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Reliability Engineer

Posted by: U.S. Pipe

Posted date: 2017-May-04

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Job Summary: This position is responsible for guiding efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls and safety/security systems. 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. Essential Functions: • Works with project engineering to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations. The reliability engineer is responsible for adhering to the life cycle asset management (LCAM) process throughout the entire life cycle of new assets. • Participates in the development of design and installation specifications along with commissioning plans. Participates in the development of criteria for and evaluation of equipment and technical MRO suppliers and technical maintenance service providers. Develops acceptance tests and inspection criteria. • Participates in the final check-out of new installations. This includes factory and site acceptance testing that will assure adherence to functional specifications. • Professionally and systematically defines, designs, develops, monitors and refines an asset maintenance plan that includes: o Value-added preventive maintenance tasks. o Effective utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems • Provides input to a risk management plan that will anticipate reliability related and non-reliability-related risks that could adversely impact plant operations. • Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These problems include capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues. To fulfill this responsibility, the reliability engineer applies data analysis techniques that can include: o Statistical process control o Reliability modeling and prediction o Fault tree analysis o Weibull analysis o Six Sigma (6s) methodology o Root cause analysis (RCA) and root cause failure analysis (RCFA) o Failure reporting, analysis and corrective action system (FRACAS) • Works with Production to perform analyses of assets including: o Asset utilization o Equipment effectiveness o Remaining useful life o Other parameters that define operating condition, reliability, reliability and costs of assets. • Provides technical support to production maintenance and technical personnel. • Applies value analysis to repair/replace, repair/design and make/buy decisions. Skills/Requirements Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years experience. • Advanced computer skills with emphasis on condition monitoring software • Minimum of 5 years (in addition to above) maintenance and reliability, production management, engineering or operations experience • Ability to develop and manage good working relationships with internal departments (production, sales, logistics, accounting), contractors, suppliers inspectors and customers • Strong mechanical and electrical knowledge and aptitude • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Strong knowledge of preventive maintenance programs and the tools associated with failure detection (i.e. vibration analysis, oil monitoring, thermography) as well as the software associated with them.


Job Title Reliability Engineer
Post Details
Posted By U.S. Pipe
Job Function Engineering
Start Date 06/01/2017
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Location Birmingham, Alabama
Deadline 2017-Sep-17
Location Location -> USA - Southeast
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Classification Job Classification -> Engineer - Reliability
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