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Occidental Petroleum Reliability Maintenance Superintendent in Geismar, Louisiana

Title: Reliability Maintenance Superintendent Location: United States-Louisiana-Geismar Other Locations:


  • Maintain protection of the environment and the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate and or transport our products, as our highest priority.

  • Provide attention to detail, and dedication to work in order to ensure reliability of the work site as well as high quality product.

  • Ensure that all employees are respected, supported and encouraged to grow and succeed in their job.

  • Assure compliance to PSM standards (MOC’s, PSSR’s, Procedures, Audits, etc.)

  • Administer and develop the plant inspection program. Develop equipment inspection frequencies and what specific stops to take during each inspection, document equipment / material performance, corrosion rates, establish classification of failures when necessary, recommend control measures and issue reports for replacement / repair.

  • Assure plant compliance with ASME, API, NACE, ACC, Chlorine Institute, and PSM guidelines for preventative maintenance, inspection, repair, and mechanical integrity compliance for existing and new plant equipment.

  • Review and approve all inspection results and recommend proper course of action.

  • Approve all repair plans for static and rotating equipment.

  • Ensures that all required non-destructive and destructive testing is conducted in accordance with all applicable codes and standards.

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates preventative maintenance programs.

  • Consults with resident contractors, Oxy maintenance, and outside service groups on capital and maintenance projects.

  • Maintains all appropriate inspection drawings, files, and specifications as required.

  • Evaluates, designs, and recommends changes in maintenance activities to increase reliability of existing equipment, reduce repair costs, and minimize product interruptions.

  • Directs the Reliability Engineering group in a manner that ensures that continuous improvement is made in the area of maintenance cost reductions and equipment availability.

  • Provides direct assignments to the Reliability Engineering group to achieve the department’s goals and objectives.

  • Reviews and approves proposed improvements by the reliability engineers.

  • Provides technical support to the reliability engineers, other plant engineers, maintenance, production personnel and project engineering.

  • Assures that the plant’s PdM program adequately monitors the condition of the plant’s equipment to ensure safe operation and predict impending failures before they occur.

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the Reliability Group by trending several indices that measure cost reduction and on-stream time.

  • Advises plant engineers and prepares specifications for major equipment.

  • Manage and administer the plant safety relief device program.

  • Manage and direct QA/QC inspection activities for routine maintenance, capital and major maintenance, and turnaround activities.

  • Provide off plant inspection / vendor surveillance for all shop fabricated equipment.

  • Manage the plant QA/QC process for painting and insulation activities.

  • Manage the plant weld tracking program.

  • Promote all plant environmental and safety policies.

  • Act as database owner for plant engineering standards and implement improvements/modifications based on site-specific issues and/or Oxy corporate engineering guidelines.

  • Oversee Geismar plant mechanical seal fixed-fee program, including implementation of alliance with vendor, continuous monitoring of MTBF data, implementation of improvement recommendations, etc.


  • B.S. Degree in engineering with a minimum of 5 yrs of plant maintenance/manufacturing experience.

  • Ability to manage costs, design, implement, and maintain systems designed to optimize the performance of the maintenance function.

  • High proficiency in Microsoft applications (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to read, write and speak in English

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.

  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and respond to callouts on a non-routine basis.

  • Physical requirements – Must be able to lift 40 lbs, climb ladders and stairs. Walking, bending, stooping is required. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including the use of a respirator. Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.