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Rail Fleet Reliability Engineer


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  84514
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Fleet Management
Division:  Intermediates and Derivatives, Refining


Basic Function

Supply Chain is a customer-focused Center of Excellence providing industry-leading service while delivering differential value to the business, today and into the future.  We separate our Supply Chain functions into several areas; these include logistics, customer fulfillment, services, trade compliance, and support for business processes and systems.​

As a member of our dynamic Supply Chain team, you will play a critical role in supporting our North America rail logistics operations. In this individual contributor role, you will be responsible for the implementation and execution of the maintenance and reliability program for LyondellBasell’s ~17,000 railcar fleet. During a typical day, you will work with the railcar maintenance team to understand the existing data systems, and to develop the tools to track, analyze, and report on LYB’s railcar reliability performance.

This position reports to the Rail Asset Manager is located at our North American Headquarters in Downtown Houston. The position offers a competitive base salary, bonus, 401K matching, generous benefits package, pension plan, parking subsidy and employee discounts.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Manage the implementation and execution of the maintenance and reliability program for LyondellBasell’s railcar fleet.  
•    Act as a liaison with the Rail Maintenance Team, Manufacturing, Technical Services, Compliance, and external Vendors to support business objectives. 
•    Assist in developing the tools to track, analyze, and report on LYB’s railcar reliability performance.
•    Manage tank car build specifications for necessary improvements and modifications based on the commodity SDS, railcar part/material engineering improvements, and/or regulatory changes. 
•    Responsible for gathering information from supply chain stakeholders with the purpose of providing technical guidance during the on-hire of new railcars and the change of commodity service within the existing fleet. 
•    Support in gathering the information necessary from internal systems for the annual rail maintenance budget. 
•    Responsible for analyzing the railcar maintenance performance against the budget and identifying cost saving opportunities.
•    Partner with peers to provide solutions, guidance to resolve rail logistics related problems. 
•    Model LyondellBasell core competencies with internal and external stakeholders.

Min. Qualifications

•    The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience in Supply Chain, manufacturing, maintenance or other related experience. 
•    A Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or Engineering is required.
•    Ability to analyze large data sets, formulate a position, and concisely convey a message.
•    Must be able to effectively communicate to with all levels of the organization in a concise and thorough manner.
•    Excellent presentation skills required. 
•    The ideal candidate must have strong impact and influence.

Preferred Qualifications

•    Knowledge and understanding of the Rail Industry is desirable.
•    Experience and understanding of rail maintenance is also desirable.
•    The ideal candidate will cultivate innovation, provide internal and external stakeholder collaboration, process management and a drive for results. 


Builds effective teams
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.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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