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3 Mar 2022

Full-Time Reliability Engineer

GCJ – Posted by Jeffery Raskin Anywhere

Job Description


Role Description:

Facilitate development of the business / facility maintenance strategy and solves reliability and availability losses through application of reliability technology and tools to enable the plant to meet its business plan and strategy and therefore the customer’s need. Focus on opportunities that have impacted the plant’s measured asset capability and the opportunities identified as “high-risk” in risk assessments, reliability models, etc.  Evaluates effectiveness of individual aspects of the Preventive and Predictive Maintenance (PPM) program by showing quantitatively the impact of failures and PPM.  Participates in plant health study and efforts to implement corrective action to maintain or improve plant health.  Utilizes six sigma tools and methodologies to improve reliability.


  • BS engineering discipline or equivalent experience required
  • 3-5 years of manufacturing or related experience required
  • Line of business experience preferred
  • 5 years of Process Safety Management (High Hazard Process) experience preferred


  • Achieve Activity Coordination business objectives
  • Participates in the Facilitation and implementation of the Global Root Cause Investigation process to include application of the cause and effect methodology in all areas where reliability opportunities are identified and where the RCI triggers are met
  • Creates Equipment Reliability Strategies based upon Top Opportunity List, Critical Equipment List, and identified plant/business needs
  • Develops and maintains a model that identifies the unit operations, equipment, process, etc. that identifies the value of opportunities for improvement
  • Evaluates and quantifies the impact projects such as equipment reconfigurations, design changes, equipment quality, etc. will have on ability to meet customer needs
  • Evaluates effectiveness of individual aspects of the Preventive and Predictive Maintenance (PPM) program by showing quantitatively the impact of failures and PPM
  • Facilitates and/or contributes greatly to driving proactive PPM Optimization activities to support overall productivity improvement
  • Asset utilization and cost data is analyzed to develop and prioritize a list of reliability opportunities
  • Evaluates/validates the impact of corrective actions that impact availability/ reliability and leverages solutions across a business or site if appropriate
  • Participates in improvement activities as appropriate; Process Simplification, Value Engineering, Maintenance Strategy, Reliability Modeling, etc.
  • Participates in plant health study and efforts to implement corrective action to maintain or improve plant health
  • Applies long term cost of ownership and reliability engineering principles in conjunction with the discipline teams and technical resource networks to design reliability into our purchasing requirements
  • Provide equipment reliability and performance data to the technical resource networks for evaluation of equipment performance, vendor performance, and modifications
  • Uses long term cost of ownership and reliability engineering principles to optimize spare parts stockage levels in conjunction with the Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO) function, Discipline Activity Specialists
  • Participates in reliability network activities
  • Utilizes six sigma tools and methodologies to improve reliability
  • Assists in setting up the PPM program


  • Spare parts identification process – critical spare, slow moving, etc. and the understanding of the ABC categories
  • Predictive Preventative Maintenance (PPM) data in Computerized Maintenance Management System maintenance information systems (e.g. CMMS, SAP)
  • Risk assessment principles
  • Maintenance (cost, asset utilization and) goal alignment
  • Understands the Global Maintenance Work Process (GMWP) and reliability network
  • Links to Technology Implementation for Competitive Advantage (TICA) and Global Project Methodology (GPM)
  • Measurements for implemented solutions
  • Reliability metrics
  • Defining scope of work
  • Root cause analysis (rca)
  • RCA triggers
  • Requirements for reliability /availability assessment
  • Maintenance information systems
  • Economic evaluation tools
  • Reliability Engineering Principles (ex. Statistical analysis, reliability modeling)
  • Environmental impact analysis


Intellectual curiosity – Proactively investing time and energy into learning more and personally developing, in the interest of improving yourself and delivering better results

  • Functional skills – The specific skills and experiences needed to deliver and accelerate in your current role and throughout your career
  • Organizational skills – Having and using the knowledge of our organization’s systems, procedures, and culture to identify issues and/or opportunities and take action on them in a way that meets the needs of customers and magnifies your impact
  • Collaborating with others – Empowers purposeful engagement; “servant leader”; keeps things simple; engages individuals/team to achieve superior results; creates an atmosphere of value-driven outcomes
  • Actively listening – Knows what she/he doesn’t know; welcomes input from others; takes time to clearly understand and respond; allows people the time to express their point; open to influence

How to Apply

1.) Please walk us through your role, responsibilities, key accomplishments and achievements as a Reliability Engineer.

2.) Please tell us about your expertise in working with Fluid Mechanics, Pumping Operations & Equipment and other similar machineries and equipment

3.) Our client highly prefers (not mandatory) someone with experience in working in a union environment. With which companies have you worked under a union environment?

4.) What is your work authorization status?

5.) What are your compensation expectations?

6.) Are you local to Buffalo, NY? In exceptional circumstances, relocation may be considered for a non-local candidate however that will be very minimal. Are you comfortable with that? If not local, what would be your timeline for relocation, and what would your expectations be for relocation assistance?

7.) Have you applied to any positions within the area?

Job Categories: OTHER. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Reliability Engineer.

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