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Mechanical Reliability Engineer

Location US-IL-Sauget


Afton Chemical Corporation develops and manufactures:

  • Petroleum additives that help fuels burn cleaner and more efficiently, engines run smoother, and machines last longer.
  • Performance fuels and refinery additives such as gasoline performance additives, diesel fuel additives, lubricity improvers and cold flow improvers.
  • Driveline products such as automotive gear oil and automatic transmission fluids.
  • Engine oil additives for passenger cars, heavy-duty diesel engines, and railroad and marine diesel engines.
  • Industrial products such as anti-wear and R&O hydraulic oils, industrial specialty chemicals, industrial gear oils and grease.

We are looking for a Mechanical Reliability Engineer who can do the following: Lead and direct the maintenance department’s mechanical maintenance and reliability initiatives. Provide technical assistance to the maintenance department and be the maintenance liaison with plant engineering. Lead predictive and preventative maintenance programs.


  • Lead maintenance safety and environmental compliance initiatives.
  • Lead predictive & preventative maintenance programs.
  • Provide maintenance support to the Sauget plant.
  • Maintain and improve mechanical systems, equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems.               
  • Direct and coordinate installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and customer requirements.
  • Inspect maintenance installations and observe operations to ensure conformance to design, equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards.
  • Utilize technical drawings, specifications of electrical and mechanical systems and components to ensure systems conform to standards.
  • Lead and direct specialty contractors. Act as liaison with engineers, operations, and others to discuss existing or potential reliability improvements.
  • Assist in developing capital project programs for new equipment and major repairs.


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering (four year college or university)

ExperienceChemical Plant Manufacturing experience

  • 5 years minimum
  • Actual experience in the Maintenance Reliability role
  • Experience with rotating equipment design, function, and reliability



  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
  • Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
  • Self-Confident - The trait of being comfortable in making decisions for oneself.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Negotiation Skills - Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Responsible Care; EHS Management-Employ equipment, practices, and procedures which promote a healthy, safe, and secure work environment. Regulatory/Legal compliance.
  • Process Safety Management-Working knowledge of OSHA 1910 standard for Process Safety Management.
  • Emergency Response-Includes both internal and external response to plant.

Afton Chemical supports global operations through its corporate headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, and operates globally through local offices, research facilities and manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the world.

We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K matching contributions, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and a casual working environment.


Equal Opportunity Employer


An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.



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