BASF Reliability Engineer in Elyria, Ohio

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Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Reliability Engineer will provide support to the site by developing and implementing reliability engineering systems. The position will be responsible for implementing reliability methodologies such as RBI (Risk Based Inspections), RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance), RCFA (Root Cause Failure Analysis), and other reliability-based maintenance engineering principles and practices. The position develops and oversees the implementation of a comprehensive multi-year "Reliability Plan".

Reliability Engineer (1702724) – Elyria, OH

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Apply appropriate reliability tools to drive improvements, optimize costs, and improve Asset Effectiveness (AE) (i.e., Bad Actor Program, FMEA, RBI, RBM, RCM, Reliability Roadmap).

  • Ensure development of the Critical Equipment list.

  • Monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics for proactive identification and resolution of reliability issues.

  • Facilitate Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFAs) and corrective actions for complex and/or repetitive problems.

  • Lead the Bad Actor Program and create action plans for improving reliability.

  • Develop new/replacement equipment specifications for "bad actor" pieces of equipment.

  • Lead the site Mechanical Integrity program, including the development and maintenance of the vessel and piping inspection program, hose program, electrical grounding and bonding program and relief device programs.

  • Plan and coordinate the activities associated with the maintenance of equipment to improve plant and equipment availability and efficiency in support of site production requirements.

  • Design maintenance strategies, procedures, and methods.

  • Lead the Maintenance Department on preventive maintenance requirements and practices.

  • Monitor new tools and technology available in the maintenance marketplace.

  • Assist in the department's adherence to any Lean Manufacturing objectives.

  • Participate in reliability-related incident investigations; prioritize action items, and follow-up on their implementation.

  • Continue the development of a multi-year reliability improvement plan which includes facilitation and execution of capital and expense projects for various operating units at the Site.

  • Provide continuous improvement to the yearly maintenance plan (preventive, predictive) and monitor its execution.

  • Ensure lessons learned, best practices, action items of reliability incidents are communicated both internally to the Site, and externally to other Sites, and incorporated in the design of new projects and new technical specifications.

  • Complete required monthly reporting including tracking of maintenance spending against budget.

  • Act as the primary focal point for reliability-related work groups.

  • Interface with all Site plant operations maintenance, engineering, and research personnel as necessary.

  • Maintain all reliability maintenance records and files for the analysis and reporting of all reliability maintenance-related business matters.

  • Originate and develop analysis methods for determining reliability of components, equipment, and processes.

  • Work with maintenance planner/scheduler to ensure maintenance and reliability issues are addressed correctly and efficiently.

  • Identify areas of cost reduction, and prepare preventative Maintenance requirements for new and existing equipment.

  • Support the following as necessary:

  • Provide technical support to the Maintenance Superintendent, specialists, and craftsmen on challenging equipment repair issues.

  • Maintain troubleshooting support and present recommendations to operations on equipment reliability items.

  • Provide input for the Maintenance Budget.

  • Support annual plant shutdown plans and execution.

  • Act as a discipline engineer for plant Management of Change expense projects. Develop scopes of work, work packages, and obtain quotes as required.

  • Evaluate new technologies and alternatives for equipment repair while seeking cost and delivery advantages.

  • 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.

  • Support the maintenance manager with the following items as needed.

  • Review of work order feedback forms for accuracy/completeness and providing feedback to planner and scheduler regarding potential improvements to similar future work as needed.

  • Evaluating jobs and eliminating unnecessary or redundant work as needed.

  • Continuous improvement to the maintenance work processes to enhance plant availability and reduce the plant repair factor.

  • Accountable for supporting ZIM (Zero Incident Mindset), JTE Program, and RCMS.

  • Seek compliance with all environmental, safety, and health requirements, and promote a safe working environment.

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.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field required.

  • A minimum of 5 years of combined industrial experience as a maintenance engineer or reliability engineer with experience in predictive maintenance technologies.

  • Extensive knowledge of reliability tools and practices, pumps, tanks, vessels, and other common equipment associated with a manufacturing facility.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Strong computer skills to include database software, manufacturing software, spreadsheets, and word processing software.

  • Ability to work independently and deliver projects/tasks on time and within budget.

  • Team-oriented and able to lead and direct members of the maintenance team.

  • Sound technical knowledge of instrumentation, electrical, and mechanical equipment.

  • General understanding of industrial maintenance procedures including work planning, PM, and repair parts acquisition.

  • Understanding of critical maintenance activities (i.e., stationary and rotating equipment repairs).

  • Capable of making business decisions based upon situation analysis and resources available.

Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: G-CCP-Process Catalysts

Title: Reliability Engineer

Location: OH-Elyria

Requisition ID: 1702724