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Mechanical Reliability Team Lead


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  76600
Facility:  Channelview/South Ops-130
Department:  CVO Reliability - Mechanical Integrity
Division:  Americas Manufacturing

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

This role supervises LYB mechanical engineers and specialists who support the Intermediates, Derivatives and POSM areas of the CVO complex and is responsible for achieving excellence in our mechanical programs. Achievement of such is done by satisfying the requirements of local regulations and codes, corporate standards and guidelines, site specific Inspection and Maintenance procedures, and engineering standards and work processes.

Roles & Responsibilities

This position is an excellent introduction to management and will provide developmental opportunities for the candidate toward future leadership roles in Reliability, Maintenance, Capital Projects, and Operations.

  • Responsible for supervising mechanical engineers and specialists in both rotating and fixed equipment applications

  • Ensures that the site’s quality assurance processes with regard to maintenance activities are effective

  • Assigns unit responsibilities and support efforts for routine, outage, turnaround, and program work

  • Improves group performance through implementation of work process and system enhancements.

  • Coordinates with corporate personnel at Global Engineering & Turnaround (GE&T) to ensure group alignment with LYB direction

  • Support Equipment Deficiency Risk Management (EDRM) teams engaging other technical personnel as needed

  • Participate in incident investigations and Root Cause Failure Analyses

  • Coordinate periodic dialogs with Engineering, Maintenance, and Operations to discuss inspection issues in their assigned areas

  • Utilize inspection management systems (Meridium, UltraPipe, RAT, RBI) effectively as well as the maintenance management system SAP

  • Area Focal Point for ensuring site is aligned with the Global Asset Integrity Fixed Equipment Standard for Operational Excellence, corporate inspection and maintenance procedures, Channelview site specific procedures and standards, and ASME codes

Min. Qualifications

  • BS Mechanical Engineering

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience, 8 years or more preferred

  • Aptitude for leadership with the ability and willingness to coach, develop, and hold others accountable

  • The individual must have or develop proficiency in the interpretation and application of jurisdictional regulation and industry construction/inspection codes and standards such as ASME/NBIC, API, ASTM, ANSI and TEMA

  • The individual must have or develop a strong knowledge of stationary and rotating equipment failure mechanisms relevant to the Channelview operating units

  • The individual should have or develop an understanding for fitness for service analysis, must be knowledgeable of NDE inspection techniques and provide timely direction and coaching to maintenance and operation to acceptable repair techniques of stationary equipment


The Channelview Site is a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) enforced facility. Potential candidates must have or be able to obtain prior to hire date.

Preferred Qualifications


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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