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Sr. Reliability Engineer (Utilities)

JOB TITLE: Sr. Engineer, Asset Engineer


ORG UNIT NAME: Asset Engineering

LOCATION: Burkville, AL, USA


SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the world’s water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.


At SABIC, we combine a rich track record of doing what others said couldn’t be done, with a deep understanding of our customers. But our true impact is as a partner who can help our customers achieve their ambitions by finding solutions to their challenges. We call this ‘Chemistry that Matters™’



Asset Engineer Department is a ten-member team focused on improving equipment reliability to deliver world-class EHSS performance and exceed customer demands. Equipment strategies and investigations are collaboratively performed with influential Maintenance, Operations, Process, and EHSS experts.



Asset Engineer will work closely with Operations, Process, and Maintenance personnel to improve reliability for the purpose of delivering world class EHSS performance and increase site profitability. Engineer will develop and implement Reliability methodologies, including Asset Criticality, Root Cause Analysis, and Reliability Centered Maintenance.    


Job Purpose & Responsibilities

Responsible for improving reliability performance of the Utilities Facility located within the Burkville Site. Focus will be to manage programs and projects to improve asset reliability of asset including boilers, pumps, basins, turbines, piping, tanks, and vessels, heat exchangers, and structures. This will include participation in an enhanced mechanical integrity project for fixed asset equipment. Will require working closely with Maintenance Engineers in the different units, Maintenance Leaders, Reliability Specialists, and Contractors.

Responsible for growing the preventative and predictive maintenance process while constantly striving for 100% reliability / uptime of equipment and operating systems. Methods to attack this include utilizing the RCA methodology in determining root cause, contributing factors, and corrective actions. This technique will include preserving evidence, investigating failures, meeting with vendors / suppliers / contractors to identify and prevent failures, develop new techniques and methods, improving on existing practices, and expanding the knowledge of site personnel. The incumbent will be responsible for recommending solutions and institutionalizing the actions to correct and eliminate system reliability failures. Monitoring the performance of equipment with reporting of mean time between failure data & providing maintenance cost data are responsibilities of the incumbent while working closely with operations personnel to determine the priority for improving performance of equipment and systems. Asset Engineer will work closely with maintenance mechanics and operating technicians to improve knowledge, techniques, procedures, etc. that adversely affect equipment or product reliability.



  • BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 3 years (or more) experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Outstanding mechanical aptitude and understanding of mechanical equipment and systems.
  • Excellent communication skills are necessary.
  • Experience in reliability tools for preventative & predictive techniques is preferred.
  • Knowledge of ASME Codes and Standards is preferred.
  • Able to read, write, perform basic mathematics, competent with computer business software, provide clear / concise written & verbal communication.
  • Able to work with and influence a diverse group from operations technicians & craftsperson’s to site & business management.
  • Must be a self-starter with the capability to facilitate discussions.
  • Function under time pressures.
  • Drawing conclusions from written or computer generated materials.
  • Creating methodologies for accomplishing a goal.
  • Implementing recommendations by coordinating resources.
  • Directing and influencing activities of others to accomplish a goal.
  • Analyzing data or report information.
  • Conducting research.
  • Developing plans, procedures, goals, strategies or processes based on data analysis or experience.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with operation, technical, SABIC and contract maintenance crafts people
  • Familiarity with inspection, and repair of static assets (structural steel, tanks, vessels, heat exchangers, piping)
  • Familiarity in design of static assets (structural steel, tanks, vessels, heat exchangers, piping)
  • Familiarity  with P&ID, piping isometrics, and Process Flow Diagrams




  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process
  • You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process
  • You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States
  • Relocation if available



SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Disclaimers (USA):

SABIC is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of SABIC about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at SABIC via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of SABIC; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by SABIC as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means

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