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Reliability Engineer

Company Name:  Basell Poliolefine It.SrL

Ferrara, FE, IT, 44122

Req ID:  74814
Facility:  Ferrara-535
Department:  Maintenance, Engineering & TMW
Division:  Manufacturing EAI

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

The RAM Engineer is the focal point for RAM and risk assessment activities. This role is primary position focusing on 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), corporate technical networks and

peers, and vendors/suppliers as needed to resolve problems and improve plant reliability and performance. He/she performs and manages these studies ensuring that norms and Company guidelines are applied as appropriate.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • On the instructions of the department manager and in cooperation with the maintenance coordinators, it defines the maintenance plans as well as the annual maintenance plan.
  • Coordinating maintenance activities and plans while respecting the operational needs of the installations.
  • Systematically define, design, develop, monitor, and refine an asset maintenance plan that includes:

- Value-added preventive maintenance tasks

- Effective utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems

- Apply value analysis to repair/replace, repair/redesign and make/buy decisions

  • Check the maintenance level of the plants in accordance with the production reliability and residual life policies agreed with the plant manager. Consult with peers at the site and across the company
  • Ensure the implementation and updating of the inspection master plan.
  • Lead or participate in incident investigations and root cause analysis
  • Support to other safety studies
  • Definition of RAM requirements for Vendors and EPC Contractors
  • Human Factor studies
  • Support to spare parts management in case risk-based analysis is required
  • Historical data analysis, in case estimation of RAM parameters is required
  • Training and personnel development specifically for RAM-related topics (e.g. failure classification, cause analysis)
  • Management of outsourced RAM activities

Education and Work experience

  • University degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Nuclear, Aerospace preferred)


  • 3+ years experience in a Maintenance role
  • Proven previous experience (2+ years) in the specific role activities

Preferred Qualifications

Candidate should hold a “reliability engineer” certificate after:

  • a national normalization body;
  • entity recognized and accredited by a national normalization body;
  • entity which is qualified for performing RAM services according to Company’s Vendor Qualification process and has proven training experience.
  • As an alternative to the previous point, a Reliability Professional Certificate issued by an entity recognised by a national normalization/certification body, or equivalent. Any such certificate is acceptable, provided that it covers the RAM knowledge area
  • Proper training level in the RAM software in use, as per software house training program (if any).

Critical Competencies

  • Statistics and probability
  • RAM techniques
  • Basics of process plants functioning
  • Familiarity with common plant documentation (e.g. PFD, P&ID, C&E matrices)


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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