Regional Reliability Engineer

Job Summary:

The Regional Reliability Engineer is responsible for industry processes including but not limited to; milling and mining process, kiln and mobile equipment, and associated production units for three Northeast Virginia locations. Leads the development of processes, procedures, and tools associated with these processes to safely reduce production and maintenance costs and improve efficiency while making quality products, and respecting emissions limits. Performs root cause analysis to determine most appropriate corrective actions. Actively engages and drives plant management and hourly workforce to ensure alignment with all plant maintenance and operational departments. Develops strong interpersonal relationships and constructively works across organizational boundaries to resolve production and process barriers.  Helps lead the implementation of smart maintenance technologies and predictive maintenance tools.   

Responsibilities & Duties:

• Analyzing equipment performance, failure data, and corrective maintenance history to develop and implement engineered solutions, improved maintenance strategies, preventative maintenance activities’ optimization, and other techniques and solutions.
• Improving plant equipment by implementing programs such as advanced maintenance methodology including predictive and preventive maintenance techniques.
• Failure analysis to recommend operational, maintenance, and process changes so as to maximize equipment reliability, availability and life expectancy.
• Support plant maintenance in developing and implementing local programs to drive site equipment reliability and cost management
• Support and engage to measure and manage plant equipment performance for guarantees and warranty related subjects.
• Providing training and coaching in Root Cause and Reliability Analysis and taking ownership for ongoing corrective action tracking, implementation, and follow up to ensure that all Root Cause analysis projects are documented and solutions implemented.
• Partnering with appropriate suppliers and customer technical resources to document best practices.
• Providing leadership in conducting and arranging for the training of maintenance personnel in tasks, techniques, technologies, and concepts for maintenance technicians and support staff.
• Evaluate and recommend process & equipment improvements.
• Interface with equipment and systems vendors, including expediting documentation.
• Conducting analyses and investigations to determine the relative reliability of factors such as cost, structure, weight, maintainability, facility of production, availability and reliability of materials and equipment.
• Determines the ability of products and solutions to comply with customer and contractual requirements.
• Develop the analysis methods for establishing reliability of company products and their components, prepares sketches, charts, drawings or reports for further developments.
• Support the Safety program and initiatives.
• Support the Sustainability program and initiatives.

Knowledge and Skills 

• Possesses resource management skills;
• Knowledge and experience working contemporary concepts of continuous improvement and Lean Manufacturing
• Demonstrates competency in preventative, predictive, basic care practices, and computerized maintenance management systems
• Strong verbal and written communication skills (English language);
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of internal and external customers both verbally and in writing;
• Ability to work closely with plant managers, staff members, supervisors, team leaders, hourly associates, contractors, and federal/state regulators
• Demonstrates respect for conflicting points of view, listens to others, and builds strong working relationships
• Demonstrates appropriate negotiating tactics and is able to negotiate win/win agreements without compromising principles
• Strong computer skills in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, and Internet skills
• Experience working in SAP, preferred.
• Ability to safely navigate in and around heavy industrial equipment and construction sites;
• Ability to understand and effectively communicate using engineering drawings and sketches;
• Strong quantitative problem solving, decision-making and time management skills;
• Demonstrates the ability to work in multicultural teams;
• Demonstrates self-motivated mindset/attitude with encouragement to take on new projects leading to more efficient equipment and/or design

Job Qualifications:

•Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Minerals Processing Engineering, or related field and experience.
•5+ years experience in an Engineering role within maintenance or operations.
•Experience in Root Cause Analysis and troubleshooting.
•Demonstrated competency in preventative, predictive, basic care practices, and computerized maintenance management systems; experience with SAP is highly preferred;
•Industry background in manufacturing related to mining, paper mills, steel plants, refractory, heavy equipment fabrication, stone processing, cement plants, etc. Lime and cement experience is preferred.
•Qualified candidates will exhibit a positive and proactive attitude with high initiative and the ability to perform with minimal supervision.
•Able and willing to spend the majority of time in the plant with the operators, maintenance personnel, and contractors; able to communicate production and process plans effectively;
•Able to travel to other sites and regions as needed;
•Good technical aptitude and analytical skills;
•Detail and process oriented with strong problem resolution abilities;
• Strong management and Total Productive Maintenance experience;
• Six Sigma training or Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) certification a plus
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
•Must be able to support a continuous improvement environment as well as support change management initiatives;
•Demonstrable teamwork and maturity with a strong work ethic
•Fluency in spoken and written English

Benefits & Compensation Package Includes:

  • Salary range for this position is $95K-115K as well as an annual bonus plan
  • Paid holidays and vacation time
  • Group medical/pharmacy insurance options with company funded health care spending accounts 
  • Dental insurance & Vision insurance
  • A 401k account with company matching contribution
  • A robust Wellness program with financial rewards
  • Company-paid life insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Options to purchase additional life insurance (employee, spouse, and child) and additional employee long-term disability insurance.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition benefits including professional certifications
  • Employee referral program

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 provided such accommodations to not create undue hardship to the company.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arm; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell; and is occasionally required to stand.  Additionally, the job required the employee to work on occasion at heights.  

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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, provided such accommodations do not create undue hardship to the company.

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