Reliability Engineer

About the role

Location: USA - Rockport

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent





We provide solutions for a better tomorrow.

•    Conduct detailed analysis of mechanical failures, identify trends, and implement recommended improvements
•    Take lead with implementation, review, and improvement with the Predictive and Preventative Maintenance programs
•    Manage the prioritization processes for mechanical improvement requirements across site
•    serves as the key user for the SAP Maintenance Module, and is responsible for adding/updating assets, Maintenance Plans, BOMs, etc.
•    Responsible for capital asset management (asset tagging, retirement of assets, inventory of existing assets)
•    Analyzes production upsets and summarizing root causes/possible solutions in a monthly report, along with tracking and reporting key KPIs (Reliability, Operability, FTR, etc.)
•    Professionally and systematically defines, designs, develops, monitors and refines an asset maintenance plan that includes: 
o    Value-added preventive maintenance tasks
o    Effective utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems (Vibration Analysis, IR, Ultrasound, Oil Analysis)
•    Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These problems can include capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues. To fulfill this responsibility, the reliability engineer applies: 
o    Data analysis techniques that can include: 
o    Statistical process control
o    Reliability modeling and prediction
o    Fault tree analysis
o    Six Sigma (6σ) methodology
o    Root cause analysis (RCA) and root cause failure analysis (RCFA)
o    Failure reporting, analysis and corrective action system (FRACAS)
•    Works with Production to perform analyses of assets including: 
o    Asset utilization
o    Overall equipment effectiveness
o    Remaining useful life
o    Other parameters that define operating condition, reliability and costs of assets
•    Provides technical support to production, maintenance management and technical personnel.
•    Applies value analysis to repair/replace, repair/redesign and make/buy decisions.

About you

5 to 7 years’ experience in manufacturing setting; preferably plastics industry
•    Solid business understanding & financial literacy
•    Previous SAP PM Module experience is a plus

•    Strong motivational leader with proven leadership of teams and demonstrated interpersonal skills
•    Successful project management experience.
•    Demonstrated reliability metric analysis experience.
•    Proficient in English
•    Understanding of advanced root cause analysis techniques and methodologies (i.e. Kepner Tregoe, 5 Whys, Apollo), FMEA, Risk Management, Life Cycle Asset Management
•    Strong statistics background, with understanding of process control 
•    Hands-on experience with various modes of failure with large scale manufacturing equipment including Motors, Gearboxes, Bearings, Feeders, Drives, etc.
•    Detailed understanding of Preventative and Predictive Maintenance Best practices within the Chemical and Plastics Industry
•    Computer literacy, including MS Office, CMMS, CAD (recommended but not essential)

About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Marc Kochan, ( Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


We offer a role specific compensation and a competitive salary and fringe benefit package reflecting your profile, experience and the specifics of the country/location you apply for.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.

Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and sustainable polyolefin solutions. In Europe, Borealis is also an innovative leader in polyolefins recycling and a major producer of base chemicals. We leverage our polymer expertise and decades of experience to offer value-adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries such as consumer products, energy, healthcare, infrastructure and mobility. With operations in over 120 countries and head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs around 6,000 people. In 2022, we generated a net profit of EUR 2.1 billion. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), owns the remaining 25%. In re-inventing essentials for sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people, innovation and technology, and performance excellence. We are accelerating the transformation to a circular economy of polyolefins and expanding our geographical footprint to better serve our customers around the globe. Our operations are augmented by two important joint ventures: Borouge (with ADNOC, headquartered in the UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US). | |


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The hiring process

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  • We get to know each other
  • Proposal & agreement
  • Make It Real

The selection process may vary based on position & profile. Our Talent Acquisition Specialist will provide detailed insights into the specific procedure once we connect with you regarding your application.

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