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Principal Machinery Engineer (m/f)

Principal Machinery Engineer (m/f)

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Industrial Park Höchst
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Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our two complementary business cores, Acetyl Chain and Materials Solutions, use the full breadth of Celanese's global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for our customers and the corporation. As we partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs, we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs approximately 7,300 employees worldwide and had 2016 net sales of $5.4 billion.


  • Establish inspection and predictive/preventive maintenance requirements for mechanical rotating equipment across company
  • Perform inspections on equipment and develop corrective action to improve reliability, safety, and performance
  • Evaluate condition of mechanical equipment using vibration and oil analysis to predict life and adjust maintenance intervals
  • Perform failure analysis on mechanical equipment and develop corrective action
  • Define plant preventive maintenance requirements and corrective maintenance activities
  • Develop procedures to improve equipment reliability/efficiency
  • Develop and promote new maintenance technologies
  • Mentor and train personnel on machinery



  • At least a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or in a similar field of study
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in manufacturing plant processes and machinery operation and repair
  • Experience with preventative and predictive techniques to improve the equipment surveillance program
  • Vibration analysis and oil analysis certifications and knowledge of lubrication principles desirable 
  • Knowledge of Industry Process Safety Standards and Maintenance Work Processes
  • SAP experience desired
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to travel internationally, at times with minimal notice
  • Fluent German and English skills