Rotating Equipment Reliability Engineer

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Location Wever Iowa
Sector Reliability Engineer
Hours 40 hrs/week
Working model Office based
English Dutch

OCI Nitrogen Iowa is looking for an experienced to join our Asset Integrity team in Wever, Iowa.  This individual will be responsible for rotating equipment reliability efforts at the site. This individual will manage condition monitoring, RCAs, build equipment strategies like FMEAs, and support management of change. The individual will seek to achieve early identification of issues and trends of failures and provide recommendations for repair and improvements. This individual should have a strong mechanical engineering background, experience with rotating equipment and experience working in chemical facilities.


Your scope of responsibility


  • Monitor the condition of rotating equipment and report on findings.
  • Ensure corrective actions are taking place based on equipment condition.
  • Facilitate root cause analysis, using various methods.
  • Develop Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) for equipment.
  • Determine Bad Actors and develop action plans to correct them.
  • Use data analysis techniques, including statistical process control, reliability modeling and prediction.
  • Improve reliability programs and introduce additional programs and tools.
  • Tracking key performance indicators, like mean time between failure
  • Mentor reliability technicians for vibration and lubrication programs
  • Support operations in troubleshooting
  • Support maintenance in repairs
  • Optimize preventative maintenance (PM) plans.
  • Identify critical spare parts needed.
  • Manage vendor and manufacturer support for repairs and troubleshooting.
  • Ownership of potential business interruption corrective actions.
  • Assist in developing turnaround scope.
  • Perform reviews and approvals for Management of Change (MOC).
  • Update documentation for changes made.
  • Prepare written reports and communicate to all levels of the organization.
  • All other duties as assigned.


What you bring to OCI


Experience and Skills

    • 5+ years’ engineering experience in the chemical industry or refining environment. Fertilizer manufacturing experience is a plus.
    • CMRP Certification or similar certification is desired
    • Experience and understanding of equipment design and maintenance.
    • Strong knowledge of root cause analysis and experience facilitating the process
    • Knowledge of the general operation and function of fixed and rotating equipment used in the fertilizer industry.
    • Proven track record of implementing improvements and meaningful KPI’s.
  • Understanding of ASME and API standards as it relates to equipment repairs and design
  • Strong adherence and knowledge of industry safety standards. Active participation in ongoing development of safety improvement plans and training of staff.
  • Proven ability to function within a team, prioritizing/delegating work, driving productivity, setting the right expectation, and proactively overcoming obstacles.
  • Patience and positive attitude maintained when interacting with managers, co-workers, staff, production employees, contractors, suppliers, customers, and community organizations.
  • Excellent time management skills. Ability to work independently, multi-task, and prioritize work to meet targets and deadlines.
  • Strong analytical, mathematical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret P&IDs.
    • SAP and PCMS knowledge is a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, TEAMS, PowerPoint).

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Bending, kneeling, lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to climb straight ladders. Some work may require heights in excess of 100 feet.
  • Wearing industrial chemical plant uniforms and PPE as required.


OCI offers a comprehensive, first-class benefits package starting the first day of the month following an employee’s hire date.

  • Medical insurance
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) program with company matching.
  • Paid holidays.
  • Paid time off (PTO)

About OCI

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, OCI N.V. is a leading global producer and distributor of ammonia, fertilizers and methanol products providing fertilizers, lower carbon fuels, and chemical feedstocks to agricultural, transportation, and industrial customers around the world.

We are the largest hydrogen producer and consumer in the Netherlands. We are proud of our long history of reducing our emissions and throughout the whole world sustainable projects are being developed.

OCI operates facilities in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the US and distributes its products worldwide.

Our nitrogen fertilizers are essential for global food security, our fuel solutions help decarbonize road transport and the maritime sector and our chemical products end up in thousands of everyday products. We have approximately 4,100 employees. The company is publicly traded on the Euronext in Amsterdam.