Nov 23, 2022

Sr. Reliability Engineer

  • Gilead Sciences
  • Oceanside, CA, USA
Full-time Analysts - Vibration Engineer - Reliability Reliability Engineers Reliability Specialist

Job Description

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to advancing innovative medicines to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis, and cancer. Gilead operates in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

Specific Job Responsibilities include:

  • Development and maintenance of Reliability Engineering program level guidance documents and implementation of these programs.
  • Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures such as capacity, quality, cost, or regulatory compliance issues. Familiarity with use of tools such as:
    • Statistical process control
    • Reliability modeling and prediction
    • Weibull analysis
    • Six Sigma (6o) methodology
    • Root Cause Analysis (RCA) or Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA)
    • Failure reporting, analysis, and corrective action system (FRACAS)
  • Provides advanced engineering support to ongoing activities and projects acting as a specialist advisor across the Reliability Engineering function.
  • Leads cross-discipline projects focused on Reliability Engineering.
  • Expanded areas of responsibility encompass loss elimination, risk management, and life cycle asset management.
    • Loss Prevention:
      • Tracking production losses and abnormally high maintenance cost assets and find ways to reduce those losses or high costs.
      • Developing plans to eliminate or reduce the losses through root cause analysis and facilitates the implementation.
      • Provides technical support to production, maintenance management and technical personnel.
      • Applies value analysis to repair/replace, repair/redesign and make/buy decisions
    • Risk Management – proficient understanding and use of the following:
      • PHA - Preliminary hazards analysis
      • FMEA - Failure modes and effects analysis
      • CA - Criticality analysis
      • SFMEA - Simplified failure modes and effects analysis
      • MI - Maintainability information
      • FTA - Fault tree analysis
      • ETA - Event tree analysis
    • Life Cycle Asset Management:
      • Provide oversight in equipment selection processes for Capital and OPEX equipment purchases.
      • Development and maintenance of Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM)
      • Determines asset remaining useful life (RUL) and provides long range capital planning for budgeting.
      • Participates in the development of design and installation specifications along with commissioning plans.
      • Participates in the development of criteria for and evaluation of equipment and technical MRO suppliers and technical maintenance service providers.
      • Participates in the final check-out of new installations including factory and site acceptance testing.
  • Execute against the strategic and tactical objectives provided by senior leaders within Engineering and Maintenance, as well as outside of the function.
  • Participates in preparation and review of Maintenance policies, procedures, and performance health indicators.
  • Expands knowledge of engineering concepts that support the Engineering and Maintenance departments and capital projects
  • Professionally and systematically defines, designs, develops, monitors, and refines an asset maintenance plan that includes:
    • Value-added preventive maintenance tasks
    • Effective utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies.
  • May manage the day-to-day activities of a team of personnel and/or contractors.
  • May be required to work off hours as it relates to projects or plant emergencies

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:

  • 7+ years of relevant experience and a BA or BS in related fields.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience and a MS.

 Preferred Experience

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advanced project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop solutions to a range of moderately complex problems
  • Knowledge and experience of using and designing business systems to manage projects
    • CMMS
    • Smartsheet
    • SharePoint
  • CRL, CMRP and CMRT certifications preferred
  • Previous experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals industry
  • Previous experience in the design and operation of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Systems, specifically for Clean Utilities (ex: WFI, RO/DI, Clean Steam) and Dirty Utilities  (ex: Plant Steam Boilers, Chillers, Industrial/Domestic Water)
  • Previous experience working in highly regulated manufacturing environments
  • Previous experience with predictive maintenance technologies and asset performance platforms (Ex. Plantweb Optics)

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