Reliability Engineer

OCI Nitrogen North America is looking for a Reliability Engineer to join our Maintenance and Reliability team.  This individual will be responsible for leading reliability efforts at the site which involves root cause analysis, FMEAs, PM optimization and bad actor programs. This individual should have a strong mechanical engineering background with experience in fixed equipment and rotating equipment, and experience working in chemical facilities.

As a Reliability Engineer, you will:

  • Facilitate root cause analysis, using various methods.
  • Developing Policies and Procedures.
  • Develop Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) for equipment.
  • Ownership of potential business interruption corrective actions.
  • Determine Bad Actors and develop action plans to correct them.
  • Assist in developing turnaround scope.
  • Improve reliability programs and introduce additional programs and tools.
  • Optimize preventative maintenance (PM) plans.
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing across site and with other OCI sites.
  • Identify critical spare parts needed.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert (SME) for flanged joint integrity.
  • Perform reviews and approvals for Management of Change (MOC).
  • Update documentation for changes made.
  • Use data analysis techniques, including statistical process control, reliability modeling and prediction.
  • All other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering

Experience and Skills

  • 5+ years’ engineering experience in the chemical industry or refining environment. Fertilizer manufacturing experience is a plus.
  • CMRP Certification or similar certification is desired.
  • Experience and understanding of equipment design and maintenance.
  • Strong knowledge of root cause analysis and experience facilitating the process
  • Knowledge of the general operation and function of fixed and rotating equipment used in the fertilizer industry.
  • Proven track record of implementing improvements and meaningful KPI’s.
  • Understanding of ASME and API standards as it relates to equipment repairs and design.
  • Ability to read and interpret P&IDs.
    • SAP and PCMS knowledge is a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, TEAMS, PowerPoint).

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Bending, kneeling, lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to climb straight ladders. Some work may require heights in excess of 100 feet.
  • Wearing industrial chemical plant uniforms and PPE as required.
  • Wearing a respirator when/where required to perform inspections/job duties.
  • Confined space entry may be required.

Company Profile

OCI Global is a leading global producer and distributor of nitrogen products and methanol providing sustainable solutions to agricultural and industrial customers around the world. Our production capacity spans four continents and comprises approximately 16.1 million metric tons per year of nitrogen fertilizers, methanol, diesel exhaust fluid, melamine, and other nitrogen products. We are headquartered in the Netherlands and listed on Euronext in Amsterdam. We are proud to have cultivated a strong community focused identity as a local employer with 3,600 employees around the world. Our employment strategy has resulted in a diverse global workforce encompassing 25 nationalities located in ten countries, with diverse ethnicities, religious beliefs, cultures, orientations, ages, and other traits working together respectfully and with a shared sense of purpose.

OCI is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, color, age, disability, sex, national origin, or religion. We value diversity in our workforce and in the communities we serve.


OCI offers a comprehensive, first-class benefits package starting the first day of the month following an employee’s hire date.

  • Medical insurance
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) program with company matching.
  • Paid holidays.
  • Paid time off (PTO)


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skill, tasks, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associate with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, OCI Nitrogen North America reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as business needs arise. In compliance of EEOC regulations, if the employee cannot perform the essential functions of this position in a satisfactory manner, further accommodations shall be made if it does not constitute undue hardships upon this organization.

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen. A valid driver’s license is required.


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