Asset Reliability Manager

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services
St. Paul Minnesota

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Job #2022-00005

Metro Plant - 2400 Childs Rd. St. Paul, MN 55106


The Manager of Asset Reliability will provide expertise in Asset Management through collaboration and facilitation initiatives that lead to reduced equipment losses, abnormally high maintenance cost, and prioritized and focused efforts on the largest/most critical opportunities. This position works with a broad spectrum of stakeholders internal and external to the Council. This position leads and manages the Asset Reliability strategies targeted to achieve the best asset life-cycle value while meeting the ES Customer Levels of Service.

The Manager of Asset Reliability will provide expertise in Asset Management through collaboration and facilitation initiatives that lead to reduced equipment losses, abnormally high maintenance cost, and prioritized and focused efforts on the largest/most critical opportunities. This position works with a broad spectrum of stakeholders internal and external to the Council. This position leads and manages the Asset Reliability strategies targeted to achieve the best asset life-cycle value while meeting the ES Customer Levels of Service.

WHAT YOU WOULD DO IN THIS JOB

  • Provide management, guidance, and oversight to the Asset Reliability Coordinators to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls, and safety/security systems.
  • Provides input to a risk management plan, which includes a risk register, that will anticipate reliability-related, and non-reliability-related risks that could adversely impact plant operations.
  • Coordinate with the Asset Management Initiatives Manager and facilities teams to develop the facility asset management plan which includes the operations and reliability plans.
  • Utilize performance measures to manage the successful implementation of asset reliability initiatives. Develop performance system monitoring and reporting, including key performance metrics with an auditing and continuous improvement component to measure the effectiveness of the plan as implemented.
  • Work with technical services to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations. Participate in the development, design, and installation specifications along with commissioning plans. Develop acceptance tests and inspection criteria. Participates in the final check-out of new installations, including site acceptance testing to assure adherence to functional specifications.
  • Successfully lead, manage, and guide Asset Reliability Coordinators in the analyses of assets including asset utilization; overall equipment effectiveness; remaining useful life; repair/replace, repair/design, make/buy decisions; other parameters that define the operating condition, reliability, and costs of assets.
  • Lead and manage the development of solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations, such as quality, cost, or regulatory compliance issues.
  • Promote and foster a culture of customer service and continuous improvement around asset management and asset reliability best practices.
  • Manage department budget and staff according to ES policies, procedures, standards, and values.

WHAT EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB (MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS)

Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering; Maintenance Management; Asset Management or a related field.
AND
Six (6) years of experience in reliability engineering, maintenance engineering, asset life-cycle management, and/or maintenance management.

Of the six (6) years, you must have:

Three (3) years of experience of supervision or team leadership
OR
Associate's degree or a two-year college or technical school certification in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering; Maintenance Management; Asset Management or a related field.
AND
Eight (8) years of combined experience in reliability engineering, maintenance engineering, asset life-cycle management, and/or maintenance management.

Of the eight (8) years, you must have:

Three (3) years of experience of supervision or team leadership
OR
H.S. Diploma or GED
AND
Ten (10) years of experience in reliability engineering, maintenance engineering, asset life-cycle management, and/or maintenance management.

Of the ten (10) years, you must have:

Three (3) years of experience in supervision or team leadership.

License Requirements:
You must be in possession of a valid driver's license.

What additional skills and experience would be helpful in this job (desired qualifications):

  • Certified Reliability Leader (CRL) from the Association of Asset Management Professionals (AMP), Certified Maintenance
  • Reliability Professional (CMRP) from the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP)
  • Knowledge and use of an Enterprise Asset Management System
  • Define and development of an Asset Maintenance Plan which includes preventive and predictive maintenance tasks
  • Knowledge in the development of Critical Asset lists
  • Cost of Ownership and Life Cycle Cost determinations of assets
  • Developed Risk reduction strategies for assets

What knowledge, skills and abilities you should have within the first six months on the job:

  • Knowledge of asset management and asset reliability best practices
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of process management and continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies and tools
  • Knowledge of information technology systems, including databases and application development
  • Skilled in written and verbal communication
  • Skilled in business process analysis
  • Skilled in data analysis techniques in any or all: statistical process control, reliability modeling and prediction, and Criticality Analysis. Additional skills in areas of Fault Tree Analysis, Weibull Tree Analysis, Six Sigma Methodology, Root-Cause, and Root-Cause Failure Analysis (RCA, RCFA)
  • Skilled in Risk Management
  • Knowledge and ability to develop and guide Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM)
  • Skilled in Maintenance Management, Preventive Maintenance, and Electrical Engineering
  • Intermediate skill in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to think strategically and set attainable goals
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, prioritize, execute, and delegate project tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams in a collaborative effort to project completion
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve as it relates to repair/replace, repair/redesign, and make/buy decisions of current and future equipment
  • Ability to create and deliver training, and facilitate meetings
  • Ability to lead and assign work to staff


Union/Grade: MANA/Grade J

FLSA Status: Exempt

Safety Sensitive: No

Full Salary Range: $ 42.03- $63.43 Hourly/$87,422- $131,934 Annually

What your work environment would be:

You would perform your work in a standard office setting at a wastewater Plant, and at times be required to travel and work at plants or maintenance facilities where assets reside.

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