Reliability I&E Engineer

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Location Nederland, TX, USA
Sector Reliability
Hours 40 hrs/week
Working model Office based

I&E Engineer – Reliability

Perform engineering duties related to identification and managing asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. This broad primary role may be divided into three smaller, more manageable roles: Loss Elimination, Risk Management and Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM).

Your scope of responsibility

  • Serve as a member of cross-functional team to resolve equipment problems, investigate incidents, and improve reliability.
  • Provide competent coverage for issues concerning site control systems and electrical systems including Distributed Control Systems, Programmable Logic Controls and Supervisory Control, Data Acquisition Systems, electrical substations, UPSs, and the electrical distribution system.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, or computer-generated reports.
  • Works with Project Engineering to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations. The Reliability Engineer is responsible for adhering to the Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM) process throughout the entire life cycle of new assets.
  • Participates in the development of design and installation specifications along with commissioning plans. Participates in the development of criteria for and evaluation of equipment and technical suppliers and maintenance service providers. Develops acceptance tests and inspection criteria.
  • Participates in the final check out of new installations. This includes factory and site acceptance testing that will ensure adherence to functional specifications.
  • Guides efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls, and safety/security systems.
  • Professionally and systematically defines, designs, develops, monitors, and refines an Asset Maintenance Plan that includes:
  • Value-added preventive maintenance tasks
  • Effective utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems.
  • Provides input to a Risk Management Plan that will anticipate reliability-related, and non-reliability-related risks that could adversely impact plant operation.
  • Produce and review preventative maintenance procedures for I&E site equipment.
  • Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These problems include capacity, quality, cost, or regulatory compliance issues. To fulfill this responsibility the Reliability Engineer applies:
  • Data analysis techniques that can include Statistical Process Control, Reliability modeling and prediction, Fault Tree Analysis, Weibull Tree Analysis, Six Sigma (6σ) Methodology, Root-cause and Root-Cause Failure Analysis (RCA, RCFA), Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS)
  • Works with Production to perform analyses of assets including asset utilization, overall equipment effectiveness, remaining useful life & other parameters that define operating condition, reliability, and costs of assets.
  • Develop and maintain reliability improvement/tracking programs for critical assets for mechanical equipment.
  • Assist in root cause failure analysis on critical equipment failures.
  • Perform component failure analysis as required.
  • Review project design packages for proper design regarding reliability, application, and maintenance.  
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of the preventative maintenance program. 
  • Develop, review, and maintain equipment specifications as related to purchasing, installation, operation, and maintenance/repairs.  
  • Develop and implement alterations and revisions to equipment to improve business performance of the operating units.
  • Provide various reports as needed.
  • Present a professional image at all times to clients and vendors and maintain a positive reputation for the company.
  • Assists other Departments and other administrative personnel as necessary.
  • Initiate and follow through MOCs.
  • Must be willing to be available 24/7 on short notice to support plant operations.
  • Must be able to work extended hours during plant outages and emergencies.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

What you bring to OCI

Education, Experience, and/or Training

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Electrical, Electronic, Control or Automation Engineering required.
  • Five years or more experience preferred.  Experience must be as plant owners’ employee in a continuous process industry, preferably chemicals or oil refining.



  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking or in writing so others will understand.
  • Must be self-motivated and possess skills to identify and solve unusual problems.
  • Must be capable of making decisions and recommendations with minimal supervision.
  • Must be willing to spend time in the field as required.
  • Ability to use computers and computer systems utilizing standard software (i.e., Microsoft Suite, AutoCad)


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Capital projects and expenditures experience.
  • Commissioning experience is a plus.
  • Experience in SAP or similar maintenance programs a plus.
  • Experience with PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controllers).
  • Graphics programming experience (HMI).


OCI offers a comprehensive, first-class benefits package.  These benefit plans provide a wide range of benefits and protection for the employees and their families.  Full-time employees are eligible for medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance coverage upon hire.  OCI also offers a 401(k) program with a company matching benefit and an extra 3% Safe Harbor match.  Full-time employees of OCI receive paid holidays, a floating holiday to celebrate diversity, PTO, as well as many other programs such as paid parental leave and educational reimbursement.

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.