Machinery Reliability Engineer


Southampton, HAM, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil


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The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


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ExxonMobil has operated in the U.K. for more than 135 years. We are best known today for the marketing of our Esso fuels and Mobil 1 lubricants and for our petrochemicals. We have refining and chemical operations in the UK, we operate the UK’s biggest private pipeline network and we retain a non-operated share in a number of fields in the North Sea. More recently, we are developing our involvement in lower emission projects in the UK, building on our experience in carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen production and biofuels.


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life.


Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.


The closing date for this role is Friday 31st March 2023.


What role you will play in our team


We are currently seeking a Machinery Reliability Engineer. As a Reliability Engineer you will be the owner of the machinery and rotating equipment assets on one of our major process units from a maintenance perspective – which could include; Pumps, Turbines, Compressors (Reciprocating & Centrifugal), Fans, as well of a range of specialist machines.

You will also have ultimate accountability for the reliability, availability and maintenance scope on your machines. 

You will be the first-responder for technical troubleshooting of the machinery, and drive the right business decision for maintenance, intervention, upgrades and strategy. On a daily basis you will also be the key interface between, process, maintenance and engineering organizations.

About you


We are ideally seeking a recent engineering graduate (mechanical or similar) with a hands-on approach to problems attitude and willingness to learn. Also any practical experience with machinery/workshops/maintenance would be advantageous.


  • Good knowledge of general purpose machinery maintenance (fits, tolerances & repairs)
  • Vibration analysis & troubleshooting
  • Major machine maintenance execution and leadership (e.g. on a turnaround or field service capacity)
  • Technician supervision & maintenance coordination
  • Reliability improvement of machinery via upgrades, projects or the application of sound engineering judgment
  • Root cause failure analysis
  • Excellent communication & organizational skills

This role has the potential to lead within the organization to supervision/management as well as engineering career paths.

Within this role we would love for you to bring a fresh perspective and you will have the opportunity to drive the unit in a direction you see fit, which can include mechanical improvements & upgrades, changes to our monitoring & planned maintenance strategy, targeted training programs and more.

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Conditions of Employment
Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to: a satisfactory criminal records disclosure; satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable); verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application; completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company's safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.


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ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.


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