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Reliability Engineer

Company: US Sugar
Location: West Palm Beach
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description
Why U.S. Sugar?

Employees are our most valuable asset. When we succeed, our employees succeed. Many have an ownership stake in our privately held business through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). As we grow, we hire new employees who are knowledgeable, energetic and committed to keeping us on the cutting-edge of our industry. We reward them with challenging work, opportunities to learn and grow competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a supportive work environment where safety is our top priority.

Job Description and Responsibilities

ABOUT THE JOB: The primary role of the Reliability Engineer 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.

Act as an advisor to the production departments, providing proactive leadership, direction, single point accountability and technical expertise required to achieve and sustain optimum reliability, maintainability, and useful life for sugar manufacturing assets.

Essential Duties:

  • Act as a site Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all Reliability activities.
  • Perform Pareto analysis on uptime/production losses; monitor and evaluate asset bad actor lists from OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) reports.
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA).
  • Provide Loss Elimination plans from RCA's, ensure the plan's approval and facilitate its implementation.
  • 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.
  • Perform studies on equipment failures and present solution(s) to management. Prepare diagrams, drawings, charts, calculations and reports for defining reliability problems and recommending solutions.
  • Advise and provide training in and implement SAP PM Module (CMMS).
  • Manage reliability data, work order failure code analysis, maintenance of the asset hierarchy, bills of materials, technical library, etc.
  • Perform PM optimization: implement changes to equipment maintenance plans based on failure modes, historical data, reliability principles and best practices.
  • Manage the results of Condition Monitoring Functions: manage and optimize Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Programs including systematically defining, developing, monitoring and refining the preventive/predictive maintenance process in pursuit of optimization.
  • Ensure that Predictive Maintenance technologies (e.g., oil analysis, vibration analysis, thermography, ultrasonic, electric motor testing, etc.) are correctly applied on sugar manufacturing assets.
  • Facilitate Equipment Criticality strategy formulation and ranking sessions.
  • Conduct FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis).
    Job Requirements
    • 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.

        Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

        United States Sugar Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

        This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Associated topics: ansys, boiler, bsme, machine, mechanical, mechanical engineer, naval, proe, turbine, turbomachinery

Keywords: US Sugar, Miami , Reliability Engineer, Engineering , West Palm Beach, Florida

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