Reliability Engineer

Reliability Engineer

Heidelberg Materials US, Inc. | Sheffield, IA, 05866, US
Salary Range:$76,000 – $100,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 11 days ago

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AutoReqId: 17024BR

Pay Class: Salaried Exempt

Minimum Pay Rate: $88,700.00

Maximum Pay Rate: $133,000.00

Department: Maintenance

Job Posting:

Heidelberg Materials provides the materials to build our future. Our future is sustainable. Our future is digital. And it goes beyond cement, aggregates, and ready-mixed concrete. Heidelberg Materials North America, previously known as Lehigh Hanson, operates more than 450 locations with approximately 9,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada.

The Reliability Engineer role is based in Mason City and reports directly to the Maintenance Manager.


This position develops, implements, and audits equipment inspections to (1) determine equipment condition, (2) identify abnormal conditions which could lead to failure, (3) project wear rates, (4) identify and stop repetitive failures, and (5) provides information for planning and prioritizing work. Works on improving equipment reliability and process performance by applying reliability engineering principles, field and statistical data, and supporting work processes. Provides direction and leadership for timely outage planning which is aimed at improving equipment reliability and maintaining the optimum working condition of all equipment. Provides facilitation of root-cause failure analysis. Works with the warehouse to determine critical spare needs and reviews/modifies boms for accuracy. Some key responsibilities include the following.

• Ensuring continuous improvement of MTBF (mean time between failures) and equipment OEE (% reliability and % rate performance) using (a) Pareto analysis (b) root-cause failure analyses of significant or chronic equipment failures and (c) development and use of reliability action plans based upon RCFAs and downtime analysis techniques.

• Ensuring the inspection program (knowledge of equipment condition) is being executed using proper techniques.

• Developing as needed and refining the PM/PDM maintenance program. Coordinating all efforts with equipment custodians and maintenance management to ensure the program is in conjunction with production, EH&S, quality, and maintenance staff.

• Managing, controlling, and analyzing all data, records, and equipment histories to continually review and refine inspection frequencies.

• Developing solutions to repetitive equipment failures and process losses, implementing ways of reducing the need for maintenance, and ultimately eliminating the occurrences of failures.

• Ensuring personnel is properly trained in skills needed to perform inspections (preventative, predictive, and precision maintenance) through active involvement with personnel development for skills training and work execution.

• Continue to develop vibration measurements and analysis capability and ensure a comprehensive program is in place, in conjunction with the reliability technician.

• Apply advanced predictive maintenance tools such as thermography and ultra-sonic technologies to inspections.

• Establishing as needed and managing lubrication program and oil analysis, ensuring all equipment is properly lubricated and oil analysis is performed on all critical equipment. This is done in conjunction with the reliability technician.

• Participating in the approval of all new installations and major repairs, including those done by contractors, to ensure their maintainability and reliability.

• Supporting plant environmental programs and requirements with engineering solutions and day-to-day maintenance activities.

• Be prepared to supervise day-to-day DA and lubrication activities and manage outage projects as needed.

• Participate in the maintenance call-out rotation.

• Off-shift work may be required under certain circumstances.

• Should be prepared to fill in for maintenance manager when needed.

• Active participation in the plant’s Continuous Improvement Program and Preparing reliability metrics for review.

• Review and participates in schedule development and execution for the annual shutdown.

• Review and participate in developing the plant budget.

• Develop Job Safety analysis and Environmental standards into capital projects for conformance with operational, APCD, EPA, MSHA, and other governmental standards.

• Ensure the availability of required spare parts (BOMs) related to capital projects, requisitions tools, equipment, and supplies required for operations of the capital projects.

• Serve as a role model in the promotion of safety awareness throughout the plant and Company; promptly addresses safety concerns.

• Must complete all assigned work in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements (i.e., MSHA, DOT, DOL, etc.), including safety programs administered at a State or Local level as allowed by the Department of Labor. Always maintain awareness of their surroundings and perform their work safely and productively. In the event of a workplace incident, immediate notification to a manager as well as an incident report is required.


• Bachelors degree in a technical field (Engineering in Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical) preferred.

• Five to ten years of maintenance experience, in absence of a degree (experience can include being a skilled craftsman who had developed inspection skills)

• Understanding of: Vibrations, Tribology, Stress (mechanics), Fracture mechanics, Thermography, Electrical test, Ultrasound test, Corrosion, Inspections

• Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including Project, SAP, and CAD software.

• Technical skills in plant operations and maintenance, cement industry preferred.

• Leadership/Supervisory skills

• Organizational and administrative skills

• Drive to learn and continuously improve. Positive outlook and attitude.

Work Environment

• Role operates in a manufacturing environment with moving mechanical equipment, inclement weather, heat, humidity, elevated noise levels, and dusty conditions.

What we have to offer

• Competitive base salary and participation in our annual incentive plan.

• Highly competitive benefits programs.

• 401k retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions.

Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled