Oct 19, 2021

Intermediate Reliability Specialist

  • GM BluePlan Engineering
  • Hamilton, ON, Canada
Full-time Consultants Management - Maintenance Planner/Scheduler Reliability Engineers Reliability Specialist

Job Description

GM BluePlan Hamilton Office is seeking a Reliability Specialist to support our client's maintenance and reliability journeys.


The Reliability Specialist provides technical assistance and support to GM BluePlan's Reliability
Availability Maintainability (RAM) team. This position requires an engaged individual who is looking
for an opportunity to build, contribute and advance the maintenance and reliability journeys of our
clients. This position is responsible to perform tasks such as criticality analysis, asset strategy
development, reliability analysis, maintenance improvement projects and business process mapping.


The role will also be involved with the continual improvement of standards and specifications for the GM BluePlan RAM group and our clients.

Thinking like an owner and working with integrity, key responsibilities include:

  • Work as a team member to design, develop, and implement maintenance and reliability
    programs, projects, and initiatives for our clients.
  • Asset Hierarchy: Build functional asset hierarchies
  • Asset Criticality: Support asset criticality analysis
  • Asset Strategy Development: Develop optimized proactive tasks to manage failure modes
  • Provide input to other asset management projects like risk management, criticality analysis and typical maintenance practices.
  • Asses data history to identify reliability improvement opportunities: identify root causes of
    failures or recommend alternative approaches to maintenance practices.
  • Support the sustainment and further development of services related to predictive maintenance
  • Installing / configuring condition-based monitoring equipment
  • Conduct maintenance and reliability maturity assessments
  • Conduct data analysis and optimization of proactive maintenance programs
  • Conduct analysis and optimization of spare parts; rationalizing spare parts recommended for new design projects, and existing asset portfolios
  • Participate in the review of designs to ensure maintainability and reliability are adequately
    incorporated
  • Participate in continuing to develop the GMBP RAM internal processes and policies, including skill transfer, with a focus on delivering sustainable results
  • Analyzing costs and provide recommendations to optimize maintenance.
  • Analyze and provide recommendations for effective use of CMMS systems.
  • Support the documentation and development of current and future-state maintenance and
    reliability processes

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications:

  • Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Chemical), a trade ticket, or relevant experience in a
    maintenance planning and scheduling role
  • Field experience in a maintenance, planning, scheduling, or reliability role would be an asset
  • Knowledge or experience in industries such as water treatment, wastewater treatment, or
    chemical processing would be an asset.
  • Experience or knowledge of condition-based or predictive maintenance technologies such as vibration, ultrasonic, or infrared would be an asset
  • Experience with Root Cause Failure Analysis and Reliability Centered Maintenance
  • Extensive experience using a CMMS system
  • Demonstrate initiative, integrity, problem-solving and project management skills, and self-motivation.
  • Ability to work in a multi-discipline team and cross-functionally with technical personnel
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • A results-focused, critical thinking, and detail-oriented individual with proven problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in applications such as MS Excel, Power BI, and MS Access

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