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Facilities Reliability Engineer

Location : Chicago, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 4+
Required Education : Bachelor's
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :






The Reliability Engineer performs a variety of tasks, functions and projects related to capital equipment purchases, plant rearrangements, major rebuilds, predictive maintenance, asset management, capacity/reliability improvement activities and other projects involving production equipment within Facilities. These related tasks and functions include providing technical expertise to support equipment troubleshooting and problem-solving, managing reliability improvement programs/projects, asset risk assessments, equipment life cycle evaluations, and various administrative and reliability analysis functions.


Other special projects and planned activities coordinated by the Reliability Engineer relate to the installation and start-up of new capital equipment purchases, major equipment repairs, equipment rebuilds and refurbishments, control upgrades, and other major equipment modifications and improvements.


This work requires productive and effective interactions with Maintenance, Facilities, Process Engineering, project leaders and leadership from other areas of the Company. Activities also require an understanding of the use of a Computerized Maintenance Management System and related asset data analysis.


The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide troubleshooting and technical problem solving support for Maintenance and project leaders

  • Plan and coordinate multiple reliability improvement projects concurrently to meet budgets and project timetable

  • Select, schedule, and coordinate contractor support, outside services and specialty equipment suppliers

  • Utilize available Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) data related to inventory management, asset management, work order histories and project coordination to define reliability gaps and achieve improvement targets

  • Develop and implement preventive and predictive maintenance programs to improve asset reliability and maintainability

  • Perform asset risk assessments, life cycle evaluations and develop reliability improvement and cost savings proposals

  • Coordinate capital and expense projects involving multi-departmental teams


Required Qualifications :

To select this job as one of interest to you, at a minimum, you must have the following:

  • Requires, at minimum, a four-year technical or engineering degree. Advanced degree and reliability certification a plus.

  • 4-5 years of experience working on reliability improvement projects and in implementing predictive maintenance and life-cycle extension programs as part of an overall asset management strategy.

  • Reliable project planning, coordination and leadership skills, experience completing reliability improvement projects

  • Possess strong technical problem solving and troubleshooting skills with experience in applying skills in a formal team environment

  • Ability to accurately interpret equipment documentation, equipment assembly drawings, PLC code and mechanical or electrical schematics for various production equipment/systems

  • Knowledge in CMMS practices, objectives, terminology and metrics, with experience in driving improvements utilizing developed metric dashboards, technical problem solving and available equipment reliability data

  • Understand and use good judgment when applying all OSHA Regulations and S&C safety practices and procedures

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Computer literate (MS Office Suite, CMMS, PLC and CAD software, etc.)

Skills :
electrical maintenance mechanical quality improvements Reliability
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