Mar 25, 2024

Engineer III - Enterprise Asset Reliability

$80 - $114 yearly
  • Pella, IA, USA
Full-time Engineer - Reliability

Job Description

Engineer III - Enterprise Asset Reliability

As the #1 most preferred national window and door brand by homeowners across the country* Pella leads the industry in innovation and design. Founded in 1925, Pella Corporation is comprised of the Pella Family of Brands and remains a privately owned company with a robust product offering and national distribution.  

With 19 manufacturing locations, 11,000 + team members and more than 250 showrooms in the U.S. and Canada, Pella was named a top employer by Forbes and Newsweek in 2023. We have also received numerous accolades for innovation and design, including Fast Company’s Most Innovative Manufacturers for 2022 and 2023. 

At Pella, we want you to do the work you’re most proud of. That’s why we offer individualized talent development plans, cross-functional experiences, and opportunities for career advancement through personal and professional development. Together, with talent just like you, we are building the future of windows and doors. Ready to join us?


Responsible for moderately complex engineering projects.  Coordinates work within the scope of assigned projects to ensure objectives in terms of quality, cost, and time are met.  Prepares project schedules and reviews cost estimates, compiles required cost and equipment information, and writes appropriation requests.  Responsible for effective communication of engineering information among team members.  Follows the structure of Pella’s Safety, Quality, Project Management & Continuous Improvement Systems from concept through project execution.  May supervise assigned technical team members and coordinates their work within the scope of assigned responsibilities.  Serves as a resource to others as assigned, providing technical information and engineering recommendations that assist with projects.



AR Leader 80%: This position is the primary Equipment Reliability & Maintenance Process Champion and the primary Communication Champion for activities related to Process Standardization, Training & Development, Equipment Reliability, and Computer Maintenance Management System, for Pella Corporation’s manufacturing sites.  This position works closely with the plants to educate them on equipment reliability principles, develop robust processes, develop key maintenance personnel, and develop working relationships which will foster future improvement activities.   This position is intended to utilize a Maintenance Process core team and continuous improvement methodologies to improve the operating effectiveness of a plant's equipment and utilization of maintenance resources.  A significant amount of effort shall be spent refining the structure of the program, communicating the program to key plant personnel and all maintenance teams, and the evaluation of corporate wide metrics to determine priority of project work to drive further improvements to the program.

Project Execution 20%: Transfer, modify, procure, install, and start up manufacturing equipment and processes at suppliers and Pella. Tracks and monitors key project metrics to ensure short and long-term expectations are met.

The scope of influence of this position spans manufacturing, engineering, I.T., process development, materials management, and equipment vendors.

Strong influential leadership skills are necessary when prioritizing, planning, and implementing projects. The ability to effectively present information, defend a position and address concerns is key to fostering collaboration. The position is expected to understand and apply safe practices in line with Pella’s safety policies.



May directly supervise up to 5 technical employees.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and developing employees; directing work; appraising performance, and serving team member needs.



Proven experience beyond education to support and deliver high quality products and processes through the application of engineering principles.  Exhibits competency and begins to develop expertise in multiple engineering technologies.  Performs work which involves conventional practice but may include a variety of complex features, such as conflicting design requirements, incomplete market requirements, unsuitability of standard materials and multiple project coordination.



Independently evaluates, selects and applies engineering principles to product and process modifications.  Exercises independent judgment to define project objectives and engineering / scientific approach. Assignments may require development of unclear objectives and require investigation of multiple variables.




3+ years combined engineering experience.



Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Math, or relevant Science or combination of education and experience.  Responsible for ongoing development of technical and leadership competencies.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Microsoft Office applications, Computer Aided Design & CMMS required.  Advanced Excel skills.

SAFETY: Periodically exposed to machinery where safe operating procedures must be followed, occasional lifting of materials up to 30 lbs. is required, work environment is noisy.

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