Sr. Reliability Engineer - Refinery / Rotary Equip

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    Lehigh Acres
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    $120,000.00 - $130,000.00

Job Description

Sr. Reliability Engineer - Refinery / Rotary Equipment The Reliability Engineer (RE) in this role is an advisor to the production departments. The RE provides proactive leadership, direction, single point accountability and technical expertise required to achieve and sustain optimum reliability, maintainability, and useful life for manufacturing assets.

The primary role of the RE is to improve asset/capacity reliability through the elimination of repetitive failures, technical support of the maintenance function and the management of appropriate Preventive and Predictive Maintenance processes. Roles and responsibilities include the following:

  • Act as a site Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all Reliability activities.
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) following the company process.
  • As an integral team member and in a hands-on manner, work closely with client departments to find, progress and implement solutions to improve equipment reliability
  • Monitor and evaluate asset bad actor lists and generate solutions for the systematic elimination of bad actors.
  • Perform studies on equipment failures and present solution(s), in report format, to management.
  • Prepare diagrams, drawings, charts, calculations and reports for defining reliability problems and recommending solutions.
  • Reliability data management, including Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), work order failure code analysis, maintenance of the asset hierarchy, Bills of Materials, technical library, etc.
  • Advise, provide training in and implement continuous improvement in the company’s Computerized Maintenance Management System – SAP Planned Maintenance and its associated modules.
  • Manage and optimize Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Programs including systematically defining, developing, monitoring and refining the preventive/predictive maintenance process in pursuit of optimization.
  • Facilitate Equipment Criticality strategy formulation and ranking sessions.
  • Conduct Failure Modes and Effects Analysis.
  • Ensure that Predictive Maintenance technologies (e.g., oil analysis, vibration analysis, thermography, ultrasonics, online and offline motor testing, etc.) are correctly applied on sugar manufacturing assets.
  • Develop and implement changes to equipment maintenance plans based on failure modes, historical data, reliability principles and best practices.
  • The successful candidate will be required to live within a 30 minute radius from the factory in Clewiston.




  • A Mechanical Engineering Degree from an accredited institution is required.
  • The preferred candidate will have 10 to 20 years of related experience in a heavy manufacturing environment, similar to ours – Sugar, Oil/Gas, Power Plant, Chemicals, Pulp/Paper, bulk food, etc.).
  • A Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) or Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) with a very hands-on approach will be preferred.

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