• Reliability Engineer

    Job Location US-NY-Amsterdam
    # of Openings
    Direct Hire
  • Overview

    Beech-Nut Nutrition is one of America’s leading companies providing wholesome food for babies. We have been around since 1891 and began making baby food in 1931. We are owned by the Hero Group, a family-owned consumer goods company based in Lenzburg, Switzerland. We make baby food that's inspired by homemade; preparing it very carefully, using non-GMO verified, natural or organic ingredients in almost all of our products.


    What you will do…

    As a reliability engineer you will guide efforts to ensure the reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls and safety/security systems. You will also identify and manage asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. This broad primary role includes loss elimination, risk management and life cycle asset management. 

    Keys to your success…

    • Work with project engineering to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations. 
    • Create and adhere to life cycle asset management (LCAM) processes throughout the entire life cycle of new assets
    • Participate in the development of design and installation specifications, commissioning plans, acceptance and inspection criteria for equipment and technical MRO suppliers and technical maintenance service providers 
    • Participates in the final check-out of new installations, including factory and site acceptance testing that will assure adherence to functional specifications
    • Systematically define, design, develop, monitor and refine an asset maintenance plan that includes value-added preventive maintenance tasks, utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies and critical spare part analysis
    • Professionally and systematically define, design, develop, monitor and refine and Asset Operating Plan that will provide standardized processes and procedures for proper operation and future operator care of production, utility and ancillary assets. 
    • Professionally and systematically define, design, develop, monitor and refine a Risk Management Plan that will anticipate reliability-related, non-reliability-related risks that could adversely impact plant. 
    • Develop engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These problems include capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues 
    • Professionally and systematically define, design, develop, monitor and refine maintenance programs for existing equipment and new installations including lubrication, thermography, vibration and condition based monitoring
    • Perform analyses of assets utilization, overall equipment effectiveness, and remaining useful life, cost of goods sold and other parameters that define operating condition, reliability and costs of assets
    • Develop training presentation, guidelines, qualification records, and other material to facilitate training on Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) practices
    • Training and leading cross-functional continuous improvement teams; focusing on measurable quality, service and cost improvements; mentor other individuals
    • Ability to plan, prioritize, and review the technical plans for the improvement of production and facility equipment.


    What you will need to be considered…

    • Bachelor’s degree in related field with 7+ years’ experience 
    • Possess a strong knowledge of design, specification, and implementation of processing systems 

    You might also have these skills…

    • Technical: Knowledge of process related standards, CAD or AutoCAD, experience in reliability modeling software
    • Problem Solver: Ability to think outside the box, find constructive solutions, act proactively and independently
    • Team Player: Respects solutions that are efficiently and effectively found through collaboration and cooperation
    • Project Manager: Ability to plan and execute both small and mid-sized projects from start to finish



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