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Maintenance Engineer - Mechanical 67821BR - Dublin, VA

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The purpose of this position is to work within the Maintenance Engineering group to improve equipment reliability by increasing mean time between failures and to find ways to reduce the mean time to repair equipment. This position will work to set up standards for the maintenance process that will be needed, such as, standardized maintenance procedures. The Maintenance Engineer will also be responsible for setting strategies for the replacement of equipment taking into account the life span of equipment and how we are using the equipment. This will also involve the capital investment and project management. The position will work with the I-Maint System or other derived spreadsheets to analyze equipment failures and to look for trends in equipment failure. This positon will be involved in equipment analysis to determine the best method of maintaining the equipment given the equipment use and developing either time based maintenance procedures, predictive maintenance procedures, such as, condition based monitoring and/or break down strategies and the follow-up to ensure that the methods are giving the desired result. This position will be required to work cross functionally with maintenance, production and other technical groups to reduce equipment failure frequency. This position will work within the VPS WCM methodology used at NRV Plant

Core Responsibilities

  • Responsible for equipment documentation and updating drawings, as needed, for modifications 
  • Specify and quantify recommended spare parts by creation of spare parts ledgers and working with Central Stores, as needed, to ensure parts. Work with Central Stores on replacement of obsolete parts 
  • Check the data of emergency work orders to execute plans to address any issues 
  • Participate in EWO meetings for area of responsibility to help drive to root cause 
  • Generate monthly reports, as needed, for maintenance engineering activities and KPI’s of area of responsibility 
  • Work closely with Suppliers to improve equipment up-time 
  • Support and perform Kiazen projects, as related to Maintenance Engineering 
  • Provide technical support to Maintenance on repairs of equipment in emergency situations 
  • Give support, where required, to create OPL’s for Autonomous Maintenance Maintains and updates the plant equipment standard by working with various Maintenance Staff Members 
  • Perform design work to reduce equipment weak points 
  • Must be able to work any shift to reach group objectives 
  • Instruct and manage hourly employees on Maintenance Engineering Projects and CBM activities

Required Competencies

  • Action Oriented: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect
  • Integrity and Trust: Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished trust in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn't misrepresent him/herself for personal gain
  • Learning-On-The-Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything
  • Peer Relationships: Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers
  • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks
  • Self-Development: Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself; understands that different situations and levels may call for different skills and approaches; works to deploy strengths; works on compensating for weakness and limits
  • Standing Alone: Will stand up and be counted; doesn't shirk personal responsibility; can be counted on when times are tough; willing to be the only champion for an idea or position; is comfortable working alone on a tough assignment
  • Technical Learning: Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge - like Internet technology; does well in technical courses and seminars

Additional Required Competencies:

  • Decision Quality: Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions
  • Informing: Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information
  • Problem Solving: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers

Minimum Education Required:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology with four (4) or more years of experience in an Industrial Maintenance environment with knowledge of industrial automation and controls; or
  • Associate’s Degree with ten (10) years of experience of the same mentioned above.
  • Preference given to past maintenance reliability engineering experience.

Minimum Years of Experience Required:

  • Four (4) years of Engineering experience required with educational requirements
  • Ten (10) years of Engineering experience required without educational requirements

Other Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Proficient English communication: written and verbal
  • Proficient in AutoCAD

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Location: Dublin, VA