Reliability Engineer - Port Arthur, TX
Shell - Port Arthur, TX

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Shell Downstream encompasses all the activities necessary to transform crude oil into petroleum products and petrochemicals, and deliver them around the world. Our Downstream businesses refine, supply, trade and ship crude oil worldwide, and manufacture, transport and market fuels, lubricants, bitumen, LPG and bulk petrochemicals for domestic, transportation and industrial uses. Altogether, the organisation employs some 65,000 people in around 100 counties.

Our Manufacturing business has the capability to process some four million barrels of crude oil per day, and operates in 35 refineries worldwide, producing gasoline, diesel, heating oils, aviation fuel, lubricants and bitumen. Delivering cutting edge technologies, our manufacturing sites contribute significantly to meeting the world’s energy needs.

At Shell our commitment is to satisfy the world’s need for energy with economically, socially and environmentally responsible solutions. We seek a high standard of performance, and understand that great ideas can change the world. If you want to work with a group of creative, ambitious and innovative professionals then you should consider Shell. We will provide you with the resources to put your ideas into action, worldwide opportunities to advance your career, and outstanding benefits and rewards that support your quality of life. Join us and let’s make a real difference together.

Responsibilities :
The Reliability Engineer (RE) reports within Engineering directly to the Reliability Manager. The RE assists in ensuring the implementation of asset reliability elements within the areas assigned and coordinates the program of improvements to drive performance in operational reliability. The RE will lead interdisciplinary teams to devise and implement systemic solutions for operational and technical issues. The RE must be able to work closely with individuals from all engineering disciplines, crafts, and operators in order to create a proactive defect elimination mindset.
Champion the Mitigate Threats to Availability (MTA) work process to assure that we are identifying, prioritizing, and mitigating reliability threats in the plant.
Provide support and conduct risk assessments as needed.
Support the Causal Learning process by facilitating reliability investigations.
Collect and analyze site reliability performance data and reliability metric data.
Drive site to proactive approach on defect elimination.
Drive high reliability organization principles at the site with balance of effort on people, processes, and technology.
Primary activities in support of operating/maintain facilities, installation of projects, and turnaround execution includes:
Implement and sustain the Reliability Management Framework for the site.
Analyze Plant reliability performance data (Production Losses) and provide reliability data to site personnel (for Project Forms, Asset Master Planning, risk assessments, reviews, etc.)
Knowledge / Skill of Reliability Engineering Principles, practices and application and ability to discern appropriate application including but not limited to: Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA),Causal Learning investigation techniques, Fault Tree Analysis (FTA),Event Tree Analysis (ETA),Monte Carlo simulation and Reliability Block Diagram (RBD),Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA), Weibull analysis, etc.
Elimination of threats through coaching in the use of the MTA process.
Actionable analysis of unplanned production losses utilizing appropriate reliability engineering skills and competencies.
Improved integration of systems and processes.
Improved risk based decision making.
Effective organizational learning through leadership of organization learning events.
Effective Production Teams.
Facilitating and/or participating in causal learning and incident investigations at site.
Development of site and unit specific Reliability Improvement Plans.
Reporting of various Reliability Metrics within and outside the site.

Requirements :
Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
Minimum five (5) years experience in varied Technical Support to Operations; refinery or petrochemical facility experience preferred.
Proven experience in an operating facility preferred.
Proven experience facilitating a team preferred.
Proven experience with Risk Assessment preferred.

Application Deadline :
Thursday 17 January 2013

Number of Vacancies :

In addition to the tasks outlined in this job description, you may be assigned other responsibilities as needed. The Royal Dutch/Shell Group of companies offers an outstanding benefits package. In order to be considered for this position, you must complete an online candidate profile. No phone inquiries will be accepted. Shell Companies in the U.S. are equal opportunity employers.

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