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Mechanical Reliability Engineer

Position Scope:


The Mechanical Reliability Engineer is a technical resource in a fully integrated pulp and paper mill.  The Reliability Engineer is responsible for improving the reliability of our equipment and processes with a primary goal of eliminating unscheduled downtime through the use of root cause failure analysis and preventative / predictive maintenance practices.  This position eliminates production limiting failures from our processes and increases the life of our assets.   Reliability engineering is the enhancement of traditional maintenance engineering with a portion of process engineering to eliminate equipment and system failures. They interact with mill operations, maintenance, and management personnel while performing their duties.  Responsibilities will also include the direction of technical resources and process experts who support the area.  This position reports directly to the Reliability Engineering Supervisor.   


 


Position Responsibilities:


The Mechanical Reliability Engineer will be heavily involved in a broad spectrum of areas including operations, maintenance, technical, and people. 



  • Provide visible and active leadership in delivering excellent safety results

  • Develop tools and systems to maintain compliance with all applicable environmental permitting and ensure all environmental compliance systems are reliable and accurate (NCG, air, water, etc.)

  • Support training processes in Maintenance in alignment with GMTI to ensure highly skilled team members

  • Build effective systems and materials such as operating procedures (SOP), troubleshooting documents (TCC), and other training materials

  • Support engagement processes to ensure the crews have ownership and feel valued within the organization

  • Coordinate within the Maintenance department and other business units to optimize area production to meet the needs of the department and the mill, including process balances as needed (e.g. upset conditions/outages)

  • Complete technical process evaluations and improvements

  • Seek out and implement best practices using teams, databases, vendors, and other technical resources

  • Support the mill's manufacturing work systems (MWS) process to prioritize and plan daily work, routine outages, and annual outages including operational, maintenance, and contractor tasks

  • Coordinate outage and other routine work as needed, which may include review of bid proposals and planned spending to ensure maximum value is achieved

  • Serve as a contractor coordinator (owner's rep) as required

  • Support improvements in a healthy and highly functioning basic care process

  • Lead ongoing improvement efforts in reliability pacesetter elements

  • Participate in the 5S program for the area, including leading 5S improvement projects as needed

  • Participate in cost reduction program idea generation and implementation process

  • Provide support for capital project development and implementation

  • Implement systems to improve/sustain results, including PI processbook pages, excel spreadsheet tools, Proficy based centerlining systems, etc.

  • Provide support for budgeting cycle targeted at delivering year over year savings

  • Fulfill weekend duty team leadership role for Maintenance, Engineering and/or the supported department

  • Lead and sustain continual improvement on Manufacturing Excellence culture

     


    Desired Skills:


    Successful candidate should have the ability to:


  • Instill safety as a core value within the team and effectively communicate a shared vision for safety

  • Quickly develop thorough knowledge of mill equipment and systems

  • Utilize excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate to groups and individuals at all levels

  • Approach positional responsibilities in an inclusive manner by engaging all team members in area, department, and mill

  • Utilize the International Paper Change Process to drive change

  • Possess Manufacturing Excellence (ME) certification of white or green belt

  • Utilize strong organizational skills to handle multiple tasks effectively

  • Analyze problems and develop solutions independently or within a team

  • Make timely and effective decisions


 


Required Experience:


Four (4) years of post-college reliability engineering experience in industrial manufacturing.  Experience in a fully integrated pulp and paper mill is preferred.  Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent practical experience is required.  Must have strong experience using a computer and skilled in word processing, spreadsheet programs (Excel), SAP business systems, and other databases.


 


Pay Level (PL) may vary depending on experience.


 


Desired Competencies:


Customer Focus, Organizing, Planning, Priority Setting, Process Management, Managing Through Systems, TQM/Reengineering, Confronting Direct Reports and Others, Developing Direct Reports and Others, Directing Others, Integrity and Trust, Listening, Motivating Others, Drive for Results, Sizing up People, Building Effective Teams, Understanding Others, Action Oriented, Business Acumen, Command Skills, Conflict Management, Timely Decision Making, Decision Quality, Learning on the Fly, Managerial Courage, Managing and Measuring Work, Problem Solving, Standing Alone.




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