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Reliability Engineer

Posted by: Water Management - City of Durham, NC

Posted date: 2019-Oct-17

Location: 1600 Mist Lake Drive, Durham, NC

The primary purpose of this position is to enhance Water Management Department’s stewardship of the City’s water and wastewater assets by leading initiatives to increase asset reliability and providing engineering support to preventive maintenance activities.

Manage predictive maintenance program including thermal scanning, ultrasonic, tribology, and vibration analysis to be performed by department personnel or contractors. Perform engineering evaluations of available predictive maintenance systems. Select and procure predictive maintenance systems that best meet the needs of the department. Coordinate predictive maintenance training for maintenance personnel. Prioritize predictive maintenance activities to ensure available resources applied based on system and equipment criticality. Integrate recurring predictive maintenance activities into CMMS.

Lead and supervise 2 predictive maintenance technicians in the planning, scheduling and execution of preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance activities on mechanical, electrical and process systems. Provide leadership and technical direction to department staff performing preventive and predictive maintenance.

Develop and integrate world class asset management strategies into water management department maintenance program, including root cause failure analysis (RCFA), preventive maintenance optimization and continuous improvement, reliability, availability and maintainability analysis (RAM).

Apply engineering principles to solve equipment, system and process problems. Perform engineering calculations to verify correct sizing and capacity of equipment and systems. Read and interpret regulatory and engineering codes and standards.

Support the continued development of preventive maintenance (PM) standards for department assets.

Develop designs for repair projects and manage construction projects with AutoCAD and project management software.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of maintenance, plant, or reliability engineering experience in a continuous manufacturing environment
  • BS in Mechanical, Industrial, or Electrical Engineering
  • Valid, unrestricted NC Class C Driver’s License or if out of state, the ability to obtain a NC license within 6 months

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Proven history of continuous improvement accomplishments
  • Experience with AutoCAD and project management software
  • Working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems, root cause analysis, predictive and preventive maintenance systems.

Enjoy our Benefits:

  • 37.5-hour work-weeks
  • Immediate contribution to 401(k) with automatic 5% employer contribution
  • 457 Deferred Compensation, Roth 401(k), and 529 College Savings Plan options available
  • Retirement Plan with 100% vestment in five years
  • Retirement Health Savings Plan with employer contribution for medical expenses at retirement
  • Life insurance paid up to annual salary; options for more
  • Flex Spending Accounts for dependent care and medical expenses
  • Medical plans discounted through wellness credits
  • Vision & dental plans
  • EAP services
  • Generous annual leave plus 10 holidays with extra days through the holiday seasons

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EOE - Individualsselected for offers of employment must pass the City of Durham physical examination, substance testing and DMV/background investigation.  You must have the legal right to work in the US.  The City will not sponsor any applicant to obtain documentation of that right to work.   




Job Title Reliability Engineer
Post Details
Posted By Water Management - City of Durham, NC
Job Function Engineer
Start Date
Cell Phone
Email cindy.kelly(at)
Location 1600 Mist Lake Drive, Durham, NC
Location Location -> USA - Southeast
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Classification Job Classification -> Engineer - Reliability
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