Reliability Engineer - Norbord Nacogdoches

Norbord Texas Nacogdoches, Inc.
Job Description

Job Summary:
This position reports to the General Manager.  Direct reports are Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and the Reliability Manager.  This position is responsible for identifying and managing asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. Position must guide efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls and safety/security systems. Identify and manage asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. This broad primary role includes loss elimination, risk management and life cycle asset management
Reliability Engineer Responsibilities and Duties

  • Works with project engineering to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations. The reliability engineer is responsible for adhering to the life cycle asset management (LCAM) process throughout the entire life cycle of new assets.
  • Participates in the development of design and installation specifications along with commissioning plans. Participates in the development of criteria for and evaluation of equipment and technical MRO suppliers and technical maintenance service providers. Develops acceptance tests and inspection criteria.
  • Participates in the final check-out of new installations. This includes factory and site acceptance testing that will assure adherence to functional specifications.
  • Guides efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls and safety/security systems.
  • Professionally and systematically defines, designs, develops, monitors and refines an asset maintenance plan that includes:
    • Value-added preventive maintenance tasks
    • Effective utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems
  • Provides input to a risk management plan that will anticipate reliability-related and non-reliability-related risks that could adversely impact plant operations.
  • Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These problems include capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues. To fulfill this responsibility, the reliability engineer applies:
    • Data analysis techniques that can include:
      • Statistical process control
      • Reliability modeling and prediction
      • Fault tree analysis
      • Weibull analysis
      • Six Sigma methodology
    • Root cause analysis (RCA) and root cause failure analysis (RCFA)
    • Failure reporting, analysis and corrective action system (FRACAS)
  • Works with Production to perform analyses of assets including:
    • Asset utilization
    • Overall equipment effectiveness
    • Remaining useful life
    • Other parameters that define operating condition, reliability and costs of assets
  • Provides technical support to production, maintenance management and technical personnel.
  • Applies value analysis to repair/replace, repair/redesign and make/buy decisions.
  • Engineering technology degree combined with 3 to 5 years relevant reliability work experience.
  • One to two years experience in the forest products industry preferred (wood, wood products, paper, pulp)
  • Experience in project management
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Ability to develop and manage good working relationships with internal departments (production, sales, logistics, accounting), contractors, suppliers inspectors and customers
  • Strong mechanical and electrical knowledge and aptitude
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of preventive maintenance programs and the tools associated with failure detection (i.e. vibration analysis, oil monitoring, thermography) as well as the software associated with them.
  • Performs other work as assigned.
Special Notes: Norbord is a tobacco free facility. This includes all forms of tobacco, electronic cigarettes and vapor cigarettes.
Benefits: Health, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment, vacation, holidays, tuition reimbursement, 401K with Company contribution, profit share
Please send resumes’ via mail, email or fax to:
PO Box 632750
Nacogdoches, TX  75963
Attn:  Human Resources
Email:         or Fax 936-568-8060

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