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Mechanical Reliability Engineer, TX - 019294

INVISTA is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the world's largest privately-held companies. Koch companies employ about 67,000 people and have a presence in nearly 60 countries.

INVISTA is one of the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex, and polyester applications. Operating in more than 20 countries, INVISTA delivers exceptional value for its customers through market insights, technology innovations and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including LYCRA® fiber, COOLMAX® fabric, CORDURA® fabric, ANTRON® carpet fiber and STAINMASTER® carpet. You may not realize it, but INVISTA's products play a role in nearly every aspect of your life, for example INVISTA fibers may be in your carpet, clothing or bedding--and INVISTA polymers may be in your car, food packaging or camping gear. We transform daily life through innovations that create long-term value for our customers and society. You can be a part of the difference by joining the INVISTA team.

The Orange facility is a world class manufacturing facility providing chemical intermediates for the manufacture of Nylon-6,6. The Nylon Intermediates facilities consist of adiponitrile, adipic acid, and hexamethylenediamine products.

We are currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer with experience in maintenance or reliability to work as part of a team providing rotating machinery, pressure vessel, piping, specialty equipment support and technical assistance at the Orange INVISTA site in Orange, TX.

Position Summary

The Mechanical Engineering position is responsible for troubleshooting, working with maintenance technicians, process operators to trouble equipment, perform RCAs and develop preventative and predictive programs which improve equipment reliability of various fixed and rotating/reciprocating equipment on the site. The primary focus of this role will be to provide mechanical engineering support to site’s equipment reliability effort and mechanical engineering for project design in support of both small and medium projects.

Job Responsibilities:

Improve Equipment Reliability (IER) – Team player within site reliability organization that focuses on improving versus just repairing.  An entrepreneurial thinker that considers return on investment within the decision making process.  Constantly seeks to improve technical skills and knowledge by demonstrating proactive habits that prevents equipment failures through technical guidance to site reliability and maintenance teams on improving equipment reliability.  Sets high standards and embraces goals and objectives that are in alignment with reliability organization.

Routine Maintenance (RM) – Coach and technical liaison for site maintenance organization by providing assistance in troubleshooting equipment and identifies deficiencies in equipment from operation and original design.  Develops solutions and drives to completion for the long term elimination of deficiencies or develops alternatives for replacement or upgrades that are supported by improved equipment performance and overall equipment reliability.  Works with maintenance towards improving existing asset PM and PdM programs as well as developing guidance in procedures or training to mechanics to support improvement activities.

Small Projects (SP) – Provides mechanical engineering design as part of the Small Project work process and at times fills the role of the Small Project Manager which involves developing scope, cost estimates, execution plans and timelines as well as incorporating entrepreneurial thinking that defines the benefits and ROI to improve asset reliability.  Identifies and prioritizes opportunities that eliminates unreliable assets and executes solutions through Small Project implementation that supports the business goals and objectives.

Embraces site safety, environmental and business ethics.  Takes responsibility for personal contribution and considers success within the context of team, not individually. Strong interpersonal skills coupled with excellent verbal and written skills.  Results oriented and demonstrated ability to work effectively with all personnel regardless of function or level.


• Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering field (Chemical, Mining, Industrial, or Mechanical).

• At least of 3 years of engineering in equipment maintenance or manufacturing facility.

Ability to travel up to 10%

Preferred Skills:

• At least 5 years of plant experience in mechanical engineering field, in a petrochemicals or related operation.

Must be authorized to work in the United States of America without company sponsorship now and in the future.

Drug tests are required, unless prohibited by state law.

We are an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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Orange, TX

Degree Required: Yes



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