Rotating Equipment Reliability Engineer (44330)

Houston, Texas - United States

Chemical Manufacturing

$120k - $130k US Dollars

Full-time / Permanent

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Job description

The primary purpose of the Rotating Equipment Reliability Engineer is to improve the performance of the manufacturing rotating equipment assets' performance on site, lead rotating reliability programs, and identify and manage systems reliability risks.

Rotating Equipment Reliability Engineer is responsible for developing, optimizing and implementing equipment reliability strategies, premises and programs that will maximize asset value creation, safe equipment operation, and controlled cost of ownership.

Targeted Outcomes

Measurable improvements in unit performance aligned to business financial objectives including raw material usage, energy usage, reliability, capacity, maintainability, and quality.

Technical support, guidance and expertise on rotating equipment/assets and supporting projects, from front-end engineering through detailed design, costing estimates, fabrication, inspection/validation, installation, commissioning, and maintenance.

Reliability gaps closure through development and implementation of industry leading reliability principles and programs.

Support and ownership of the Reliability and/or Productivity continuous improvement pipeline via input of key projects based on equipment bad actors, capital gains, asset life extension, or other approved tasks that will yield positive business impact.

Develop and maintain equipment operational entitlement mindset in order to understand best performance of any given asset based on varying conditions (e.g. production demand, equipment age/duty cycle, corrosion rate, design vs. demand, etc.)

Application of cutting edge reliability technology to improve manufacturing processes and equipment performance to provide competitive advantage.


Reports to: Reliability Manager

Team Members: Engineers, Specialists, Vibration Techs



BS in Mechanical Engineering or minimum 8 years applicable experience in reliability engineering role.

Minimum 4 years post graduate reliability experience in the chemicals, petrochemical or manufacturing industry desired.

Familiarity with equipment types manufacturers and remaining current on latest enhancements, upgrades, improvements, efficiency gains or other advancements and determining feasibility vs. need of implementation.

Proven performance leading rotating equipment programs.

Understanding of basic industry standards, recommended practices and/or regulatory conditions/considerations for rotating equipment.

Proven Problem-solving abilities.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Customer focused to provide quality service and improve equipment and process reliability.


Expert knowledge of rotating equipment including design, application, installation, operation and repair.

Knowledge and understanding of industry best RAGAGEP engineering practices and principles.

Overhaul and repair practices on compressors (axial, centrifugal, reciprocating, screw), blowers, turbines, pumps (axial, can, centrifugal, diaphragm, mag-drive, etc.), governors, etc.

Knowledge and understanding of specialty equipment (e.g. centrifuges, extruders/pelletizers, bulk solids handling equipment, etc.).

Ability to conduct shop inspections and validations, technical guidance and overview, scope of work review and approval for key rotating equipment assets repairs and/or overhauls.

Expert knowledge in the application of predictive technologies, such as vibration analysis, infrared thermography, lubrication analysis, ultrasound, etc.

Design and operation of rotating equipment, ability to read and interpret pump curves, engineering drawing, blueprints and schematics.

Experience in economic justification of alternative solutions, conclusions, and approaches to solving equipment problems.

Ability to review and communicate business economics impact of reliability issues and improvements.

Ability to listen, understand and effectively communicate information and ideas and to express thought and ideas clearly and concisely.

Important note - NDT Resources Ltd acts as an Employment Agency (introducing candidates for employment by the hirer) as defined under the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (UK) in respect of this role.

NDT Resources Ltd is acting in association with one of our US partners from NPAworldwide. They have the direct link to the employer, we are supporting them to source candidates.

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