Company: Shell
Skills: Reliability Engineer
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Convent, Louisiana, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Job Description

The Reliability Engineer is the focal point for issues regarding availability and reliability of plant systems for the facility, with the responsibility and authority to drive the Reliability and Availability in the facility by effective reliability management to achieve the business objectives.

Principal Accountability:
  • HSSE: To act at all times in accordance with the Policy on Health, Safety and Environment and proactively manage all reliability and Integrity activities accordingly. Ensure competence of Shell and Contractor staffs in this area.
  • This individual must ensure that reliability is considered in all aspects of manufacturing including projects, turnarounds, maintenance, engineering, work processes, and human factors.
  • The Reliability Engineer must be able to work closely with individuals from all engineering disciplines, crafts, and operators in order to create a proactive defect elimination mindset. This cross-functional perspective provides the opportunity to participate in, and influence, almost all aspects of the plant operation. This includes helping to set priorities of critical activities, identifying learning opportunities and interdependencies while providing direct support to the assigned area.
  • The Reliability Engineer must develop strong relationships at all levels of the organization in order to quickly identify changes that will eventually affect the sites performance. This information is then used to develop and implement tactics that support the overall reliability performance improvement strategy for the site.
Other Responsibilities include:
  • Champion the Mitigate Threats to Availability (MTA) as the focal point for the assigned production team to assure threats are effectively and consistently identified, risk assessed, prioritized, and mitigated. Assist Production Unit Manager with ensuring key resources are allocated appropriately based on threat priorities to deliver the maximum benefit.
  • Facilitating development of site equipment strategies (steam turbines, fin-fans, pumps, compressors, etc.) through application of FMEA techniques in a streamlined manner.
  • Champion the RCM Living Program process in your assigned production team area, by identifying equipment failures that warrant further evaluation through the RCM work process, potentially leading to formal RCM analyses and equipment strategy changes to improve equipment reliability
  • Assist with developing long-term Unit Strategies
  • Ensuring the full implementation and utilization of the Reliability Management Framework in the work processes and practices of the assigned area
  • Ensuring all reliability activities are linked with the current 5-year Business Plan
  • Ensuring that common or systemic issues are identified and communicated
  • Facilitating or participating in incident investigations impacting reliability using the Causal Learning (CL) work process
  • Integrating reliability processes within numerous work processes across the site including Maintenance Execution, Investigation and Learning, Projects, Turnarounds, and Business Planning
  • Interacting with Reliability Steering Team and utilizing this forum to validate proper alignment of activities against refinery goals and to secure support when needed
  • Reviewing and communicating performance in the assigned area, identifying areas for improvement, and facilitating the development of gap closure plans relating to reliability
  • Providing communication material such as success stories and best practices to site personnel in order to reinforce positive outcomes from proactive behaviors.
  • Ensure reliability is integrated into unit Turnaround planning and execution
  • Analyzing Unplanned Controllable events for the assigned area and ensuring activities support continued improvement in this area
  • Applying Reliability Engineering Principles, practices, and tools appropriate to the situation including, but not limited to, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Causal Learning (CL) investigation techniques, Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA), Weibull Analysis, etc.
  • In addition to Production Team responsibilities, the RE may be assigned various site wide initiatives / focal point roles such as Global Utilization System (GUS) focal point (utilization and downtime reporting system), infrastructure strategy development, obsolescence strategy development, etc.


The reliability Engineer will reside on the Logistics Production Team

Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world's growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • At least Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline or equivalent is required.
  • Minimum seven (7) years experience in project engineering for a refinery or chemical plant.
  • Proven experience on Reliability Engineering systems/tools, supervisory/leadership, Management of Change, Technical Integrity management, budgeting and contract and procurement management;
  • Demonstrated strong leadership attributes, with ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Expertise in evaluating complex threat scenarios using probability and consequence data to develop the HSSE and business impacts preferred
  • Proven experience developing and implementing reliability or operational improvement plans preferred
  • Proven experience facilitating multi-discipline teams for complex incident investigations and problem solving preferred
  • Proficient in modeling and simulation software for manufacturing systems preferred


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