Sr. Reliability Engineer

Job Location US-KS-McPherson
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Direct hire opening for a Sr. Reliability Engineer.  In addition to providing reliability engineering expertise to the site, this role will support a variety of technical and operational assignments.  This includes supporting process and capacity improvements in major capital projects.


  • Analyzes preliminary engineering-design concepts of major products to satisfy operational needs by planning and defining resources needed to maintain new and existing equipment.
  • Maintains and improves maintenance and reliability administrative systems, aiming to improve business metrics such as product quality, cost, labor efficiency, machine downtime, product waste, equipment and personnel productivity.
  • Advises and gives reliability findings and recommendations on existing equipment.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by implementing preventive and predictive maintenance and preventive/corrective actions as needed and assuring maximum efficiency on setups and line changes.
  • Supports manufacturing operations by prioritizing manufacturing necessities. Analyzes projected product utilization and calculates cumulative effect on final system reliability of individual part reliabilities.
  • Drafts failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) sheets or formulates mathematical models, using computer-aided engineering equipment, to identify units posing excessive failure risks and support proposed changes in design.
  • Enters data to simulate electrical inputs, transient conditions, temperature, stress, and other factors to develop computer models, and analyzes and adjusts design to predict and improve system reliability. Advises and gives reliability findings and recommendations.
  • Knows functionally the following areas:  General machine design, Integration of components, Pneumatic systems & Hydraulic systems, Mechanical drives, Materials and fabrication, Problem identification, problem solving methodology,  Design communications & Design capabilities including safety, Engineering work systems: computers, CAD, Systems machine, electrical processes, Process Optimization & Process capability.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (BSME preferred) from an accredited college or university required.
  • 5 years' minimum experience in Mechanical, Integrity, or Reliability Engineering required.
  • 5 years' experience with process and capacity improvements in major capital projects.
  • Knowledge of and experience with:
      • Oil Analysis
      • Vibration Analysis
      • Laser Alignment
      • MTBF – Mean Time Between Failure
      • Equipment Upgrades/Cost justification
      • UT – Ultra Sonic Testing
      • RCFA – Root Cause Failure Analysis
      • API (American Petroleum Institute) codes 510, 570 and 653
      • ASME B31.3 Process Piping
      • Review and/or acting upon reports from ASNT Level inspectors.
      • Corrosion Rates
  • Strong written and oral communications skills - able to transcend level and function.
  • Ability to work in team environment and to lead as needed.
  • Positive, can do attitude and ability to be an effective role model.
  • Ability to adapt rapidly to change and to help lead change efforts.
  • Strict adherence to sound engineering standards.
  • Ability to identify and resolve process attainment issues.
  • Ability to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve plant equipment breakdown/issues.
  • Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office software.
  • Experience with Honeywell Experian DCS platform a plus.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or higher certification; or the ability to attain this certification post-hire is preferred.
  • Demonstrated self-starter who can self identify work to be performed, as well as accepting assignments as given by the leadership team, preferred.
  • Experience with CSI Data Collector and software a plus.
  • Experience with CAD a plus.




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