Jun 04, 2021

Maintenance Reliability Engineer

  • Specialty Granules LLC
  • Annapolis, MO, USA
Full-time Engineer - Reliability Reliability Engineers

Job Description

Job Description:


Improve equipment reliability and optimize area production through optimized maintenance activities.  Use predictive tools and preventative maintenance to prevent failures.  Track failures and determine root cause to prevent re-occurrence.  Project management to implement changes from root cause activities.


  • Gather predictive data.  Ensure proper techniques are being utilized through the use of developing procedures and training programs.  Analyze data from collection and watch for potential failures.    Write work orders for equipment trending to failure and follow up on work order to ensure completion in a timely manner.  Optimize predictive routes to capture new machinery, equipment changes, and other potential problems.  Expand program to take advantage of new technology. 

  • Develop engineering solution for problems founds in root cause events. Develop capital request for projects to develop funding for projects if required. Order parts and materials directly or delegate to other department according to policy.  Work with planners and scheduler to delegate for internal labor resources.  Prepare scopes and review with contractors for outside labor needs. On the basis of firm work schedules, coordinates requisition of all predetermined parts, materials and special tools and ensures that equipment to be worked on will be available and ready.  Ensure project is completed in time allotted and maintain budget.

  • Optimize maintenance resources for equipment.  Review PM schedule and plans to ensure proper frequency and scope.  Perform failure modes and effects analysis on machinery.  Perform analyses of assets including: utilization, overall equipment effectiveness, remaining useful life, and other parameters to define condition, reliability and costs. Ensure reliability of equipment by establishing preventive maintenance requirements and service contracts; identifying critical spares; evaluating new equipment and techniques.

  • Monitor and confirm equipment reliability by conducting audits and tracking performance using KPI’s.  Pareto equipment failures and maintenance spending to determine areas of greatest concern. 

  • Track maintenance department KPI’s to determine department effectiveness. 

  • Track equipment failures.  Pareto costs and find root cause equipment failures.  Develop teams for equipment failures and action items to prevent reoccurrence.  Track action items and drive to completion to reduce maintenance costs. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Technical knowledge/skills

  • Computer knowledge: Word, Outlook, and Excel are required. Access and PowerPoint ideal

  • Mechanical and electrical expertise required

  • Sufficient craft knowledge

  • Mathematical skills

  • Computerized maintenance management system

  • Predictive maintenance practices to include: vibration, oil analysis, infrared thermography, laser alignment, ultrasonic

  • Root cause failure analysis

  • Demonstrated problem solving/ decision making skills

General knowledge/skills

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Administrative skills

  • Ability to multi task

Physical Requirements

  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and/or stairs.  Work on elevated open grating.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing.
  • Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.
  • Occasionally operate business machines.


  • Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience, relative engineering degree preferred
  • 5 years of experience in multiple areas of engineering or maintenance

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