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Engineer, Mechanical Reliability

Title: Sr. Engineer, Mechanical Reliability

Org Unit :Specialties Global Manufacturing 

Location: Selkirk, NY

Salary Range: $100,000 - $143,345


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!


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Job Summary

The Maintenance and Reliability organization drives strategic improvements and tactical support for the facility. This position is for a strong technical engineer with effective communication and leadership skills who has high energy and motivation. The position will be working with maintenance, reliability, operations, and engineering teams in a large global thermoplastic manufacturing facility. The facility operates over 10,000 assets with varying degrees of automation and complexity.  Rotating, Instrument, Electrical, and Static Equipment onsite includes: extruders, blenders, packaging equipment, motors, instrumentation, blowers, pumps, valves, distillation columns, heat exchangers, agitators, dryers, filters, centrifuges, etc.


How You Can Be the Impact

The individual will be working independently using structured tools and using reliability methodologies to troubleshoot and determine root causes of failure. They will be leading & facilitating the strategic development and implementation of maintenance strategies and standards to continuously improve equipment reliability.

  • Supporting and improving safe operations of the site.
  • Evaluating and developing solutions to drive uptime and stability of plant site.
  • Work with site teams to improve reliability of process equipment.
  • Provide technical support & expertise to troubleshoot, identify root causes, and improve reliability.
  • Mentor maintenance professionals, engineers and reliability specialists to improve their skills in troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and development of proactive maintenance strategies.
  • Develop equipment maintenance and installation standards.
  • Function as a subject matter expert to address technical issues in several classes of equipment.
  • Lead several ongoing Asset Reliability Work Processes – eg FMEA, MTA (Maintenance Task Analysis), RCA, RCM, and Equipment Criticality Assessment.
  • Implementing small & large projects / process improvements as appropriate.
  • Interface with internal and global teams to translate improvements.


What Matters to SABIC

  • 5+ years of experience in engineering (preferably maintenance or reliability) in a manufacturing / petrochemical facility
  • Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical BS engineering
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in improving equipment reliability
  • Strong communication, leadership, and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with all levels in the organization
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to effectively retrieve and analyze data
  • Working knowledge of equipment maintenance trouble-shooting and best practices
  • Strong experience with a maintenance management system (SAP preferred)
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of industrial standards (ASME, API, ANSI, AWS, NEC) preferred                           


Eligibility Requirements

  • 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 Monday – Friday 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.

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