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Reliability / Maintenance Engineer - 2018-026

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Marshall County, IL
Job Type
Direct Hire
Nov 12, 2018
Job ID
A leading producer and marketer of specialty chemicals. 
This position will work with several departments to understand, improve, and provide insight into the mechanical integrity of the equipment used in the production processes. Using root cause problem solving, the candidate will identify the causes of mechanical failures and identify solutions to prevent reoccurrence of identified issues. The engineer will work with maintenance staff to improve reliability program throughout the plant.
  • Utilize chemical, mechanical and engineering knowledge to solve and identify maintenance, I/E, DCS and utility issues across multiple departments and unit operations.
  • Plan and perform maintenance repairs with focus on problem elimination.
  • Observe recurring maintenance problems and use root cause problem solving skills to determine any trouble-shooting tools that can be used to collect data on equipment and failure symptoms/elements.
  • Train maintenance employees in reliability techniques.
  • Maintain and enhance the existing Preventative/Predictive Maintenance tasks for equipment utilizing SRCM principles.  
  • Capture historical equipment data, interpret it and revise the Preventative/Predictive Maintenance tasks that result in improved equipment performance and reliability.
  • Maintain equipment files and CMMS info with up to date prints, factory spec sheets, and parts lists for existing and new equipment.
  • Consult with purchasing to specify and stock correct replacement parts optimizing maintenance stores system for cost control, accuracy and reliability of plant operations.
  • Sponsor and improve Capital Appropriation Requests processes to improve identification, justification, tracking, prioritization, and implementation.  
  • Identify and provide justification for capital projects.
  • Provide process troubleshooting and technical directions to manufacturing operations.
  • Use and maintain systems associated with ISO, Management of Change, and Process Safety Management.
  • Assure compliance to all HS&E requirements and regulations.
  • Continuously improve plant effectiveness in Safety/Environmental by providing clear and visible leadership.
  • Openly support management of plant assets to achieve strategic and budgetary objectives.
  • Openly support continuous improvements of customer service and quality.
  • Continual improvement in general maintenance knowledge through vendor training or other educational tools.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years' experience as a “hands on” maintenance/project engineer. 
  • Progressive experience in chemical plant systems and equipment operation.
  • Experience in project management and Process Safety Management, and process controls and instrumentation are pluses.
  • A strong aptitude and interest in learning and expanding maintenance functions towards overall problem elimination.
  • Strong background in rotating equipment; pumps, blowers, compressors etc.
  • Strong background in the fundamentals of a CMMS.
  • Must be comfortable working with vendors, crafts, engineers, manufacturing employees and other maintenance.
  • Must have training and proven experience in root cause problem solving.
  • Experience in multi-tasking, prioritizing complex issues and managing multiple projects.