures, develop solutions for improving equipment performance, and implement recommended changes. Also, facilitation of AMS, PI, Asset Framework, or other DCS technology to establish equipment monitoring capabilities.


This role is also responsible for ensuring appropriate maintenance programs and strategies exist that meet the HSES and Good Engineering Standards Compliance requirements as they pertain to Instrumentation, Analyzers and Control Systems.


This position also serves as a technical resource for instrumentation, analytical and control system topics, including new equipment specification, asset performance measurement, troubleshooting, and safety related issues. This role will also be influential and present on relevant standards committees.


Essential Job Functions  

  • Actively and visibly put safety first.  Activities include, but are not limited to, active membership in the Safety Through Employee Participation (LEAD/HPI) program via observations and follow-up, as-needed reviews of existing, new, and proposed installations that are not easily accessible or ergonomic from a maintenance perspective.  Participation in safety-focused audit team(s) like the Leader Standard Work Job/Shop evaluations.
  • Establishing and monitoring equipment health and alarm indicators for intervention and maintenance avoidance. Activities include, but are not limited to, use of asset framework, DCS/AMS and Alarm Management to facilitate the implementation of condition-based monitoring on designated systems and assets with the intent to prevent asset failure or enable intervention maintenance.  
  • Investigate equipment failures to find root cause(s).  Activities include, but are not limited to, physical examination of failed equipment and review of inspection data sheets, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), and analysis of application data for appropriate equipment use.
  • Develop and implement reliability plans for continuous improvement of equipment.  Activities for reliability issues include, but are not limited to, collaborating with Instrument, Controls and Analytical personnel to develop effective maintenance strategies and equipment upgrades. This includes setting standards based on most reliable/proven equipment.
  • Support, review, and improve instrument, control system and analytical equipment PvM and PdM effectiveness and efficiency.  Activities focus on identifying failure mechanisms and utilizing Reliability Centered Maintenance rationale to formalize PvM and PdM strategies. Evaluating the inspection results and asset performance history to ensure effective PM activities.
  • Adhere to and improve the plant’s compliance with Lubrizol policies, industry standards, and regulatory bodies.  Activities include maintaining, and updating procedures, standards and other relevant documentation to support compliance with Plant Safety Manual (PSM), International Standards Organization (ISO), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  • Cooperate and network with other Lubrizol sites, equipment distributors, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to ensure that Lubrizol employs the best equipment and practices for our processes.  Activities include participating on the Lubrizol Maintenance Focus team, attending industry trade shows, seminars, and presentations, such as the Emerson Users Group Meetings, and facilitating OEM installation and maintenance training sessions for Instrument and Analyzer Maintenance personnel.
  • Ownership of various Continuous Improvement efforts. This can include activities such as development of Managing Daily Improvement (MDI), Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Wrench Time Analysis and IEC PM Optimization (PMO)
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education / Certification

  • A bachelor’s degree in Controls, Instrumentation, or Electrical Engineering is required. 


Experience and Skills

  • 10 or more years of petrochemical or refinery maintenance experience is required. An extensive knowledge of instrumentation, control systems, electrical and analytical equipment is required. Knowledge of SAP enterprise software and Microsoft Office is required.


Empowerment & Decision Making

  • This position is to make recommendations to Maintenance Management on Capital Projects.

While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


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.

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