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Maintenance/Reliability Systems Specialist Job


Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Maintenance
Posting Date:  Jan 22, 2023


Reports to the Reliability Engineering and Projects Manager.


The Maintenance/Reliability Systems Specialist is responsible for providing work process support for key reliability and maintenance management systems.  This role will interface with the appropriate reliability & maintenance resources, engineering, operations, vendor resources, etc., to resolve, improve, and drive reliability & maintenance activities, support maintenance/reliability operational excellence and systems, in a safe, responsible, and environmentally sound manner, which is in compliance with all regulatory requirements.  Responsible for ensuring that all AIMS HESQ & compliance with OSHA 1910, environmental regulations & permits and quality systems.


Major responsibilities for the Maintenance/Reliability Systems Specialist include but are not limited to the following:

Safety: 10%

  • HESQ responsibilities include but are not restricted to the following:
  • Champions and participates fully in plant safety initiatives and programs including Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) program
  • Demonstrates commitment to HES through high visibility and engagement

Reliability/Maintenance Systems: 70%

  • Serve, as Plant Super-User of the SAP Computerized Maintenance/Reliability Management System
  • Responsible for SAP maintenance equipment criticality classification
  • Own the SAP maintenance services workflow to Goods Receipt invoices process
  • Create and maintain SAP Maintenance Management System equipment functional locations tracking database
  • Serve as plant SAP trainer
  • Responsible for work order completion verification/reconciliation
  • Support tracking management of warehouse inventory, documentation and systems
  • Owner of plant reliability & maintenance metrics and associated KPI’s using SAP data/reporting
  • Utilizing AutoCAD, execute document control activities to ensure technical drawings are up to date and accurate (P&IDs, I&E loop sheets, isometrics, etc.)
  • Actively participates in the development of plant conditions monitoring system (PCMS) and other mechanical integrity tools

Plant CAPEX Support: 10%

  • Responsible for the execution/planning of annual & long-term CAPEX reviews
  • Collaborates with Plant engineers to coordinate project completion/closure
  • Develops and maintains budgets for small capital projects to support continuous improvements
  • Responsible for accurate settlement of CAPEX & Maintenance financial transactions Drive funding activates for capital spare replacements (IsoTarget)

Turnaround Support: 10%

  • Coordination activities for plant projects, maintenance and plant turnarounds
  • Support development of TAR job packages as defined by turnaround and project guidelines
  • Reconcile plan to actual charges at turnaround project closure (includes other CAPEX). Collaborates with plant accounting resources to ensure accuracy of financial TAR activities, including CAPEX projects
  • Executes turnaround cost tracking & controls activities
  • Executes real-time cost control communications and assist with invoicing
  • Responsible for TAR document retention Other assigned duties, as required


  • This position is located at the Houston plant and works in a fast-paced environment
  • No Travel requirements
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents


  • High School diploma with additional 2-year technology degree or applicable technical certifications with minimum of 8 years of maintenance and/or project experience in a multi-discipline working environment; in lieu of degree, additional years of relevant experience may be considered
  • Highly proficient in SAP
  • Strong computer related skills, efficient electronic documentation, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and SharePoint
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, is a plus
  • Demonstrated Problem solving abilities


  • Ability and skill to understand and troubleshoot chemical processing to enable facility staff to achieve production goals
  • Communication and presentation skills are necessary to convey interpretation of process data and recommendations for improvement
  • Strong technical knowledge and skillset
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Ability to understand and interact with diverse groups and operations
  • Credibility to set high standards and promote continuous improvement for the corporation
  • Structured, organized and methodical detail orientated
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Adaptability and initiative to manage, and prioritize work related to project and turnaround execution
  • Ability to work under pressure in an environment which expects the highest levels of customer services, confidentiality and ethical behavior
  • Teamwork skills and behaviors, which support team-based behaviors

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