Reliability Maintenance Manager (Pocatello, ID)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Reliability Manager is responsible for the continued implementation and leadership of a progressive and integrated Reliability Centered Maintenance and Equipment Reliability Improvement process in a product processing organization. The Reliability Manager is a key leader in creating and managing change in the organization. They are considered a leader in the maintenance management team and are responsible for driving step change improvement of plant reliability, championing the continued move from reactive to proactive maintenance. They will apply their knowledge and experience to ensure continuous improvement to optimize the company's physical assets and maintenance and reliability processes and strategies. Lead implementation, acceptance and adoption of enterprise asset management system.

Key Responsibilities
  • Member of the Maintenance leadership team:  Assists in developing and implementing strategies to identify, prioritize, and implement proactive maintenance and asset reliability improvement processes and projects
  • Develop, Monitor and manage performance against defined metrics  
  • Provide project management support for Engineering and Maintenance Excellence
  • Assist in development of the Maintenance and Reliability teams
  • Utilizes leadership and expertise in the principles of Root Cause Analysis and Reliability Centered Maintenance to create an environment of continuous, aggressive defect elimination program that drives asset reliability improvement
  • Work with engineering and OEMs to develop equipment and installation standards
  • Work with Project Management to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations
  • Assist in developing design / installation specifications and commissioning plans. Assist in developing criteria for and evaluating equipment and technical MRO suppliers and maintenance service providers. Develop acceptance tests and inspection criteria
  • Participate in the pre-startup safety review of new installations
  • Implement and maintain Reliability Key Performance Indicators
Typical Education
  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university
Relevant Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in production, maintenance, engineering, or project management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial, or Electrical) or other related technical discipline required
  • Certified in predictive / preventive maintenance (military experience qualifies)
  • CMRP, CRE, CRL certification preferred
  • Must be able to travel
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multi-functional teams
  • Training and knowledge of predictive maintenance technologies (vibration analysis, infrared, ultrasonic, etc.)
  • Experience with RCA/RCFA/RCM practices preferred
  • Knowledge of OSHA and environmental regulation preferred
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills (Including the ability to present information to a formal group)

Job Requisition ID: 4509

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): AB Don Plant - Pocatello 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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Salary Range
$59,000.00 - 96,000.00
per Year
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Pocatello, ID 83204-7510, US