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Reliability Engineer

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Date: Jan 16, 2021

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation





The Reliability Engineer will be responsible for ensuring the reliability of processes, systems and equipment while meeting all safety, environmental, cost, delivery, and quality objectives. The Reliability Engineer must interact effectively at all levels of the organization as a technical resource that provides engineering assistance for equipment (rotating, fixed, electrical, or instrumentation). 

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Systematically review and implement long term solutions to improve the reliability of plant equipment and eliminate unscheduled downtime.
  • Develop and coordinate the administration for the plant preventive and predictive maintenance programs, including the control of all data and the specification for the content and frequencies of work and inspections. Properly measure, test and analyze equipment condition and develop an appropriate preventative maintenance schedule to reduce premature equipment failures.
  • Develop engineering solutions to maintenance problems, including ways of reducing or eliminating the need for maintenance through equipment replacement or improvement work.
  • Leads the site’s objective of assuring critical spare parts are identified and strategies for critical spare part access are in place.
  • Assists with definitions and tracking of Key Performance Indicators for site equipment and maintenance teams.
  • Coordinates with area owners and project engineers in analyzing equipment maintenance problems, project work and determining solutions.
  • Analyzes the effects of preventive maintenance on equipment reliability and maintenance costs for evaluation as a basis for equipment design decisions.
  • Prepares cost estimates and appropriation requests as necessary for maintenance engineering work and prepares special reports as required.
  • Assists in updating drawings and maintenance data, coordinating this effort with Plant Engineering and Production Engineers.
  • Maintains asset and plant equipment records.
  • Provide training to mechanics and / or operators as necessary to ensure that reliability is factored into daily tasks.
  • Review code and engineering standards related to project design requirements.
  • Identify opportunities and implement solutions which lead to equipment and process improvements.
  • Liaison between Maintenance and Project Engineering in the development, design and installation of capital projects.
  • Assists in coordinating the activities of outside contractors as appropriate to maintenance engineering objectives.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Skills, Experience, and Qualifications:                         

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited university.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in an industrial setting, preferably in a chemical plant environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Experience with SAP, MS Office, MS Projects or similar software.
  • Ability to self-direct and work well within a team.
  • Ability to lead and coach in a positive and constructive way.
  • Proven ability to be a successful change agent, including teachin and mentoring others.

Considered a Plus:

  • Formal training or equivalent experience in the use of Reliability Centered Maintenance techniques.
  • Experience with SAP and AutoCAD.
  • Experience with DeltaV instrument fieldbus networks such as Foundation Fieldbus, ASi, and DeviceNet.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience.

Working Conditions:

  • Overhead lifting up to 10 pounds; lifting to waist up to 25 pounds.
  • Work is performed within a controlled environment; noise levels in some areas require hearing protection.
  • Willing/able to work in plant (inclement weather) as required.
  • Ability to wear all required PPE.




Lubrizol Benefits

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Competitive salary with performance based bonus plans

401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan

Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings

Health Savings Account


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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