Ashland Corporate

  • Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineer

    Job Locations US-OH-Lima
    Job Post Information* : 3 months ago(3 months ago)
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  • Overview

    Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?


    Are you always solving?


    Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.


    Ashland LLC has an exciting opportunity for a Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineer to join our Engineering group at our plant in Lima, OH. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the engineering function. This position will report to the Plant Manager.  


    The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Support the plant safety process exhibiting safe work practices, providing input to planning, contractor interaction, and field observation of personnel.
    • Implement the Ashland Asset Integrity & Reliability (AI&R) program and coordinate Mechanical Integrity (MI) activities for fixed equipment to meet the plant-specific reliability goals, and corporate and local jurisdictional requirements.
    • Contribute to site compliance with OSHA PSM in areas of code compliance, serving as a qualified SME during MOC reviews, HAZOP participation, and PSV management.
    • Execute reliability improvement capital projects and assist project engineers with mechanical equipment design detail.
    • Drive effective use of CMMS and IDMS software to improve fixed equipment reliability.
    • Provide direction to API inspectors for inspection scope and frequency, as well as selecting the most appropriate NDE techniques for the anticipated damage mechanisms.
    • Work with corporate asset engineers to establish scope and plan for equipment repairs, as well as manage their execution during shutdowns and unplanned outages.
    • Audit equipment fabrication and construction activities to meet quality and reliability requirements.
    • Assist Maintenance and Operations in the planning, coordination and preparation Shutdown/Turnaround work, including work package development, safety assessments, cleaning and vessel entry plans.
    • Provide capital planning information to facilitate replacement or repair options before the process incurs unplanned downtime and provide technical design review for equipment replacements or repairs.
    • Maintain technical expertise through seminars, trade journals, and contacts with various vendors and industry groups/associations.
    • Must be able to be able to walk the site, climb stairs & ladders, and make per-required confined space entries.

    Key Challenges include:

    • Identify knowledge gaps and act as a translator between the language of business (availability, MTBF, Unplanned Downtime, Asset Utilization, Root Cause, Pareto etc.,) to the language of maintenance and inspection.
    • Correlating changes in the production process to potential damage mechanisms in the fixed equipment, ensuring the long-term viability and reliability of assets.
    • Implement equipment repairs, alterations and capital projects during short and infrequent plant shutdown windows.
    • Plays an active role in fostering change and innovation to support reliability improvement opportunities and continuous improvement processes to achieve the organization’s production, cost and quality objectives.
    • Possess strong analytic problem solving, able to develop and use structured approaches to identify root cause and recommend resolutions.
    • Act as a technical resource for operators, operations management and process engineers about fixed equipment fabrication, inspection techniques and damage mechanisms, providing additional training when required. 

     **This job is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.


    To be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering discipline (preferably Mechanical, Materials Science or related).
    • Minimum of 3 Years working in petroleum refining or petrochemical industry required. 

    • Strong knowledge and application of fabrication, inspection, and repair requirements for fixed equipment per API, ASME, NBIC and state/local regulations. API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector certification is a plus.
    • Strong knowledge of nondestructive testing techniques and applications, with emphasis on heat exchanger tube inspection techniques.
    • Strong working knowledge of damage mechanisms and metallurgies leading to equipment failure; ability to resolve and provide solutions for damage mechanisms.
    • Facilitate FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis), and be familiar with RCA (Root Cause Analysis) process.
    • CMRP (Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional) certification is a plus.
    • Effective communication skills, ability to summarize technical issues for plant management and the plant floor.
    • Proficient in using Microsoft Office tools (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook).
    • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

    The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

    • Minimum 7 years of experience working in petroleum refining or petrochemical industry.


    TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2018-7153 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.



    NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


    Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier, global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are approximately 6,500 passionate, tenacious solvers – from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators – who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Our people are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications. Visit to learn more. 


    Ashland. always solving


    We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


    Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


    The Ashland Way


    Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.


    Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


    Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


    Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.


    Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

    Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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