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Reliability Engineer


Rotterdam, ZH, NL

Country/Region:  NL
Job Area:  Maintenance
Business Unit:  Rotterdam

Are you a creator of Change?


Everything we do at Neste serves one purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children. Over the past ten years, Neste’s transformation journey has taken the company from a local oil refining company to becoming a global leader in renewable and circular solutions.


Our purpose pushes us forward to search for new ways to reduce the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere, and to innovate circular solutions to reuse carbon again and again. Are you going to help us combat climate change?


Neste Netherlands is part of the Finnish parent company Neste. The plant in Rotterdam produces renewable fuels. Together with 200 colleagues we are working everyday to operate, maintain, and improve the plant in an efficient and safe manner.


We are looking for a Reliability Engineer to join the Maintenance Department in Rotterdam (Maasvlakte).

Your part in Neste journey


The overall responsibility of the department is to maintain the plant and the supporting facilities according to legal and industry standards in a cost efficient manner. Your responsibility as a Reliability Engineer is to optimise maintenance strategies to assure Minimum Long Term Cost of Neste owned assets.


Other main responsibilities are:


  • Monitoring the equipment performance of the different production units and reviews/updates preventive maintenance plans ensuring safety, legal compliance and their efficiency in line with overall business strategy.
  • Setup and implement a preventive maintenance philosophy (legal, safety, cost related, availability), use tools such as FMEA and in the future programs like RCM and RBI
  • Setup and implement a spare part philosophy
  • Inputs for monitoring are amongst others legal inspection results, measured parameters, condition of the equipment and corrective work orders. 
  • Initiate and support improvement of maintenance strategies, technologies and activities
  • Translates global Renewable Production reliability strategy in local practice & procedures
  • Develop risk based and cost efficient preventative maintenance plans
  • Analysis of failures from maintenance management system
  • Lead event investigations to determine a root cause analysis
  • Bad actor program follow-up
  • Assist and lead RCA regarding equipment performance failures
  • Participates in project teams and leads local MOC’s 
  • Proposes and initiated plant and equipment improvements
  • Evaluate plant and equipment improvements after installation
  • Review and initiate other technical improvements



Keys to success in this role


The best combination of experiences, skills and background is


  •  Bachelor Mechanical engineering or equivalent
  •  Minimum 10 years of relevant experience. Knowledge of related maintenance and engineering disciplines


We also value


  • Knowledge in areas of: root cause analysis skills, management of change, familiarity with preventive maintenance practises and bad actor analysis.
  • Recognising important information, linking data, devising alternative solutions and indicating the consequences.
  • Being a teamplayer; Working with others towards a common goal.
  • Strong communication skills



If you have any questions regarding the process or the position, please get in touch with our corporate recruiter Jacob Faber on


Please submit your application before the end of February.


The recruitment process will include at least two interviews and possible aptitude tests.



Join us in creating a healthier planet for our children.


Our success is based on our people who are the driving force behind Neste’s transformation to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions. We are also committed to carbon neutral production by 2035. The passion that we have for creating a healthier planet for our children is what makes us unique.


We have set high standards for biodiversity, human rights and supply chain. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies.


To carry out our strategy and business growth, our values guide our work. We support, develop and take care of the wellbeing of our people to enable them to grow, innovate and build our future.


We care. We have courage. We cooperate.


At Neste we want our people to feel good and do good. We provide clear and transparent targets, development opportunities, empowering leadership as well as rewards based on role and responsibilities.


The world is going through changes. At Neste our strategy reflects the understanding and mindset that we can be in charge of these changes to serve our purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children.


In the end, it is the people who make the company. We are Neste.


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