Reliability Engineer
Lakewood, CA 
Posted 24 days ago
Job Description

At Air Products, our purpose is to bring people together to reimagine what's possible, collaborate and innovate solutions to the world's most significant energy and environmental sustainability challenges. Grow with us as we embark on building tomorrow together by being the safest, most diverse and most profitable industrial gas company in the world.

Reimagine What's Possible

This Southern California facility located in Paramount, CA is the world's first large-scale sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facility. It highlights Air Products commitment to energy transition and supports California's decarbonization by producing renewable aviation fuel.

We are seeing a Reliability Engineer who is responsible for increasing equipment reliability by improving time between failures while reducing equipment downtime and maintenance costs. This role works collaboratively with the entire refining organization to develop, implement and maintain the Company's Engineering Practices and applicable RAGAGEP standards.

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; and champion the troubleshooting, repair, overhaul, planning and budgeting for rotating equipment including large steam turbines, large centrifugal compressors, rotary screw compressors, reciprocating compressors, positive displacement pumps, gearboxes, and turbomachinery auxiliary systems.


  • 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 sparing strategy
  • Recommend equipment reliability improvements though 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 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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
  • This is a safety sensitive position


    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.
    • 7-10 years as an Instrumentation and Controls Engineer
    • Refinery/petrochemical/bio-fuels industry experience preferred
    • Demonstrated experience in machinery reliability
    • Working knowledge of industry safety, design, and inspection standards and procedures for machinery
    • Experience w/technical, troubleshooting, & 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
    • 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

    Air Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.

    In California, the expected pay range is $136,470-$197,650 plus Company bonus. This is the pay range that we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.




    We are the world's largest hydrogen producer with over 80 years of industrial gas experience. We are hydrogen and industrial gas experts delivering safe, end-to-end solutions, investing in real, clean energy projects at scale, and driving the industry forward to generate a cleaner future.

    At Air Products, we work in an environment where we put safety first, diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visitAbout Air Products.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.).You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.

    Air Products is committed to working with and providing a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail us at General application status inquiries are not answered by this mailbox rather you'll receive an e-mail directly from our Career Center and/or the Talent Acquisition Specialist.

    Air Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
    Air Products is also committed to Employment Equity (Canada).
    Individuals who may have an accommodation need related to applying for positions with Air Products in the U.S. and Canada, should contact Air Products at 1-800-966-2724, Option #1.


    Job Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full Time
    Required Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Required Experience
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