• Reliability & Utilities Engineer

    Job Location US-SC-Starr
    # of Openings
    Direct Hire
  • Overview

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


    This position reports to the Maintenance Leader of the facility.


    The Starr Maintenance facility is comprised of 27 multi-craft primary personnel, a Maintenance Leader, Maintenance supervisor, Electrical Engineer/Facilities Manager and the Utility/Reliability Engineer position. It is an integral support to the Operations Production team and key to the advancement of TPM in the Starr facility.


    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

    2. 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 utility and mechanical equipment/systems are operating in a fully restored condition.
    • Own Utility support- 5KV chillers & air compressors, HVAC systems, cooling towers, process water, water scrubber systems, water treatment systems
    • Work with Predictive Maintenance assets (internal and external) to eliminate failures that can be predicted utilizing 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 (8D, C4, A3, RCA, etc.)


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

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

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


      • Advancement of EMC Training Plan toward Specialist Levels


    Minimum Requirements:

    • 4-Year Engineering Degree or 8 plus years reliability/utility engineering experience
    • 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 inToledo, Ohio, for growth opportunities in the future is an asset.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to read and troubleshoot systems from electrical schematics,
    • Ability to use: multi-meters, meggers, calibrators, amp meters preferred
    • Technical experience in 3 phase 480VAC, single phase 120VAC and low voltage equipment
    • Ability to troubleshoot PLC systems preferred
    • Understanding of mechanical drive systems, pneumatic systems, and hydraulic systems
    • Experience in electrical distribution systems is a plus
    • 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 TPM Methodology and other Operational Excellence tools
    • Possess strong leadership presence and ability to implement change
    • Demonstrated success utilizing continuous improvement tools
    • Ability to make decisions quickly and adapt to unplanned situations
    • 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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