Reliability Engineer - Rotating Equipment


El Dorado, AR, US, 71730

Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing.  The refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day.


The logistics operations primarily consist of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek US Holdings, Inc.and its affiliates own approximately 63% (including the 2 percent general partner interest) of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE:DKL) is a growth-oriented master limited partnership focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets.


The convenience store retail business is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and operates approximately 300 convenience stores in central and west Texas and New Mexico.

Role Summary

The Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineer is responsible for providing technical guidance on operating units and equipment within a refinery that maintains and improves the safety, environmental standards, overall reliability, and operating cost of the refinery.  The reliability engineer will demonstrate accountability for increasing equipment reliability by improving time between failures of industrial equipment while reducing equipment downtime and manufacturing costs.  This role works collaboratively with the entire refining organization to develop, implement and maintain standard mechanical processes incorporating industry best practices.  The Reliability Engineer creates refining maintenance technical standards and standardized work practices in collaboration with subject matter experts.  This role develops strategies to manage refinery assets at peak performance, optimize lifetime return on investment, mitigate reliability risk, and supports capital improvements in support of long term sustainable performance. 


Job Accountabilities

  • Provide engineering technical support to operating units, environmental activities and plant projects to improve reliability, process safety and environmental performance
  • Support process safety, safety, and environmental compliance by participating in process hazard analysis, incident investigations, procedure development, management of change, alarm management, pressure protection management, and providing technical assistance for work scope development, and assessment of operating impacts on equipment.
  • Design improvements for equipment/systems to improve overall reliability, availability, and predictability of production, improve process safety and environmental performance including complex designs
  • Provide process support to Plant Engineering activities, usually involving preparation of major appropriation requests or execution of detailed engineering of projects
  • Perform equipment reliability analysis and recommends improvements based on Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) findings
  • Establish critical equipment spare strategy
  • Recommend equipment reliability improvements by doing analysis of equipment trends, historical, and field data
  • Develop, implement and lead reliability principles, precision maintenance, and condition monitoring initiatives
  • Analyzes refineries’ maintenance and reliability work practices to identify performance drivers. Works collaboratively with refineries’ maintenance leadership on design/reengineering of existing work processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness within established technical standards
  • Manage the mechanical integrity and quality assurance portion of Process Safety Management (PSM) program
  • Works with all relevant departments to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations adhering to the life cycle asset management process throughout the entire life cycle of new assets
  • Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These problems include capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues
  • Stays abreast of latest industry best practices, technology and equipment design through participation in professional organizations and associations
  • Conduct RCFA on failed equipment / components and improves life expectancy using RCFA findings
  • Supports maintenance related activities in planning upcoming shutdowns, transitions and equipment requirements
  • Support turnaround and unit shutdown planning and execution through participation in scope development, providing justification for work items, and providing technical support during shutdown/startup and outage timeframe
  • Coordinate and assist in implementation of plant system changes, including  equipment additions, modifications and/or deletions and process design
  • Communicate and document process engineering activities in unit support, design, plant engineering, environmental and process safety support activities with little or no review required
  • Develops and delivers site training to educate, inform and guide refinery maintenance staffs on application of technical standards. Ensures standards reflect both engineering and work processes and supported by industry best practices
  • In alignment with reliability effort provide input into capital projects to ensure the scope meets the objectives of operational reliability
  • Specify appropriate Preventive Maintenance (PM's) / Predictive Maintenance (PdM's) based on Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Actively interfaces with engineers and field supervision on troubleshooting, root cause failure analysis and optimization of maintenance predictive and preventive programs
  • Develops refining technical standards for maintenance and mechanical engineering
  • Conducts gap assessments primarily through periodic audits to gauge effectiveness of maintenance and reliability work processes. Identifies internal barriers to implementation and works with refineries’ staffs on resolution
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering discipline or military equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in equipment reliability and mechanical integrity including fixed equipment
  • Working knowledge of industry safety, design, and inspection standards and procedures
  • Demonstrated technical, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis skills
  • Working knowledge of reliability centered maintenance and reliability modeling concepts (Design Standards, RCFA, Maintenance Strategies)
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, diagrams, and sketches
  • Proficient with engineering software
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact effectively and positively with all levels of Company personnel, customers, vendors and visitors
  • Ability to work as self-directed individual and in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to organize and direct the activities of the power distribution work activities and coordinate such activities with operations and maintenance departments
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple projects and tasks in an effective manner
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and sound engineering principles
  • Proficient computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States


Desired Characteristics

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Metallurgical Engineering
  • Knowledgeable in process safety programs including incident investigations, process hazard analysis, management of change, and mechanical integrity.
  • Familiarity with industry standards such as American Petroleum Institute (API) and American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) applicable to maintenance and mechanical engineering in refining industry
  • Three (3) or more years of engineering experience in refinery, chemical or petrochemical plant process or production experience
  • Understanding of risk-ranking methodologies and application in refining industry
  • Considerable knowledge of safe work practices, OSHA and environmental rules and regulations
  • Knowledge/experience with 5-S, Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing principles



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.


It’s an exciting time to join Delek. We’re on a mission to attract, retain, and engage the best and brightest talent – those who are great team players and leaders who make it their first priority to serve. 

  • We are performance driven
  • We value a passion for excellence
  • We value teamwork
  • We value and reward hard work and dedication

Delek US offers the opportunity to provide you with more than a job – we want to help you build a career. 

Since our inception, our ability to hire the right people for the job has served us well, resulting in an impressive record of consistent growth and profitability. With more than 3,500 employees in nine states, we have brought together a diverse team of professionals passionate about investing their time and expertise in one of the most dynamic downstream energy companies in the market today. 

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