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Sr. Engineer, Maintenance

JOB TITLE:  Senior Engineer, Maintenance


ORG UNIT NAME: BKV Maintenance

LOCATION: USA- Burkville, AL



SABIC is a global leader in diversified chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It manufactures on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products: chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals.

The company recorded a net profit of US$ 5.7 billion in 2018. Sales revenues for 2018 totaled US$ 45 billion while total assets stood at US$ 85 billion. Production in 2018 was 75.3 million metric tons. It has more than 33,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries.



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.



  • 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
  • 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