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Reliability Engineer

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Manteno, IL
$75,000 - $92,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Nov 02, 2018
Job ID
 All companies are not created equal, our client is known for having a unique team based company culture that clearly stands out from other companies. They are looking for a Reliability Engineer who is hands on and function well in a team environment.
Summary of Position: Provide technical guidance and improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of plant rotating and fixed equipment through the application of reliability engineering practices to provide optimum Operating Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).  This engineer will provide overall support to a 100 person chemical manufacturing plant.
Major activities include but are not limited to the following:
    * Ensure safety has top priority through clearly developed safety objectives, uniform application of safety policy and procedures, timely execution of PSR’s and MOC policy compliance
    * Develop and implement Best Practices and predictive/preventive maintenance procedures for inspections on rotating and fixed equipment, issues inspection reports, and adjusts maintenance intervals
    * Assist site personnel in financial justification of reliability enhancement projects.
    * Assist site in specification, inspections and performance testing as needed on new and/or rebuilt rotating equipment components
    * Monitor effectiveness of predictive/preventive maintenance programs at sites and drive improvement
    * Develops corrective action to improve reliability and/or performance to reduce repair cost and predict life cycle
    * Administers and maintains an inspection schedule for rotating equipment and ancillary components
    * Performs failure analysis on rotating equipment, develops corrective action and tracks results
    * Coach site personnel in the use of Reliability Tools to select and make improvements to critical equipment
    * Assist and lead root cause failure analysis on rotating equipment, develop corrective action and tracks results
    * Develop and promote new predictive/preventive maintenance technologies
Reporting Relationship
Reports to Maintenance Leader

Required Qualifications:

  • BS or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Three to five years of experience directly involved with maintenance activities and engineering improvement projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional team through a root cause analysis/problem solving process
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and execute design packages that will improve safety, operability and reliability of the plant equipment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated individual with good organizational and communication skills and a proven ability to facilitate meetings and provide leadership when necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple and ever-changing priorities and meet established deadlines.
  • Demonstrated track record in driving continuous improvement.
  • High level of self-motivation, creativity and flexibility.
  • Experience as a participant or facilitator in RCM, FMEA, TPM and other maintenance programs / methodologies.  


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with management and implementation of capital projects preferred.
  • Ideal candidate would have proven experience using vibration analysis, thermograph, oil analyses, etc.