Reliability Engineer/Leader

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The Reliability Leader is responsible for assuring the reliability and uptime of all plant electrical, utility and mechanical systems. This is accomplished by auditing and optimizing PM’s on all critical pieces of equipment, training craftsmen on how to optimize uptime and performance of this equipment, life cycle asset management of all facility systems, leading the site predictive maintenance program, and partnering with process area owners to ensure equipment reliability. 


  1. 1. Live the Safety stand; adhere to the safety responsibilities
  • Demonstrate a commitment to employee health and safety, particularly through a commitment to zero injuries, awareness of hazards, and a strong understanding of legislative requirements in all aspects of the operation.


  • Hazard identification and control/resolution
  • Injury prevention metrics
  • ZERO inuries


  1. Deliver equipment reliability and uptime to Operations
  • Keep Maintenance leader and Plant Leadership Team fully apprised of investments and/or resources required to ensure all electrical, utility and mechanical equipment/systems are operating in a fully restored condition.
  • Own Utility support: chillers, air compressors, air driers, HVAC systems, cooling towers, process water, water scrubber systems, water treatement systems, and electrical distribution systems.
  • Work with Predictive Maintenance assets (internal and external) to eliminate failures that can be predicted utilizing predictive test equipment: such as, vibration data analysis, infrared thermography, oil analysis, and ultrasonic leak detection equipment.
  • Train PM electro-mechanics and AM operators on key inspection, cleaning, and lubrication practices required on all critical utility and mechanical equipment.
  • Support TPM activities throughout the plant by optimization of PM’s, looking for AM inspection opportunities on critical equipment, and regular analysis of SAP activity report data for entire facility.
  • Work with different vendors to ensure our purchased equipment, storeroom parts, water treatment systems, and contracted labor contracts places our facility in the most cost-competitive situation.
  • Actively support a “ZERO defect” culture within the crafts organization and the plant as a whole.
  • Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations, quality, and/or safety goal by usage of methodical problem solving techniques.



  • % Completion of A and B critical equipment PM’s
  • MTBF and MTTR data analysis
  • OEE


  1. Ensure our crafts organization is well-trained and working efficiently


  • Actively participate in the training of our craftspeople
  • Support maintenance supervision to ensure our craftsmen are working efficiently and being effective on all planned and reactive work
  • Be able to support craftsmen after-hours on troubleshooting equipment/process issues that go beyond their skill capabilities.



  • Advancement of training plans toward qualification and specialist levels


Minimum Requirements:

  • 4-Year engineering degree (send me their resume if you think their experience outweighs a degree - Jacob said that he might consider someone without a B.S.) 
  • 3-5 years manufacturing experience in a reliability role
  • Understanding of planned maintenance techniques (RWP, SAP, etc.)
  • Microsoft Office capability
  • Openness to relocation to areas around the world including to OC World Headquarters, located in Toledo, Ohio, for growth opportunities in the future.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Technical skills- Ability to read and troubleshoot systems from electrical schematics, ability to use multi-meters, meggers, calibrators, amp meters
  • Mechanical skills – Understanding of HVAC systems and controls
  • Technical experience in 3 phase 480VAC, single phase 120VAC and low voltage equipment
  • Ability to troubleshoot PLC systems
  • Understanding and knowledge of mechanical drive systems, pneumatic systems, and hydraulic systems
  • Demonstrated leadership in sustaining and improving plant safety
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the work processes and procedures on one or more production lines; technical acumen
  • Knowledge and application of operational excellence tools.
  • Strong leadership presence and ability to implement change
  • Demonstrated success utilizing continuous improvement tools
  • Ability to make decisions quickly and adapt to unplanned situations
  • Leadership skills – including ability to work well as part of a team and within a matrixed organization, strong verbal and written communication skills and good listening and comprehension skills
  • Knowledge of plant policies and procedures




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