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Machinery Condition Monitoring Analyst


This is a Full-time position in Pasadena, TX posted April 24, 2021.

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world’s largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of the ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

The Machinery Condition Monitoring Analyst is experienced and knowledgeable in the monitoring technologies for rotating equipment. The role supports continuous machinery reliability improvement at the Bayport PO/TBA manufacturing site through the collection, analysis, and reporting of the health of process equipment using predictive indicators including vibration, thermography, oil analysis, and key operating parameters. This position works closely with operations, unit engineers and maintenance personnel in troubleshooting efforts, and collaborates on repair criteria. This position also provides condition monitoring based oversight during repair efforts to include identification/confirmation of failure modes, testing/check-out in the shop, and compliance to QA/QC plans. This position may provide single site or multiple site support for specialized technologies. This is a direct hire position with competitive base salary, bonus, 401K matching, benefits package, pension plan, and employee discounts.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day data acquisition from rotating equipment
  • Perform analysis of data to resolve or proactively anticipate equipment failures using the following techniques and hardware:
    • Vibration – trending, spectrum analysis, time-wave signals, phase angle analysis, gap voltages, impact testing, thrust position, and load cells.
    • Lube Oil – wear particle analysis, water content, ferro-graphic analysis, spectro-chemical analysis.
    • Other – pressure/volume analysis, thermo-graphic analysis, machinery performance data, and process data.
  • Implements and refines continuous monitoring systems, such as alarm, report, and acceptance regions as well as establish routes and their frequency
  • Report equipment deficiencies utilizing tools such as SAP and Meridium, and make recommendations regarding action to take. Verify accuracy of predictions against shop follow-up reports and KPI’s
  • Scheduling of repairs through ownership of notifications and corresponding follow-up
  • Collaborate with responsible Maintenance/Reliability Specialists, engineers, planners, and supervisors to ensure proper priorities are placed on deficiencies and continuous learning/improvement process
  • Utilize SAP, Meridium, root cause failure analysis reports, vibration history, oil trends or thermography tools in problem solving
  • Perform or monitor in place and shop repairs and balancing of rotating equipment
  • Support the lubrication program by monitoring its effectiveness or, when required, take samples, interpret analysis, and take corrective actions
  • Perform other duties to ensure the reliability of plant rotating equipment

Min. Qualifications

  • High school diploma and a minimum of 5 years of experience in troubleshooting and repair of rotating equipment
  • ISO Category II Vibration Analysis certification must be held or obtained within one year of placement
  • Proficient in the use, application, and maintenance of vibration data acquisition software, diagnostic equipment, and on-line monitoring systems used to track the health of the site’s rotating machinery including Emerson AMS 2140 / Machinery Health Manager and Bently Nevada 3500 Series / System 1
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills for the resolution of issues associated with machinery
  • Critical analytical skills to effectively evaluate equipment performance and troubleshoot equipment and process problems
  • Basic understanding of other predictive techniques to include Beta, thermography, and lube oil analysis
  • Strong IT computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office suite and SAP
  • Strong drive for results


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Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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