Sr Maintenance/ Reliability Engineer

Job Title: Sr Maintenance/ Reliability Engineer

Employment Type: Full Time

Location: KS

Job Posted Date: April 9, 2019

Job Description:

The ideal candidate would possess these certifications:
• some experience with rotating machine equipment, hydraulics, and a strong background in mechanical systems.
• Machine Lubrication and Oil Analysis (Levels 1 & 2)
• Ultrasound (Levels 1 &2)
• Radiography (Levels 1 & 2)
• Eddy Current (Levels 1 & 2)
• Liquid Penetrant (Levels 1 & 2)
• Magnetic Particle (Levels 1 & 2)
• Welding, CNC Machining
• Predictive Maintenance, MLT Level 2

Summary: This position is responsible for the physical asset life-cycle management functions associated with the Reliable Asset Management (RAM) process. This involves the selection, standardization, modernization, and improvement of equipment utilized throughout the Sulfate of Potash, Magnesium Chloride, Salt, and Ponds processing facilities. General responsibilities include the identification of physical asset risks that can potentially disrupt business objectives, or generate excessive life-cycle costs. Short and long range capital planning is employed to mitigate these associated risks. Related projects are safely managed to assure that installations meet quality, budgetary, and scheduling expectations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: (Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)

Asset Register Management – Identify all physical equipment assets required to meet business objectives. Organize the Asset Register into a logical hierarchy consistent with the plant Value Stream Map, and establish capacity expectations. Develop a taxonomy naming convention for categorizing all equipment and components. Establish a risk and criticality ranking system to prioritize reliability improvement initiatives.

Asset Life-Cycle Management – Oversee the planning processes incorporated in physical asset selection, standardization, modernization, and improvement. Evaluate production capabilities, and utilize a Risk Register to identify potential business interruption and develop appropriate mitigation plans. Incorporate the resulting Life-Cycle replacement schedule into the long range capital planning process.

Management of Change (MOC) – Function as the departmental representative in the MOC process to identify and mitigate any unanticipated risks associated to proposed changes. Coordinate final changes through the RAM work management process.

Maintenance of Business (MOB) Capital Management – Collaborate with the respective Maintenance Planners to forecast MOB replacement schedules. Evaluate associated business interruption risks, and develop annual MOB capital plans.

Design Review Process – Minimize the total cost of ownership of new assets by facilitating a rigorous Design Review Process that incorporatescross-functional teams to identifying potential project risks, and design defects that will erode project value.

Project Management – Manage capital and minor modifications from concept through completion. Coordinate project activities to correspond with plant turnaround schedules to minimize production interruptions. Assure projects are safely executed and achieve quality, budgetary, and scheduling expectations.

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) – Oversee and facilitate the RCA process to identify optimal solutions to physical asset reliability and performance problems. Manage the action item registry to assure timely implementation of corrective actions.

Precision Maintenance – Interface with the Maintenance and contractor groups to assure quality equipment installations. Develop precision installation and maintenance policies and procedures. Provide training and field direction on precision maintenance practices such as alignment, balancing, and lubrication cleanliness control, etc.

RAM Work Management Process – Gain proficiency with all RAM Work Management practices and procedures to provide back-up support for all key Maintenance & Reliability Department positions.

Maintain the Physical Asset Risk Register and associated action item list.
Apply sound engineering judgement to the MOC and RCA processes.
Collaboratively manage capital and modification projects in accordance with scheduled plant turnarounds.
Assure that Reliability Continuous Improvement action items (FRACAS & RCA) receive timely corrective actions.
Participate with EH&S in conducting safety and environmental RCA’s and associated corrective actions.Assist the employee development process by providing training programs on precision maintenance practices.

A combination of technical skills in disciplines such as: material handling/conveying, power transmission hydraulic/pneumatic actuation, compressible flow, heat transfer, rotating equipment balance/alignment, vibration diagnostics, lubrication technology, slurry applications, equipment structural support, equipment foundations, mass and energy balances, equipment sizing and application, fabrication drawing prep and interpretation and construction drawing prep and interpretation.

Education and Experience: A bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, preferably mechanical engineering. Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) preferred. Expertise and/or education in mechanical design, scheduling and cost estimating desirable. Skills and knowledge necessary in this position requires an accredited engineering degree (Master preferred) in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical engineering in addition to at least five years related experience preferably in heavy industrial production industry. Computer proficiency with Excel, Word, CMMS, and condition monitoring systems is required. Must have effective and verifiable leadership skills dealing with a diverse work force.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be PC proficient and possess the ability to quickly master required computer skills required to function within the Engineering group. Must be proficient in Windows7, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, and AutoCAD.

Job Type:


5 years (Preferred)
Mechanical Design: 5 years (Preferred)
Industrial Production: 5 years (Preferred)

Master’s (Preferred)
License: CMRP (Preferred)

Benefits offered:
Paid time off
Parental leave
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
Retirement benefits or accounts
Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
Gym memberships or discounts

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