Reliability Engineer – Michigan City

Website shell Shell Corporation

Indiana, United States of America
Job Family Group:

Maintenance, Reliability and Turnarounds
Worker Type:

Posting Start Date:

September 15, 2021
Business unit:

Projects and Technology
Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals
Job Description:

Are you passionate about plant reliability and projects? Does leading a plant wide effort to improve equipment reliability excite you? If reliability projects and leading continuous improvement projects to improve down time sounds challenging, then we may have the right job for you.

The Shell Catalysts & Technologies organization is looking for an experienced and technically strong Reliability Engineer to be a part of its Michigan City, Indiana plant.

This role reports to the Engineering Technical Maintenance Manager at the Michigan City plant and resides within SC&T.

Where You Fit In –

Be part of a highly energetic, passionate and experienced team focused on improving the overall performance of the Michigan City plant.

The Reliability Engineer is expected to work across different functions & disciplines within Operations, Technical, Engineering, Maintenance, Projects / Turnaround, HSSE, Logistics team members and externally within P&T, Consultants/Specialists, Vendors, OEM & contractors to deliver best-in-class reliability performance for the Site.

What is the Role?

Reliability Engineer, Michigan City Plant

The primary function of the Reliability Engineer is to provide leadership and technical support within the Production and Maintenance teams for improved reliability and deliver production unplanned downtime (UPDT) targets through long-term problem solving by identifying threats, assessing risk, collecting and analyzing performance data to drive the site to a more proactive and generative culture.

Some of the principal duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Champion the Managing Threats and Opportunities (MTO) work process to assure that we are identifying, prioritizing, and mitigating reliability threats and opportunities.

2. Support the Investigation process by facilitating reliability investigations. Champions efforts to grow causal learning use at the site

3. Collect and analyze site reliability performance data and reliability metric data for Reliability Steering, Maintenance, and Production Teams; functioning as the Overall Equipment Effectiveness focal point for the site.

4. Serve as turnaround coordinator in order to plan execution of site turnarounds and other project driven shutdowns. Aligning operations, projects, and maintenance activities.

5. Knowledge / skill of Reliability Engineering Principles, practices and application and ability to discern appropriate application including but not limited to: Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Causal Learning investigation techniques (level 1 and 2), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Reliability Block Diagram (RBD), Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Weibull analysis, etc.

6. Actively participate in informal meetings to help create clarity and ensure a reliability/causal mindset is included in the conversation as well as in the interim and long-term mitigations.

7. Actively participate in the RCM work process, including RCM Living Program, and its role in developing optimized, long-term strategies for reliable asset management.

8.Provide maintenance support with regard to engineering issues like pipe sizing, vessel replacement, preventive maintenance practices; and coordinate efforts with other technical disciplines.

9. Champion the use of Intelatrac and other equipment condition monitoring practices.

10. Facilitate periodic reviews on critical spares, min/max inventory levels, Material Master coding and support on list of materials creation and upload into CMMS.

Skills and Requirements

What We Need from You –

This is a highly visible role charged with executing a critical business activity; demonstrable delivery performance will be key to success in selection. The challenges are complex and reach across multiple disciplines and functions. The candidate must have strong relationship skills, ability to influence a wide variety of stakeholders and strong analytical skills.

Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.

BS in Engineering (Mechanical/Chemical/Process/Industrial/etc.)

Minimum five (5) years of related Manufacturing Industry experience, Petrochemical or Refinery experience preferred.

Related experience in reliability maintenance (including a sound understanding of both Engineering and Maintenance processes). Experience with solids handling is advantageous.

Skilled competency in Asset Reliability Strategy and Improvement, Management of Change (MOC), Causal Learning, Manage Equipment Care and Turnaround Scope Development

Knowledge competency in all engineering disciplines: process, rotating equipment, electrical, control systems, and pressure equipment. As well as Ensure Safe Production (ESP).

Ability to carryout assignments while observing HSSE and having a safety mindset.

Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interface with personnel from diverse backgrounds at all levels of the organization.

Strong organizational skills with the ability to balance short and longer term reliability initiatives.

Company description 

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.  We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


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