Maintenance & Reliability Engineer

Permanent employment / Perth, Canada

Maintenance & Reliability Engineer



Execute, and analyze maintenance operations. Develops analysis methods in determining maintenance demands for equipment processes. Conducts an analysis of reliability problems and investigates to determine the reliability required for the situation; considers costs, equipment downtime, replacement/repair costs, availability of materials/equipment. In addition, the person will be responsible for performing a variety of technical planning and scheduling tasks, manage maintenance capital projects and prepare reports for management.


Reliability & Predictive Maintenance

  • Coordinate the evaluation of process equipment including packaging with focus on improved performance, improved reliability, better quality, higher capacity and lower operating and investment cost in conjunction with the process/ plant teams.
  • Participate actively in cost estimates of new plants or expansions for grinding applications.
  • Support and/or lead commissioning and start-up efforts for capital projects.
  • Lead the evaluation of equipment as they are introduced – both for existing and new systems and/or products.
  • Support on developing process cost estimates for capital projects managed by the direct and indirect reports.
  • Research new equipment and technologies for application in our industry including packaging systems that are consistent with plant requirements and/or specific equipment needs.
  • Support process and packaging layout designs for all plant processes.
  • Support plants for equipment modifications, small projects, process and packaging troubleshooting and improvements.
  • Maintain up-to-date files on processes and specs of product for plant. Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Works with area managers, production manager, maintenance manager to perform reliability studies and calculations of equipment and systems.
  • Provides in-house consulting of project work to advise and council technicians and engineers on processes/procedures and design, which are supported by calculations and data to ensure cost effective decisions and reliability engineering is applied.
  • Performs root cause failure analysis to help prevent failures. Leads design and facilitates with all departments FMEA (Failure Mode Effect Analysis).
  • Designs and develops new engineering repair methods and procedures, special equipment, innovative test procedures, special analysis of failure techniques; communicates these concepts via technical reports/documents to applicable personnel.
  • Collaborates with company engineers and manages contractors and consultants on various project work to ensure project objectives are sustained.
  • Must ensure safe work practices and safety processes are included in project design and installation.
  • Solicit and gather input from technicians during the design phase of a project to ensure their needs are woven into the development of new designs and processes.
  • Maintain documentation and organize files to ensure file history and ease of usage.

Technical Planning

  • Maximize the utilization of maintenance resources, modify the plan and monitor maintenance activity, reporting actual progress as compared to the plan.
  • Participate in the preparation of the maintenance budget, providing cost estimates for the projects. Track and record costs through work orders and invoices.
  • Participate in regular meetings with Operations and Maintenance crews to review daily / weekly work schedules and backlogs.
  • Ensure trainings for the maintenance staff.
  • Determine work procedures and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement related to all project functions.

QSHE Compliance

Omya is committed to continuous improvement in occupational safety/health, environmental protection, and quality management. All Omya, Inc. employees are expected:

  • to know the significant quality, safety/health, and environmental (QSHE) aspects/impacts associated with their work, including relevant legal/other requirements and emergency preparedness and response; and
  • understand and use the Corporate Sustainability Policy and the RAM Integrated Management System (IMS) as guidance to continuously improve the QSHE aspects of their jobs.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices to achieve a zero (0) lost time injury record within the area of responsibility.
  • Perform work duties in accordance with Omya Quality Systems Manual procedures & company policy.
  • Keep work, supply areas and tools in a safe, clean and orderly condition at all times; Follow all safety procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, as well as a minimum of five years’ experience in Engineering field.
  • Previous exposure to the field of reliability engineering, root cause analysis, FMEA.
  • Experience in project engineering and process design.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in maintenance within major industrial environment.
  • Strong understanding of best practice in reliability.
  • Team management experience.
  • Experience in a Unionized environment is an asset.

Knowledge and skills

  • Experience in industrial sites: maintenance of equipment and machinery in mineral processing.
  • Prior usage of SAP/CMMS is an asset.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Good communication skills.

Other requirements

  • Excellent command of both oral and written local language and English are required.
  • Good command of both oral and written additional language is beneficial.