The Bergaila Companies

Mechanical Reliability Engineer

Posted Date 1 day ago(1/26/2023 5:17 PM)
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We have an opening for a Mechanical Reliability Engineer to work in the La Porte, TX area. The Mechanical Reliability Engineer will be assigned a unit, or multiple units, of the plant and will be responsible for supporting the mechanical efforts in that area. This includes working closely with Operations, Maintenance, Capital Projects, and the Inspection group to support daily operations and increase reliability. The position will also be involved in analyzing reliability data to develop site-wide and unit reliability improvements.


The Mechanical Reliability Engineer will track equipment performance by reviewing maintenance and reliability specific Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). The Mechanical Reliability Engineer will be expected to provide guidance on the repair and operation of pumps, reciprocating compressors, blowers, large speed reducing gearboxes, heat exchangers, piping, pressure valves, etc. 



Our Client operates 36 individual business units across multiple industries including chemical, oil & gas, as well as a number of consumer brands.  With a diversified product portfolio, our Client’s products has a wide range of end market applications.



 - The position is accountable for understanding and putting into practice the Client's 20 Principles.

 - Lead or participate on a Reliability Improvement Team with Operations, identifying major detractors from downtime of equipment and completing measurable improvement action plans.

 - Work with the Rotating Equipment and Equipment Monitoring technicians to address deviations in equipment performance.

 - Lead and/or Serve on RCFA investigation teams.

 - Work with Capital Project Engineering to define specifications for new rotating and fixed equipment.

 - Develop and implement MOCs (Management of Changes).

 - Provide troubleshooting and assistance for unusual or persistent mechanical problems.

 - Provide oversight to the day-to-day activities of the assets to ensure the materials produced and services rendered meet or exceed the requirements of customers.

 - Effectively communicate to Operations, Maintenance, and Inspection teams regarding reliability strategies, plant strategies/performance measures and asset objectives/goals.

 - Lead by influencing the resources available within the organization and BMC to assure objectives/goals of the team are delivered.


 - Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

 - 3-10 years experience in a mechanical engineering position

 - Manufacturing Plant experience is preferred


Most Important Skills & Knowledge

 - Strong mechanical engineering skills with knowledge of reliability methodology  

 - A broad understanding of reliability tools such as vibration monitoring, oil analysis, Infrared Thermography for rotating equipment is also preferred

 - Able to anticipate problems and adjusts accordingly

 - Has strong understanding of cost/benefit economic analysis and budgeting

 - Has the ability to generate new ideas from within self and from others

 - Can implement new and useful concepts effectively

 - Has effective oral and written communication skills, fosters open dialogue, listens attentively, understands appropriate audiences

 - Excellent communication with all levels of the organization and across different groups

 - Can make timely, effective decisions consistent with business plans and department goals; able to manage change and multiple priorities

 - Can mutually define requirements with internal/external customers

 - Able to organize work effectively and uses available resources

 - Has a proven record in problem solving, decision making, exceeding objectives and delivering results

 - Has demonstrated the ability to manage progress and deliver multiple and competing priorities

 - Works and interacts effectively as a team member

 - Has the ability to positively influence others/promote philosophy, win concessions without damaging relationships

 - Has a fundamental knowledge of principles of financial budgeting and capital management skills

 - Has demonstrated the ability to manage progress and deliver multiple and competing priorities

 - Has proven commitment and delivery of SHE compliance   

 - Able to positively influence others/promote philosophy

 - Defines personal success in terms of the whole team    

 - Makes timely and effective decisions, includes use of good judgment and consideration of proper balance between benefits/risks


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