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Reliability Engineer

Date: Apr 6, 2021

Location: Cleburne, TX, US

Company: James Hardie

Position Summary

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a solid maintenance and reliability background to support improving James Hardie’s production results. The person in this role will be responsible for supporting reliability improvements across our nine US locations with a special focus on Precision Maintenance.

The Reliability Engineer will report to the Maintenance Manager. The position will be based out of the James Hardie Building Products Cleburne, Texas location.  



  •  Provide technical expertise to sites with field application of precision maintenance techniques. Provide training, field coaching and mentoring of maintenance supervisors and craftsmen.
  •  Deliver a strategic reliability-centered maintenance approach to optimizing asset life and productivity through documented asset strategies.
  •  Develop and implement best practices for assets to improve the mean time between failures (MTBF).
  •  Utilize Root Cause Analysis processes to review significant failures, identify corrective action to prevent re-occurrence and refine asset strategy to sustain improvement.
  •  Mine data to identify reliability improvement opportunities and develop corrective actions focused on delivering Net Hours improvement and cost reduction.
  •  Develop engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These problems include capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues.
  •  Identifies deficiencies in maintenance processes and develop sustainable improvements.
  •  Provide reliability technical support to Production, Maintenance, Engineering and Procurement activities.


  •  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (mechanical, electrical or chemical)
  •  5 or more years of experience with industrial manufacturing processes
  •  Strong technical expertise in applying Precision Maintenance techniques in industrial manufacturing processes. Strong knowledge of Precision Maintenance procedures.
  •  Knowledge of equipment design and failure modes. Experience with interpreting forensic evidence to identify failure modes.
  •  Facilitation experience with Root Cause Analysis.
  •  Strong communication (written, oral and interpersonal) skills.
  •  Ability to lead and be part of cross functional teams.
  •  Experience with computer maintenance management systems (CMMS), INFOR BE or equivalent
  •  Advanced skills in basic personal computer software (Microsoft applications)  

The position responsibilities and qualifications outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.










James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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