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Engineer II, ME


INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA

Interested in joining a winning team? A team whose employees share in the ownership of the business and are empowered to make a difference?


Mechanical Engineer

Grade 33/34

INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products.  It comprises 36 businesses each with a major chemical company heritage.  Its production network spans 194 sites in 29 countries throughout the world.  The INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA business is a major participant in the North American chemical industry, with an annual manufacturing capacity of 9.6 billion pounds of petrochemicals.  Manufacturing sites include Chocolate Bayou Works (Alvin, TX), Battleground Manufacturing Complex (La Porte, TX), and Carson (Carson, CA), with a corporate office in League City, TX.

The 300-acre INEOS Battleground Manufacturing Complex (BMC) was originally built in 1956 and is located on the Houston ship channel east of Houston, Texas.  Currently, BMC produces both high-density polyethylene and polypropylene.  The polypropylene line has a capacity of approximately 320 million pounds per year, and the seven polyethylene lines have a combined capacity of approximately 3 billion pounds per year.  The BMC site has a state-of-the-art technical center which integrates research and development, technical services and quality assurance.  

Purpose of the job:

The successful candidate who fills this position will work as a member of the Mechanical Reliability Team. The Mechanical Reliability Engineer will report to the Reliability Team Leader and will play a role in developing and executing both short-term and long-term Reliability strategies for rotating and fixed equipment. 

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. 

Responsibilities AND Accountabilities

  • The position is accountable for understanding and putting into practice the INEOS 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

Skills & Knowledge Required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 2 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. 

INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA is an equal opportunity employer.

Candidates are required to be fully COVID vaccinated.

If you are selected for a position, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-employment drug screen (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-employment verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA does not accept or retain unsolicited resumes or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.  On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.