Reliability Engineer
Dyno Nobel - Cheyenne, WY

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About Dyno Nobel

Dyno Nobel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Incitec Pivot Limited, is a global leader in the commercial explosives industry. We provide blasting solutions and quality explosives products throughout North America and Australia, as well as selected customers in the Asia Pacific region. Due to continued results and world-leading innovation, customers in the mining, quarry, construction, pipeline and geophysical exploration industries choose Dyno Nobel.

Reliability Engineer

( Referred to as the Machines Reliability Engineer, North Americ a)

This position can work from one of the following locations:
Cheyenne, WY; Donora, PA; St. Helens, OR; or Louisiana, MO

Position Summary:
Reports to: North American GMAC Team Manager

To lead the risk & reliability function for critical machines throughout the manufacturing plants in North America. These functions include promoting and developing more mature reliability management approaches, maintaining effective utilisation of machine condition monitoring and machine performance monitoring, and maintaining high standards in how we carry out overhauls and preventative maintenance.

Business Environment:
Incitec Pivot operates a number of manufacturing and distribution sites in Australia, United States, Canada and Mexico. Approximately 80% of the company profit is derived from these facilities. Shareholder value may also be dramatically affected if major risks are not managed and mitigated adequately. Company profit is critical to ongoing shareholder support. As such, all company assets need to deliver a minimum RONA of 18%.

The value to IPL from the products produced can be adversely affected by poor plant reliability particularly with increased product prices. All operations need to be operated safely and meet market demand to satisfy customers. Standards need to be established and maintained to ensure this occurs.

The types of machines in five major manufacturing facilities across North America include Medium and small Steam Turbine, gas expanders, centrifugal compressors, reciprocating compressors, gas engines, pumps and motors.

Reliability management systems are currently in the early stages of development and will need to be promoted and guided to full maturity.

Essential Functions:
Maintain and promote a safe working environment, by:
Ensuring that appropriate standards are in place and meet current applicable national and state requirements, to ensure rotating equipment safety at all manufacturing facilities.

Audit against the standards and ensure actions are progressed.

Demonstrate and role model safe behaviours .

Influential leadership of rotating equipment reliability across the IPL / Dyno Nobel manufacturing plants, by:

Stewardship of the machines reliability improvement program, including condition monitoring, and maintenance strategies implementation and execution.

Stewardship of machines reliability discipline.

Improved machines availability, by:
Influencing the delivery of benchmark levels of rotating equipment availability for the manufacturing plants.

Active involvement in scope definition & quality control of new machine installation projects and turnaround planning and execution.

Influence operation of critical machines within defined integrity operating windows.

Driving the implementation of the RCM business process (criticality analysis, maintenance strategies).

Active involvement in the planning and execution of critical machines’ repair, modification, and overhaul.

Reduced Risk Profile, by:
Applying a structured approach to reliability management.

Ensuring major rotating equipment risks are identified, assessed, documented & mitigated in a timely and cost effective manner.

Influence a significant reduction in the frequency and business impact of rotating equipment failures.

Improved capital management, by:
Rotating equipment capital plans prioritized based on risk profile of plant.

Costs managed to maximize positive impact on safety and reliability for lowest cost.

Decision Making Authority:
Budget – Expenditure within budgetary restraints.

Risk Management: collaborate and approve site Risk Assessment Machines content and ranking.

Personnel management.

Regular, visible presence on sites.

Influence cultural change within plants to drive reliability improvement program.

Major Challenges:
Working collaboratively with & influencing plant managers, operations superintendents, and maintenance superintendents to actively support & maintain high levels of machine reliability.

Regular travel to the manufacturing plants.

Disparity of systems & work practices in place at various plants.

Degree in Mechanical engineering.

Minimum 5-10yrs experience in the operation and maintenance of rotating equipment.

Technically competent with respect to the management of the following:

Reliability processes & systems in a manufacturing environment.

Rotating equipment in particular: rotor dynamics, performance monitoring, principles of compressible flow, principles of lubrication management and condition monitoring, reliability benchmarks, best engineering practices and machinery overhaul practices.

HSE leadership.

Communication and facilitation.

Strategic Influencing.

Critical information seeking.

Analytical thinking & problem solving.

Adapting to various cultures and capabilities.


Working with teams.

Work Environment and Physical Conditions:
Ability to wear and care for applicable personal protective equipment (such as, safety glasses and shoes, respirator, hard hat and ear protection, safety harness) as required by site specific requirements.

It will be necessary to travel by air between sites and external facilities.

Dyno Nobel is an equal opportunity employer

Being a part of the Dyno Nobel team is a combination of everything that is unique about Dyno Nobel: our culture, our core values, our commitment to safety, but most importantly, it is our people. It is what sets us apart from your average employer, and is everything that makes Dyno Nobel a great place to work. At Dyno Nobel, we are committed to equal employment opportunity.

Dyno Nobel does not accept resumes from headhunters, placement agencies, or other suppliers that have not signed a formal agreement with us. Our supplier base is restricted to specified hiring needs. Therefore, any resume received from an unapproved supplier will be considered unsolicited, and Dyno Nobel will not be obligated to pay a referral or placement fee.

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