Reliability Engineer

Company Name:
Career Transitions, LLC
Our client is one of the largest tire manufacturers internationally. They provide a full line of tires to meet the needs of virtually all consumers from everyday motorists to the most demanding high-performance, off-road and motorsport enthusiasts.
They are looking to hire a Reliability Engineer to join their team in Texarkana, AR. The successful candidate will possess strong project management skills, capable of obtaining results by means of a standardized gated process utilizing tools including but not limited to design and/or process FMEAs, SIPOC, and MS project. Develops strong working relationships with all engineering, maintenance, and production departments internally while building relationships with equipment suppliers. Significant experience in engineering/maintenance with in a manufacturing environment is an advantage. Experience in continuous improvement process, BB/GB certified, would be a plus.

Other responsibilities include:
o Implementing and ensuring approaches for preventative/predictive maintenance tasks and maintenance repair techniques are standardized and effective for the plant's equipment base
o Review all equipment failures, downtime reports and equipment histories to uncover reoccurring maintenance problems and evaluate how PM effectiveness, working with maintenance to modify PM frequency. As appropriate, will utilize continuous improvement tools to identify root cause and work to implement a solution
o Identifies potential for cost reduction through improve equipment reliability, extended parts life, reduced labor cost, and other reliability-related improvement techniques.
o Works closely with corporate reliability engineers to coordinate the development of engineering solutions to repetitive equipment failures and other maintenance problems to reduce the need for maintenance while improving costs and reliability.
o Champions the sharing of best practices, root cause solutions and procedural changes with corporate and other plants while ensuring the implementation of transferred best practices in an effort to maintain standardization and improve equipment performance.
o Supports the plant engineer and maintenance manager to develop, standardize, coordinate, and administer an overall maintenance program, update existing programs, add new equipment to existing reliability programs.
o Support the maintenance group in ensuring accurate up to date spare parts lists are available for existing equipment and new installations, equipment and components are consistent with established standards and reliability enhancements.
o Supports the maintenance manager in evaluating and identifying what training is required to improve craft skill to ensure responsible personnel are trained appropriately.
o Bachelors of Engineering degree in Industrial, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering
o 5-7 years' experience
o Black Belt or Green Belt Certification desired
o Significant experience in engineering/maintenance within a manufacturing environment is advantageous

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