Evansville, Indiana


The role of the Maintenance Engineer is to apply engineering concepts for the optimization of equipment, procedures, and departmental budgets to improve maintainability, reliability, and availability of equipment.

What You Will Do In Your Role

R1. Mean-Time-To-Repair (MTTR) Management

•Assist maintenance in executing “schedule break” (priority 1) repairs to reduce unplanned downtime

•Analyze downtime data to understand the items which create the largest losses and take action to reduce future downtime on these items

•Work with operations and maintenance (supervisors and operators) to identify and execute opportunities for improvement to the equipment to prevent or minimize downtime

•Assist maintenance planning (as required) to evaluate repair plans and improve

•Coordinate and work with equipment manufacturers and outside vendors to provide support to operations and maintenance to improve repair effectiveness.

•Own the spare parts program; Determine which parts need to be maintained to operate the facility consistent with Guardian’s risk profile

•Conduct maintainability studies to understand and minimize MTTR

•Network with other Guardian, KII, and external partners to understand and apply best knowledge to the maintenance and operation of our equipment

R2. Failure Recurrence Prevention

•Own the site Root Cause Analysis (RCA) program. Establish RCA triggers. Facilitate RCA’s for equipment. Identify actions to prevent recurrence. Track actions through to completion and ensure effectiveness.

•Be an expert MBM® Problem Solving Process facilitator and train others in the facility to use a standard RCA template (like ThinkReliability® CauseMapping)

R3. Equipment Maintainability

•Participate in the projects and capital processes representing maintenance and operations to ensure that equipment is designed to be operated and maintained consistent with plant expectations.

R4. Craft-Level Improvement & Support

•Work directly with operations and maintenance supervisors to improve the knowledge and skills of the operators.

•Work hand-in-hand with Operations Zone Owners to improve knowledge and understanding of the equipment and execute initiative in support of the Zone Owner.

Physical demands: 

The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, use hands to finger, handle, and feel, reach with arms and hands, and talk and hear. The employee is sometimes required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and sit. Specific vision requirements include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, and depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to lift up to 10 - 50 lbs. under certain circumstances.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee will be exposed to toxic and corrosive chemicals.

The employee may encounter exposure to fumes or airborne particles. The employee may also encounter wet and/or humid conditions, vibration, working in high, precarious places, proximity to moving mechanical parts, exposure to electrical shock and radiation.

The noise level is moderate.

The employee will need to wear all protective equipment relevant to working with hazardous chemicals.

The Experience You Will Bring


  • BS in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering or equivalent experience. 
  • Advanced knowledge of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and heating systems.  
  • Ability to read system schematics  

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

Evansville, Indiana

Koch companies have a presence in nearly 60 countries and employ about 60,000 people. They have invested about $45 billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures since 2003 to make life better around the world by efficiently converting resources into products and services that people depend on every day.

Our major industries include refining, chemicals and biofuels; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; minerals; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; commodity trading and services; forest and consumer products; and ranching.

Since 1960, the value of the Standard & Poor's 500 grew 100-fold (assuming the reinvestment of dividends). During that same period, the value of Koch Industries grew nearly 3,500-fold (using the same assumptions). The growth of Koch companies has been achieved both through acquisitions and through expansion and broadening of existing businesses. Contributing to the company’s continued growth is the shareholders’ long-time policy of reinvesting 90 percent of earnings.

We have long been committed to creating real, sustainable value for all of society. For decades, Koch companies have supported education and social progress. These philanthropic efforts include support for educational institutions, foundations and programs that study and promote market-based solutions to societal challenge. Koch also works to protect, conserve and enhance natural resources; Koch companies around the world have earned more than 550 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation and customer service since January 2009.

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