Refinery Unit Reliability Lead


Beaumont, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary


This role is a leadership role in a Refinery business team that is accountable for overall equipment reliability and availability within the process unit. This position will be located in Beaumont, TX. The Reliability Leader achieves strong reliability results by working across multiple functions that support the unit to drive focus and activity prioritization. They will work with their operational and mechanical teams to determine appropriate maintenance tasks to maintain reliability, efficiency, and profitability with a focus on cost efficiency and risk management. They will lead development and stewardship of expense budgets for all maintenance and improvement activities for the unit. The ideal candidate for this role will use their experience to also support in a more senior capacity after onboarding and in future roles. These additional responsibilities may include leading larger initiatives and projects, stepping into the lead role over a unit, and building the strategic vision for the site.

Job Role Responsibilities


  • Be a Reliability leader and drive reliability improvements for your unit through tactical planning and stewardship, appropriate accountability in engineering / mechanical / technical support teams, and daily operational decision making
  • Support data driven, cost effective maintenance and improvement projects through life cycle cost analysis, root cause failure analysis, and risk based work selection
  • Mentor others in these principles to embed them in the culture
  • Manage mechanical and financial vulnerabilities by tracking ongoing concerns, elevating risks to the appropriate levels in the organization and coordinating mitigating activities to address them
  • Lead development of the annual maintenance plan activities and budget, coordinating across engineering / mechanical / technical support teams as well as working constructively with other groups in the Refinery to manage budget and risk
  • Develop turnaround scopes and requirements, working with operations and mechanical to determine line item scopes and budgets while meeting all turnaround timing milestones
  • Ensure effective budget management through monthly expense stewardship and forecasting, including understanding unplanned costs and offsets, risk management, and additional budget requests
  • Drive SSHE excellence through evaluation of losses and near losses related to reliability and mechanical efficiencies, management of highest risks, and supporting safety culture using established programs

Job Requirements


  • Experience in manufacturing / manufacturing related technical roles
  • B.S. in Engineering (any discipline)
  • Strong teamwork and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Drive and desire to develop skills and experiences to continue career progression within ExxonMobil

Preferred Knowledge / Skills / Abilities


  • Refinery or Chemical plant experience
  • Self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office, SAP or other data management systems
  • Strong time management / organizational skills


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ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

Nearest Major Market: Beaumont

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