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This role will provide reliability specialist support for the Petrochemicals USA businesses, providing expertise and technical support for capital projects and existing assets including consulting and on-site support. This position can be located at any of our US Petrochemicals locations: Texas City, TX or Cooper River, SC. The key objectives are to maximize
equipment availability, continuously improve reliability, and optimize maintenance costs while ensuring continued integrity.
This role is in the Manufacturing Excellence function of the Petrochemicals strategic performance unit (SPU) which in turn is part of the refining and marketing segment.
The Petrochemicals SPU consists of the Aromatics and Acetyls Business Units which have manufacturing assets worldwide, and technology centers located in Naperville in the U.S. and Hull in the U.K. There are over 2000 people working for Petrochemicals in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
The Petrochemicals businesses produce 3 key products. Acetic acid, Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) and Paraxylene (PX). The businesses have a track record of consistent growth.
In addition to technology leadership the business intent is to maintain best in class manufacturing performance in all of its assets worldwide. In order to be increasingly cost effective and competitive in a global market, production equipment and systems reliability are critical for improving financial performance. The role of the availability engineer is a critical role to ensure continued
Within Petrochemicals there will be continued focus on reducing overall costs of production hence all maintenance activities will need to be challenged to be at lowest cost and of shortest duration. At the same time the maintenance activities must provide both high quality and safe solutions. The availability engineer must have sufficient expertise, authority and influence to ensure that all maintenance issues have been given sufficient consideration and have been duly acted upon as required. The availability engineer will be required to communicate the availability data to a network comprising individuals from a broad range of disciplines, cultures and manufacturing experience. The business environment is expected to be very challenging, and the post holder has to be able to influence peers and management who will be faced with many tough decisions about priorities. The Petrochemicals manufacturing sites are spread globally and operate in a variety of different cultures and heritage systems & performance. It is unlikely that a single approach to maintenance and reliability will apply to all sites and a key challenge of the role is to identify areas of common interest and benefit while accommodating individual site approaches. Influencing skills underpin performance against certain key elements of the BP Leadership Framework, such as speaking out and doing the right thing for BP, managing risk, driving continuous improvement, and holding others to account.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering; Certified professional engineer credential is preferred in addition to education.