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Reliability Engineering Leader

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND JOB PURPOSE

Organizational Context
INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products. Our products touch every aspect of modern life. INEOS comprises 36 businesses each with a major chemical company heritage. Our production network spans 196 sites in 29 countries throughout the world. INEOS Joliet is part of the INEOS Enterprises portfolio. INEOS Enterprises is a global market leader in the production of chemical intermediates that are used as an essential input into chemical value chains across a broad variety of end markets and sectors.

The INEOS Joliet facility was originally constructed by Amoco starting in 1957.  At our ~775-acre site in Channahon township, (about 40 miles southwest of Chicago) we produce three products - Purified Isophthalic Acid (PIA), Trimellitic Anhydride (TMA) and Maleic Anhydride (MAN). The proprietary technologies used by INEOS Joliet were originally developed by Amoco at the site.   
 
Main Purpose
The Reliability Engineering Leader role is a largely strategic position focused on improving the long-term reliability of the site (projects and programs/studies), improving the multi-disciplinary engineering capability for the site, and ensuring the site complies with corporate and PSM mechanical integrity requirements. The primary focus is on providing leadership, mentorship, and work direction to a multi-disciplinary group of reliability engineers and area inspectors. This role will support evaluation of the equipment reliability challenges facing the assets and recommend actions which continually improve the availability of the equipment at the site. This role leads a team that works with the Maintenance department, Capital Projects group, the Process Technology group and each Production Area Team to provide specifications, standards, procedures, compliance strategies, and technical support to enable the site to tackle the problems impacting plant reliability. 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Ensure all aspects of the site’s PSM Mechanical Integrity Programs and INEOS MI requirements are being implemented and adhered to throughout the site.
•    Assure management systems are effectively satisfying the requirements of applicable standards, codes, etc.  
o    Illinois Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act, Rules, and Regulations.
o    INEOS Joliet Fixed Equipment Quality Control Manual.
o    NFPA requirements for firewater storage tanks.
o    NFPA 68 for Explosion Panel inspections
o    Site Mechanical Integrity Programs
•    Ensure that Equipment Owners are advised on a quarterly basis of upcoming inspection and testing due dates within 3-yr window.
•    Act as program owner for the site Engineering Practices (specifications)
•    Ensure self and team complete required audits, reliability, and compliance reports on a monthly and quarterly basis.
•    Progress implementation of INEOS Equipment Inspection requirements

Develop the capability of and provide direction to the engineers and inspectors within the Reliability Team to deliver site reliability and inspection expectations.
•    Provide work direction and prioritization for the Reliability Technical Group.
•    Conduct quarterly and annual meetings with direct reports to prioritize work and document objective attainment throughout the year.
•    Ensure all Reliability engineers remain trained and certified in their relevant engineering disciplines.
•    Ensure all site Area Inspectors maintain their certifications in API 510, API 570, and NBIC commissions.
•    Assign resources to support capital projects, incident investigations and reliability initiatives
•    Embrace and promote the INEOS 20 Behavioral and Process Safety Principles and INEOS Life Saving Rules.
•    Ensure the expense budget is properly forecast and maintained for the reliability and inspection groups.

Develop the site’s reliability engineering capability.
•    Champion the use of Root Cause Failure Analyses (RCFAs) and other investigative techniques into equipment failures 
•    Build a professional network both inside INEOS and external to INEOS that can be leveraged for offsite expertise when required
•    Develop and maintain appropriate on-boarding and training programs for site asset engineers, reliability engineers, and area inspectors.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
Education/Experience
•    Bachelor’s degree in engineering (mechanical engineering preferred)
•    5+ years of experience in a chemical manufacturing or refining environment, 10+ years preferred.
•    3+ years of supervisory experience, engineering professional supervisory experience preferred.
•    Knowledge of reliability processes (Reliability Analysis, Failure Analysis, etc.) 
•    Knowledge of PSM driven Mechanical Integrity requirements.
•    Knowledge of engineering Codes, Standards and Recommended Practices typically used within the chemical industry.
•    Knowledge of inspection Codes (API, NBIC) and inspection techniques used within the petro-chemical industry (preferred)

Skills/Competencies 
•    Demonstrated successful verbal, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive relationships with a wide range of co-workers, including hourly employees, engineers, and management.
•    Computer skills in spreadsheets, word processing, and database software 
•    Ability to work efficiently in a multi-disciplined, cross-functional environment and consistently produce results with minimal supervision.
•    Ability to work with diverse groups in sometimes time-compressed situations to gain consensus and a clear path forward.
•    Attention to detail and drive to maintain compliance system adherence.
•    Proven track record of delivering results.
•    Ability to evaluate data, apply appropriate analytical methods and provide technical analysis.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and perform tasks requiring 
repetitive use of hands.  The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data on a computer monitor.  The employee must walk, stand, and travel by car or other means.   They must be able to work in a variety of environments that include both fieldwork and deskwork.  Minimum requirements include:

•    Maintaining constant awareness of personal safety and the safety of all other personnel.  This includes knowledge of unit operation, procedures, and safety standards. 
•    Being able to work in an environment that includes large rotating equipment and hazardous chemicals.  
•    Must be able to withstand both winter and summer temperatures while wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment. 
•    Must be comfortable working in a loud, industrial environment typical of chemical plants and oil refineries.
•    Being able to ascend and descend a barrel ladder with continuous vertical length of up to 35 feet.  
•    Being able to climb and descend stairs up to a total structure height of 80 feet.
•    Being physically able to wear and navigate through process units with a respirator if needed.

Safety remains and always will be our number one priority in INEOS. Our US locations now require all new hires to provide one of the following as a condition of employment:
•    Proof of COVID-19 vaccination; or
•    Willingness to obtain the vaccine before hire date (under this option, proof of vaccination is a 
condition to any offer of employment and must be provided prior to commencement of employment): or  
•    Validation of your religious or medical exemption.
 

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