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Reliability Engineer-Sagamore

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Date: 09-Jul-2019

Location: Lafayette, IN, US

Company: Tate & Lyle

Tate and Lyle is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets.  Inspired by our purpose of improving lives for generations, we work with our customers to make food and drink healthier and tastier.  Through our expertise in key categories, we deliver sweetness, tecture and fibre enrichment to products enjoyed by millions of people every day.  Our purpose inspires us and informs what we do.  It motivates us and makes us strive to do our best.  Our purpose is our passion-it's in our DNA. 


General Function:

The Reliability Engineer provides technical support to maximize the performance and life span of the plant’s operational assets.  This individual is a key leader in the maintenance and reliability team and plays an important role in improving the site’s reliability culture and in the long-term reduction of total asset lifecycle costs.  He/she is responsible for growing the preventive and predictive maintenance programs with the goal of maximizing equipment reliability and uptime. This individual manages projects which increase asset reliability and deliver lower maintenance costs over time.


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promotes a safe work environment by setting an excellent example and exhibiting a strong commitment to safety
  • Serves as a key technical resource for the site on: PdM technologies, non-destructive testing, lubrication selection, Root Cause Failure Analysis, and Reliability Centered Maintenance
  • Optimizes and manages the Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Program at the site
  • Provides troubleshooting support using PdM technologies and technical expertise, as needed
  • Champions the RCFA process and leads team efforts to analyze equipment failures and identifies changes required to prevent recurrence
  • Manages capital and expense projects to implement RCFA follow up actions, improve reliability of plant assets, and lower maintenance costs
  • Works with project engineers to ensure reliability of new and modified assets, while minimizing total lifecycle costs
  • Works with reliability coordinator and technicians to improve lubrication and PdM processes
  • Provides support to reliability coordinator for preventive maintenance optimization initiatives
  • Works directly with plant personnel at all levels to improve knowledge, techniques, and procedures which affect equipment reliability
  • Writes standards and procedures for internal and external repairs of equipment
  • Communicates with other Maintenance & Reliability organizations (both internal and external) to share in benchmarking, best practices, etc.
  • Develops and implements training to build the reliability culture and continuously improve


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years experience in reliability engineering, project engineering, or similar role
  • Strong expertise in reliability concepts,  PdM technologies, and RCA
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems and troubleshoot equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and implement projects which improve the reliability of assets
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and understanding of process equipment and components (e.g. pumps, fans, dryers, mills, blowers, conveyors, bearings, gearboxes, motors, seals, etc.)
  • Knowledgeable in use of CMMS, SAP maintenance preferred
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Preferred:
    • CMRP certification
    • Experience in corn wet milling equipment and processes

Experience with continuous improvement concepts

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette