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Corporate Reliability Engineer

Date: Nov 20, 2021

Location: Waxahachie, 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 ten US locations with a special focus on Precision Maintenance.  The Reliability Engineer will report to the Director of HMOS-Equipment Reliability.


This position will ideally be based at one of our west coast plants, specifically, Reno, Nevada; Tacoma, Washington; or Fontana, CA. We will also consider this role being based at our Peru, IL; Cleburne, TX; or Waxahachie, TX plants. 


Travel up to 50%



  •  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 (mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering preferred)
  •  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) 
  • Previous experience in the development of a manufacturing reliability program is a plus, but not a requirement. 


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.














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