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Snr Reliability Engineer

Assignment Description

The Senior Reliability Engineer reports to the Reliability Superintendent and is a lead role in an inclusive and diverse team with a culture that values integrity, respect and collaboration to deliver a positive work experience for every member, every day. The Senior Reliability Engineer’s team will actively work towards excellence in all aspects of our business to develop a safe, inclusive and responsible operation that enhances the community and environment in which Albemarle operates. 

The Senior Reliability Engineer’s team of multidisciplined engineers will provide engineering expertise and support to the maintenance and planning teams to ensure asset integrity, performance and availability is optimised through efficient and timely maintenance strategy execution and a disciplined change management focus.

Key Responsibilities

  • Initiate, manage and support the RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance) program
  • Provide performance management and relevant documentation for reporting department
  • Ensure proposed plant changes to ensure that the appropriate level of local engineering knowledge and scoping is introduced to projects during this development and identification phase
  • Owning and managing robust change control and document management processes for the Operation
  • Ensure the function (both employees and sub-contractors) complies with statutory legislation and relevant internal and external standards
  • Provide input into plans, budgets, and targets for the maintenance department and ensure delivery against those KPIs
  • Promote operational discipline and high performance in work execution and enhance the technical knowledge of maintenance department team members
  • Responsible for the engineering approval of new designs and engineering changes relevant to sub-function
  • Primary interface for any documents to be received from a Project team when a Project is commissioned and handed over to operations
  • Auditing of engineering change management processes
  • Critical control owner for material risks as and when required by the operation
  • Facilitates engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These problems include capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues. To fulfill this responsibility the team applies:
  1. Data analysis techniques that can include:
    • Statistical Process Control
    • Reliability modeling and prediction
    • FMEA
    • Fault Tree Analysis
    • Six Sigma (6σ) Methodology
    • Root-cause and Root-Cause Failure Analysis (RCA, RCFA)
    • Bad actors program
  • Manage conflicting priorities while maintaining key stakeholder interests and relationships
  • Motivate the team to work safely, and respectfully of themselves and others
  • Identify opportunities to coach and reward individuals to develop an inclusive culture that values and encourages diversity of thought and promotes team over individual
  • Set expectations, provide feedback and hold people accountable for their actions and responsibilities in meeting those expectations
  • Facilitate multidisciplinary teams to ensure that problems are identified, mitigated where possible and eliminated long term 
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in team members and coach or delegate work appropriately to build capability and achieve outcomes
  • Identify and remove barriers to ensure business procedures and systems function as designed
  • Understand, compartmentalise and communicate complex information to target audience requirements
  • Coordinate multiple tasks to achieve results

Qualifications Required

Work Experience / Technical Skill Requirements

  • 5+ years extensive experience in a similar supervisory role, in addition to a minimum 10 years’ experience in reliability maintenance engineering.


Education / Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or  Electrical Engineering
  • Post graduate Certificate on Asset Management / Reliability highly desirable.





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Samantha Graham



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Pos ID



15 Feb 2023