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Reliability Engineer


USA - TX - Port Arthur - Oxbow Calcining LLC

Job Category: 


Education Level: 

Bachelor Degree


Full Time

Job Description: 

Monitors plant operating parameters to ensure that plant is running at the highest level of efficiency resulting in maximum production and the lowest possible utilities and maintenance expense.

Essential Job Duties:
• Leads efficiency functions for the plant in support of injury and incident free operations. Includes development & implementation of standard processes, procedures & work instructions, analysis of equipment, equipment application, failure analysis, management & maintenance practices, organizational capability and training.
• Facilitates the review of all reliability and efficiency processes, including company expectations, documentation, and evaluations of new or modified facility and maintenance processes. Includes implementation of processes to insure integrity with other practices and facility activities.
• Supports continual improvement, tracks and reports reliability and efficiency metrics, optimizes use of the computerized maintenance management system, and develops and implements preventive/predictive maintenance programs.
• Responsible for workforce development to facilitate process change, including supervisor skills enhancement, maintenance skills, technical and troubleshooting, and other training.
• Applies operations knowledge and experience to assist other management team members in development of processes and practices to achieve business plans and initiatives and special projects.
• Works with each direct report, where applicable, to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff.
• Supports management with special projects and workflow process improvements and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Communicates clearly and concisely in a variety of communication settings and styles. Effectively tailors the message to the needs of the audience.
• Establishes goals and objectives which are specific, measurable, achievable and relevant.
• Lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner.
• Must have a thorough knowledge of calcining operations and maintenance.
• Must have mechanical aptitude and ability to understand new concepts and practices and apply those to this facility's operation.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering preferred.
• Five years of experience in heavy industrial/heavy manufacturing maintenance.
• In depth knowledge of the calcining process.
• Prefer experience with bulk handling systems and mobile equipment, gas fired furnaces, DCS (distributed control systems) with an increasing level of responsibility; or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.

Physical Requirements:
• Typically sits or stands for extended amount of time in front of a computer.
• As needed, lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
• May be required to move about to coordinate work.
• Ability to communicate or exchange ideas by means of verbal or written word to impart information to clients or to the public and to convey detailed instructions to other workers.
• Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
• Must be able to travel as needed.

NOTE: This job description reflects the company’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Assigned tasks are subject to change at any time due to company discretion, job requirements, reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Oxbow Carbon LLC is an EOE/ADA employer

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