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Reliability Mechanical Engineer

Company: United States Sugar Corp
Location: Savannah
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

SUMMARYThe primary role of the Reliability Engineer is to improve asset/capacity reliability through the elimination of repetitive failures, technical support of the maintenance function and the management of appropriate Preventive and Predictive Maintenance processes.Act as an advisor to the production departments, providing proactive leadership, direction, single point accountability and technical expertise required to achieve and sustain optimum reliability, maintainability, and useful life for sugar manufacturingManage the activities necessary to ensure that equipment/assets are designed, fabricated, installed, operated, and maintained in a way that provides the desired performance in a safe, environmentally protected, and reliable fashion.The Reliability Engineer will apply/develop her/his expertise in the areas of inspection and repair of pressure vessels, aboveground storage tanks, equipment reliability, corrosion, mechanics, in the effort of reducing capital and maintenance costs.FUNCTIONSPrimary Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Act as a site Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all Reliability activities.
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) following the company process. Implement robust corrective actions and report out on effects to failure rates.
  • Perform studies on equipment failures and present solution(s) to management. Prepare diagrams, drawings, charts, calculations, and reports for defining reliability problems and recommending solutions.
  • Own the Mechanical Integrity program: develop inspection plans, manage NDT contractors, plan, and coordinate the inspections with the departments of the manufacturing plant.
  • Analyze the inspection reports, provide recommendations, and develop repair plans for found deficiencies.
  • Oversee the repair plan activities coordinating the efforts with the department teams.
  • Establish corrosion rates based on inspection history.
  • Perform Fitness-For-Service (FFS) assessments.
  • Act as a site Subject Matter Expert (SME) for welding processes, welding procedures, welder qualifications, and metallurgical effects from welding.
  • Act as a site SME for the design, maintenance, inspection, and mitigation practices to address external corrosion under insulation (CUI) of carbon and low alloy steels and external chloride stress corrosion cracking (ECSCC) of austenitic stainless steels, and galvanic corrosion.
  • Maintain service documentation and other records to establish asset history.
  • As an integral team member and in a hands-on manner, work closely with internal clients to find, progress, and implement solutions to improve equipment reliability.
  • Actively work toward the elimination/minimization of production losses associated with unplanned issues and of unplanned maintenance and capital expenditures.
  • Manage reliability data, work orders, maintenance of the asset hierarchy, Bills of Materials, technical library, etc.
  • Develop and implement changes to equipment maintenance plans based on failure modes, historical data, reliability principles and best practices.
  • Facilitate Equipment Criticality strategy formulation and ranking sessions.
  • Conduct FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis).
  • Contribute to a customer-focused culture of discipline, attention to detail, and teamwork.
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities for existing equipment.
  • Champion site-wide Predictive Maintenance (PdM) programs (vibration, lubrication, ultrasonic) and support team of Reliability Lead & Lubrication technicians.
  • Improve DNA, 5S and Sanitation initiative among assigned teams. Additional Responsibilities
    • Position requires approximately 5% travel.
    • Required to report physically to the prime work location; also required to visit other company facilities.Company Conformance StatementsIn the performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the following:
      • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
      • Interact professionally with co-workers, Company business associates and the general public.
      • Work together in a cooperative spirit to serve the best interests of the Company.
      • Operate in a fully responsible manner and comply with the law and Company policy.Company SHE Primary Responsibilities
        • Understand and observe all Safety, Health & Environmental rules, and procedures.
        • Report or correct any unsafe act or condition.
        • Report any chemical/fuel spill to supervision.
        • Report any pain or discomfort to supervision.QUALIFICATIONSEducation/Professional Certifications/LicensesBasic Qualifications:
          • A Mechanical Engineering Degree from an accredited institution is required.
          • The preferred candidate will have knowledge of API 510, API 570, API 620, API 653, etc.Preferred Qualifications:
            • The preferred candidate will have 5 or more years of related experience in a heavy manufacturing environment, similar to ours - Sugar, Oil/Gas, Power Plant, Chemicals, Pulp/Paper, bulk food, etc.).Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (including any physical demands)The following are the basic qualifications:
              • Must have demonstrated and proven track record in engineering cost management, e.g., material, labor waste.
              • Proven ability to develop and successfully introduce process improvements per projected timelines.
              • Intermediate-level user of MS Office applications, particularly Word and Excel, and able to learn Company software.
              • Duties require standing; walking; sitting; use of hands and/or fingers to grasp, handle, pick-up, pinch, type, or feel; reaching with hands and arms; climbing and balancing; talking and listening; close and distance vision with depth perception, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
              • Knowledge of OSHA 29 CFT 1910 & NFPA regulations.WORKING CONDITIONSWorking Conditions
                • Work is in an open-office environment and is typically performed away from the office for more than half the day. Work is performed regularly near moving mechanical parts. Noise level is loud.Employee Supervision
                  • Supervisor assigns problems in broad general terms and is interested only in overall results achieved. Requires independent judgment with little or no supervision. Requires creative and original thinking to develop solutions to unusual or major problems where decisions greatly affect major management considerations.Decision Making/Accountability
                    • Position results have direct impact on operations of entire organization.This description supersedes and previous or undated descriptions for this position. Management has the right to add or change the duties for this position at any time.Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyUnited States Sugar Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: United States Sugar Corp, Savannah , Reliability Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Savannah, Georgia

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