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Global Assets Engineer


INEOS Aromatics

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INEOS Aromatics is a global chemical manufacturing company that produces products the polyester industry uses to make many of the things we use in our daily lives, such as clothes, carpets, furniture, automotive parts and food packaging.

We employ 1,300 employees in sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Mainland China, Belgium, Indonesia and Taiwan, with annual sales of $4 billion. Our diverse team of engineers, scientists and business professionals is dedicated to discovering solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. For example, learn more about the potentially game-changing plastic recycling technology, Infinia, we are developing in Illinois.

We care about how we deliver these essential products to the world. Our business has been proud to lead the global polyester industry towards a more sustainable future for some time. Above everything, the safety, reliability and excellence of our operations is fundamental to what we do.

We are looking for people who share our passion for excellence, collaboration and innovation. In return for your excellent skills and abilities, we offer a competitive benefits package including: health, dental & vision insurance, 401K match (up to 9%), STD/LTD, paid dependent care days, Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dismemberment, 9 paid holidays, 2 personal days and paid vacation.

INEOS Aromatics is part of INEOS, formed in 1998 and already one of the world’s most successful companies, with an annual turnover of over $60 billion and 25,000 employees - over 5,000 of them in the US. INEOS is also one of the safest manufacturing companies in the world, nothing is more important to us.

Job Title:

Global Assets Engineer


This role can be based at Texas City or Cooper River

Role synopsis:

The Global Assets Engineer supports implementation and compliance for Maintenance Excellence and TAR Management Excellence in INEOS Aromatics.  This position holder facilitates, maintains, and delivers programs specifically aimed at upgrading asset effectiveness via improvements in reliability, availability, overall equipment utilization, maintenance work execution, and maintenance costs. The position holder is also expected to have detailed knowledge of TAR planning, contracting strategies, and execution that ensure best in class performance for the Aromatics business.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

The incumbent will be required to work with various parties across multiple technology platforms located at 3 operating sites in the assigned region. Building an understanding of the uniqueness of each site’s technology, people, capability, culture, and practices is a key to success in this role. The complexity of the role is further increased by the fact that the success of the incumbent will be highly dependent on the ability to drive cultural change in manufacturing sites without possessing direct line management of employees at the assets. Finally, the incumbent will work across the sites to align practices to INEOS expectations and standards.

  • Responsible for providing maintenance execution and efficiency expertise to Aromatics sites in the assigned region.
  • Reducing the costs and impact of TAR’s and planned maintenance through improved planning, definition of tasks, and implementation of TAR common process (TCP), scope optimization, etc.
  • Maximizing plant reliability, through analysis of data, performance reporting and root cause analysis.
  • Develop and support sustainability of common maintenance and reliability standards.
  • Act as a change agent to improve reliability and develop a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Share and apply best practice by leading and participating in networks, teleconferences, meetings, and seminars.
  • Proactively communicate across the sites any learnings or best practices regarding availability/reliability and assist the sites to implement changes as appropriate.
  • Keep abreast of developments in reliability and availability by liaising with vendors and by participating in technical conferences / seminars.
  • Assist and coach the sites in performing Root Cause Failure Analysis to reactively identify the true root causes of equipment failures and put in place changes to prevent repeat failures in the future.
  • Provide assistance to plant requests for technical support in analyzing and resolving reliability issues.

Skills & Knowledge Required:


  • Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline or equivalent.
  • 10+ years’ experience in site maintenance/reliability/operations organizations in the chemical/refining industry.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of maintenance excellence processes including reliability centered maintenance.
  • Strong understanding of risk-based maintenance processes.
  • Good understanding of performance metrics related to Asset management.
  • Experience with site turnaround (TAR) or short shutdown management.
  • Strong understanding of TAR work processes from concept through execution.
  • Experience in leading Root Cause Analysis investigations.
  • Awareness of SAP and Meridium operations for executing maintenance process and KPI reporting.
  • Must be fluent in English. Other beneficial languages include Dutch and/or Mandarin.

Behavioral Skills:

  • High level of influence skills and persuasiveness.
  • Ability to influence change from craft level to senior site management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and lead without direct line supervision.
  • Strategic, analytical, and critical thinking.
  • Performance driven.
  • Change agent – Effective at engaging others in change agenda and driving/executing change programs.
  • Strong communication, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Highly competent in relationship management working with a diverse set of stakeholders including contractors and government regulators. 

Legal Disclaimer:

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

INEOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other prohibited ground of discrimination.

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.