Reliability Engineer

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Date: May 19, 2024

Location: Louisville, KY, US, 40211

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.   


Job Title: Reliability Engineer

Job Location: Louisville, KY

Job type: Full-Time

Type of role: On-Site


Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as a Reliability Engineer

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the chemical industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


What You'll Do:

As a Reliability Engineer, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation, driving equipment reliability improvement by analyzing performance data to prioritize & identify and eliminate causes of equipment failures You'll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. 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.


What We're Looking For:

  • 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 That Make a Difference:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Experience in a manufacturing 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 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:

  • Experience in a specialty chemical or petrochemical plant
  • 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


Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401k Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave


Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together! 

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers, and communities. 

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. 

More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. 





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