Chicago IL
United States of America
Date Posted

Reliability Engineer

Our client in the greater Chicago area is in need of a Reliability Engineer for their IL facilities. This position is responsible for improving the reliability of equipment, utilities, critical systems and maintenance processes by applying the principles of Reliability Centered Maintenance. Apply Root Cause Analysis methodologies to improve equipment that support manufacturing operations in a dynamic, fast-paced cGMP, biotechnology environment. Measure reliability performance and demonstrate success of improvements. Lead reliability driven actions that require independent and/or collaborative judgment.

The responsibilities include support of the day to day operations of the department, overseeing and support of projects and long-term implementation of equipment lifecycles. Deliver compliant and robust engineered solutions to improve reliability and efficiency of systems and equipment based upon operational best practices and periodic reviews.

  • Leads Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA).
  • Lead Reliability Centered Maintenance Improvement (RCM) or other improvement projects in multiple areas.
  • Develop the maintenance strategy, plans, SOPs, parts lists, BOMs and frequencies for new and modified equipment.
  • Responsible for asset lifecycle management
  • Provide necessary support to production and facility personnel to address all compliance issues and to ensure equipment is maintained at a level required to provide high reliability and to maximize useful life.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, verbally and in writing and a strong understanding and knowledge of engineering and maintenance functions.
  • Reviews engineering specifications and drawings, proposing design modifications to improve reliability within cost and other performance requirements
  • Participate and provide support for audits.
  • Lead, participate, and provide subject matter expertise in the design review and selection of new equipment.
  • Perform the review, improvement and update of Maintenance SOPs, Parts Lists, BOMs and CMMS data integrity for existing equipment. Improve Equipment Parts Lists and BOMs accuracy in collaboration with MRO
  • Data analysis of corrective work orders in CMMS and Quality Event Metrics to identify trends and identify areas of improvements
  • Participate in FAT, Commissioning of new and modified equipment
  • Perform functional equivalency assessment of spare parts.
  • In collaboration with engineering, manufacturing, and maintenance personnel lead, perform or support troubleshooting of equipment.
  • Participate and provide support for audits.
  • Develop business case for improvements requiring investments and participate in capital planning for assigned area.
  • Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations, which may include capacity, quality, cost, or regulatory compliance issues, by applying data analysis techniques (statistical process control, reliability modeling and prediction, fault tree analysis, Six Sigma (6σ) methodology, etc.), root cause analysis (RCA) and root cause failure analysis (RCFA), and failure reporting, analysis, and corrective action system (FRACAS)
  • Supply engineering expertise in the specification, design, and construction of projects in accordance with plant design requirements, Company standards, and regulatory requirements
  • Provide a positive and equitable working environment emphasizing the Company’s Values: Customer Focus, Innovation, Integrity, Collaboration, and Superior Performance.
  • Complies with requirements from Company’s Safety Program, including Health and Safety mandates and OSHA requirements.
  • Completes any other duties/responsibilities assigned by senior management.

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