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Praxair, Inc. US Reliability Engineer in The Woodlands, Texas

US Reliability Engineer


Global HyCO (GHYCO) has an immediate opening for a position in the Reliability group to support Global US based HYCO’s operating plants. This role will require experience with predictive systems, fixed and rotating equipment. This is a critical role for ensuring early detection of failure, replication of lesson’s learned, and implementation of processes, procedures or improvements to secure reliable operations.

Job Overview:

  • Drive standard practices around preventative and predictive maintenance process.

  • Maintain high level of effectiveness around CMMS and Spare parts availability

  • Ensure equipment maintenance strategies and reliability standards are in place across all US HyCO facilities

  • Enable leveraging of adopted reliability and maintenance best practices and transparency of those practices in H-SMP procedures, HyCO Business Rules and Guidelines and other key tools (i.e. EAM, HyCO Tracker)

  • Drive reduction in unplanned down time, discovery work and repeat events (incidents and near miss) therefore reducing overall life cycle cost and increasing operating profit for the US HyCO business

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leverage site specific best in class PM’s and incorporate into appropriate H-SMPs; Overall PM optimization by equipment class

  • Develop and implement equipment maintenance strategies working with Subject Matter Experts

  • Initiate new vibration routes and maintain the HyCO MHM database

  • Responsible for driving EAM effectiveness in operations and maintenance; publish key metrics which show progress; Includes EAM asset loading

  • Monthly and quarterly analysis of rotating predictive maintenance indications and preventative maintenance feedback.

  • Development and implementation of multidisciplinary predictive strategy

  • Responsible for Spare part availability by equipment class; development and ownership of spare part annual budget

  • Global analysis of bad actors and repeat corrective maintenance; Maintain US Bad actor list and scope lead for projects that eliminate bad actors

  • Direct Report Leadership: CMMS Specialist, Warehouse Technician, HyTOP and Intern

  • Execution of Key Reliability Initiatives (i.e. FMEA, Procal)

  • Ownership of Quarterly Reliability Metrics (i.e. Reliability by equipment class, bad actor reduction, reliability failures/saves)


Basic Qualifications:

  • Vibration Institute Certification

  • MHM database training

  • RAMP, Winrock and VDL analysis training

  • Management and Leadership of Direct Reports

  • Influencing peers, SME’s and managers

  • International Council for Machinery Lubrication Level 1

  • Infrared Training

  • Budget management

  • Global perspective

  • Ability to travel 30% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Hydrogen Producing Facility or extensive experience with maintaining rotating equipment

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Engineering

Primary Location Texas-The Woodlands

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 18003181