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Reliability Engineer

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Prattville, AL, US

Company: James Hardie

Position Summary


As a member of the maintenance improvement program reporting to the Maintenance Improvement Manager, the Reliability Engineer performs functions to implement a preventive /predictive maintenance program which will maximize site equipment reliability and develop strategies and methods that improve site preventive/predictive maintenance.


Position Responsibilities


This program is in its infancy and will require ground up population of the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) by:  (60%)

  • Identifying all equipment and creating equipment identification lists and assigning respective numbers to each piece of equipment;
  • Creating bill of materials for all equipment;
  • Writing preventive maintenance procedures and frequencies  based on vendor recommendations, professional experience, and best available practice; and
  • Drawing updates for fabricated parts.


Works and collaborates with various departments to develop and maintain specific targets, strategies and tactics to maximize equipment availability to drive asset productivity improvement by:  (20%)

  • Reviewing preventive maintenance (PM) procedures and modifying accordingly;
  • Reviewing existing data to investigate equipment trends;
  • Identifying failure modes and writing preventive procedures;
  • Implementing predictive maintenance (PdM) technology;
  • Writing work process improvements;
  • Setting up reliability based metrics while ensuring compliance with all regulatory agency and company requirements; and
  • Designing and developing new and unique repair methods and procedures.



Work closely with maintenance and/or production personnel to resolve chronic equipment related issues by appropriately using reliability tools such as:  (20%)

  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM);
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA);
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA); and
  • Predictive technologies such as thermal imaging, vibration analysis, and acoustic monitoring.


The position responsibilities 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.


Quantitative Dimensions


Decision Making:  The Reliability Engineer uses professional judgment and accepted best practices to populate a computer maintenance management system with equipment, preventive maintenance procedures and bill of materials in the first step of establishing a reliability centered maintenance program.

Supervisory/Lead Responsibilities:  Works with Maintenance Engineers ,Maintenance Leads , Maintenance Technicians and  Planners to develop a planned preventive/predictive maintenance program.

Scope of Position: The Reliability Engineer is responsible for populating the CMMS with bill of materials, preventive maintenance procedures and frequencies  which provides the foundation for the maintenance reliability program. As this foundation is established the job will evolve  into a leadership and trainer  role for planned and preventive maintenance programs in our facilities. The position as offered is based in Texas but will require travel to establish the program in other Company facilities as required.

Position Requirements


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:



  • Skilled  with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software).
  • Experience with a computer maintenance management system (CMMS), such as MP2 or similar system.
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with the ability to relate well and cooperate with others to effectively coordinate activities and accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail and continual diligence about follow-up.
  • Strong desire to learn.
  • Well organized with the ability to multi-task.
  • Must be able to lead and be a part of cross-functional teams. 
  • Knowledgeable of root cause and fault tree analysis techniques.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Sound judgment, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to manage the flow of all required information and documentation.
  • Ability to deliver sustainable and superior results.





  • BS Degree in Engineering (Industrial ,Mechanical ,Electrical or Chemical) (preferred).
  • 3 or more years experience in a manufacturing maintenance environment.




  • Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues; problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Information Monitoring: Setting up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it.
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills: Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.
  • Applied Learning: Assimilating and applying new job-related information in a timely manner.
  • Initiating Action: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  • Innovation: Generating innovative solutions in work situations; trying different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities
  • Building Partnerships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  • Work Standards: Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures
  • Managing Work (includes Time Management): Effectively managing one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.










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