A Mechanical Reliability & Maintenance System Engineer provides the technical expertise on all matters of reliability engineering, assessment, and monitoring for all process equipment. Carries out reliability studies on existing equipment and recommends needed improvements to Submarine Mission Operations management in the areas of equipment philosophies, strategies and best practices for asset productivity.
This position is the "go to person" for all matters of equipment reliability and equipment failure. This position focuses on enhancing equipment reliability through analysis along with some first response, day-to-day trouble shooting of failed equipment. The Reliability & Maintenance Engineer will be responsible for:
Developing and implementing equipment asset plans using Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), and other reliability techniques.
Applying engineering theory and practice to perform physical failure analysis, determining root cause of equipment failures and conducting equipment performance evaluations.
Analyzing equipment trends & historical data to recommend and justify improvements to obtain lowest life cycle cost.
Promoting consistency by standardizing equipment procedures & operations within area of responsibility and as requested by customer.
Supporting capital projects by participating in setting equipment criteria and specifications to optimize equipment/system reliability and life cycle cost. Also providing technical support for fabrication, installation, and start-up of new critical equipment.
Participating in testing turn-around/shutdown teams providing input into needed equipment inspection and repair procedures.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Qualifications – External
U.S. Citizenship required. We prefer a Mechanical Engineer degree in appropriate discipline and five (5) to eight (8) years related engineering experience, or MS degree and two (2) to three (3) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from ABET college or university. Professional Engineering (PE) license a plus.
Certifications in Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional (CMRP) from the SMRP organization or Certified Reliability Leader (CRL) from the Association of Asset Management Professionals organization desired.
Knowledge and experience preferred in mechanical Predictive Maintenance (PdM) technologies in a proactive maintenance environment, as outlined below.
• Downtime data analysis techniques and statistical interpretation skills
• Failure analysis including preservation of evidence techniques
• Maintenance and reliability best practices including the work management process
• Rotating equipment and alignment techniques
• Fundamental Materials Science, including material selection and properties
• Lubrication, tribology, and fundamentals of interpreting oil analysis results
• Vibration analysis and interpretation of vibration analysis reports
• Fundamentals of nondestructive testing, including thermography
• Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
• Engineering design standards and their application
• Cost/Capital analysis and justification
• Reliability Engineers are encouraged to get CMRP certified (Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional) General Skills:
• Good written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.
• Must be self-motivated and have great attention to detail.
• Strong trouble shooting skills.
• Ability to learn and work independently.
• Ability to work with others involved in a variety of functions including operators, mechanics, engineers of various disciplines, management, and other leaders
Office Environment (45%) Submarine Mission Environment- May be exposed to areas of high noise levels, hazardous propellants, chemicals, and industrial facility environments (45%) Travel between various facilities/test operations is required (10%)