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Reliability Engineer (Mechanical)

The Position

The Reliability Engineer – Mechanical is part of a team of multi-disciplined engineers that provide engineering expertise and support to ensure asset integrity, performance and availability is optimised through efficient and timely maintenance strategy execution and continual improvement activities. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Primary lead in the development/review/improvement of maintenance and spares strategies that work to drive the safe reliable operation of production equipment to help deliver required plant performance while helping to reduce the overall costs per tonne.
  • Own the equipment strategies and drive compliance.
  • Participates in maintenance planning and with plant knowledge help predict major maintenance requirements, developing KPIs and reporting on them.
  • Assist in the management and implementation of the CMMS architecture in line with site standards and in light of best practice.
  • Assist with the preparation of strategic plans (3 to 5 years) for assets.
  • Develop, implement, and manage site equipment standards, reliability systems, equipment specifications and quality control systems.
  • Provide mechanical engineering support of refinery static and rotating equipment in the form of equipment/material selection, design calculations, fitness for service reviews, repair methods, mechanical design approval, and equipment specification with the aid of and adherence to relevant codes and standards including OSHA 1984, AS 3788, API 579, ASME PCC-2, etc.
  • Maintaining and fostering collaborative effort with all departments that will work to ensure success in the role.
  • Ensure relevant equipment is operated and maintained according to the applicable standards and statutory compliance is adhered to.
  • Lead activities/projects that focus on reliability and cost improvement of poor performing assets.
  • Identify, recommend, and drive implementation of actions that assist in minimizing production losses and maximizes plant performance.
  • Utilising company information system (including maintenance history, Process performance historians) for analysis activities, the development of KPIs and equipment health monitoring, to monitor plant performance and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Drive implementation of actions that assist in minimising production losses and maximises plant performance.
  • Utilising data driven reliability engineering tools and problem-solving methodologies including NDT, RCA, 6Sigma, FMECA, etc., to help deliver plant reliability through maintenance, design, and operative improvements.
  • Assist with project implementation to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations is in line with plant needs.
  • Participate in the development of design and installation specifications.
  • Support, utilise, and follow the site management of change process when required, to ensure changes are adequately risk assessed and required updates/changes are correctly implemented.
  • Provide input to Risk Management processes, including management of change, which helps to anticipate reliability-related and non-reliability-related risks that could adversely impact plant operation.

Work Experience / Technical Skill Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of post-graduate reliability and/or maintenance engineering experience.
  • Working understanding of asset management practices and experience in the development effective maintenance strategies.
  • Excellent complex problem solving, investigative, and data analysis skills.
  • A sound understanding of available NDT and condition monitoring tools and equipment, and how they can be utilised to support reliability improvement and plant management.
  • Experience in the development effective maintenance strategies.

Education / Qualification Requirements

  • A relevant tertiary level qualification in Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Post graduate studies in best practice RCM techniques and relevant equipment are highly desirable.

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Samantha Graham



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