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Maintenance Reliability Engineer

Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: Norco, LA, US, 70057

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

Grace is hiring a Maintenance Reliability Engineer to work onsite at our Specialty Catalyst (SC) plant in Norco, LA. This position is part of the Maintenance/Reliability Team and reports to the Maintenance Manager. You will be part of a team that is embedded in the daily operations to include a Maintenance Coordinator, Maintenance Planner/Scheduler, Crafts Specialist, and Process Engineers.


As a Maintenance Reliability Engineer, you will be responsible for the Mechanical Integrity and Reliability Programs. Responsibilities includes:


  • Develops and manages equipment maintenance plans for area equipment including updating PM, PdM, CBM routines, and equipment lists in SAP
  • Conducts Critical Equipment Analysis and Criticality Assessments 
  • Manages Critical Equipment lists
  • Tracks and analyzes reliability data on Critical Equipment 
  • Develops Maintenance Strategies for equipment
  • Identifies and defines reliability improvements for daily maintenance as well as projects
  • Troubleshoots long term equipment issues
  • Identifies critical spares and recommended spare parts inventory levels
  • Tracks, manages, and analyzes area asset reliability data
  • Manages area equipment files and documentation
  • Conducts RCIs and incident investigations for equipment failures
  • Conducts daily job site inspections and walkthroughs
  • Identifies and scope potential reliability improvement projects
  • Facilitates area Maintenance planning and execution meeting for outages
  • Provides input to weekly maintenance schedules
  • Assists with emergencies, unplanned problems and repairs
  • Participates in Process Hazard Analysis (PHAs) including, PSSR and Management of Change (MOCs)
  • Provides oversight of stores equipment repairs on and off site
  • Participates in safety programs and initiatives

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering highly preferred or a related engineering discipline
  • 2-5 years Maintenance/Engineering experience in a chemical manufacturing environment, highly preferred, other manufacturing environments may be considered.
  • Proactive problem-solving approach
  • Proficient with MS Office suite
  • Knowledge of a maintenance scheduling tool
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work with effectively with stakeholders throughout the plant to solve problems
  • Ability to organize and prioritize

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using SAP Preventative Maintenance module
  • Previous experience working in a PSM plant
  • Knowledge of Engineering codes and standards such as ASME, API, ANSI, etc
  • Knowledge of machinery lubrication
  • Knowledge of equipment monitoring such as Vibration Analysis, Ultrasound, Oil Analysis and Infrared Thermography
  • Understanding of industry design, repair standards and maintenance practices



  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave (salaried only)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans