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Engineer, Mechanical Maint & Reliability


Deer Park, TX, US, 77571

Req ID:  77274
Facility:  La Porte Ops-Lyo
Department:  LPO Reliability Mechanical Maintenance
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

Located at the La Porte Complex, the Mechanical Engineer is a part of the Reliability engineering Team and will monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize various equipment as well as drive processes and product improvements while maintaining a strong safety and environmental compliance focus.  D
During a typical day the candidate will apply technical knowledge to analyze causes of long term reliability issues, execute expense projects, provide general assistance trouble shooting day-to-day issues and provide mentorship to less experienced engineers. The position interacts with other technical groups on site (Technical, Maintenance/Outage, and Capital project groups), LYB Global processes , and vendors/suppliers as needed to resolve mechanical integrity challenges and improve plant reliability and performance while maintaining a strong safety and environmental compliance focus.   

Key Responsibilities

•    Serves as the primary fixed and rotating equipment engineering resource for an assigned area
•    Supports Maintenance and Operations to resolve technical issues 
•    Identifies bad actors, performs Root Cause Failure Analysis, and works to eliminate defects and drive equipment improvements.
•    Supports Outage activities as needed in planning and/or execution.
•    Supports the Capital projects process by submitting Project Initiation Forms, participating in design phase, and following field execution of projects
•    Reviews and approves engineered drawings, specifications, design packages, deferrals, deviations from standards/procedures.
•    Works closely with Unit Inspectors to troubleshoot complex stationary equipment issues and review Inspection & Testing Plans for piping / equipment repairs or new installations.
•    Reviews requests for installation of Leak Repair Devices, such as bolted engineered enclosures, composite wraps, valves body injections, etc.
•    Actively participates/leads in area Reliability Improvement Team and supports Reliability P2E Advancing goals
•    Leads or participates in incident investigations and manages Intelex action items
•    Develops and maintains systems to improve and sustain value in the areas of health, safety, environment, production rates, reliability, cost and quality.
•    Assessing pump, bearing, mechanical seal, & compression equipment performance issues, performing equipment condition assessments, reviewing leak sealing device designs, and providing QA/QC requirements for both stationary and machinery equipment.
•    Perform in depth investigations to properly identify and eliminate the root cause of incidents, complete and close findings as required


•    BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering
•    Minimum 8 years of experience working as a mechanical engineer with both fixed and rotating equipment  relevant experience in the refining, petrochemical, or chemical process industries 
•    Strong communication skills-both verbally and in writing.
•    Demonstrated strong independent decision-making skills
•    Must have strong computer skills including SAP and Microsoft Office
•    Strong knowledge of project management, Reliability engineering and root cause analysis


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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