I believe that craftsmanship and owning your equipment is key to a successful reliability program. - Joel Rios
I believe that craftsmanship and owning your equipment is key to a successful reliability program. In this Re.engineer feature we invite Joel Rios, an Analyzer Technician for The Lubrizol Corp. to share his perspectives on Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) and Innovation. Joel is a team member of the Deer Park, Tx Lubrizol Maintenance group that maintains and repairs critical equipment for the processing units. His love for repairing and working on equipment started when he was just a young kid. His grandfather owns a semi-truck company and has always completed his own repairs to his fleet of trucks. This is where Joel first learned about mechanics and repair. This upbringing enabled him to secure a very unique set of skills that he still applies today.
After graduating high school, Joel knew that he wanted to join the petrochemical industry, so he enrolled in the Instrumentation Technology program at San Jacinto College and graduated with his Associates degree. The industry was slow when he graduated with his degree