CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty ingredients which are added to improve texture, consistency, and stability in food, pharmaceutical and industrial products. Our products are derived from renewable raw materials found in nature for use in jam, fruit and milk drinks, confectionery products as well as industrial applications. We work across the whole value chain from natural raw materials to customers' end products. CP Kelco is part of the JM Huber Corporation, one of the largest privately held, family owned companies in the United States. With approximately $2.3 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a combined material presence in more than 20 countries.
As the Senior Reliability Engineer reporting to the Maintenance Manager you will provide engineering support for the optimization and maintenance of mechanical systems at the San Diego Plant. The responsibilities include mechanical safety and reliability, technical consultation, analytical engineering, planning, supervision, and support for stores, procurement, and troubleshooting. You will work with a great deal of independence to meet objectives. The maintenance reliability engineer maintains and implements plans that result in upgrades to functionality and reliability of the plant's production systems while assuring that installations comply with regulations, good engineering practice, and long-range plans.
Manage the condition monitoring programs including vibration Analysis and Tribology programs
Develop strategies aimed at improving equipment availability and reducing life-cycle cost
Develop detailed Preventative and Predictive Maintenance procedures
Manage the Mechanics' and Instrument Technicians' training program
Implement and support the environmental, health, and safety management system.
Trouble shoot equipment, monitor performance and recommend repairs and upgrades to improve availability
Monitor the work performance of multi-craft maintenance crews for quality and productivity and will coordinate with contractors and equipment vendors for repairs and replacement
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:
Over 5 years of experience with at least 3 years of Maintenance Reliability experience including Failure Mode Effects Analysis and Mean Time between Failures.
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
Familiarity with standard operating and maintenance practices for piping systems, rotating equipment, pressure vessels, heat transfer equipment, pump fans, separators and other process installations
Demonstrated project management ability
Strong and effective interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
Strong Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
Six Sigma or Lean manufacturing experience is a plus.
Working knowledge of SAP is a plus.
Nearest Major Market: San Diego
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