Reliability Engineer
Industrial Operations
Full Time
Juarez, Mexico
2022-01-31

A REGULAR DAY AT WORK (ESSENTIAL DUTIES):

The role of the Reliability Engineer (RE) is to identify and mitigate risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. The Reliability Engineer provides leadership and technical expertise in support of the asset management plan implementation and associated practices, to ensure maximum equipment reliability at minimum life cycle cost. This self-driven, self-motivated individual works equally well independently or as a part of a team. The RE must be capable of analyzing conditions, performing technical troubleshooting, and identifying the root cause(s). The RE must be capable of communicating and building census for solutions to issues. The RE assists in training and mentoring of mechanics in electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic maintenance and repair of assets. Is responsible for evaluating asset/equipment conditions using invasive and non-invasive practices/technologies to monitor equipment for early signs of deteriorating condition, allowing for early prediction and failure analysis. They document and oversee mitigation and intervention of identified issues to ensure that the temporary/permanent resolution is planned, scheduled, and implemented. These individual fosters effective working relationships built upon trust and respect across all levels of the organization.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Guide’s efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, mechanical, electrical, control, and safety/security systems.
  • Defines, develops, administers, and refines the asset management plan, maintenance plan, and preventive/predictive maintenance programs.
  • Reduces and improves maintenance work wherever feasible, assuring efficient and productive operation of processes and equipment. Protect and prolong the economic life of assets at the lowest practical cost.
  • Be proactive in addressing strategic long-term problems/issues affecting the organization.
  • Be a team player that champions and leads the reliability process and is able to communicate and build relationships with various functional, engineering, and business leaders in order to drive continuous improvement.
  • A self-starter capable of managing multiple priorities with minimal oversight; working as a single entity with the ability to influence others to gain alignment.
  • Supports the capital project process to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations:
  • Participates in the qualification and validation of capital installations to ensure adherence to functional specifications.
  • Guides designs to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment and processes.
  • Supports the Asset Operating Plan that provides standardized processes and procedures for proper operation and operator care of production, utility, and auxiliary assets.
  • Develops engineered solutions to mitigate repetitive failures and problems that adversely affect plant availability, performance, capacity, quality, cost, or regulatory compliance.
  • Be competent with data analysis techniques that can include:
  • Statistical Process Control.
  • OEE Overall Equipment Effectiveness.
  • Reliability modeling and prediction.
  • RCFA fault analysis techniques.
  • Six Sigma (6σ) methodology.
  • Be competent in the implementation of Predictive/Maintenance Methods/Technologies that include:
  • Vibration Sampling and Analysis.
  • Lubrication Sampling and Analysis.
  • Thermography: Mechanical, Electrical.
  • Ultrasonic Sound: Electrical, Mechanical, Air.
  • Machine Alignment and Balancing.
  • Facilitate root-cause and root-cause failure analysis (RCA, RCFA).
  • Support failure reporting; analysis and corrective actions systems.
  • Maintains the Asset Maintenance Plans that define the maintenance practices for production, utility, and auxiliary assets. Including the development and optimization of the predictive and preventive maintenance programs for assets:
  • Works with all levels of maintenance and operations obtaining owner approval prior to implementation and changes.
  • Analyzes planned idleness of operating equipment to develop and improve PM/PdM schedules.
  • Periodically compares PM/PdM frequencies to downtime reports and equipment histories to identify where frequencies require adjustment. Refining the frequencies on an “economic” basis to avoid “over maintenance”.
  • Regularly review equipment failures. Determine what PM action might have been taken to prevent failure to protect against reoccurrence.
  • Participates in the optimization of maintenance to maximize production capacity based upon analysis of preventive maintenance time needs, repair histories, inspection reports, etc.
  • Develop standardization programs, which influences new equipment purchases including construction, materials, equipment, and spare parts.
  • Participates in the design review of capital additions and changes to ensure full life cycle maintainability of equipment, utilities, and facilities.
  • Participates in approval of all new installations, including those done by contractors, to ensure their maintainability and reliability follows life cycle costing methods.

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Ours is a dynamic, fast-paced environment that asks for flexibility and agility.
  • You can quickly understand and assess a situation and react confidently, making decisions even where there is ambiguity.
  • You always strive for better, in your work and for your future.
  • With an eye for detail and the ability to interpret complex data, you can also translate this into meaningful, useful information that informs decision-making.
  • You build trust, good working relationships and communicate effectively with your colleagues and across functions.

Minimum Qualification

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS):

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in reliability engineering related processes.
  • Expertise in multiple areas of maintenance and reliability, material management, planning and scheduling, and CMMS / EAM / ERP optimization
  • Must have demonstrated effective communication practices and have experience with office and reliability productivity tools.
  • Must understand the RCM process, failure mode identification, cause and effect analysis, determination of probability, and consequence of failures; the use of FMEA, RCFA decision logic, and writing tasks to mitigate identified failures.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of generic problem solving, and the RCA process.
  • Must have strong mechanical and electrical knowledge.
  • Have a solid knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, and repair.
  • Must understand Asset Management, its various components and organization.
  • Must understand condition monitoring principles, tools, and application.
  • Preferred candidates will have at least one certification in reliability: (CMRP, CRL, etc.)
  • Be willing to continually pursue knowledge and certifications in reliability and predictive technologies.
  • Ability to communicate/teach reliability best practices, condition monitoring, and precision methods.
  • Would have to travel occasionally.
  • English.

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