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Mechanical Engineer in New Martinsville, WV at Westlake Chemical Corporation

Date Posted: 11/12/2018

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The main function of the Mechanical Engineer is to coordinate, troubleshoot, direct and supervise the work effort within their area of the Maintenance department.  Also responsible for organizing, assigning, expediting and supervising the implementation of preventive maintenance, emergency repairs and job order requests on a daily basis.


May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Incumbent will work closely with other departments in determining mechanical maintenance and project needs for all plant facilities
  • Plan and install new and improved mechanical equipment that will increase the efficiency and performance of plant production processes
  • Report project/work order costs monthly and general equipment in SAP
  • Coordinate the scheduling of projects to fit the sequence of downtime, materials and manpower requirements
  • Prepare cost estimates and economic justification for projects or capital authorizations for management evaluation
  • Investigate job order requests to determine the extent and importance of the job and act accordingly
  • May be responsible for initiating and/or improving the utilization of preventive maintenance programs to aid in the reduction of downtime and loss of production
  • Troubleshoot and debug as need arises
  • This role includes leading department Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) team and monthly report out in departmental KPI meeting
  • Actively participate in department Tier II meetings


  • Requires B. S. in Mechanical or Materials Engineering, preferably with 5-10 years of reliability engineering experience, within a chemical manufacturing facility
  • Ability to manage and lead both strategic long-term programs/projects as well as address short-term operational issues
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft office tools
  • Failure Mode and Effective Analysis (FMEA)
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA)
  • Predictive techniques for fixed and rotating equipment – e.g. vibration analysis, oil analysis, nondestructive testing, thermography, etc.
  • Familiarity with piping systems
  • Familiarity with ASME and API codes
  • Familiarity with rotating equipment
  • Understanding of PSM systems
  • Six Sigma or Lean certification is preferred


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