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Reliability Engineer in Plaquemine, LA at Westlake Chemical Corporation

Date Posted: 1/21/2019

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Job Description


Westlake Chemical is offering an opportunity to apply your experience and skills as a Reliability Engineer based in Plaquemine, LA.  This position is responsible for driving improvements in maintenance costs and equipment reliability through effective reliability engineering.


The essential duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Provide technical assistance to maintenance supervision in the repair and improvement of all process equipment.
  • Develop and improve maintenance procedures for repair of equipment.
  • Perform equipment failure analysis to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Develop and lead PM programs such as vibration analysis, thermal imaging, lubrication analysis, etc.
  • Follow equipment repair in shops to ensure timely and proper repair.
  • Work with other engineers to develop maintenance procedures for equipment repair.
  • Actively participate in process improvement programs such as Six Sigma, etc.
  • Demonstrates strong safety culture through personal behavior and commitment to environmental, health & safety.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering is required; EIT or PE certification a plus.


The ideal candidate will possess the following essential skills and qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in maintenance/reliability/engineering work.
  • Industrial or plant experience preferred
  • Experience with various types of rotating/stationary equipment, and familiarity with corrosion mechanisms and solutions is desired.
  • Ability to troubleshoot recurring problems and determine solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; aggressive problem solving ability.
  • Able to work independently and as a part of a team; strong work planning and organizational skills required