Maintenance & Reliability Engineer

Permanent employment / Perth, Canada

Maintenance & Reliability Engineer

Description

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

  • 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.

Experience

  • 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.