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Mechanical Machinery Engineer

Braskem America
Kenova, WV 25530
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Job: Mechanical Machinery Engineer

Every day, Braskems 8,000 team members work to improve peoples lives through sustainable solutions in chemistry and plastics.

We pride ourselves on a culture that promotes diversity and inclusivity (D&I) encouraging its team members to be who they are, following the motto: You are free to be you. This mindset adds value to the organization by unlocking untapped potential. Braskem promotes collaborative behaviors that encourage new ideas and different perspectives. As a global organization, Braskem offers competitive employee benefits such as parental leave and educational reimbursement. We strongly encourage people with all different backgrounds and experiences, of all races and ethnicities, abilities, and people from the LGBTQIA+ community, to apply.

Braskem America is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem S.A. headquartered in Philadelphia. The company is the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States, with six production plants located in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, an Innovation and Technology Center in Pittsburgh, and a new operation in Boston focused on leveraging groundbreaking developments in biotechnology and advanced materials. For more information, visit www.braskem.com/usa.

Department: Manufacturing, Maintenance & Reliability

Location: Neal

Travel Involved:15%


This position provides technical expertise to the Maintenance & Reliability Organization.

Position provides counseling and consulting on a variety of process and equipment issues, including detailed calculations in order to make cost effective decisions and recommendations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of sound engineering practices and principles relating to mechanical equipment.
  • Knowledge of rotating equipment design, installation and maintenance, including hands on troubleshooting of pumps and compressors and extruders.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Predictive technologies including vibration, thermography, lubrication analysis and ultrasonics.
  • Responsible for conducting root cause investigations of mechanical equipment failures
  • Responsible for leading reliability centered maintenance, Criticality and FMEA studies
  • Responsible for projecting mechanical equipment maintenance capital needs and running projects as appropriate
  • Responsible to acting as owner of mechanical equipment standards
  • Responsible for equipment benchmarking and metric analysis to improve equipment reliability
  • Responsible for establishing and driving reliability engineering principles and best practices.
  • Responsible for providing technical support to the capital organization for new equipment purchases.


  • Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering
  • Seven years of experience in the chemical, petrochemical or refining industry.
  • Experience in fixed and rotating equipment, including compressors, pumps, extruders, and other plant-related equipment.
  • Experience in the application of reliability methodologies/technologies
  • Understanding of equipment damage mechanisms.
  • Experience in writing or interpreting internal or Industry standards for mechanical equipment.
  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written), leadership skills, and interpersonal skills for positive interaction with others in all levels in the organization.
  • A balanced strategic and tactical focus, creativity and innovation, and problem solving, analytical, organizational, and planning skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must be a self starter and have high performance standards.

Preferred Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • Well developed leadership skills in a professional environment; competent working in a cross-functional matrix environment
  • Ability to handle complex, abstract problems from identification to resolution
  • Ability to think in overall broad terms and negotiate solutions with other related organizations.
  • Experience with predictive maintenance with Certifications in vibration, oil analysis, thermography, etc
  • Experience with Fitness for Service and Reliability Based Inspection
  • Experience with Reciprocating compressor design, troubleshooting and repair
  • Experience with extruder design, troubleshooting and repair
  • Experience with Centrifugal pump and compressor design, troubleshooting and repair
  • Experience with Fixed equipment inspection and repair including certifications in API 510, 570 and 653



Posted: 2021-01-03 Expires: 2021-02-03

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