Sr. Engineer, Reliability - 2022-18092

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Sr. Engineer, Reliability - 2022-18092


Geismar, LA 

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Sr. Engineer, Reliability (PCS Administration USA Inc., Geismar, LA)

At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.

Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 23,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.

We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.

Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.

This position is located in Geismar, LA, United States 

Full time employment, Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week.


The Sr. Engineer, Reliability will:

  • Perform engineering duties including investigating fixed equipment problems and recommending design modifications to improve reliability, productivity and safety of Nitrogen production assets.
  • Conduct failure analysis to determine the root cause of equipment failures and recommend improvements in design, administrative, and/or PPM (predictive and preventive maintenance) measures to reduce or eliminate failures.
  • Participate in the site’s Mechanical Integrity and Process Safety Management program.
  • Perform fitness for service evaluations per API, ASME, or applicable industry guidelines and standards including Level I evaluations per API-579.
  • Perform bolted joint torque calculations and assist with gasket selection(s).
  • Review requests for installation of leak repair devices such as bolted engineered enclosures, composite wraps, valves body injects.
  • Assist with equipment repairs and working with original equipment manufacturers and outside shops for repair of stationary equipment.
  • Responsible for review and updating fixed equipment repair procedures.
  • Perform equipment and Production history data analysis to identify and prioritize areas for reliability improvements.
  • Functionally lead Inspection Group to implement and manage an API-580 Risk Based Inspection program and prioritize equipment based on likelihood and consequence of failure.
  • Investigate new materials, methods, and equipment with the aim of reducing maintenance costs, improving reliability, improving productivity, and enhancing safety.
  • Assist with capital projects as maintenance and reliability representative to ensure proper equipment design, assign asset criticality, determine required spare parts, determine inspection types/intervals, and ensure QA/QC responsibilities are met.
  • Assist with safety relief device management, including reviewing specifications, failure analysis, and overhaul frequencies.
  • Assist with budgeting and record keeping.




Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline, plus 5 years’ experience in a maintenance or reliability engineering role in a chemical production facility. 

The professional also must have 3 years’ experience in each of the following: 

  • Maintaining and optimizing Nitrogen producing assets, including ammonia and urea;
  • Utilizing API 510, 570, 650, 653, 579, 580 and 581;
  • Applying ASME fixed equipment codes, including ASME Sections I, II, V, VIII D1, IX, B31.1, B31.3, B16.1, B16.5, B16.20, B16.21, B16.47, and WRC 107;
  • Utilizing Process Safety Management (PSM), Management of Change (MOC), and Mechanical Integrity (MI) methodologies;
  • Experience in an engineering role in a nitrogen manufacturing facility;
  • Experience with equipment sizing and selection;
  • Conducting failure analysis or root cause analysis;
  • Performing fitness for service evaluations for Level 1 and Level 2 assessments;
  • Experience performing equipment and production history data analysis to identify and prioritize areas for reliability improvements;
  • Utilizing ultrasonic inspection and non destructive testing equipment
  • Utilizing Risk Based Inspection Techniques.


Must have willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally 10% of the time to meet business needs.


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In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check and may be required to undergo a substance test.

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