The Reliability Engineer is primarily responsible for the development and implementation of a reliability program including pump and reliability procedures, project and budget management and the analysis of failure trends and maintenance trends to provide recommended changes based on the strategic goals of the department and the Company.
Duties and Responsibilities
The following represents the majority of the duties performed by the position, but is not meant to be all inclusive nor prevent other duties from being assigned when necessary.
1. Complies with DOT and OSHA health, safety and environmental requirements and follows safety philosophy and procedures developed by the Company including: applicable environmental, health and safety rules, procedures, and accepted safe work practices, the use of appropriate personal protective equipment and safety systems, and the reporting of workplace hazards and injury or illness arising from workplace activities; observes the workplace to identify conditions or behaviors that should be corrected and takes appropriate action.
2. Develops project plans for vibration study, hydraulic systems, motors, o-ring procedures, overhaul specifications and rebuild standards.
3. Analyzes failure trends, maintenance trends, predictive analysis based on incident matrices and develops project report cards for evaluation and review.
4. Develops and implements projects for reliability assessment and metrics, field testing on pumps to measure curve performance, and designs and conducts vibration studies.
5. Provides assistance in the scheduling of contractors and provides oversight to contractors in the completion of pump repairs and maintenance.
6. Works closely with both operations and maintenance in the development of long-term equipment maintenance strategies, gathers data and reports from the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and provides technical support to the Maintenance Planning Specialist.
7. Completes analysis and elimination of repetitive problems through root cause analysis, statistical review, and similar techniques.
8. Facilitates the continuous improvement processes around equipment availability and reliability.
9. Monitors the costs and schedule of projects and takes corrective actions to ensure that projects are completed on schedule and under budget. Verifies and approves time sheets for contractors, expense reports, and invoices relating to the project.
10. Provides insight on quarterly engineering meeting agendas and presents pump findings and training to employees and contractors based on reliability testing and analysis.
11. Investigates new technology to assist in more efficient problem‑solving solutions.
12. Prepares estimates and authorizations for expenditure for capital and expense projects to define cost boundaries for budgeting and project funding.
Education and Experience
· A Bachelors degree in mechanical, civil, or petroleum engineering and a minumum of four years of prior engineering experience within the pipeline industry is required. Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional (CMRP) certification is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Ability to actively engage in safe behavior and understand and follow the principles and methods related to pipeline and workplace safety as established by the Company.
· Knowledge of emergency and safety procedures, policies procedures, equipment operating parameters, and all applicable DOT, EPA, FERC, DHS and OSHA requirements.
· Demonstrated planning, organizational and project management skills.
· Ability to follow up on critical assignments and monitor information to ensure data integrity.
· Solid technical and professional knowledge of mechanical and reliability maintenance analysis.
· Skill in computer hardware and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software is required to manage, record, and evaluate Company information.
· Knowledge of grouting specifications, inspection standards, overhaul specifications and rebuild standards for valves.
· Good analytical skills are required to evaluate reliability data and design plans to improve operations. Solid skills in decision making and independent judgment.
· Effective communication and presentation skills for training employees and contractors and ability to explain technical information to non-technical individuals.
· Good written communication skills are required to draft bid specifications, processes, and procedures.
· Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a cross-functional team.
· Knowledge of developing and monitoring budget and expenditures of up to $1 million dollars in project funds.
· Develops and uses effective performance measurement tools to analyze and communicate business results and assess progress against budgets, milestones and value added strategic goals.
· Ability to effectively work and cooperate with supervisors, co-workers and vendors.
· Ability to follow corporate policies and the directions of supervisors.
· Ability to refrain from causing or contributing to the disruption of the workplace.
Ethics and Integrity
- Is committed to high moral standards and business ethics.
Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills
- Seeks needed information on his/her own to solve problems and persists in the face of obstacles.
- Resolves difference in opinion by seeking mutually acceptable solutions to problems, using diplomacy and tact.
- Values the importance of others’ contributions to group accomplishments.
- Considers the best method and gets messages across effectively.
- Integrates customer service concepts into own job by identifying internal and external customers in their needs.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this Job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· The position requires minimal physical exertion during the performance of the majority of the duties. Most work is performed while standing or sitting. Travel up to 35% is required and may include some physical exertion.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· The duties of this position are primarily performed in a climate controlled office environment, but occasionally during trips to the field to inspect construction projects or talk with external parties the position is exposed to inclement weather and noise from construction machinery.
Explorer Pipeline - 24 months ago