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Maintenance and Reliability Engineer

Hunter International Recruiting
Auburn, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Maintenance and Reliability Engineer is primarily responsible for safely maximizing plant uptime by minimizing unplanned equipment breakdown using preventative and predictive maintenance techniques.  Plans and directs activities for the maintenance organization and develops a long-range strategy, establishes standards, and improves, maintains, and repairs facilities and equipment to ensure optimal reliability and lowest life cycle cost. 

Maintenance and Reliability Engineer Responsibilities

  • Defines and manages the training needs for maintenance personnel and develops an associated training plan.
  • Establishes and continually refines the plant’s long term maintenance strategy and improvement plan.
  • Establishes maintenance and storeroom performance metrics to gauge the “current state” and provides the basis for continuous improvement measurement.
  • Tracks and publishes standardized maintenance performance metrics on a routine basis consistent with company requirements and aligns maintenance performance indicators with overall business key performance indicators.
  • Manages the maintenance work planning function and the maintenance scheduling function.  Develops and implements planning and scheduling standards and procedures for the plant. 
  • Works with plant production, engineering, and EHS personnel to ensure that management of change (MOC) and mechanical integrity (MI) requirements which support OSHA 1910.119 Process Safety Management (PSM) are complied with. Reviews and approves all equipment and drawing modifications and changes associated with MOC.
  • Manages the predictive maintenance (PDM) function and ensures that economically viable maintenance technologies that result in reduced plant downtime are implemented in the plant.
  • Identifies new product and technology enhancements that could provide reliability improvement and cost reduction
  • Manages the preventive maintenance (PM) program and works with production and engineering to develop and maintain current PM procedures and schedules that “add value” to the plant.
  • Utilizes the “reliability centered maintenance” (RCM) methodology to ensure that the optimal maintenance practices are applied to each critical asset based upon its operating context.
  • Assists in the maintenance budget development process annually and provides monthly spending analysis reports for plant personnel.
  • Participates in the development of the plant’s capital spending budget and site plan.
  • Administers, plans, coordinates, and executes company adopted standard maintenance programs and practices.
  • Manages the planning and execution of scheduled plant shutdowns / turnarounds.
  • Manages all facilities maintenance
  • Works with planners, supervisors, and engineers to review equipment history files and assess plant equipment reliability. Formulates action plans to address unreliable equipment.
  • Manages and administers the plant’s CMMS (Limble) and ensures that its use is optimized to control cost and boost reliability.
  • Applies Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) techniques to help manufacturing areas address major reliability issues.
  • Manages the plant’s storeroom and works to minimize inventory value and operating cost while maximizing plant reliability. As such, manages and approves the set-up of all new spare parts.
  • Works with storeroom personnel to assess the storeroom’s performance level and its impact on unplanned equipment breakdown.
  • Ensures that acceptance standards for new, repaired, and rebuilt equipment are followed and that baseline conditions are established for such equipment.
  • Reviews new equipment designs and installations to ensure “maintenance free” or “maintenance prevention” designs have been addressed.
  • Serves as the plant’s Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) resource and supports the implementation of TPM initiatives including autonomous operator maintenance.
  • Participates in plant HAZOP analyses.


Maintenance and Reliability Engineer Requirements

  • BS degree in Engineering
  • 5 years’ experience in Maintenance in a chemical, plastics, oil & gas, or similar facility
  • Process Safety Management Knowledge
  • Experience with CMMS systems for work order tracking, inventory management, and PM tracking
  • Experience with reliability-based maintenance approaches and predictive maintenance technologies
  • High energy, productive, team player
  • Strong leadership skills, with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills, ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.



Company Description
Every day at Hunter International, we connect clients with the best and brightest talent in their industry. We provide leading organizations nationwide with recruiting solutions that ensure an efficient and timely hiring process. In addition, we seek to understand job seekers’ skills and accomplishments, forging a career path that will enable them to reach their professional goals.

Our process begins once you apply or upload your resume to work with our recruiting experts. If selected, you will receive a personalized review of your application as well as job recommendations to ensure you aren’t missing the right opportunity. Hunter’s expert recruiting team will advocate on your behalf with the hiring manager to communicate your unique qualifications and skills as the best choice for their job opening. We’ll handle gathering feedback from the hiring manager, coordinating your interviews and negotiating your pay. After a successful placement, our team will keep the lines of communication open throughout your journey. We’ll celebrate your success onsite, provide feedback and field questions because at Hunter we are #RootedinConnection

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