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Reliability Engineer

This position is responsible for guiding efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls and safety/security systems. Identify and manage asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. This broad primary role includes loss elimination, risk management and life cycle asset management.

Purpose of Position

The primary role of the Reliability Engineer is to identify and manage risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. Within this primary role, the reliability engineer shall direct and provide leadership for an Asset Management Plan that will improve asset reliability and Total Cost of Ownership, as well as the reliability of work processes, procedures, and practices that will ensure universal adherence to best practices. Additionally, the Reliability Engineer is the primary steward of the plant's installed capacity and shall develop and administer an Asset Operations Plan that will assure optimum utilization and operating efficiency of these assets. As part of the overall Asset management Plan, the Reliability Engineer is responsible for the development of an Asset Maintenance Plan that will ensure adequate levels of sustaining maintenance for each asset within the plant.

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Work with Project Engineering to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations
  • Responsible for the adherence of the Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM) process throughout the entire life cycle of new assets
  • Participate in the final check out of such installations, including factory and site acceptance testing that will assure adherence to functional specifications
  • Guide efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls, and safety/security systems
  • Professionally and systematically define, design, develop, monitor, and refine an Asset Maintenance Plan that includes: value-added preventive maintenance tasks and effective utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies design to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems
  • Professionally and systematically define, design, develop, monitor, and refine an Asset Operating Plan that will provide standardized processes and procedures for proper operation and operator care of production, utility, and auxiliary assets
  • Professionally and systematically define, design, develop, monitor, and refine a Risk Management Plan that will anticipate reliability-related and non-reliability related risks that could adversely impact plant operations
  • Develop solutions to reduce losses from repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations including capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues
  • To fulfill the responsibility listed above, this position shall apply:
    • Data analysis techniques that can include:
  • Statistical process control
  • Reliability modeling and prediction
  • Fault tree analysis
  • Weibull analysis
  • Six Sigma methodology
  • Root-Cause and Root-Cause Failure Analysis (RCA, RCFA)
  • Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS)
  • Analyze asset and production system performance to include:
  • Asset utilization
  • Overall equipment effectiveness
  • Cost of goods sold
  • Remaining useful life
  • Other parameters that define operating condition, reliability, and costs of assets
  • Provide subject matter expert (SME) level technical support to production, maintenance management, and technical personnel
  • Apply value analysis to repair/replace, repair/re-design, and make/buy decisions

Relationships

  • Report to the Engineering & Maintenance Manager
  • Ability to develop and manage good working relationships with internal departments (production, sales, logistics, accounting), contractors, suppliers inspectors and customers
Posted
04/20/2022
Salary Range
$65,000.00 - $90,000.00
per Year
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Location
Kalamazoo, MI, 49006, US