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Reliability Leader Job


Memphis, TN, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Engineering & Technology
Posting Date:  Aug 28, 2021

The Reliability Leader reports to the Technical Manager and supports the operation of the Memphis facility, including evaluation and implementation of mechanical changes, asset effectiveness, asset reliability and Turnaround activities


Job Dimensions


The Reliability Leader provides general engineering support for the entire site operation, with liaison to the Maintenance Dept.


Key Activities and Responsibilities


Operational Asset Utilization (20%)


  • Produce and maintain current Reliability assessments, include Asset Utilization/Operational Asset Utilization data. Analyze production losses and develop strategies for optimization along with Production/Process Engineer. Lead Plant Reliability Team.
  • Support the Operations Dept. in troubleshooting existing process equipment.


Mechanical Reliability & Integrity (60%)


  • Apply principles of flow, heat transfer, HVAC, civil/structure, materials science, welding, piping, pressure relief, rotating machinery, combustion systems, insulation, coatings, basic E&I, etc. to process and equipment design, at conceptual and detail levels.
  • Support Maintenance Dept. with non-routine or multi-craft equipment repairs along functional topics noted above. Coordinate rotating machinery vibration analysis and similar predictive maintenance efforts. Analyze reports to present data-driven equipment maintenance recommendations to the Maintenance Department.
  • Serve as plant contact point in discussions with craftsmen or inspectors certified to industry standards (e.g. API, ASME) for welding, pressure vessels, storage tanks, piping, and relief devices.
  • Analyze plant production and equipment failure data to generate, maintain, and update plant Critical Equipment list and reliability strategy.
  • Coordinate with QA/QC efforts as PSM element co-champion for Mechanical Integrity. Coordinate piping and equipment inspections, including scheduling and preparation by Operations, contractor field direction and cost control, documentation of data, analysis of results, and recommendations. Owner of the site’s process safety leading indicators for MI and lead efforts to meet established annual goals.
  • Submit piping standard edits to corporate resources for revision. Coordinate inspection by regulatory agency and operating certificate renewal for pressure vessels.
  • Lead site’s AIMS programs for 6.2 and 6.3, Mechanical Integrity program and Maintenance program.


Business/Customer Focus (10%)


  • Assist with capital improvement projects of primarily mechanical or machinery scope, including MOC requirements, design, estimating, procurement, construction, cost control, and startup. Provide mechanical resources as needed for projects managed by others, and facilitate SAP maintenance equipment/BOM/spare parts updates.
  • Prepare technical and business reports and presentations.
  • Prepare training materials, or arrange for selected trainers, for mechanics at the site in conjunction with identified needs (e.g. welding, rotating equipment).


Turnaround Planning/ Execution (10%)


  • Assist with plant Turnaround planning and scheduling working closely with Plant Process/Production Engineer, Maintenance Scheduler and Operations to ensure scope and resources.


Context and Environment


  • 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
  • Resources HES studies, incident investigations, PHA’s, etc.
  • Supports compliance of regulatory and plant safety and environmental requirements with special emphasis on process safety
  • Requires the ability to easily move through a chemical process requiring the use of stairs, ladders, and personal protective equipment.
  • This position is situated in a specialty chemical manufacturing facility and in which the chemical processes are continuous and contain highly hazardous chemicals.


Required Education/Qualifications /Work Experience


  • BS degree or equivalent in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering related to activities noted above
  • 10 or more years of experience in Operations, Maintenance or Engineering in chemical plants in lieu of degree requirements


Demonstrated Competencies


  • Clear written and verbal communication, interpersonal and team building, strong leadership, initiative, organization, problem solving and analytical ability
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office required. Working knowledge of SAP desirable.
  • Ability to analyze data (including pareto, MTBF) to draw conclusions and support actions taken.



Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.


Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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