• Mechanical Maintenance Engineer II

    Job Location US-LA-Geismar
    # of Openings
    Direct Hire
  • Overview

    This is a direct position that is discipline-specific (Mechanical) and is tactical and daily maintenance focused. The successful candidate will be responsible for collaborating with Production and Maintenance personnel and provide services relating to design review, repair, and maintenance, including predictive / preventative maintenance activities. Additionally, it provides technical support for Root Cause Failure Analyses, troubleshooting of problems, and monitoring Preventive Maintenance and Predictive Maintenance programs.


    • Apply appropriate reliability tools to drive improvements, optimize costs, and improve asset effectiveness (i.e., Bad Actor Program, FMEA, RBI, RBM, RCM, Reliability Roadmap, etc.)
    • Ensures development and sustenance of Critical Equipment list
    • Monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics for proactive identification and resolution of reliability issues
    • Lead Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFAs) and corrective actions for complex and/or repetitive problems.
    • Provide technical support to maintenance Supervisor, specialist, and crafts on difficult equipment repair problems
    • Provide Tier 2 troubleshooting support and recommendations to operating units on equipment reliability including emergency work reviews
    • Participate in the Bad Actor Program and create action plans for improving reliability
    • Assist in the training and development of in-house maintenance resources
    • Establish, monitor, and optimize Preventative Maintenance and Predictive Maintenance Plans
    • Develop disciplined and systematic equipment Maintenance strategy based upon business needs
    • Identify and implement best practices across site
    • Interpret codes, regulations, and standards
    • Evaluate new technologies
    • Evaluate alternatives for equipment repair seeking cost and time advantages
    • Support capital projects by supplying engineering expertise in the specification, design, and construction of capital projects in accordance with plant design requirements as well as regulatory and BASF standards. This includes (but not limited to):
      • Equipment selection/layout
      • Scope development
      • Spare parts determination
      • Support with technical Bid analysis and bonus/malus reviews
      • Support installation, commissioning, and startup activities


    • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering and minimum 5+ years of maintenance, reliability and/or projects in a chemical/petrochemical or other similar manufacturing environment.
    • Broad based, hands on knowledge and experience with various types of mechanical equipment. Also must possess a solid understanding of maintenance work processes.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with facts and figures along with the ability to influence, persuade and negotiate. Strong interpersonal skills are required in this position.
    • Knowledge and experience to provide technical guidance



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