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Mechanical Relibility & Integrity Engineer


Pasadena, TX, US, 77507

Job Description

The primary responsibility of the Mechanical Reliability and Integrity (MRI) Engineer is to manage all aspects of the plant’s Reliability Focused Maintenance Program to achieve reliability improvements. The incumbent will support the site team to achieve the desired performance objectives outlined by corporate initiatives, business unit initiatives, and local/site initiatives. This position reports to the Plant Manager and partners with operations to prioritize tasks and optimize safety at the plant.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategies for equipment reliability improvement working with the Operations and Maintenance organizations
  • Manage all aspects of the plant’s Reliability Focused Maintenance Program, leading team problem solving groups, implementing maintenance standards (lubrication, vibration, balancing, alignment, precision maintenance, bearing handling, etc.), Predictive/Preventive Maintenance optimization, failure analysis, vibration analysis and all necessary reporting
  • Uses KPI reports and SAP historical logs to identify areas of the process that are not performing satisfactorily and implement Asset Management Strategies to correct including proactive maintenance strategies, machine modifications, capital investment needs, changing operating procedures, etc.
  • Evaluates and implements appropriate preventative maintenance schedules and predictive maintenance technologies 
  • Assist in the development of training for craftsmen including: machinery lubrication best practices, power transmission alignment and maintenance, vibration and infrared analysis, pump and solids handling maintenance
  • Interface with equipment suppliers to improve overall equipment reliability
  • Provide Technical Support of Capital and Make Change projects to ensure optimal life cycle performance
  • Assist maintenance in the scope of equipment repair and provide troubleshooting assistance/failure identification to Operations


  • 7-15 years of experience in manufacturing
  • Hands-on field machinery expertise
  • Team leadership skills
  • Small Project management skills (typically <$100k)
  • Project concept, premise, and economic justification development experience
  • SAP PM; Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Familiarity with chemical processing industry equipment preferred


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering


Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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