BP Americas, Inc. Reliability Coordinator in Toledo, Ohio


Job title:

Reliability Coordinator



Role synopsis:

The Reliability Coordinator is the central figure in the Control of Work process, as he/she functions as the Area Authority (AA). The Reliability Coordinator should have an operations background and is the primary or single point-of-contact within the Operations team to prioritize and support daily execution of the work schedule and provide approval of work orders and development of short and long term Maintenance schedules. The role will work closely with the Unit/Area Supervisors for the unit/area, who will also function as the Area Authority Delegate when the Reliability Coordinator is not present.

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United States - Ohio - Toledo

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:


Key accountabilities:

  • Accountable for working with the Asset Team to set and maintain work request priorities, in the context of changing business needs.

  • Targets prevention of failures then improvement work as a guiding principal to schedule development

  • Collects & validates work requests (daily) to ensure they meet minimum quality requirements

  • Works with Planner to clarify work request scopes (as needed)

  • Filters work requests that can be completed through Ops Basics, projects, or improvement programs

  • Coordinates Isolation plans and risk assessment activities in advance of work order scheduling

  • Collects reliability data for equipment to be used to determine probability of equipment failure.

  • Works with the Planner and Lead Areas Maintenance Supervisor (LAMS) to represent area needs for the weekly craft allocation and scheduling meetings

  • Works with LAMS to communicate emerging issues and to secure additional crafts as needed at the weekly allocation meeting (e.g. crafts to staff outages, address out of range backlogs, etc)

  • Develops and coordinates revision of the annual Area Maintenance Plan, works with the Area Planner to maintain

  • Sets work Target Schedule dates to kick of Planning process

  • Maintains Target Start dates aligned with the area work request priorities

  • Approves the weekly and daily planned work list for their unit/area in consultation with the Unit/Area Shift Supervisor.

  • Coordinates COW activities prior to field execution

  • Coordinates Isolation plans in advance of work order scheduling

  • Decides whether a task may be approved based on levels of residual risk identified by Level 1 or Level 2 RA.

  • Identifies the required levels of approval, using the Task Risk Category Table and Residual Risk matrix.

  • Stops unsafe tasks and CoW non-compliance.

  • Works with equipment specialists to identify opportunities for improved equipment reliability

  • Serves as the primary Operations Team representative in all equipment reliability improvement projects

  • Work with the area maintenance engineer to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of PM programs

Essential Education:

  • Required: High school diploma or equivalent

  • Preferred: Engineering Degree

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience is preferred. Operations background with control board experience preferred. Certifications from the Process Safety Institute or equivalent preferred.

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. With a workforce of 92,000 employees, BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 100 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 BP-Husky Refining facility (formerly known as BP Toledo Refinery) located in Northwest Ohio, has operated continuously since 1919. Since that time, the facility has undergone numerous improvements to achieve its current capacity for processing 160,000 barrels of crude oil daily. Recently, BP and Husky Energy finalized the formation of two historic 50/50 joint ventures. One joint venture will develop Husky's Sunrise oil sands field located in Alberta, Canada, and the other joint venture will reposition and operate the Toledo Refinery located in Ohio. As a result, the Toledo Refinery will have access to a reliable source of crude from North America and ensure the refinery's future for years to come. BP also has large, modern refineries in Cherry Point, WA; and Whiting IN.

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Operations Specialist

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Countries (State/Region):

United States - Ohio


If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest)

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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Required: 5+ years’ experience in refinery operations or an engineering degree with operations experience in a refinery setting.

  • Analyzing problems, troubleshooting, and problem solving: Systematically determine root cause(s) of problems through questioning and inspecting, and then identify the best course of action to take.

  • Ability to multitask while performing job tasks, without being distracted.

  • Assist in Incident Investigations, and Job Safety Analysis.

  • Identify and assess safety hazards.

  • Computer Programs—Microsoft Office, Power Point, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word

  • Knowledge of Maximo

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.