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Reliability Engineer

Pray & Company HR and Business Solutions, LLC
Eastborough, KS
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Summary: The basic function of this role within the Reliable Asset Management Process is to drive reliability improvements. This involves ensuring required data is being captured in a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) or other designated systems, driving root cause analysis, creating and analyzing Pareto charts and driving the implementation of cost-effective improvements through expense or capital projects, as well as driving improvement of operating or maintenance disciplines. The engineer will actively participate in capital projects to ensure reliable equipment is installed that can be efficiently maintained. Furthermore, this role monitors and improves existing Preventative Maintenance and Predictive Maintenance (PM / PdM) programs and monitors other historical trends or KPIs for early identification and resolution of reliability issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: (Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)

Lead root cause failure analysis efforts for jobs triggered by documented procedures or at the request of unit superintendents. Establish system to develop action items, measure improvements and communicate results.

Monitor PM / PdM plans to ensure compliance is maintained or risk are understood when scheduled PMs will not be executed as planned.

Leading cross functional group in continuous review of a units existing PM / PdM program.

Developing specific procedures, programs, and methods to insure unit needs are met and maintained.

Ensuring frequency and scope of inspections adds value based on failures, findings, and current business environment of the unit.

Utilize data from work order history and activity reports, production lost opportunities, and results from PM / PdM inspections to develop Pareto reports.

Develop systems where operators can enter their own uptime / downtime information. Ensure that system generates Pareto charts based on agreed upon measurement system to establish value focus.

Shepherd the implementation of the identified reliability improvements through operating and maintenance discipline improvements or implementation of plant and capital projects.

Drive the development and resolution of top failure causes identified in Pareto reports.

Seek new technologies as appropriate to improve operations and equipment reliability.

Manage capital projects; from justification through installation.

Identify opportunities for continuous improvement regarding operational costs, including energy usage and act upon findings to implement effective solutions.

Ensure EH&S compliance, with emphasis on OSHA 1910 regulations and operating permits.

Provide operational, maintenance and engineering support for other facilities as needed.

Develop and ensure compliance with standard operating procedures for routine tasks and quality standards.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:

Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Reliability Engineering preferred. ChE or EE will be considered with appropriate experience.

Minimum 5 years Reliability Engineer experience preferred

Minimum 2 years Project Management experience preferred

Six Sigma//Lean Manufacturing experience preferred.

Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional certification preferred.

Analytical and problem-solving skills.

Computer Skills:

Competent windows-based computer skills, spreadsheet skills required. Statistical software experience preferred.

Engineering, Mathematical and Reasoning Ability Skills:

Ability to work with engineering and mathematical concepts such as basic physics of materials, simple statics and dynamics. Follows sound probability and statistical practices. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Must have working knowledge of PdM tools, including ultrasound, vibration analysis, thermography, oil analysis and motor circuit analysis. Must be able to develop and implement Preventative and Predictive Maintenance Programs.

Communication/Language Skills:

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Ability to effectively communicate on specifications for equipment needs. Ability to write routine reports, develop standard operating procedures for operators to follow, and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before management. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties, the employee may frequently be exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The employee may occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; toxic or caustic chemicals and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment may typically be moderate to loud. When and where required, all work environment exposures are reduced to acceptable occupational levels through the distribution and usage of personnel protective equipment.

Pray & Company HR and Business Solutions, LLC


Eastborough, KS



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