Reliability Engineer

Posted on 07/16/2019

Position Details




Manufacturing & Dist / Chemical



Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)


Bachelor's Degree

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We have an immediate opportunity for a Maintenance and Reliability Engineer to join a global chemical manufacturer. You will provide mechanical engineering expertise in direct support of  maintenance and operations in ways that ensure optimal equipment availability.




  • Assuming a leadership role with an experienced team of professionals.
  • Develop, execute and manage maintenance and improvement activities aimed at maintaining/improving asset reliability.
  • Restore equipment to base conditions – inherent levels of reliability and safety – when deterioration occurs.
  • Develop detailed project specifications, including drawings, data sheets, etc. in full compliance with recognized industry standards, safety standards and various client specifications.
  • Direct and coordinate maintenance activities to restore equipment on schedule and within budget.
  • Provide accurate and timely activity reporting to internal and external customers.
  • Develop standardized documentation, including SOPs, training and validation of equipment repairs.
  • Manage relationships with OEM and preferred equipment manufacturers, specialists and technical support consultants.
  • Conduct post-audits to measure the effectiveness of significant maintenance related projects and activities.
  • Continuously improve the maintenance operating system (MOS)
  • Identify the most cost-effective and applicable maintenance techniques to minimize the risk and impact of failure in facility equipment and systems.
  • Identify and correct chronic, repetitive and costly equipment problems.
  • Provide recommendations on equipment purchase for operability, maintainability and reliability.
  • Support turnarounds, planned and unplanned outages, major mechanical equipment overhauls, and routine and on-routine repairs.
  • Interact with CMMS system to create and track purchase requisitions, asset history, etc..
  • Obtain the information necessary for design improvement for equipment and systems where inherent reliability is inadequate.
  • Provide engineering support as needed and be on-call for critical plant/asset failures.
  • Work to resolve technical issues, applying engineering and technical skills to design, optimize and troubleshoot equipment.
  • Lead Management of Change (MOC) process for maintenance-driven changes and perform the technical review.
  • Support the Central Engineering group in reviewing equipment specifications and equipment selection; monitor installation and successful start-up of mechanical equipment in specific facilities.
  • Support Maintenance Techs who have area responsibility to improve the maintenance strategies for their areas by training, coaching and assessing the maintenance improvement tools.
  • Improve equipment and system reliability, safety and sustainability at minimum total cost.
  • Perform technical analysis, testing, calculations and evaluation of results to solve complex engineering and reliability problems.
  • Lead failure analysis (FMEA, RCA and RCCA) and educate both maintenance and production technicians after failure analysis.
  • Develop and maintain reliability metrics, scorecards and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for purposes of measuring and identifying the highest value reliability and cost improvement opportunities.
  • Provide coordination, support and direct interaction for preventive maintenance (PM), predictive maintenance (PdM) and other reliability and mechanical integrity elements.
  • Provide interpretation of various PdM analysis results to generate priorities and action lists for improving reliability of assets.
  • Develop and implement check lists and work procedures for maintenance technicians and operations to ensure reliable repair and operation of equipment.
  • Possess detailed knowledge of the Production Processes in area of responsibility to include function, technical specifications, materials, reactions, stability, and compatibility.



  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years related experience in an industrial environment,
  • 3+ years maintenance and/or reliability experience.
  • Solid understanding of production processes, mechanical engineering practices and field applications, and basic
  • understanding of electrical and instrumentation (E&I) field applications.
  • Capable of applying engineering insights, technical problem-solving skills and experience-based judgment to complex challenges in ways that deliver measurable and sustainable improvements in asset uptime.
  • Knowledge of preventive (PM) and predictive (PdM) maintenance procedures.
  • Able to support plants which are in continuous operation.
  • Must have thorough understanding of root cause analysis and troubleshooting.
  • Experienced with CMMS and work order systems.
  • Must be familiar with common process equipment such as rotating equipment, dryers, valves, motors, piping, compressors, pumps, vessels, furnaces, heat exchangers, filters, etc.
  • Must be hands-on and willing to work at all levels of organization.
  • Skilled in data analysis and statistical methods, and familiar with computer modeling tools.
  • Six Sigma experience and PE is a plus.
  • Knowledge of metallurgy is a plus.