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Sr. Reliability Engineer
Perry, GA

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$100,000 - $112,000 / yr


Respected poultry processor in Perry, GA is seeking a Sr. Reliability Engineer to lead the implementation, continuous improvement, and sustainability of reliability systems and processes within the manufacturing site in order to deliver a strategic reliability-centered maintenance approach to optimizing asset life and productivity through documented asset strategies.  Specific responsibilities include:

·        Develop, manage and coordinate the reliability programs and activities of the location key assets, utilities and support equipment through the use of personal knowledge, engineering resources, OEM and maintenance employees.

·        Identify and manage asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. Select engineering techniques to solve problems and makes recommendations including the coordination of projects for process improvements.

·        Establish and maintain reliable equipment using predictive and preventative maintenance tools, preserve plant assets, and continuously seeks methods for reducing maintenance cost while insuring high equipment availability and reliability.

·        Provide technical and project management support for the operation, maintenance, betterment, development, design, construction and testing of manufacturing assets and ancillary components.

·        Support Area Teams in achieving production/cost goals through reliability leadership. Develop and implement best practices for assets to improve the mean time between failures (MTBF).

·        Responsible for the implementation of reliability concepts including development of Root Cause Analysis, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance technologies and Preventive Maintenance development/optimization to achieve high levels of availability of plants assets.

·        Driving increased production and uptime using reliability tools and processes, including Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), and Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA).

·        Subject Matter Expert in the design and operation of rotating equipment, development of equipment strategies (including lubrications, conditions monitoring, and preventive maintenance), and management of mechanical integrity (including tanks, pressure vessels, and piping).

·        Develop and implement plans for continuous improvement of production equipment, processes, and process controls.

·        Work closely with both operations and maintenance in the development of long-term equipment maintenance strategies and operator basic care (OBC) as well as support troubleshooting efforts through formal Root Cause Analysis (RCA).

·        Provide technical expertise to the site with field application of precision maintenance techniques. Provide training, field coaching and mentoring of maintenance supervisors and craftsmen.

Requirements:  This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Reliability, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (Advanced degree in this or related field is highly desirable.) plus a minimum of 5 years of reliability experience in a food manufacturing environment.  Specifically:

·        Meat/poultry processing is highly desirable. 

·        Experience developing asset strategies (time-based inspection/replace, and condition-based tasks).

·        Experience with Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and facilitating Root Cause Analysis (RCA).

·        Strong technical expertise in applying Precision Maintenance techniques in industrial manufacturing processes. Strong knowledge of Precision Maintenance procedures and their application in industrial manufacturing processes.

·        Knowledge of equipment design and failure modes. Experience with interpreting forensic evidence to identify failure modes.

·        Experience developing asset strategies (time-based inspection/replace, and condition-based tasks).

·        Supervisory experience is highly desirable

·        Experience with/Certifications in Predictive maintenance technologies (Vib, IR, UL, MCA/MCSA, Oil Analysis, NDT) is preferred

·        CMRP (Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional) or CRL(Certified Reliability Leader) Certifications preferred

·        Certification in Lean Six Sigma ideal.

·        Experience with computer maintenance management systems (CMMS) preferably IBM Maxim. Advanced skills in basic personal computer software (Microsoft applications); Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

·        Ability to support risk-based inspection of fixed assets.



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