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Rotating Equipment Reliability Engineer at Koch Fertilizer, LLC

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Beatrice, Nebraska

Job Description:

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Koch Fertilizer LLC and its subsidiaries own or have interest in nitrogen fertilizer plants in the United States, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago.  Koch Fertilizer is a subsidiary of Koch Ag and Energy Solutions, which has the capability to market and distribute over 13 million metric tons of fertilizer products annually.

Koch Fertilizer Beatrice, LLC is currently seeking a Rotating Equipment Reliability Engineer to join our Beatrice, NE team.


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Own preventative and predictive maintenance programs for rotating machinery and related equipment

  • Continuous engineering support to improve and maintain rotating machinery reliability for the plant

  • Provide technical support for Rotating Machinery Technicians for maintaining equipment

  • Manage small projects involving rotating machinery reliability, and focused improvements. 

  • Provide subject matter expertise for large capital projects to the corporate engineering support group

  • Collect and analyze reliability data for rotating machinery and develop strategies for improved performance. 

  • Participate in root cause failure analysis for unplanned downtime incidents and implement identified improvements

  • Continually evaluate equipment for possible improvement to process safety and reliability


What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications: 

  • 4+ years of reliability engineering or maintenance experience in an industrial environment

  • Experience developing work and reliability processes on centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, pumps, steam turbines, fans, gearboxes, and conveyors.

  • Experience developing processes or implementing projects

  • Root cause failure analysis (RCFA) investigation experience

  • Experience in communicating complex ideas and presenting information/ training to diverse groups.

  • Ability to work extended hours during turnarounds as well as occasional nights or weekends during call-outs as needed

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.

  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather

  • Ability to sit, stand or kneel as needed

  • Ability to climb stairs, ladders and work at heights of approximately 25-100 ft.

  • Occasional exposure to fumes/airborne particles

  • Unassisted physical mobility around a plant


What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Reliability engineering experience in a nitrogen fertilizer or chemicals production facility

  • Machinery Lubrication Technician (MLT) Level 2 Certification

  • ISO Category 2 Vibration Analyst Certification

  • Experience with Mechanical Integrity Programs

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering

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This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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