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Mechanical Engineer


Deer Park, TX, US, 77571

Req ID:  85424
Facility:  La Porte Ops-Lyo
Department:  LPO Reliability
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins, Refining and Su


Basic Function

Located at the La Porte Complex, the Mechanical Machinery Engineer will monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize various types of rotating equipment and drive processes and product improvements while maintaining a strong safety and environmental compliance focus.  The position interacts with other technical groups on site (process engineering, maintenance, and capital project groups), corporate technical networks, peers, and vendors/suppliers as needed to resolve problems and improve plant reliability and performance.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Perform in-depth investigations to properly identify and eliminate the root cause of incidents, complete and close findings as required
•    Maintain a strong safety and environmental compliance focus
•    Apply data analysis techniques to develop engineering solutions to repetitive failures and other problems related to turbomachinery.
•    Consult with peers at the site and across the company.
•    Serve as a resource and conduit to share machinery best practices and leverage operating improvement opportunities across the site and company.
•    Provide technical support/expertise in the design and installation stages of projects for new assets and modification of existing assets to minimize life cycle cost and maximize asset availability of machinery.
•    Participate in developing design and installation specifications and commissioning plans for machinery. Participate in developing criteria for and evaluating equipment and technical MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations) suppliers and technical maintenance service providers. Develop acceptance tests and inspection criteria.
•    Maintain awareness of emerging technology, assessing applicability to improve reliability and performance, or to reduce maintenance cost of machinery.
•    Lead or participate in incident investigations and root cause analysis.
•    Apply value analysis to repair/replace, repair/redesign, and make/buy decisions for machinery.
•    Provide technical support to production, maintenance, project, and process engineering groups for machinery issues.
•    Provide technical support for developing routine and turnaround overhaul repair scope for machinery.
•    Provide input to long-range capital and turnaround plans for machinery.
•    Manage risk to achieve the organization’s strategic objectives in environmental health and safety, asset capability, quality, and production.
•    Support and mentor other mechanical engineers, machinery specialists, and machinery condition monitoring analysts in resolving machinery issues.
•    Ensure consistent adherence to site machinery workflow processes.
•    Systematically define, design, develop, monitor, and refine an asset maintenance plan for machinery that includes: 
    o    Value-added preventive maintenance tasks
    o    Effective utilization of predictive methodologies to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems


•    BS degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 6 years (10 years or greater preferred) of direct experience with rotating equipment such as pumps, centrifugal compressors, and reciprocating compressors.
•    Minimum 4 years of relevant experience in the refining, petrochemical, chemical process, or power generation 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
•    General knowledge of project management, reliability engineering, and root cause analysis

Preferred Qualifications

•    Experience with fixed equipment


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


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 champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  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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