BP Americas, Inc. Reliability Engineer in Wando, South Carolina


Job title:

Reliability Engineer



Role synopsis:

The Mechanical Reliability Engineer in this position is a member of the Maintenance and Reliability group supporting the Chemical Plant. Team members are responsible for routine technical support for operations and maintenance and for managing small capital and expense projects.

Req ID:



United States - South Carolina - Wando

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:

Yes - Domestic (In country) only

Travel required:


Key accountabilities:

  • The Reliability Mechanical Engineer is responsible for investigating and eliminating incidents of lost production and repeat failures of equipment.

  • Responsible for identifying areas of opportunities for implementation to improve Reliability and reduce Maintenance costs.

  • Acts as a resource to Maintenance to improve procedures and repair methods.

  • Assists with preparation of TAR (turnaround) work lists and scopes as needed.

  • Develops long term Reliability improvement plans.

  • Manages and controls maintenance costs in the assigned area.

  • Monitors trends and puts corrective action in place to reduce costs and improve equipment reliability.

  • Develops designs and assist in implementation of unit minor capital improvements.

  • Demonstrates behaviors which promote a safe work environment in all aspects of the job.

  • Works closely with manufacturing personnel to implement modifications to improve plant reliability and reduce operating costs.

  • Performs mechanical design and design evaluations

  • Coordinates input from project team members for project evaluation, development, and execution.

  • Manages cost, safety, and operability.Interfaces with plant manufacturing teams.

Essential Education:

A minimum of Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

Petrochemical or refining plant experience.

About BP:

Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed, and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

The Petrochemicals SPU is made up of a series of winning businesses including the global Aromatics and Acetyls Business and Asia Olefins & Derivatives. With manufacturing, technology, and commercial locations worldwide, the Petrochemicals SPU is a great opportunity to work with a diverse team of committed people.

The businesses produce 3 key products: Acetic acid, Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) and Paraxylene (PX). These products are used to meet the growing needs of world for packaging, garments, furnishings, detergents, paints, and adhesives. The success of our business requires deploying best in class proprietary technology, having best in class manufacturing, and delivering commercial excellence for all of our product lines.

The Aromatics Americas BU focuses on the production and sale of PX, PTA, and Naptha Dicarboxylate Acid (NDC). Our manufacturing assets are located in Decatur, AL, Cooper River, SC, and Texas City, TX and are integrated with one of the nation’s largest refineries. The technology and commercial center in Naperville, IL, is the home of our sales, logistics, and commercial teams.

Application close date:



Mechanical Engineering

Job category:


Countries (State/Region):

United States - South Carolina


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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • 7+ years experience in a mechanical engineering position supporting manufacturing.

  • Project engineering or maintenance engineering experience, or both.

  • Refinery or chemical experience, PTA experience being beneficial.

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Eligibility Requirements:

If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.