Reliability Engineer
Job Opportunity at Ethical Search Professionals, Ltd

Posted on Sep 13

http://www.ethicalsearch.com/    815-285-4773

Location: Peoria, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4165842

The demand for our client's product is growing.  The competition is not creating it and our client can't make it fast enough.  This has caused a need for better and improved equipment and reliability systems and procedures.  This job has been created due to that need. 

They are offering a nice salary and a nice relocation package, well as other long-term incentive plans.  This job is located in a very reasonable cost of living area close to the beautiful Illinois River.  If you like hiking, fishing, boating, camping, etc. this place has it.  Peoria also has about 115K people, a rejuvenated downtown area a some nice school systems. Good restaurants and other venues can be found.   Located about 2.5 hours from Chicago.  

The Reliability/Maintenance Engineer will work with maintenance, production, and management staff to understand, improve, and provide insight into the mechanical integrity of the equipment used in our production processes.  They will use root cause problem solving to identify the causes of mechanical failures and to identify solutions to prevent reoccurrence of identified issues.  The engineer will work with maintenance staff to improve reliability program throughout the plant.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Utilize chemical, mechanical and engineering knowledge to solve and identify maintenance, I/E, DCS and utility issues across multiple departments and unit operations.
  • Plan and perform maintenance repairs with focus on problem elimination.
  • Observe recurring maintenance problems and use root cause problem solving skills to determine any trouble-shooting tools that can be used to collect data on equipment and failure symptoms/elements.
  • Train maintenance employees in reliability techniques.
  • Maintain and enhance the existing Preventative/Predictive Maintenance tasks for equipment utilizing SRCM principles. 
  • Capture historical equipment data, interpret it and revise the Preventative/Predictive Maintenance tasks that result in improved equipment performance and reliability.
  • Maintain equipment files and CMMS info with up to date prints, factory spec sheets, and parts lists for existing and new equipment.
  • Consult with purchasing to specify and stock correct replacement parts optimizing maintenance stores system for cost control, accuracy and reliability of plant operations.
  • Sponsor and improve Capital Appropriation Requests processes to improve identification, justification, tracking, prioritization, and implementation. 
  • Identify and provide justification for capital projects.
  • Provide process troubleshooting and technical directions to manufacturing operations.
  • Use and maintain systems associated with ISO, Management of Change, and Process Safety Management.
  • Assure compliance to all HS&E requirements and regulations.
  • Continuously improve plant effectiveness in Safety/Environmental by providing clear and visible leadership.
  • Openly support management of plant assets to achieve strategic and budgetary objectives.
  • Openly support continuous improvements of customer service and quality.
  • Continual improvement in general maintenance knowledge through vendor training or other educational tools.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Education and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related science/technology field (Chemical, Mechanical  Engineering preferred).
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a “hands on” maintenance/project and/or reliability engineer.
  • Accomplished experience in chemical plants and equipment operation.  Oil & Gas, food ingredients, API's, or an applicable industry would be great as well.    
Applicable Preferred Skills:
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience in Process Safety Management
  • Experience with process controls and instrumentation a plus
  • A strong aptitude and interest in learning and expanding maintenance functions towards overall problem elimination.
  • Strong background in rotating equipment; pumps, blowers, compressors etc.
  • General PC skills, familiarity and proficiency in MS Project and other MS Office applications.
  • Strong background in the fundamentals of a CMMS.
  • Must be comfortable working with vendors, crafts, engineers, manufacturing employees and other maintenance.
  • Must have training and proven experience in root cause problem solving.
  • Must have the communication and facilitation skills to lead groups in the various problem solving techniques.
  • Experience in multi-tasking, prioritizing complex issues and managing multiple projects.  

To be considered for employment you must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer and you will not require employment visa sponsorship now or in the future.
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