Reliability Manager

Job Location US-LA-Simsboro
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Allied Reliability Group is seeking an experienced Reliability Manager for a Direct Hire position in the Simsboro, LA area!


Allied Reliability is assisting a privately owned company and one of North America's leading producers of particleboard, medium density fiberboard and thermally fused laminates. They also manufacture softwood and hardwood plywood, lumber, LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) and I-joists. The company owns and sustainably manages more than 600,000 acres of timberland in Oregon, North Carolina and Virginia, as well as an export wood chip terminal facility in Coos Bay, Ore. Their products are shipped throughout North America and the Pacific Rim.


Key Responsibilities

  • Track downtime and/or abnormally high maintenance costs subsequently find solutions for reduction of each
  • Develops solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. (i.e. capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues), using  data analysis techniques that can include: Statistical Process Control, Reliability modeling and prediction, Fault Tree Analysis, Six Sigma (6σ) / Lean Methodology, and/or Root-cause Analysis (5 Why’s, Kepner Tregoe, Fish Bone etc.)
  • Drive improved asset reliability across the operation by;
    • Professionally and systematically define, design, develop, monitor and refine an Asset Maintenance Plan that includes:
      • Value-added preventive maintenance tasks
      • Effective utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems before catastrophic equipment failure or downtime occurs
      • Manage the plant lubrication program
    • Implementation of our standard computerized maintenance system
    • Identifying and implementing reliability business best practices and procedures
    • Development of a documented playbook defining all workflows within our standardized asset reliability program
    • Insuring standardization of downtime coding, analysis and reporting
    • Utilize root cause identification and resolution – driving problems to elimination
    • Identify key asset reliability skills required throughout the organization and obtain and provide training in these areas (example – planning, MRO procedures etc)
    • Monitor key performance indicators in accordance with the best maintenance practices and utilize standard reporting tools to measure gaps and drive improvement
    • Identify and work with local team members to implement Maintenance Skills Programs and Apprenticeship programs that add long term value to our organization
    • Setup and manage plant predictive maintenance program
  • Works with Project Engineering to ensure reliability & maintainability of new or modified installations
  • Provides technical support to production, maintenance management and technical personnel
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations
  • Perform other duties as needed
  • Models Company core values





  • Associates' degree in business, manufacturing, production or related field
  • Five (5) or more years of manufacturing supervisory work experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position
  • Excellent verbal, listening, and written communication skills
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and lead teams
  • Proficient knowledge of computer and supporting software
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects to meet schedule and project requirements
  • Thorough knowledge of mill process and equipment
  • Working knowledge of industry technological developments and best practices
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of effective and efficient production and manufacturing methods
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of managerial and supervisory skills
  • Budget and financial analysis aptitude
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Strong analytical and mathematical ability
  • Champion for change management
  • Ability to effectively manage conflict





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