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Engineer - Maintenance at Westlake Chemical Corporation in Plaquemine, Louisiana

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.





Job Description:

Westlake Chemical offers you the potential to enrich your work life and career experience in an entrepreneurial environment. We work together to enhance peoples' lives through our products and presence in the communities in which we operate. Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.
If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the "Careers" worklet and view "Westlake Career Opportunities".
ENGINEER - MAINTENANCESUMMARYThis position will independently evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay include, but are not limited to, the following:Demonstrates strong safety culture through personal behavior and commitment to environmental, health & safety
Participates in the PACE culture of safety
Works with PVC operations and maintenance departments to develop and initiate projects to improve unit reliability
Serve as technical support for the maintenance group for day to day operations
Work with unit maintenance planners and validator to plan improvements and place on weekly schedules
Generate front-end scope packages for capital projects, including generating heat and mass balances, marked-up P&ID's, PFD's, project justification, piping and equipment sizing, instrumentation requirements, materials of construction, and clearly communicate plans to operations and maintenance personnel
Works with PVC maintenance to initiate, plan, schedule, install and commission (start to finish) small projects and unit equipment improvements
Size and recommend relief valves as needed
Attend process hazard reviews as required
Create and implement solutions to action items identified in PHA's, audit findings, and root cause analysis
Promote and support Westlake's Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) activities as part of the department team
Prepare monthly and other reports required to keep management informed on progress of projects, improvements made and other items as necessary
Use Statistical Process Control in the continuous improvement effort
Maintain working knowledge of the plant operations and technology in order to identify improvement opportunities and assist operations in resolving problems
Maintain information (files and documentation) for plant process, equipment and technology
Assist in the preparation of capital requests necessary to improve plant operations
Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering required
0 - 2 years of experience, preferably in maintenance/reliability/engineering; industrial or plant experience preferred
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
Proficient computer skills, with good working knowledge of all standard company applications (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)
Ability to lead groups of people
Ability to make sound decisions based upon technical information

PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Additionally, this position must make general decisions requiring judgement and perform activities requiring sustained concentration.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe noise level in the work environment is sometimes moderate when working in an office, however, some of the work may be required in the operating units which mandates usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc. May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators. Travel including air travel or auto travel may occasionally be required.
Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.
If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the "Careers" worklet and view "Westlake Career Opportunities".