22 May, 2024

Reliability Engineer

  • BASF
  • Attapulgus, GA, USA
Reliability Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

The world needs fresh and innovative solutions. We need YOU!


Where the chemistry happens…


Our team is searching for a Reliability Engineer to work at our Attapulgus, GA site for the BASF Catalyst division which is the world's leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts.


The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a variety of chemicals, plastics, and other products, including advanced battery materials. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF's Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success. 


As a Reliability Engineer you will provide support to the site by developing and implementing reliable engineered systems as well as overseeing the implementation of a comprehensive multi-year “Reliability Plan”.

As a Reliability Engineer you Create Chemistry By...


  • Analyzing the reasons for equipment failure and lead Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) efforts. Participating in reliability related incident investigations; prioritizing action items and following-up on their implementation.  
  • Performing root cause analyses of equipment failures and developing/implementing corrective actions to address root causes, also performing/managing preventive and predictive maintenance activities.
  • Developing equipment repair procedures and specifications necessary to improve plant and equipment reliability and supporting of all EH&S policies and procedures.
  • Understanding of maintenance and reliability work processes, such as centrifugal pumps, piping systems, pressure vessels (including heat exchangers), atmospheric storage tanks, positive displacement pumps, relief devices and compressors of various design.
  • Coordinating with maintenance, production, and storeroom personnel to establish and maintain the proper stocking levels of parts and equipment required to provide maximum equipment uptime at the lowest possible costs.
  • Being responsible for implementing Reliability methodologies like RBI, RCM, RCA and other reliability-based maintenance engineering principles and practices.  

If you...


  • Have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.
  • Possess work experience in maintenance or reliability engineer in an industrial plant environment.
  • Have experience with formal reliability programs such as TPM, RCM, RCFA and experience developing, reviewing, and implementing strategic preventive and predictive maintenance programs and procedures.
  • Have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) required.
  • Possess computer skills to include CMMS software (SAP preferred) and Microsoft Office suite of products. 



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  • Flexible Work Arrangements whenever possible
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave, Infertility & Adoption reimbursement
  • Mentoring & Development Programs
  • Employee Discounts
  • Pet insurance
  • Matching Donations to your favorite cause
  • Access to our BASF Wine Cellar and much more!

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Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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