Reliability Engineer
Precision Resource Company - Houston, TX

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Precision Resource Company is currently gauging the interest level in a Reliability Engineer position for a future assignment at a manufacturing plant in Houston, TX. The successful candidate will initially work full time at the plant, but will also be expected to occasionally travel to the sites of other customers to provide technical assistance and trouble shooting expertise. He or she will also be expected to occasionally travel to our home office, and complete task assignments from the home office, to help grow our overall program. RESPONSIBILITIES: •Serve as leader and/or a member of the Reliability Improvement Team •Develop and implement equipment asset plans using Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Risk Based Inspections (RBI), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and other reliability techniques to enhance reliability and equipment uptime.

•Review, enhance, develop and support the implementation of preventive and predictive maintenance tasks and to ensure tasks mitigate, warn or defend against equipment failures. Act as technical advisor to reliability technicians on the site and maximize the value of their programs. •Apply engineering theory, practices, and principles to perform physical failure analysis, determine root cause of equipment failures and conduct equipment performance evaluations. Lead rigorous root cause failure analyses (RCFA) and investigations on critical equipment and ensure follow up as part of the site continuous improvement effort.

•Analyze equipment trends, historical data, and field data to recommend and justify improvements to obtain lowest life cycle cost on different classes of equipment. •Determine how process variation and equipment operation can impact equipment reliability. •Communicates investigation findings and relevant studies to operations, maintenance and engineering to promote and foster the overall reliability culture at the site. •Continually promote consistency by standardizing procedures/equipment/operations across the site.

•Support capital projects by participating in setting equipment “fitness for use” criteria and specifications, including long term maintenance work scope, to optimize equipment/system reliability and life cycle cost. Also provide technical support for QA/QC, installation, and start-up of all new critical equipment. •Participate as a member of mechanical turn-around/shutdown teams providing input into needed equipment inspection and repair procedures and oversight for quality assurance of major and critical equipment overhauls. •Participate in maintenance and reliability networks and share best practices, successes and failures.

•Participate in the interviewing, hiring and mentoring of new reliability co-ops, interns, and engineers. Participate in the mentoring of maintenance crafts. •Participate in continuing education courses, professional organizations (e.g. SMRP) and reliability conferences to keep current on and evaluate new and emerging technologies for their applicability.

•Develop specific reliability competency areas and participate in Corporate and external networks/forums as appropriate. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: •Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. • Minimum of 10 years to 15 years history of successful, hands-on, production plant experience including, but not limited to, the following: oPractical application of Evergreen Reliability Centered Maintenance processes and technology for the development and implementation of optimum reliability and maintenance strategies and procedures. oDevelopment and implementation of Key Performance Indicators for the overall efficiency and production effectiveness measurement of mechanical equipment reliability and maintenance.

oDevelopment, implementation, and efficient utilization of Vibration Analysis, Static and Dynamic Electric Motor Circuit and Current Analysis, Thermography, Oil Analysis, and Ultrasonic Inspection procedures for practical problem identification and solving / mitigation as well as development and implementation of Predictive Maintenance (PdM) strategies. oProcess performance analysis and implementation of follow-up restoration of large centrifugal and positive displacement pumps and compressors as well as their drivers. oUtilization of Process Control and Information Technology (IT) systems for combining data and information from disparate sources (DCS, Temporary and permanent machine condition measurement devices, “operating and mechanical rules” from OEM or reliability specifications, etc.) into real time equipment operating and emergency decision procedures for process operators, maintenance technicians, and managers. oEffective application of Failure Modes and Effects Criticality Analysis (FMECA) for new and existing equipment as well as complex manufacturing systems.

oPractical application of Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Including: oFacilitation of RCFA investigations involving operations, maintenance, engineering, and management personnel. oDetailed follow-up technical review and/or investigation of the RCFA findings and development of resolutions to the findings. oProject management to implement the resolutions oFacilitation of Informal Root Cause analyses to help maintenance technicians and operators develop and apply reliability learning into their on going work. •Development and implementation of Reliability and Precision Maintenance Standards and Procedures for service / repair / replace, and overhaul tasks.

•Effective system and component level equipment troubleshooting with follow-up development, implementation, and validation of corrective action items. •Developing and facilitating implementation of procedures for the use of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) equipment history modules to record “as found” and “as restored / repaired” data, along with pertinent observations by maintenance technicians and operators, to provide a good foundation for reliability improvements and Evergreen RCM. •Development and use of reliability optimized specifications for existing equipment rebuild, repair, and modification as well as the purchase of new equipment. •New equipment conceptual and detail design for reliability optimization and existing equipment re-design for reliability improvement.

•Development, implementation, and management of reliability optimized warehouse spare parts and capital spares control systems. •Total inception to completion management responsibility for a variety of large and small reliability improvement projects involving multiple discipline engineers and crafts personnel. •Application of reliability continuous improvement procedures to reduce unscheduled equipment downtime and optimize maintenance costs. •Financial risk assessment and capital equipment/project financial justification for large and small industrial equipment projects.

SKILLS REQUIRED: •General Skills: •Capability to lead, especially manufacturing cross functional teams in reliability improvement processes and efforts (e.g., RCFA, FMEA) •Good communication and presentation skills (both oral and written) •Good interpersonal and conflict resolution skills with the ability to influence managers, peers, and shop floor personnel •Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills •Ability to interact with and promote the capabilities of a diverse workforce (A team builder) •Proven strong contributor with the capability to work independently •Training and project experience with Six Sigma, as Black Belt or Green Belt •Strong personal computer and software skills e.g. Microsoft Office, CMMS, etc. •Understanding of business performance measures and Critical-to-Quality issues •Understands the Process Safety Management (PSM) process particularly Management of Change (MOC) •Lean and Six Sigma skills are a plus •Functional Skills: •Certifications a plus (e.g., SMRP Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) , American Society for Quality Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE)) •Basic understanding of principles and techniques including: •Maintenance and reliability best practices •Rotating equipment and alignment/balancing techniques •Materials science •Power, electrical and/or steam generation •Lubrication, tribology •Predictive techniques for fixed, rotating, power distribution equipment and instrumentation e.g. vibration analysis, nondestructive testing, thermography, etc.

•Fixed equipment diagnostic technologies •Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) •Equipment Life Cycle Cost •Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) •Reliability and statistical analytical tools such as Weibell analysis, reliability growth plots, modeling. •Engineering codes and their application •Cost/capital analysis and justification •Engineering Skills: •Application of reliability continuous improvement procedures to reduce unscheduled equipment downtime and optimize maintenance costs. •Effective application of Failure Modes and Effects Criticality Analysis (FMECA) for new and existing equipment as well as complex manufacturing systems. •Practical application of Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Including: oFacilitation of RCFA investigations involving operations, maintenance, engineering, and management personnel.

oDetailed follow-up technical review and/or investigation of the RCFA findings and development of resolutions to the findings. oProject management to implement the resolutions. oFacilitation of Informal Root Cause analyses to help maintenance technicians and operators develop and apply reliability learning’s into their on going work. •Development and implementation of Reliability and Precision Maintenance Standards and Procedures for service / repair / replace, and overhaul tasks.

•Effective system and component level equipment troubleshooting with follow-up development, implementation, and validation of corrective action items. •Development and implementation of Key Performance Indicators for the overall efficiency and production effectiveness measurement of fixed, mechanical, and electrical equipment reliability and maintenance.

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Precision Resource Company (Precision), established in 1996, is a full-service, nationwide, total solutions staffing provider....