The Reliability Engineer is responsible the implementation of activities described below to maximize the maintenance related uptime and operating efficiencies of equipment and facility assets. These activities help minimize costs and contribute to the profitability and performance of the business.
Responsible for establishing guidelines and specifications for properly implementing equipment Preventive Maintenance activities. These guidelines and specifications identify equipment / instrument specific PM criteria (i.e.: Task, Frequency, Materials, Skill, Calibration parameters, etc.)
Provides technical assistance and expertise to other maintenance engineers assigned optimization and rationalization activities to ensure compliance to program requirements.
Identifies chronic equipment (classification based) deficiencies through “Bad Actor” analysis and reporting.
Performs reliability analysis to identify root cause of ongoing issue, develops, changes, and initiates maintenance activities such as PM, CBM, lubrication, calibration, training, and spare parts or identifies design modification projects to improve performance and equipment availability.
Develops and implements equipment reliability plans that reduce the number of failures and minimizes the effects of failures that do occur. Typical "reliability plans" include run to failure, FMEA and RCM analysis, Root Cause Analysis, calendar and run time based preventive maintenance, and condition based monitoring approaches (vibration analysis, oil analysis, thermography, ultrasonic analysis, and inspection routines).
Responsible for updating the criticality ranking of the assets under their care, typically using results from Bad Actor reporting and analysis, PM / Calibration Optimization and Rationalization activities, and FMEA / RCM approaches.
Provide reliability maintenance input to Project Engineering Design and equipment selection through the application of Life Cycle Costing. Reliability Engineers provide expertise in running LCC models for equipment selections.
Provide input to capital project design with respect to equipment selection and specifications that create project approaches which minimize life cycle costs.
Develop procedures and specifications for the reliability maintenance aspects of existing and new equipment.
Provide input and oversight to equipment standards.
Analyze Preventative Maintenance routines and ensure appropriateness and value.