• Fixed Equipment Reliability Technician

    Job Locations US-AR-El Dorado
    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/16/2018 9:36 AM)
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  • Overview

    Great Lakes Chemical Corporation, (A Company of the Lanxess Group), is currently seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and talented individual for the position of Fixed Equipment Reliability Technician in our South Plant location in El Dorado, Arkansas. 


    At LANXESS, we are an "Energizing Chemistry".  This phrase perfectly embodies our philosophy and operating principles as well as our view of the entire chemical industry.  To us, energizing chemistry can be described very simply:

    • Be quick, agile and resilient
    • Focus on the essentials
    • Continuously improve performance and products to help customers, the environment, employees and society as a whole.


    LANXESS, as a part of the greater chemical industry, has the performance capabilities and innovative strength to meet these commitments.  We believe that by following these principles and energizing chemistry, we can improve the quality of life of people across the world.  Further, we see that our innovations and products are making important contributions to society. 


    It is our corporate responsibility to create lasting value for all shareholders and to consciously address the impact of our actions.  The only way to guarantee the future success and sustainability of our company is to balance our strategy with the demands od he economy, ecology and society.  At LANXESS, we take a long-term view and use our knowledge, ability, and experience to develop product and technologies that will protect the climate and environment and improve people's quality of life. 


    We are responsible employers and support social and cultural projects all over the world.  Corporate responsibility is integral to every aspect of our enterprise.  With our global headquarters in Cologne, Germany, LANXESS is comprised of 19.000 employees and 75 production sites in 19 countries with manufacturing, sales, and customer service capabilities in all region of the world. 


    LANXESS offers competitive salaries, a wide array of benefit options, and an exceptional retirement savings plan.  These are just some of the many ways we recognize our employees for the large difference they make to the LANXESS' success. At LANXESS, our employees are our greatest resource. We invite you to explore the employment opportunities at our company today and invest in a terrific company for your career.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled



    The focus of the Reliability Technician is to analyze and develop predictive (PdM) analysis methods for monitoring plant equipment and determining the reliability of process equipment.  The Reliability Technician utilizes these predictive (PdM) technologies to acquire and analyze data in order to determine the cost advantage of alternatives, develop action plans to comply with internal and external customer demands, and make recommendations for improvement in order to avoid failures, improve runtime, improve asset utilization, and increase OEE.  In addition,  the Reliability Technician prepares calculations, diagrams, charts, drawings, and other documentation using PdM software packages and writes a formal report based on the acquired data.  When failures do occur, the reliability technician conducts failure analysis of the equipment and investigates the failure in order to determine the root cause for the particular problem. Based on the root causes the technician makes recommendations for improvement considering the cost limitations, up/down time, repair costs, replacement costs, weight, size, and availability of materials and equipment in order to return the equipment to OEM specifications.  Other responsibilities include but are not limited to creating, updating, and/or modifying equipment information in SAP and other PdM software tools and Microsoft Office Suite applications.  The Reliability Technician works closely with all levels of the organization from operations technicians to senior management. 



    Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

    • Train Operations and Maintenance personnel in condition based predictive (PdM) technologies related to monitoring process equipment when call on to do so
    • Use predictive (PdM) technologies and test equipment in support of field data gathering related to the condition of key production equipment such as, but not limited to gear boxes, hydraulic systems, air compressors, pumps, tanks, pressure vessels, piping systems, rotating equipment, tanks, pressure vessels, relief protection devices, etc
    • Perform physical inspections of the key production equipment which may involve removing inspection plates, obtaining digital images, sampling the lubricants, recording any visible signs of wear and prepare formal reports
    • Assist in Root Cause Failure analysis (RCFA) and troubleshooting efforts in support of investigating, identifying, and eliminating the root cause of equipment failures and generate recommendations for improvement in order to improve runtime, AU and OEE
    • Create, update and maintain the CMMS (SAP) production equipment database files which includes equipment file building for existing, new or modified equipment, and build/update the equipment task instructions and equipment maintenance plans
    • Make recommendations for improvement and assist in designing and implementing process equipment changes to improve equipment runtime and OEE.
    • Reports to the Reliability Engineer when assigned, and the Mgr., Engineering Reliability when a Reliability Engineer is not assigned


    Required Skills and Abilities:

    • Minimum 2 years post high school education in related field or equivalent experience preferred
    • Minimum 5 years in maintenance organization in an industrial environment preferred
    • Experience working with predictive (PdM) technologies including, but not limited to vibration analyzers, ultrasonic devices, hand-held temperature profile and thermal imaging devices, and multi-channel acquisition systems
    • Strong math and algebra aptitude and be able to convert between different units of measure
    • Fundamental knowledge of signal processing and programming
    • Experience with computers and Microsoft Office suite and SAP Maintenance Module
    • Self-starter with the ability to work both independently and in groups to meet long-term goals
    • Possess troubleshooting skills and acumen
    • Commitment to Continuous Improvement, Work Excellence and Self-Learning
    • Ability to work with all levels of the organization including operators, engineers and managers to translate business needs into applications
    • If not presently certified NDT Level II, must be willing to travel in order to achieve NDT Level II certifications including API certifications as this is a Fixed Equipment Technician role.


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