Reliability Engineer
Holcim (US) Inc. - Bloomsdale, MO

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Date Posted: 08/13/2012
Grade: 43
Hiring Manager: Matt Helms
Location: Bloomsdale, MO

Position Responsibilities (key duties, scope of position, goals, expectations, skill requirements, travel requirements):

  • The Reliability Engineer will work closely with equipment suppliers, plant staff and Process Area Teams to ensure successful operation of the plant.
  • Responsible for monitoring reliability based systems including preventative maintenance systems, vibration analysis and condition monitoring.
  • Participate in the creation of preventative maintenance routines (PMRs) and bill of materials (BOMs) for plant equipment
  • Management of the preventive/predictive maintenance programs (Inspection, Vibration, Oil Analysis, NDT, thermography, etc.) to ensure optimum equipment availability.
  • Responsible for the preventative maintenance work order system with coordinated execution of the area operations and central maintenance teams.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and direction for reliability team and plant area teams in a manner consistent with Our Values and Ste. Genevieve Belief Statement and Commitments.
  • Support, demonstrate, and facilitate the concepts of development and involvement of employees, continuous learning and continuous improvement in a values based high performance organization.
  • Accountable for providing leadership, development and coaching on individual performance to direct reports to achieve business results.
  • Analysis and elimination of repetitive problems through root cause analysis, Pareto analysis, statistical review, FMEA and similar techniques.
  • Responsible for the facilitation of continuous improvement processes around equipment availability and reliability.
  • Support and guide sustainable improvements in MTBF of major equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned

Educational Criteria:

  • Bachelor´s degree in mechanical engineering preferred or equivalent experience

Position Dimensions (i.e., communication skills, planning, teamwork, technical knowledge, leadership, initiative):

  • Demonstrated planning, organizational and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a cross-functional team
  • Effective communication and presentation skills: the ability to explain technical information to non-technical people
  • Solid decision making skills and independent judgment required
  • Adaptable to change; to take an innovative approach towards problem solving; self-starting
  • Ability to follow up on critical assignments and monitor information to ensure data integrity
  • Solid technical and professional knowledge

Other Related Experiences Required or Preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience in heavy industrial maintenance (3-5 years or more) required
  • Knowledge of the cement manufacturing process would be a benefit. Three to five years mechanical and/or electrical maintenance experience is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up reliability systems in heavy industry required
  • Experience in analysis of vibration spectra on a range of heavy industrial plant required
  • Experience in practical application of FMEA, NDT inspection techniques preferred
  • Working knowledge of instrumentation, process controls, motors, starters and VFD´s an advantage
  • Comprehensive computer software knowledge required including; Excel, Word, Project, Autocad, PowerPoint, etc is required
  • Experience with SAP is desired.

To be considered for this position, qualified candidates can submit their resume on-line at

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