Senior Engineer

Senior Engineer
Baytown, TX
Posted 5 years ago

Job Location: Baytown, TX

Salary: $80K to $116K

Job Description

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

• Account to develop, implement and evergreen the reliability strategy for his/her area of responsibility & align the reliability targets with the business targets of the Business Unit

• Responsible for plant maintenance to ensure production output and maintenance cost targets are met & improved responsible to participate in the development maintenance budget in area of responsibility account for maintenance budgets in their assigned cost centers.

• Responsible for ensuring shutdown and turn-around scope align with the asset management strategy for the unit and best known Engineering practices.

• Responsible for scope definition and account for technical acceptance of plant modifications, from the reliability perspective, which can include small projects and mid-size/large projects, as appropriate.

• Pursue trouble-shooting, failure analysis, scoping of more complex problems and handoff to defect elimination. Leads Root Cause Failure Analysis on mechanical failures

• Account to maintain and safeguard the as-built plant documentation standards in his/her area.

• Account for Management of Change and the subsequent modifications to the assets. Contributes to HAZOP’s and unit specific HSE issues.

• Makes decisions with designated assignments. Produces anticipated results to business or technical goals with supervision of results. Shows proven competency in the application and decision-making in those work processes.


• Bachelor’s in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related degree with 6+ years’ experience OR

• Master’s in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related degree with 4+ years’ experience OR

• PhD in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related degree with 2+ years’ experience

Preferred Qualifications:

• Six-Sigma Green Belt Certification

• General knowledge of the manufacture of Aromatic Isocyanates and related derivatives and intermediates.

• Proven knowledge in work planning and management for reliability work involving toxic chemicals (i.e. Phosgene CO, Cl2, and NH3.)

• Procedural knowledge of phosgene safety concepts required.

• Financial Magnitude to describe the importance of the position

• Responsible for a FAM budget ($4-7 MM) and CI budget ($4-7 MM) commensurate with an area replacement value $200-300 MM

• Single discipline projects <$500k

• Knowledgeable in the existing process/facility technology and evaluate the application of emerging technology to improve reliability processes

• Maintain knowledge in field of expertise through external networking and/or global contacts

• Active participation in area, site, and global technology teams.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

• Proven knowledge of application and decision making in reliability procedures/work processes (i.e. planning, scheduling, execution)

• Knowledge of reliability methods and techniques and best practices (including but not limited to vessel repair, lifting techniques, corrosion abatement, welding, vibration analysis, instrumentation, motor drive troubleshooting, and precision maintenance.)

• Broad knowledge of reliability work processes to ensure license to operate as well as to improve mechanical reliability and FAM cost (i.e. mechanical integrity, asset strategy management, failure mode effects analysis, defect elimination and continuous Improvement).

• Demonstrated knowledge of procedures/work processes (i.e. process hazard analysis, pressure safety, management of change.

• Knowledge of the effects of unit process conditions on mechanical

• General knowledge of the capital process including but not limited to scoping, estimating, business case development, FEL 0, 1 + 2 with a comprehensive knowledge of techniques, methods and best practices for the management of capital investments.

• Proven knowledge of the concepts for maintaining process components such as but not limited to fixed and rotating equipment, process control devices and with greater area and with a comprehensive knowledge of related techniques, methods and best practices – for example Troubleshooting/Repair selection of technology and/or materials of construction.

• Able to obtain and analyze data from tools and systems used in the company (i.e. SAP, Meridium, Documentum, PI)

• Responsible to develop maintenance budget in area of responsibility.

• Ability to ensure application and compliance with HSEQ policies and procedures while performing engineering activities.

• Strong Oral and Written Communication Skills. Ability to communicate effectively within the unit team and with BU site management.

• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead unit and site teams and to be a key contributor on global teams

Candidate Must Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Chemical or Mechanical Engineering)
  • 6+ years of professional experience
  • root cause
  • management of change

Applicant Qualifications – 

  • What is the highest level of education you have completed?
  • How many years of work involving toxic chemicals (i.e. Phosgene CO, Cl2) experience do you have?
  • How many years of FAM budget ($4-7 MM) and CI budget ($4-7 MM) experience do you have?
  • How many years of Aromatic Isocyanates and related derivatives experience do you have?
  • Are you authorized to work in the following country: United States?
  • Are you in Baytown, TX?
  • Are you willing to undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations?
  • Do you speak English?
  • What percentage of the time are you willing to travel for work?

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