March 17, 2007 |

Job Openings – Mechanical Reliability Engineers with Root Cause Analysis Experience

Praxair is currently seeking Mechanical Reliability Engineers for their Baton Rouge, LA (Geismar Plant) and Texas City, TX Plants.

Engineers will be responsible for moderately complex engineering projects. Performs project engineering work from design to implementation in accordance with Praxair policies. Participates as a key contributor on project and technical teams and may provide technical guidance to others as assigned. Has fully mastered one technical skill and has general knowledge of other technical skills. Works independently and makes technical decisions based on full awareness of viability, cost and other benefits. Develops and implements innovative solutions.

Responsibilities also include providing focus on improving equipment reliability by making recommendations, refining and auditing the Preventive/Predictive Maintenance Program, completing reliability investigations, evaluating data, and monitoring craftsmen and contractor performance. Work in a team environment with operators, mechanics, and exempt professionals. Provide mechanical engineering support to operations and maintenance organizations. Define and implement enhancements to improve operations and reliability. Lead Root Cause Analysis Investigations of failures and develop corrective action to prevent reoccurrence. Assist in the implementation reliability programs. Track compliance with plants Mechanical Integrity Program. Work with teams in developing shutdown/turnaround work scopes. Review proposed changes to equipment as part of the Management of Change process, and provide mechanical engineering support for project work.

Requires Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Engineering with 7 to 15 years of experience.

To be considered for this position the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of 3 years of refining or chemical plant experience required. Prior reliability experience is a must. Experience with Root Cause Analysis and rotating equipment is preferred.

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