Reliability Engineer - Operational Excellence (hybrid)
Allentown, PA 
Posted 2 months 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

We have an immediate opening for an Operational Excellence Reliability Engineer working flexible hybrid with typical business hours, Monday to Friday out of ourGlobal HQ in Allentown, PA or Corporate Office in Hersham, UK. Ability to travel 20%, a majority will be domestic travel to start. Has a willingness to travel globally, mostly to operating sites.

The Op Ex Reliability Engineer is responsible to support identification, development, analysis, and implementation of solutions to improve operating reliability across industrial gas sites worldwide. The successful applicant will work alongside other discipline specific engineers, training personnel, and procedure writers to promote and drive both site specific and fleet-wide reliability improvement initiatives. The role will be expected to support existing work processes in our HYCO business, and then quickly advance into growth areas such as green or blue hydrogen, carbon capture, liquid hydrogen, and/or ammonia processes.

Common challenges:

  • May be called upon to support include the resolution of longer term reliability and maintenance issues. Examples may involve addressing trends of higher than typical component failure rates, steam quality concerns, pre-mature catalyst degradation, breakdown of insulation, or other chronic equipment and performance problems.

  • After gathering an understanding of field experience, the position holder will be tasked tofeedback the learnings and work with fellow engineers, operations management and/or design teams tomitigate problems by improving operating practices, standards, and design protocols.

The position requires an individual with demonstrated leadership skills, broad based technical abilities, and a basic financial background since reliability recommendations must consider payback analysis and business constraints. Strong organizational, planning, interpersonal, and communication skills are essential to the position. Internalcandidates who have completed their rotations on the Career Development Program are welcome to apply.

Required Skills / Abilities:
  • Monitoringoperations across industrial gas sites,to support efforts to meetour reliability targets, while achieving the lowest life cycle cost.

  • Analyzingfleet reliability data to understand the leading causes for plant upsets and drive initiatives to reduce the reoccurrence of these causes across similar plants.

  • Prioritizing and directing the implementation of reliability improvement initiatives, working in conjunction with our Operations, Business, and the Engineering teams.

  • Maintaining and supporting a global system (Event Management) for capturing, investigating, performing root cause analysis and tracking resolution of incidents that result in plant production interruptions within our Operations organization.

  • Leading and supporting field sites in facilitating root cause analysis investigations to understand the true causes of production interruptions and then identifying and leading selection of appropriate solutions to improve plant reliability and operability.

  • Leading/Assisting with the Plant Reliability Review Assessments using tools such as Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) to proactively identify site reliability improvement opportunities.

  • Working closely with maintenance and inspection personnel to ensure that mechanical integrity program (MI) and preventive maintenance programs (PM) are serving their intended purpose.

  • Supporting the reporting of Reliability Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

  • Investigating and developing Best Practices recommendations to systematically address reliability issues across plants.

  • Overseeing our Best Practice system which promotes communication of Best Practice ideas that have been adopted for implementation, support sites in the implementation of these practices, and monitors compliance of Best Practice initiatives to drive organizational improvement.

  • This role is a Safety Sensitive Position

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

  • Minimum of 2 years experiencein maintenance, engineering, and/or operations roles.

  • Ability to work independently as well as to lead and participate on cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, drive issues to completion, and obtain results.

  • Proficiency and/or willingness to apply reliability improvement tools such as root cause analysis charting software and FMEA tools.

  • Willingness to travel globally, mostly to operating sites. Typical expected travel is 20%.

  • Valid Drivers' License and good driving record required.



Air Products proudly values the skills, dedication, and leadership that Veterans bring to the table. As a Veteran-friendly organization, we actively encourage and welcome Veterans to apply for various roles within our company. We recognize the unique strengths and experiences that veterans contribute, and we foster a workplace that honors your service while providing a platform for professional growth.

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.

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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 Experience
2+ years
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