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Reliability Engineer/Maintenance Team Lead


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  82604
Facility:  Channelview-Htc-130
Department:  HTC Maintenance
Division:  Innovation


Basic Function


LyondellBasell (LYB) is searching for a Reliability Engineer / Maintenance Team Lead for the Houston Technology Center (HTC), located in Channelview, TX. HTC functions as the Research and Development (R&D) Center for LyondellBasell’s global Intermediates and Derivatives and Olefins businesses. We identify technological advancements that drive process and technology improvements, allowing LYB to sustain and build on our competitive advantages. HTC is located 19 miles from downtown Houston.

As a member of a dynamic team, the Reliability Engineer / Maintenance Team Lead is accountable for providing maintenance planning and engineering support to the facility, assisting the HTC Design Engineer. 

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Provide engineering support to the Design Engineer, Facilities, Maintenance and Operations groups 
  • Day-to-day planning and scheduling of Maintenance Team activities to ensure high on-stream time of site infrastructure and services supporting the laboratories, pilot plants, and offices. 
  • Develop “job packages” for planned work activities, including required drawings, parts lists, and parts kits as required
  • Procure equipment, parts, materials and services as needed to support site maintenance activities and capital projects 
  • Provide troubleshooting and technical support to craftsmen. 
  • Identify reoccurring maintenance issues, develop and implement corrective actions.
  • Provide engineering support to the Design Engineer, Facilities, Maintenance and Operations groups.
  • Collaboratively work with Researchers, Operations and ,Lab staff to establish the timing/scheduling of repairs to minimize research interruption due to equipment downtime. 
  • Site owner / lead for compliance to corporate asset integrity standards and site preventative maintenance systems driving reliability improvements for the site. 
  • Manage facility maintenance expense budget, coordinating contract renewals, contactor approvals, processing of invoices, and accruals. 
  • Support planning and execution of site-wide CAPEX installations. 
  • Report directly to the Site Manager; works closely with Design Engineering and Operations Supervisor to ensure site objectives are met.

Min. Qualifications


  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical (preferred), Chemical, or Mechanical engineering, with a minimum of 5 years of industry experience 
  • Strong safety and results orientation with demonstrated ability to manage multiple issues, projects, and changing priorities while maintaining customer focus. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a small workgroup and effectively communicate, drive improvement in others, delegate and empower others, be a champion of change, problem solve, and have good technical orientation. 
  • Demonstrated experience in budget preparation/management and cost forecasting. 
  • Well versed in standard PC software tools, SAP, and efficient with document control procedures. 



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We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to unlock value for our customers, investors and society. As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


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.

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