The Port Reliability Engineer is responsible for implementing and ensuring approaches for preventative/predictive maintenance tasks and maintenance repair techniques are standardized and effective for the plant’s equipment base. This position will review all equipment failures, downtime reports and equipment histories to uncover reoccurring maintenance problems and evaluate how PM effectiveness, working with maintenance to modify PM frequency. As appropriate, they will utilize continuous improvement tools to identify root cause and work to implement a solution.
Identifies potential for cost reduction through improve equipment reliability, extended parts life, reduced labor cost, and other reliability-related improvement techniques.
Supports the plant engineer and maintenance manager to develop, standardize, coordinate, and administer an overall maintenance program, update existing programs, add new equipment to existing reliability programs.
Support the maintenance group in ensuring accurate up to date spare parts lists are available for existing equipment and new installations, equipment and components are consistent with established standards and reliability enhancements.
Supports the Maintenance Manager in evaluating and identifying what training is required to improve craft skill to ensure responsible personnel are trained appropriately.
Draft failure mode and analysis sheets.
Enter data to develop computer models to analyze and adjust design in prediction and improving system reliability.
Develop and implement a maintenance continuing education program.
Analyze costs and provide recommendations to reduce maintenance costs
Communicate with management team on all abnormal or critical solutions.
Maintain records and files.
Prepare control reports.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education, Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities Required:
Five years’ experience in marine terminal maintenance or related field.
Excellent computer skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of modern manufacturing controls; VFD’s, PLC’s, HMI screens, Ethernet communication components.
Knowledgeable of industrial electrical and mechanical systems; strong electrical background.
Demonstrated knowledge of conveyor belts, hydraulics, welding and fabrication equipment, and millwright equipment.
Demonstrated ability to manage maintenance teams.
Problem solver and creative thinker in order to provide solutions to improving the equipment performance.
Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) as required by USCG/DHS regulations.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and driving record that is satisfactory to the Company and its insurers.
5-10 years’ experience in the maintenance of rotating equipment and fixed assets
Knowledge/experience of industry maintenance standards and systems
Excellent communicator with good listening skills
Strong interpersonal and coaching skills
I&E experience and knowledge preferred.
Powerhouse Generation Knowledge and Experience preferred
Engineering/maintenance experience in a manufacturing plant.
Training/experience in Root Cause Analysis (RCA).
Training/experience Predictive Maintenance Technologies
Training/experience Reliability Centered Maintenance practices
Experience in standard practice development, writing, and training
Six Sigma / LEAN Certification; Continuous Improvement processes
Work in most weather conditions and around heavy machinery, which can be dangerous at times.
Shift work which may require early mornings, evenings and weekends.
Must meet “fit for duty” requirements upon job offer (pre-employment physical and drug test).
Location: Corpus Christi, TX