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Senior Reliability Engineer

Decatur, AL, United States  |  Engineering  |  ID: REQ-8897


Job Location

USA, Decatur, AL

Job Posting Title

Senior Reliability Engineer

The Challenge

As a Reliability Engineer you'll identify the proactive maintenance requirements for assets to increase plant productivity, maximize reliability performance in a sustainable way and to capture all opportunities for process improvement while reducing total costs. This will be achieved through criticality study, implementation of an equipment reliability strategy, evaluation of proactive work results, follow up on any failure along with a formal Root Cause Failure Analysis for elimination of the failure.

Relocation assistance is available for this opportunity!

What you will Do

Establish and maintain processes, procedures, and practices with regard to asset management that supports reliability in existing and future equipment:

  • Manage the process of establishing Asset Criticality and its yearly review

  • Provide expertise in the benefits of Root Cause Failure Analysis and Reliability Centered Maintenance to create a culture of continuous improvement in asset health

  • Works with AME’s to insure reliability is designed into new equipment

Ensure effective predictive and preventive maintenance functions are implemented, maintained, and supported:

  • Optimize and manage the PdM program in the plant, which includes vibration study, oil study, thermography, airborne ultrasound, and circuit study

  • Provides equipment troubleshooting support using PdM technologies

  • Provide technical expertise and training on the use of predictive technologies, as well as, the predictive strategies which need to be implemented

  • Steer cost and energy reductions through the plant by utilizing predictive maintenance strategies

  • Establish the critical equipment and systems that will be monitored on a predictive basis vs those that will use time-based PM’s or condition-based PM’s.

  • Monitors performance of the equipment after predictive technologies are implemented and provides reports and updates, as needed.

Build and support a reliability culture:

  • Function as a key technical resource for the plant in areas such as predictive technologies, RCFA, data analysis techniques (FMEA, Weibull analysis, etc.)

  • Works closely with maintenance and operating technicians to improve their knowledge of techniques that could impede equipment reliability

  • Provides training to continue to build a proactive reliability culture

Performs other job-related duties as required:

  • Follows all applicable standards and work instructions while performing the duties of a Reliability Engineer

  • Promotes a safe working environment by showing a solid commitment to safety

  • Follows all safety requirements and wears required PPE

What you need to Succeed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or technical field

  • 3+ years' hands-on experience in manufacturing equipment or processes, or equivalent education and/or experience

  • Knowledge of various maintenance and reliability processes including Maintenance planning and scheduling, lubrication management, vibration study, thermal study, root cause failure analysis, and FMEA, criticality study, statistical study

  • Sound communication and organizational skills

  • Advanced computer skills

  • Ability to manage a team

  • Ability to develop and train in reliability topics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years' hands-on experience in manufacturing equipment or processes

  • Proven leadership skills and record of accomplishments showing business impact.

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for both an office and manufacturing environment.

  • Work may involve lifting materials and products up to 30 pounds.

  • Working in the manufacturing environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, work shoes/boots.

  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.


GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



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