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Reliability Engineer-Maintenance

Company: Evonik Industries
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

What we offer
You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.
Click on the link to learn more about Evonik from our employees:
The Reliability Engineer - Maintenance will develop, design and make improvements related to site equipment and process reliability.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: The major activities or end results necessary to fulfill the position requirements on an ongoing basis. This is not a complete list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or effort, associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require other different tasks, be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, personnel changes, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments.)

  • Serve as subject matter expert in the field of Reliability. Drive the adoption of established Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices.
  • Design or modify asset care strategies and procedures using Risk-based and other (RCM, FMEA) methods.
  • Collaborate with technical resources to solve chronic equipment problems.
  • Lead equipment failure investigations using root cause analysis, 5-Why, and/or other analytic techniques.
  • Provide technical guidance to production, technical, engineering, etc., in support of continuous improvement efforts.
  • Provide guidance to maintenance personnel in the precision repair, maintenance, and installation of equipment.
  • Analyze the costs & benefits of equipment options to meet customer reliability objectives.
  • Create or modify site procedures to stay current with industry best practices.
  • Spare parts optimization and critical spare parts optimization.
  • Provides predictive and preventative maintenance training to maintenance personnel.
  • Develop/facilitate development of predictive and preventative maintenance plans.
  • Provide engineering and maintenance support to the plant.
  • Liaise with NA Region Technical Services.
  • Provide leadership and facilitation of activities supporting the plant mechanical integrity plan.
  • Small capital project management may be required from time to time. This includes developing a scope, obtaining quotations, preparing the capital project request, issuing purchase requests, overseeing contractors, start up and commissioning and all policy related paperwork necessary.
  • May be asked to share "on call" duties for repairs that may carry beyond the normal workday or on weekends. The site runs 365/24/7.
  • You may be asked to share in various "clerical" duties including filing of PM records, initiating purchase requisitions, obtaining costs/quotations for pursuing various maintenance parts.
  • Familiar with SAP system which drives the site maintenance work order system. Or can learn on the job.
  • Provide leadership to site mechanics and electricians and other engineers relative to your Reliability specialty.
  • Fill in for the site Maintenance supervisor and/or Maintenance manager for vacations, or as needed.
  • Provide leadership to the site vibration technician. NATURE & SCOPE:
    Qualifications - If you were transferred to a new position, list the specific education, skills, training, and relevant experience (in a similar or lower-level position) that your replacement would need to qualify for this position.
    • This is a self-motivated position that requires strong customer collaboration, leadership, and analytical skills.
    • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering - mechanical or chemical preferred; electrical considered.
    • Industrial experience with a minimum of 5 years of experience (7+ strongly preferred) as a Maintenance or Reliability Engineer. Strong background and broad-based experience in the field of maintenance, reliability, or engineering preferred. A practical knowledge of current maintenance & reliability best practices and condition monitoring technologies is required.
    • Responsiveness and professionalism are critical as this position communicates cross-functionally.
    • Must be analytical and can problem solve in a concise and logical manner.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and manage expectations to create trust and credibility.
    • Ability to interpret financial and nonfinancial data and clearly articulate the economic impact of significant decisions.
    • Process Safety Management experience, and certification as a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) is preferred.
      Your Application
      To ensure that your application is proceeded as quickly as possible and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal. Further information about Evonik as Employer can be found at
      Please address your application to the Talent Acquisition Manager, stating your earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call our Evonik Candidate Support at 0800 2386645 (Germany only) or +49 201 177 4200.
      Your Talent Acquisition Manager:
      Brittney Compton [C]
      Company is

Keywords: Evonik Industries, Tonawanda , Reliability Engineer-Maintenance, Engineering , Tonawanda, New York

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