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Maintenance & Reliability Engineer

Posted by: Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co. (LME)

Posted date: 2017-Sep-25

Location: Newport News, Virginia

Job Summary:

The Maintenance & Reliability Engineer is responsible for monitoring and measuring Off Highway Truck (OHT) performance data throughout the products’ lifecycle.  The primary objective is to highlight improvement opportunities that are revealed through field data analysis.  The analysis results are used to set priorities for field engineering, maintenance, and logistics personnel focused on supporting the after sales fleet.

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Absent undue hardship reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Validate and decipher all sources of global truck performance data.
  • Establish metrics to communicate and report on haul truck performance (cost per ton hauled, availability, component service life, life-cycle costs, etc.).
  • Analyze field data using proven engineering techniques / principles / procedures to continuously improve product performance and reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
  • Remotely monitor and trend system health data using the Liebherr Mining Data (LMD) portal.
  • Work with LMD users to develop diagnostic and prognostic capabilities that assist in maintaining the truck.
  • Identify and communicate best practices of the global mining business to our affiliate network and customer base.
  • Evaluate and update data requirements for existing ERP and CMMS applications; expand and improve truck performance data.  
  • Monitor field data integrity trends, work with system users and data entry personnel to improve data quality.
  • Strengthen partnerships with maintenance and reliability personnel; work collectively to create practical approach solutions.
  • Lead maintenance and reliability workshop initiatives; facilitate meetings and implement action plans.

Core Competencies:

  • Team Spirit: Promotes communication and cooperation for the greater good of the company and the customer.
  • Customer Focus: Meets the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Integrity: Demonstrates honesty, fairness, and trustworthiness. Follows through on commitments and admits to mistakes.

Position Specific Competencies:

Job Skills: Applies the required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) in the performance of essential job duties:

  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.  Bilingual in English/Spanish is highly preferred.
  • Mastery of basic statistical concepts and techniques, including calculations and applications.
  • Ability to define and distinguish between qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in reading blueprints and engineering drawings; writing technical instructions and reports; and managing multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft desktop suite
  • Sound judgment and ability to perform duties in harsh and sometimes isolated locations.
  • Able to maintain a safe work environment and follow safe work practices as established by Liebherr as well as comply with site specific rules and regulations.

General Competencies:

  • Safety: Promotes an incident free environment by complying with all company safety policies and procedures and participating in company safety trainings.
  • Communication: Organizes and expresses ideas and information clearly, using appropriate and efficient methods of conveying the information.
  • Self-Development & Initiative: Identifies personal strengths and weaknesses, and targets areas for self-development.  Participates in educational opportunities. Takes initiative and works towards mastering tasks by developing new skills or enhancing existing skills.  Looks for opportunities to take on more responsibility.
  • Task Achievement: Takes a proactive approach to anticipate and prevent problems.  Breaks down problems and issues into components, and analyzes the costs, benefits, opportunities, and risks associated with each alternative solution. Works independently and in team settings to solve problems.
  • Dependability & Flexibility: Can be relied upon to handle a fair workload, meet deadlines and commitments, and accept responsibility for actions.  Demonstrates an ability to work independently.  Handles changes and responds to setbacks with minimal disruption.
  • Implementing New Technologies, Processes or Methods: Evaluate and integrate new technologies, processes or methods into the workplace.
  • Managing Multiple Priorities: Handles multiple assignments and priorities, while fulfilling all commitments.  Accepts new responsibilities and adapts to changes in procedures.
  • Quality of Work: Demonstrates accuracy and quality in the quantity of work produced.  Ensures that quality standards are met and all procedures are followed.  Takes steps to correct mistakes and improve the overall product.

Education and Experience:

BS degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology; or six years maintenance and reliability experience in a heavy equipment mining environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Requirements:

  • Travel to customer and supplier sites domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time for up to 2 weeks duration.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) certification.

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Job Title Maintenance & Reliability Engineer
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Posted By Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co. (LME)
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Location Newport News, Virginia
Location Location -> USA - East Coast
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Classification Job Classification -> Engineer - Reliability
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