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Lead Reliability Engineer

New Kensington, Pennsylvania
3 Sep 2022

Job Description:

The Lead Reliability Engineer will be responsible for finding repeat failures, eliminating the issues from root cause, and optimizing maintenance strategies/programs by incorporating predictive technologies (Vibration, Infrared, MCA, Ultrasound, etc.). This position will partner with the Electrical and Mechanical technicians as well as the Reliability Maintenance Manager to deliver business results. The Reliability engineer will report to the Maintenance and Reliability Manager.


Key Activities / Responsibilities:

  • Identify long term opportunities for improvement focusing on equipment reliability.
  • Analyze OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) data collected by Operations; use data to Pareto and help prioritize to identify and target equipment bad-actors
  • Analyze equipment performance data and equipment history to identity repetitive and/or costly failure occurrences.
  • Recognize and develop strategies to eliminate repetitive and major failures.
  • Apply sophisticated reliability-based tools and processes to investigate to Root Cause (RCA) equipment failures and provide recommendations for elimination, ensuring corrective actions are linked back to equipment strategies.
  • Facilitate Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) for critical equipment, identifying specific failure modes and corrective actions.
  • Define, develop (PMO) PM Optimization & Predictive (PdM) maintenance strategies / technologies / quality / frequency to provide the most cost-effective outcome for the business.
  • Lead and facilitate Equipment Reliability Teams (ERT), and targeted Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) teams.
  • Review and optimize lubrication requirements, methods and frequencies.
  • Identify knowledge gaps and act as a translator/trainer between the language of business (availability, MTBF, Downtime, Utilization, Root Causes, etc) and language of the shop floor to both operations and maintenance technicians.
  • Assist in the implementation and "Champion" equipment/ maintenance/ failure data collection and recording standardization and integrity in the CMMS and appropriate systems.
  • Track cost savings on equipment and prepare single point lessons on savings to educate management on the value of the program.


ELYSIS is a global company with operations in Canada, France, and the United States. Business related travel and extended duration assignments or missions may be essential for the success of this role. The selected candidate will preferably have the ability to relocate within two to three years.

About You:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering, technical field or equivalent experience with significant experience
  • 5 to 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills.
  • Strong understanding and ability to quickly comprehend electrical and mechanical systems and failure modes.
  • Proven problem solving using data.
  • Effective team leader and team member that energizes others.
  • Demonstrated problem solving using data.
  • Passion to learn and improve.
  • Ability in influence business leaders, peers, and team members expertly with data, logic and presentation skills.

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  • Job Reference: 703140772-2
  • Date Posted: 3 September 2022
  • Recruiter: ELYSIS
  • Location: New Kensington, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application