Reliability - Mechanical Engineer
Veolia North America

Richmond, Virginia

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Company Description

Veolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group provided 79 million inhabitants with drinking water and 61 million with sanitation, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours and recovered 48 million tonnes of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021.

Job Description


  • The Veolia James River Plant located in Richmond, Virginia is looking for a Reliability and MIQA Engineer. The ideal candidate will be the owner of the reliability engineering and Mechanical Integrity Quality Assurance (MIQA) function for the facility, ensuring and implementing best practices to maintain consistent and reliable equipment operations. This is a key role within the Operations function and reports directly to the Plant Manager

Primary Duties / Responsibilities

  • Provide technical expertise on all matters of reliability engineering, assessment and monitoring for all process equipment, including mechanical, electrical, and instrument / control equipment.
  • Carry out reliability studies on existing equipment and recommend needed improvements to Operations management in the areas of equipment philosophies, equipment strategies, equipment improvements and best practices for asset productivity
  • Implement identified reliability improvement projects and other assigned equipment/site improvement projects from conception through start-up while following and completing site Management of Change procedures.
  • Member of site Process Safety Management Committee, with primary focus in Mechanical Integrity (MI) and Quality Assurance (QA). Follow up on action items related to audits and MIQA activities
  • Lead capital projects and activities/provide technical support for QA/QC, installation, and start-up of all new critical equipment. Support other capital project leaders by participating in setting equipment "fitness for use" criteria and specifications to optimize equipment/system reliability and life cycle cost. Maintain capital project list priority and lead progress update reviews.
  • Lead incident investigations and perform root cause failure analysis for incidents with a suspected Mechanical Integrity/Quality Assurance cause
  • Develop/create inspection plans for site equipment and setting up maintenance plans in SAP
  • Develop and track site MIQA/Reliability metrics as required by corporate mandates and additional metrics appropriate for the site, while developing and completing corrective actions for metric performance improvement. Present metrics to site staff periodically.
  • Oversee/interact with maintenance contractors regarding maintenance repairs, repair plans, equipment installation, quality assurance requirements, etc…
  • Assist operations with equipment troubleshooting
  • Maintain James River Asset Life Plan and provide guidance to Operations on timing for replacement of major equipment based on technical assessment
  • Interact with third party inspectors for required regulatory equipment inspections/certifications


Education / Experience / Background

  • BS in Engineering ( Mechanical Engineer preferred)
  • Minimum 5 years relative experience working in/on Mechanical Integrity and Quality Assurance programs or in Maintenance Supervision
  • Minimum 5 years of manufacturing (chemical industry preferred) operations/maintenance experience
  • Manufacturing experience which includes exposure to Safety, Health, Environment, Quality, Maintenance and Continuous Improvement systems and tools

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Working knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Willingness to be available and on call 24/7 as needed due to business conditions
  • Ability to perform confined space entry
  • Familiarity with national standards such as API 510 & 570 & 653, ASME B31.1 & B31.3, NBIC, NACE SP 0294
  • Familiarity with Non Destructive Testing methods such as Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Radiographic Testing (RT) , Thermal/Infrared Testing (TIR) , Ultrasonic Testing (UT) , Vibration Analysis Testing (VA), etc..
  • Familiarity with various welding techniques
  • Experience working with Highly Hazardous Chemicals/High Hazard Process
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience in Root Cause Failure Analysis and Incident investigations
  • Demonstrated collaborative problem solving, excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and team work
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proactive problem solving and utilization of data in a timely manner

Required Certification / Licenses / Training

  • Current and valid driver's license

Physical Requirements / Work Environment

  • Willing and able to work in a High Hazard environment; outdoors, indoors, elevated heights and confined spaces
  • Willing and able to wear required PPE (personal protective equipment) such as steel toes, hardhat, protective eyewear, acid suit etc.
  • Willing and able to climb stairs, ladders; stand, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, crawl; visual acuity for close work; able to reach overhead; able to hear and respond to alarms
  • Primary function is to support James River - travel can range from 5-20% based on training and support to other RGS plants.

Additional Information

A subsidiary of Veolia group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent.


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