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Engineer, Maintenance

JOB TITLE:  Senior Engineer, Maintenance


ORG UNIT NAME: BKV Maintenance

LOCATION: USA- Burkville, AL


Chemistry that Matters™

A career at SABIC provides you with an opportunity to leave a lasting positive impact to the world and yourself. From excellent health and well-being benefits to our comprehensive learning programs. We offer a wide range of benefits and offerings that recognize that our people have unique motivations and ambitions. It’s all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let’s explore what matters!


As one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies, we activate the power of human capital to address society’s future challenges. Through partnerships, we enable life-saving medical innovations and help fight world hunger. We are driving the circular economy for the benefit of communities and our planet through sustainability initiatives, such as our TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio.  Our success is built upon the collective excellence of our 32,000 employees in 50+ countries.  Our values – Inspire, Engage, Create, and Deliver – are the foundation of our success. To learn more about these and how we strive to Be the Impact, click here.


Our purpose is "Chemistry that Matters". This is what drives us to do what we do. "Chemistry" goes beyond applying science and technology to enhance the supply of essential materials to the world. It is how we work, to build long-lasting relationships of trust. “What Matters” is making a meaningful impact for the world – through the customers and communities we collaborate with, so that we succeed and grow together.



It is all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. We are mindful about the importance of the team we are building and how our team members impact to our culture.   We believe that good ideas come from anywhere, being inclusive to diverse perspectives is stimulating, encourages innovation and is critical to our mission. Let us explore this together!


For an overview of our benefits, click here. 


How You Can Be Impact

Responsible for providing daily engineering support to site Maintenance Teams.  This includes support of PM program execution, PdM program implementation, analysis of PdM data, support of Precision Maintenance program and support of technical training of craft-personnel.  In addition, he/she will be responsible for tracking and reporting of all key maintenance and reliability metrics and driving continuous improvement efforts as they pertain to maintenance effectiveness.  The Maintenance Engineer will drive PM and spare parts inventory optimization efforts, manage maintenance procedures, conduct root cause failure analysis related to equipment failures, drive maintenance related turnaround scope development and lead identification and prioritization of long range CapEx maintenance plans.  Responsible for ensuring regulatory/SHEM required equipment PMs are scheduled and completed on time, SHEM/EHSS requirements for maintenance jobs are properly planned (permits, deviations, work practices, etc.), own and drive closure of maintenance related MOCs/TMOCs and SAFERs.


  • Provide engineering support to maintenance craft-persons.  This includes, but may not be limited to:
    • equipment troubleshooting,
    • equipment repair scope development, and
    • identification of technical training needs of maintenance personnel.
  • Lead and manage all Precision Maintenance initiatives.  This includes, but may not be limited to:
    • development & specification of techniques,
    • development of acceptance criteria,
    • coaching of maintenance personnel, and
    • auditing of effectiveness.
  • Provide technical support related to analysis of PdM data.  The Maintenance Engineer will be the initial point of contact for PdM Specialists for support in regards to PdM data analysis for all equipment types.  He/She will not be expected to be fluent in analysis of all types of PdM data but must be able to identify and engage expert resources in order to solve data analysis problems.
  • Manage and drive implementation of maintenance and reliability procedures.  This includes, but is not limited to:
    • periodic review & revision of maintenance procedures,
    • driving of procedural training of maintenance personnel, and
    • periodic auditing of maintenance & reliability procedure compliance. 
  • Drive execution of and continuous improvement of existing equipment maintenance strategies.  This includes, but is not limited to:
    • identification & tracking of equipment “Bad Actors”,
    • driving of proactive maintenance focus through on-time PM execution & PM optimization,
    • periodic review & optimization of equipment critical spare parts strategies,
    • facilitation of root cause analysis (RCA) studies related to equipment failure events, and
    • participation in the MOC & capital project review processes.
  • Track and report performance related to key maintenance and reliability metrics.  The Maintenance Engineer will be responsible for gathering data and performing calculations required to report key maintenance and reliability metrics.  He/She will drive metric accuracy through identification and correction of errors.  He/She will identify opportunities for improvement and regularly report performance to site leadership.
  • Drive development of ‘maintenance related’ turnaround scopes and CapEx maintenance plans.  He/She will ensure development and communicate turnaround scope and CapEx plans to site leadership prior to “freeze” dates.  Own and oversee 5 – 10 year capital maintenance plan based on AAA analyses, defined maintenance strategies and know equipment condition and risk.


What Matters to SABIC

  • BS Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering strongly preferred
  • 8 (or more) years of experience in a manufacturing environment highly desired.  Equivalent translatable experience including Military, R&D, and Engineering Consulting will also be considered.
  • Minor in Industrial Reliability & Maintenance or Similar Course Work Preferred
  • Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) Certification Preferred
  • 5 to 10 Years of Industrial Equipment Maintenance Preferred
  • Knowledge & Experience in Precision Maintenance Techniques & Practices
  • General Knowledge & Experience in Predictive Maintenance Techniques, Practices & Data Analysis
  • Proficiency in Technical Writing
  • Knowledge & Experience in Root Cause Analysis Techniques
  • General Knowledge & Experience in Equipment Criticality & Risk Assessment
  • General Knowledge & Experience in Turnaround Scoping & Work Management
  • General Knowledge & Experience in CapEx Planning & Strategy Execution
  • Proficiency with SAP Preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Excellent Oral & Written Communication Skills
  • Experience Working in a Team Setting
  • Proficiency in Leading Cross-Functional Teams to Develop Aligned Solutions to Problems



  • 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
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work for SABIC in the United States on a full-time basis.


Work Availability

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. Applicants must be regularly available and willing to work during assigned hours of operation and such other hours as the company determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs


We are proud to be a diverse and an equal opportunity employer .We are fully committed to a culture of respect and inclusion.


Nearest Major Market: Montgomery