Job Description


The primary role of this position is to provide the necessary engineering and technical support to continuously improve plant rotating and fixed equipment integrity, reliability, cost and economic performance.


May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide technical support to production and maintenance departments.

  • Perform failure analysis (i.e. root cause analysis) to determine and correct equipment problems and prevent reoccurrence.

  • Assist in the development and monitoring of the preventative maintenance program

  • Manage and execute the plants fixed equipment mechanical integrity program

  • Participate actively in department/plant safety and environmental programs

  • Provide administrative and technical support to the maintenance organization concerning improvement-oriented efforts.

  • Serve as leader and/ or member of cross-functional teams to resolve equipment problems, investigate incidents, and improve reliability

  • Develop and utilize metrics to identify issues, prioritize efforts to develop solutions, and justify spending on improvements.

  • Perform component failure analysis as required.

  • Perform duties in a manner that protects personal safety as well as the safety of all personnel on site.  Whenever appropriate; promptly report Safety, health or Environmental incidents or issues to management so the situation can be corrected.  Attend Monthly Safety Meetings to help prevent off site and job accidents.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering is required

  • 2-5 years of Engineering Experience

  • Experience with rotating and stationary equipment

  • Familiar with OSHA’s process safety management standard regarding mechanical integrity.

  • Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in MS Office; should also have a working knowledge of a CMMS database program.

  • Excellent communication skills and problem-solving ability

  • Strong work planning and organizational skills required

  • Self-motivated.  Able to work independently and as a team player.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US markets. The base pay range for this position is $90,000 to $145,000. This range is based on relevant market data in our lowest and highest geographic markets. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, experience and skillset. Westlake is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, sign on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package (also to include a full range of medical and other benefits.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Additionally, this position must make general decisions requiring judgement and perform activities requiring sustained concentration.


The noise level in the work environment is sometimes moderate when working in an office, however, some of the work may be required in the operating units which mandates usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.  May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators.  Travel including air travel or auto travel may occasionally be required.

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