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Senior Reliability Engineer – Mechanical


Location: Beaumont, TX

Lucite International Inc. is the Americas division of Mitsubishi Chemicals’ acrylic monomer business. Mitsubishi Chemical, the 5th largest chemical company in the world, is the world leader in the manufacture and supply of acrylic monomer, serving a broad base of downstream applications ranging from architectural and automotive coatings, to acrylic sheet applications, to specialty moldings that serve a variety of industries such as electronics and health care. Mitsubishi Chemical is the only producer that owns and operates all three technical routes to acrylic monomer to accommodate C2, C3, and C4 based feedstocks.

Lucite International is one of over twenty diverse Mitsubishi Chemical businesses within the Americas region that span the ten global business units which are well integrated under the regional Mitsubishi Chemical Americas headquarters. As a result, careers within the acrylic monomer business represent just one of the many possibilities for career growth within this dynamic company.

Mitsubishi Chemical is focused on providing solutions to the issues facing people, society, and the planet. All business strategies within the company converge on one point – to contribute to sustained worldwide development and realize what we call KAITEKI.

We are searching for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our team. The Mechanical Reliability Engineers are responsible for identifying and implementing Lucite and industry recognized engineering standards for the technical aspects of mechanical maintenance work. Provides support to the various manufacturing units by identifying, engineering and implementing mechanical solutions or improvements to equipment.


  • Work closely with Operations and Maintenance personnel to troubleshoot mechanical (rotating and stationary equipment) problems. Provide second-level troubleshooting when equipment issues are beyond the technical knowledge of the Maintenance Technician.
  • Oversee all aspects of pressure system inspections. Coordinate and ensure resources are scheduled and available for mechanical inspections of piping, vessels and critical machines.
  • Work closely with Operations and Maintenance personnel to troubleshoot pressure system problems and develop repair plans.
  • When required, draft and develop proposals for capital projects.
  • Execute Management of Change (MOC) and complete design in order to correctly and safely define and implement improvements.
  • Participate in area Process Hazard Analysis/Reviews, LOPAs, Reliability Maintenance studies and RCFAs.
  • Regional collaboration with other reliability engineers and the reliability center coordinator (RCC) to develop reliability strategies, helping maintain weekly and daily schedule compliance.
  • Develop maintenance strategies that include Preventive, Predictive, and Condition-based programs. Confirm proper completion of PM and other proactive activities.
  • Establish and monitor reliability metrics to monitor equipment health and performance (uptime, MTBF, etc.).
  • Constantly maintain awareness of at-risk equipment, potential business interrupters, and overall performance risk profile.
  • Support mechanically related activities during turnarounds (TAR). Provide checkout and start-up support of facilities in order to meet production and business needs. Provide final shutdown/TAR scope approval to ensure effective lifecycle performance.
  • Ensure all maintenance activities meet both internal Lucite Engineering Standards, AIP’s and external regulatory requirements with respect to Health, Safety and Environment to ensure that Company Policies and obligations in these areas are fully complied with.


The job holder leads M&R improvements in a manner such that production objectives are achieved by supporting the processes needed to achieve sustainable reliability at the lowest asset lifecycle costs. It requires partnering with their peers in Operations to drive a proactive approach to asset management.

The job holders are expected to exercise a great deal of flexibility in their work to help facilitate the success of the business. It is expected that employees will cooperate and assist in their own development through cross-training and job experience.


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering is required.
  • 10+ years chemical plant experience (or similar) required.
  • Knowledge of accepted Maintenance and Reliability best practices. Certification as a Maintenance and Reliability Professional or Certified Reliability Engineer is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Process Equipment, including piping, valves, pumps, tanks, and pressure vessels, to enable determining the best technology, materials of construction, pressure and flow calculations, troubleshooting.
  • Reliability-centered Maintenance understanding (FMEA, Asset Criticality, etc.).
  • Experience maintaining, troubleshooting, overhauling, repairing, and installing rotating machinery and stationary equipment.
  • Familiarity with centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, mechanical seals, principles of process refrigeration and steam systems.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Relability Engineering: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses