The primary role of the reliability superintendent is to identify and implement equipment reliability processes that will assure reliable assets and operating systems. In addition, this position routinely provides support to the Maintenance Manager and the maintenance organization to assist with daily operations, outages, shutdowns, and weekend coverage. The successful candidate will develop, document and implement processes aimed at improving fixed and rotating equipment reliability.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
This list identifies the essential functions. As with all jobs, all duties and responsibilities are not listed, and will vary based upon the department, team, and business needs.
Manage the Reliability department within the maintenance organization. This includes direct supervision of several reliability engineers, and indirect oversight of the lubrication and vibration analyst teams.
Develop, document and formalize best practices and specifications to ensure rotating and fixed equipment reliability.
Provide support and assistance to the maintenance department as needed for both daily support and shutdown/outage/weekend coverage.
Develop and implement a best in class lubrication program.
Provide leadership in the Root Cause Failure Analysis process.
Build upon existing predictive and other non-destructive testing to drive proactive maintenance scheduling.
Analyzes maintenance patterns, equipment breakdown patterns, and develops recommended procedures to predict and prevent maintenance issues.
Define and implement precision maintenance practices and expectations
Establish a technical training plan for the general mechanics.
Work with Project Engineering to ensure the reliability and maintainability for new and modified installations.
Participate in the development of design and installation specifications along with commissioning plans.
Develop engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operation.
Work with the Operating teams to ensure appropriate level reliability activities are performed by the equipment operators.
Provide leadership to the core teams in planning and scheduling of maintenance activities.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
B.S. Mechanical Engineering preferred (Equivalent industrial experience in the use of PDM technologies will be considered.)
8-10 or more years' experience as a Reliability Mgr and/or Reliability Engineer in a maintenance organization in a heavy industrial facility.
Experience working at multiple facilities preferred, paper mill experience preferred.
Demonstrated rotating equipment knowledge and troubleshooting skills.
Proficient in the utilization of applicable industrial codes.
Experience in understanding vibration analysis technology.
Formal training and use of RCFA, RCA, RCM, IR, Oil analysis, Laser Alignment and other Precision Maintenance Techniques and Technologies desired.
Working knowledge of Windows, Word and Excel. AutoCad a plus.
Commitment to safety & environment.
Ability to foster positive labor relations in a union environment.
Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate change.
Strong commitment to teambuilding and a lead by example management style with the ability to motivate and coach for results.
Self Starter/Team Player.
Willing to travel as needed for training.
Willing to train others.
Assist Maintenance Planners in maintaining information in the CMMS and drawing systems.
Mental and Physical Requirements
The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position requires regular keyboarding, sitting, standing, walking, bending/stooping, climbing, and lifting of less (25# or less). Work is performed in both an office and mill operating environment and may be exposed to high temperatures, humidity and noise.
Use of proper personal protection equipment is required depending on the location and potential hazards including: safety vest, hard hat, gloves, hearing protection, safety glasses, face masks and breathing protection.
Position requires up to 15% domestic travel.
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