Rotating Equipment Specialist

About OQ Chemicals:

OQ Chemicals is a global manufacturer of Oxo Intermediates and Oxo Performance Chemicals with around 1,400 employees worldwide. Our products are used in various applications such as paints and coatings, lubricants and functional fluids, and personal care products.


Bay City, US, 77414

Mobile work possible?:  no
Employment duration:  Permanent
Employment type:  Full time

OQ Chemicals Company Overview | World leader in Oxo Chemicals

Oxo products are the core competency of OQ Chemicals. We are producing more than 70 oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives for customers in a wide range of industries with various end market applications. Our chemicals are important ingredients in products that are used in daily life around the world. "We" refers to more than 1,400 OQ Chemicals employees worldwide. At our plants in Germany, the USA, China and the Netherlands, we produce intermediates and derivatives.


Job Purpose: 
To improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of plant rotating equipment through the application of engineering expertise in providing low cost, safe solutions to maintenance problems. 

The position will act in accordance with the Group’s Mission, Vision, Values & Strategies, as well as, policies, guidelines and international standards, supported by an IT Technology platform, HSE standards.


Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
•    Develop/Maintain Plant Rotating Reliability Program 
•    Frequent review of all Work Orders coded as Engineering assistance required and managing those WO, including providing feedback.
•    Perform/Lead all Root Cause Analysis for Rotating Group (Occurrence of Adverse Events)  
•    Perform/Lead all Failure Mode and Effects Analysis for Rotating Group (Prevention and Proactive Risk Management) 
•    Maintain database for all critical equipment spare identification including obtaining equipment numbers and spare inventory stock requests as needed
•    In conjunction with Purchasing, will maintain/prepare all major equipment RFQs, ie.  Pump/Compressor/Gearbox/Etc overhauls
•    Review/Maintain Engineering Specifications/Drawings for Rotating Equipment
•    Outlook for future years on equipment replacement and manage Capex Planning (Responsible for Asset Replacement Lookhead) 
•    Perform and Lead PM studies for all rotating equipment, this should include items such as:  monthly vibration analysis, oil sampling and QA; assist in quarterly critical equipment performance testing
•    Provide feedback to Management on suggested engineering improvements based on Bad Actor Analysis, recommendations should be frequent and managed by Engineer.
•    Develop and distribute KPIs for Rotating Team
•    Participate/Lead Reliability Improvement Projects
•    Develop maintenance procedures to improve equipment reliability, efficiency, and minimize repair costs. 
•    Support efforts to ensure that plant wide rotating equipment standards are reviewed and updated. 
•    Lead team efforts to solve complex rotating equipment problems and improve reliability. 
•    Develop standards and specifications for new rotating equipment. 
•    Perform other job duties as assigned. 


Key Interactions:
Internal: Work closely with Maintenance co-workers and operations
External: 3rd party contractors and/or vendors as appropriate


Notable Working Conditions: Mixture of office and chemical plant environment. 


Education Requirements: High School Diploma or GED


Language Requirements: English


Background and Experience:

•    Significant training or education within Rotating Equipment Standards
•    Minimum of ten years rotating equipment experience. 
•    Significant training or education within Rotating Equipment Standards 

Desires Qualifications: 
•    Proficient knowledge of PC desktop computer programs; Microsoft Outlook (email, calendar, etc.), Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Project, SAP, etc.). 
•    Expertise in the development of predictive and preventative maintenance programs. 

•    Advanced experience working with various types of rotating equipment. 


Compenties and Skills:

•    Ability to effectively communicate through written correspondence. 
•    Advanced knowledge in rotating equipment technology 
•    Results orientated, self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as lead/participate on teams. 


OQ Chemicals is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not tolerate discrimination based on race, sex, age, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


Our Benefits

  • Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Health Equity Health Fund for health and dependent care
  • Disability Benefits
  • Basic Group Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Paid Time Off for a balanced life
  • Competitive salary, bonus, 401(k) plan with match and profit-sharing match

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Nearest Major Market: Houston