Perry, GA

$100,000.00 - $112,000.00

Sr. Reliability Engineer

Respected poultry processor in Perry, GA is hiring a Senior Reliability Engineer to lead the implementation, continuous improvement, and sustainability of reliability systems and processes at our manufacturing site. The main objective of this role is to optimize asset life and productivity through documented asset strategies. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop, manage, and coordinate the reliability programs and activities for key assets, utilities, and support equipment at the location, utilizing personal knowledge, engineering resources, OEM, and maintenance employees.
  • Identify and manage asset reliability risks that could impact plant or business operations. Utilize engineering techniques to solve problems and make recommendations, including coordinating process improvement projects.
  • Establish and maintain reliable equipment through predictive and preventative maintenance tools. Preserve plant assets and continuously seek methods to reduce maintenance costs while ensuring high equipment availability and reliability.
  • Provide technical and project management support for the operation, maintenance, betterment, development, design, construction, and testing of manufacturing assets and ancillary components.
  • Support Area Teams in achieving production and cost goals by providing reliability leadership. Develop and implement best practices for assets to improve mean time between failures (MTBF).
  • Implement reliability concepts such as Root Cause Analysis, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance technologies, and Preventive Maintenance development/optimization to achieve high levels of asset availability.
  • Drive increased production and uptime using reliability tools and processes, including Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA).
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert in the design and operation of rotating equipment, development of equipment strategies (including lubrication, condition monitoring, and preventive maintenance), and management of mechanical integrity (including tanks, pressure vessels, and piping).
  • Develop and implement plans for continuous improvement of production equipment, processes, and process controls.
  • Work closely with operations and maintenance teams to develop long-term equipment maintenance strategies and operator basic care (OBC). Support troubleshooting efforts through formal Root Cause Analysis (RCA).
  • Provide technical expertise in the field application of precision maintenance techniques. Provide training, field coaching, and mentoring of maintenance supervisors and craftsmen.

Requirements: This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Reliability, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering (Advanced degree in this or related field highly desirable) and a minimum of 5 years of reliability experience in a food manufacturing environment. Specifically:

  • Experience in meat/poultry processing is highly desirable.
  • Experience developing asset strategies, including time-based inspection/replacement and condition-based tasks.
  • Experience with Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and facilitating Root Cause Analysis (RCA).
  • Strong technical expertise in applying Precision Maintenance techniques in industrial manufacturing processes. Extensive knowledge of Precision Maintenance procedures and their application in industrial manufacturing processes.
  • Understanding of equipment design and failure modes. Experience interpreting forensic evidence to identify failure modes.
  • Experience developing asset strategies, including time-based inspection/replacement and condition-based tasks.
  • Supervisory experience is highly desirable.
  • Experience with certifications in Predictive Maintenance technologies (Vib, IR, UL, MCA/MCSA, Oil Analysis, NDT) is preferred.
  • CMRP (Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional) or CRL (Certified Reliability Leader) Certifications preferred.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification is ideal.
  • Experience with computer maintenance management systems (CMMS), preferably IBM Maxim. Advanced skills in basic personal computer software (Microsoft applications), including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to support risk-based inspection of fixed assets.

Salary: $100,000.00 - $112,000.00

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