JVIC, a Zachry Group Company
JVIC Catalyst Services

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BEAUMONT, TX 77705 - N/A



This position focuses on enhancing equipment reliability through the development, implementation, monitoring, and continuous improvement of reliability-based programs, activities and processes for plant assets.  Through these reliability efforts, strives to make the site more competitive and better able to satisfy its customers.  This position provides technical expertise on all matters of reliability engineering, assessment and monitoring for all process equipment (including mechanical, electrical and instrument / control equipment).  Develops and leads the implementation of appropriate maintenance strategies to improve the reliability of plant equipment and systems.  This position is the go-to person for all matters of equipment reliability


  • Serve as leader and/or a member of the Reliability Improvement Team
  • Develop and implement equipment asset plans using Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Risk Based Inspections (RBI) and other reliability techniques to enhance reliability and equipment uptime.
  • Review, enhance, develop and support the implementation of preventive and predictive maintenance tasks and to ensure tasks mitigate, warn or defend against equipment failures. Act as technical advisor to reliability technicians on the site and maximize the value of their programs.
  • Apply engineering theory, practices, and principles to perform physical failure analysis, determine root cause of equipment failures and conduct equipment performance evaluations. Lead rigorous root cause failure analyses (RCFA) and investigations on critical equipment and ensure follow up as part of the site continuous improvement effort.
  • Analyze equipment trends, historical data, and field data to recommend and justify improvements to obtain lowest life cycle cost on different classes of equipment.
  • Determine how process variation and equipment operation can impact equipment reliability.
  • Communicates investigation findings and relevant studies to operations, maintenance and engineering to promote and foster the overall reliability culture at the site
  • Continually promote consistency by standardizing procedures/equipment/operations across the site.
  • Support capital projects by participating in setting equipment “fitness for use” criteria and specifications, including long term maintenance work scope, to optimize equipment/system reliability and life cycle cost. Also provide technical support for QA/QC, installation, and start-up of all new critical equipment.
  • Participate as a member of mechanical turn-around/shutdown teams providing input into needed equipment inspection and repair procedures and oversight for quality assurance of major and critical equipment overhauls.
  • Participate in maintenance and reliability networks and share best practices, successes and failures.
  • Participate in the interviewing, hiring and mentoring of new reliability co-ops, interns, and engineers.
  • Participate in continuing education courses, professional organizations (e.g. SMRP) and reliability conferences to keep current on and evaluate new and emerging technologies for their applicability.
  • Develop specific reliability competency areas and participate in corporate and external networks/forums as appropriate to maximize contribution and qualify for professional progression.

  • Capability to lead, especially manufacturing cross functional teams in reliability improvement processes and efforts (e.g., RCFA, FMEA)
  • Good communication and presentation skills (both oral and written)
  • Good interpersonal and conflict resolution skills with the ability to influence managers, peers, and shop floor personnel
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interact with and promote the capabilities of a diverse workforce (A team builder)
  • Proven strong contributor with the capability to work independently
  • Training and project experience with Six Sigma, as Black Belt or Green Belt
  • Strong personal computer and software skills e.g. Microsoft Office, CMMS, etc.
  • Understanding of business performance measures and Critical-to-Quality issues
  • Understands the Process Safety Management (PSM) process particularly Management of Change (MOC)
  • Lean and Six Sigma skills are a plus

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