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Mechanical Engineer


Clinton, IA, US, 52732

Req ID:  76296
Facility:  Clinton Operations-Lyo
Department:  CLO Machinery Group
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 is part of the Mechanical Reliability Team supporting plant operation and reliability improvement efforts.  Working in a team environment, it carries responsibility for implementing reliability best practices, developing and optimizing preventive maintenance tasks, and supporting maintenance activities.  The position interacts with other technical groups on site (process engineering, maintenance, and capital project groups), corporate technical networks and peers, and vendors/suppliers as needed to resolve problems and improve plant reliability and performance.  

Roles & Responsibilities

As a member of the reliability group you may:
•    Monitor equipment performance and make improvement recommendations
•    Provide diagnostic assistance to drive improvements within your area of expertise
•    Consult with peers at the site and across the company
•    Function on multidisciplinary teams to support project design and commissioning
•    Serve as a resource and conduit to share best practices and leverage operating improvement opportunities across the site and company
•    Provide technical support/expertise within your discipline for expense and capital project teams
•    Maintain awareness of emerging technology, assessing applicability to improve reliability and performance, or to reduce maintenance cost
•    Lead or participate in incident investigations and root cause analysis. 
•    Attend technical training and seminars to further your development

Min. Qualifications

BS degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience in the refining, petrochemical, chemical process, or power generation industries.  Strong interpersonal leadership skills are critical due to the need to effectively communication complex issues across the organization as well as for mentoring and collaboration.  The successful candidate must exhibit an understanding of business drivers, management of change requirements, reliability processes, and maintenance workflow.  The individual must have or develop basic proficiency in the following and, in this role, can develop into a subject matter expert in a particular technology:
•    Basic understanding of industry codes and standards (i.e. ASME, API)
•    Rotating Equipment (pumps, steam turbines, centrifugal and recip compressors, blowers, gearboxes)
•    Fixed Equipment (piping, flange make-up, pressure vessels, heat exchangers)
•    Machinery diagnostics and process equipment repair
•    Component failure analysis
•    Project Management
•    Reliability Engineering concepts
•    Predictive and Preventive Maintenance concepts  
•    Ability to apply computer software tools (SAP, Microsoft Office applications, Meridium)

The successful candidate must have strong commitment to safety, a high level of personal integrity, and dedication to conducting business in an ethical way.

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.

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