Reliability Engineer
Plaquemine, LA 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Engineer II - Reliability


We have a fantastic opportunity for a Reliability Engineer be a part of our maintenance and reliability team. In this role, you will provide technical assistance to the maintenance supervision in the repair and improvement of all process equipment throughout the plant.


May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop and improve maintenance procedures for repair of equipment.

  • Perform equipment failure analysis (i.e. root cause analysis) to determine and correct equipment problems and prevent reoccurrence.

  • Develop and utilize metrics to identify issues, prioritize efforts to develop solutions, and justify spending on improvements.

  • Use industry accepted asset reliability methodologies to improve overall uptime of process equipment.

  • Follow equipment repair in shops to ensure timely and proper repair.

  • Actively participate in process improvement programs such as Six Sigma, etc.

  • Participates in the PACE culture of safety and demonstrates strong safety culture through personal behavior and commitment to environmental, health & safety.


  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering is required (PE, CMRP, API 510 certifications a plus).

  • Experience in maintenance/reliability work in the petrochemical industry.

  • Significant experience with rotating and stationary equipment

  • Knowledge of pumps, seals, shop processes, ASME code, corrosion, metallurgy, turbines, centrifugal compressors and fans, and lubrication is required

  • Familiar with OSHA's process safety management standard regarding mechanical integrity.

  • Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in MS Office; should also have a working knowledge of a CMMS database program.

  • Excellent communication skills and problem-solving ability

  • Strong work planning and organizational skills required

  • Self-motivated. Able to work independently and as a team player.

  • Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC).


At Westlake, you will be a part of global diversified team working together to provide the world essential and more sustainable products that enhance people's lives every day. There are learning and development opportunities to craft your career path. We offer a competitive compensation package, health insurance, bonus incentives, retirement plan, life benefits - and many other benefits.

Flexible schedule: Option to work a 9/80 compressed work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off.

Domestic relocation assistance is available.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Additionally, this position must make general decisions requiring judgement and perform activities requiring sustained concentration.


The noise level in the work environment is sometimes moderate when working in an office, however, some of the work may be required in the operating units which mandates usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc. May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators. Travel including air travel or auto travel may occasionally be required.

Westlake Management Services, Inc. is proud to offer equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants to join our company and to succeed as members of our team regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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