Reliability Engineer

US-SC-Blacksburg
ID
2017-3865
# of Openings
1
Category
Engineering
Type
Direct Hire

Overview

A Reliability Engineer will improve system performance by increasing the reliability of all plant equipment including process, packaging, material handling, and utility systems.  Provide technical support for the evolution from reactive to proactive maintenance, which will lead to productivity improvement and a reduced maintenance cost.  Identify, implement, and communicate productivity improvements corporate wide.  Act as a technical consultant for new capital expenditures to ensure maintainability and reliability has been optimized to achieve the lowest life cycle cost (LCC) and highest equipment availability possible.  Report to Engineering Services Leader

Responsibilities

  • Condition Based Monitoring utilizing PdM tools to diagnose and troubleshoot machine abnormalities.
  • Lead Failure Analysis and Prevention programs using tools (e.g. FMEA) to diagnose cause and prevent repeat failures. 
  • Maintain Reliability Metrics that indicate the performance of machinery (e.g. MTBF, MTTR).
  • Own Data Collection and Documentation system for maintenance information (e.g. MainTelligence, CMMS)
  • Foster Continuous Improvement in Maintenance processes and practices focused on training and development of technicians and mechanics.
  • Management responsibilities of maintenance technicians. 

Qualifications

4 Year BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering

 

-           Recognized technical capability, equipment and component knowledge, and practical experience in the following areas:

 

1) Materials: metals, plastics, elastomers, composites, coatings, etc.

2) Fabrication methods: welding, machining, surface treatment, etc.

3) Dimensional tolerances: reading prints, measuring, and specifying

4) Fastening and joining: methods and materials

5) Pneumatics, hydraulics, and mechanical power transmission

6) Automation and control equipment

7) CMMS - Maximo, others

8) Tribology

9) Familiar with and preferably certified in PdM technologies (i.e. vibration, ultrasound, infrared, oil analysis, etc.).

10) Data collection systems: PI, Siemens historian, Foxboro historian, etc.

 

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