Job Summary (Why does job exist?)
The Reliability Engineer will work closely with the operations, engineering, and maintenance departments to minimize equipment downtime and life cycle costs. They will use all world class technologies and processes to identify equipment failures in early stages; thereby allowing maintenance to be performed on a scheduled basis. They will promote precision maintenance practices and use PdM technologies to evaluate the quality of repairs and installations. They will lead the facility’s world class lubrication program.
ESSSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop, implement, and champion Proactive Maintenance techniques
- Responsible for leading the following station programs:
- Condition Assessment
- Predictive Maintenance
- Root Cause Analysis
- World Class Lubrication Program
- Responsible for developing and reviewing real time condition assessment data for all critical equipment
- Identify critical equipment failure modes
- Develop and implement Predictive Maintenance (PdM) testing standards
- Co-ordinate and support collection and review of all necessary PdM data to support CBM program
- Optimize the efficiency of existing condition monitoring tools such as PI and Asset 360
- Responsible for identifying and coordinating training for station maintenance personnel
- Responsible for identifying and executing projects designed to improve equipment reliability, station heat rate, and reduce maintenance spend
- Responsible for developing and implementing a Preventive Maintenance optimization process
- Implement quality assurance procedures for critical spares and parts
- Implement quality commissioning procedures for rebuilt or new equipment
- Assist in station field balancing and shaft alignment work to ensure procedural compliance and that job tolerances are met.
- Assist with developing and tracking station performance maintenance metrics
- Work with vendors in addressing issues identified through root cause and condition based maintenance program
- Identify, develop, justify, and implement reliability and performance improvement projects
- In collaboration with all plant departments, continually work toward process and procedure improvement and implementation efforts where needed
- Directly supply support and ideas concerning the planning of scheduled maintenance outages
- Review and approve ideas surrounding any MOC suggestions or improvements
- Lead the implementation and continued improvement of the Auxiliary Equipment Data Collection Program in conjunction with the Reliability Centered Maintenance Program In conjunction with plant engineering and management, oversee and review all outage field related projects for quality assurance (turbine; generator; boiler; large prime movers; etc.)
- Ensure work activities comply with all applicable OSHA safety regulations and policies.
- Perform, interpret data, and report on the following tasks:
- Vibration analysis inspections
- Tribology (oil analysis) inspections, including data collection, oil changes, bearing change, maintaining quality of lube inventory and ownership of lube storage areas.
- Infrared (thermal) inspections
- Ultrasonic testing including airborne, contact and thickness inspections
- Assist Maintenance when implementing Reliability Centered Maintenance
- Lead / assist craftsman during precision alignments and/or balancing tasks
- Recommend repairs based on PdM data
- Research and develop alternative methods and technologies for monitoring equipment health
- Research and develop alternative methods maintaining equipment
- Create Work Orders and Purchase Requisitions in Maximo when a need for maintenance has been identified
- Have a passion for the PdM process, a willingness to go above and beyond what is considered good enough
- Perform all other related duties as assigned
- Report in writing any discrepancies or conditions that require corrective, predictive or planned maintenance for production systems.
- Understanding of fundamental lubrication concepts as defined in the ICML MLT
- Level I Body of Knowledge.
- Excellent problem solving skills.
- A strong fundamental understanding of mechanical, hydraulic and circulating systems operation, contamination control and maintenance functions.
- Other duties assigned by management
- Uses and maintains technical and professional knowledge, shares that knowledge with others, and recognizes/applies new technology in a cost effective manner
- Obtains and applies knowledge of competitive business practices in daily work activities and decision making
- Anticipates and accepts changes in the organization and adapts to meet the new requirements
- Willing to accept accountability for own decisions, performance, and behavior
- Ability to organize, lead, and participate in cross functional teams.
Job Requirements (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)
- Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related field or five years of reliability experience preferred
- Understanding of PdM technologies and a sound background in maintenance
- Desirable certifications include; vibration, thermography, oil analysis & ultrasonic’s
- Desirable training/experience include; RCM, lubrication, alignment, preventative maintenance, RCFA
- An excellent safety work record and demonstrated safety behaviors
- Industrial Electrical training and/or work experience
- Computer competency including basic Excel, Word, Outlook
- Experience with Maximo, Office, PdM, PI, TapRoot software desired
Does this job have supervisory responsibilities? No
Receives guidance with respect to general objectives; in the majority of tasks and projects assigned, determines methods, work sequences, scheduling, and methods to achieve objectives of assignments; operates within specific policy guidelines.
Are there non-supervisory employees who report directly to this job? No
Are there subordinate supervisors reporting to this job? No
Level of language (ability to read, write, and speak English) needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Level of mathematical skills and abilities needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job.
Capability to perform basic mathematical functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages) for the purpose of interpreting alarms, calculating lubricant inventory and calculating relubrication quantity considerations.
Level of reasoning skills and abilities needed to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this job.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics. Moderately complex software programs to include web-based programs, including those used for lubrication scheduling and oil analysis functions.
Handles multiple projects simultaneously.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Licenses, certificates, or registrations that are required to perform the essential duties of this job.
Valid Drivers License
How much on-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities?
Using hands to finger, handle or feel
Reaching with hands and arms
Climbing or balancing
Stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling
Talking or hearing
Tasting or smelling
Other: Respirator Use
Does this job require that weight be lifted or force be exerted? If so, how much and how often?
Up to 10 lbs
Up to 25 lbs
Up to 50 lbs
Up to 100 lbs
Outdoors and indoor shop environment with adequate ventilation.
Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)
Work near moving mechanical parts
Work in high precarious places
Fumes or airborne practices
Toxic or caustic chemicals
Outdoor weather conditions
Extreme cold (non-weather)
Extreme heat (non-weather)
Risk of electrical shock
How much noise is typical for the work environment of this job?
Very loud (examples: jack hammer work, front row at rock concert)
Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.