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Reference Number: 10940
Location: Louisiana, United States

Reliability Manager


Our Client, a multi-site refining and distribution company, has an immediate opening for a Reliability Manager at one of its refineries in Louisiana



The Reliability Manager will be responsible for implementation and continuous improvement of refinery maintenance and reliability initiatives for fixed and rotating equipment to ensure safe, stable and reliable operation of the refinery. This senior position will report directly to the Plant Manager.


Position Description

  • Mentor and develop staff to implement industry and design codes best practices through all initiatives
  • Provide supervision and management to Reliability and Inspection Departments
  • Monitors Inspection Dept. to ensure PSM compliance with Mechanical Integrity Programs
  • Balance requests and resources to maintain program efficiency and ensure compliance with local, state and federal requirements
  • Participate and champion root cause investigations for equipment failures and apply lessons learned
  • Implement reliability initiatives to improve equipment reliability throughout the facility
  • Assist in the development of training curriculums to improve Operator and Maintenance Technician knowledge
  • Utilize reliability tools, analytics, failure evaluations, and cost analysis to improve the reliability of rotating equipment systems
  • Provide technical review of site plant changes from a mechanical engineering standpoint as part of the Management of Change Procedure
  • Lead and participate in Root Cause of Failure Analysis (RCFA)
  • Develop and track key performance indicators to evaluate the health of the inspection program and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Assist with the development and implementation of a bad actor failure reduction program for fixed and rotating equipment
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment database files, records, and procedures
  • Provide technical oversight on non-routine repairs and hot taps
  • Maintain currency with developments in the fixed equipment field and recommend improvements to current practices



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Ten (10) years of mechanical integrity experience in the petroleum refinery or related industry
  • Hands-on experience in heavy industrial settings (Refining, Chemicals, Petroleum,)
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable codes and standards including API 510, 653, 570, 571
  • Experience with one or more formal root cause analysis methodologies (e.g. TapRoot, Reason, Apollo, …)
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft products: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • General knowledge of metallurgy, welding, equipment repair, corrosion mechanisms


  • Familiar with Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Experience with utilizing PSAim software for equipment history and inspection data collection and analysis


Our Client offers competitive compensation, an excellent benefits package, relocation assistance, and much more.


Please send your resume in Word.doc format to Reed Rogers at and refer to Job No. 10940.