Reliability Engineer

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Radnor, PA, United States

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Reliability Engineer


Bakersfield, CA 

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LOCATION: Bakersfield, CA or Carpinteria, CA.

Avantor is seeking a dedicated Reliability and Rotating Equipment Engineer to act as a resource to junior reliability engineers.

This role will be a full-time position based out of our Carpinteria, CA or Bakersfield, CA offices. You will have the opportunity to evaluate and analyze products, components, materials, and equipment for the purpose of understanding and predicting failures.

**Bonus Potential, Benefits & Relocation Assistance (as needed) available!

What we’re looking for:

  • Education: Bachelors degree preferred in Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or related field of study.

  • Experience:
    5+ years related experience preferred to include working with fixed and rotating equipment (agitators, pumps, turbines, compressors, tanks, reactors, heat exchangers, etc.)

  • Additional Qualifications:
  • SAP and/or experience with a Computerized Maintenance Management System
  • Proficiency in CAD modeling, FEA, design optimizations (preferably SolidWorks)
  • Familiarity with OSHA PSM Mechanical Integrity requirements and regulations
  • Working understanding of relevant RAGAGEP including API, ASME, TEMA, etc.
  • Experience with Root Cause Analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, and other risk assessment tools
  • Vessel inspection experience desired

How you will thrive and create an impact:

  • Collaborate with R&D, Manufacturing, Reliability & Maintenance Mechanics, and Process Engineering to plan and design equipment upgrades and optimization to support company fixed and rotating equipment fleet
  • Review product designs, material specifications, and manufacturing capability to predict reliability and dependability
  • Create prototypes and conduct product tests to gather reliability data
  • Interpret test results and recommend solutions using appropriate statistical distributions and reliability models
  • Recommend product design changes or alterations in manufacturing processes and controls to ensure achievement of required reliability levels
  • Monitor production equipment diagnostics and review maintenance record in order to predict and prevent equipment down times
  • Document findings, including results of root cause analysis, and facilitate the implementation of necessary changes to ensure product and/or equipment reliability levels are maintained
  • Act as internal subject matter expert for rotating equipment, while driving efficiency and substantive improvement in the operation of the equipment.
  • Lead the refurbishment and repair of rotating and fixed equipment
  • Assess, troubleshoot, and drive improvement efforts for rotating equipment fleet
  • Convert CMMS to task lists, plans, and strategies in new SAP environment
  • Function as the key user for Engineering in SAP go-live and beyond and training Engineering team on EAM functions
  • Troubleshoot and repair down equipment, occasionally leading groups of mechanics and engineers
  • Maintenance and Reliability program development and implementation to enhance the capabilities of the Engineering group, promoting a more proactive culture
  • Reliability and maintainability assessments of capital projects by other groups/engineers
  • Cross-site coordination for parts stock and inventory development and management, equipment modifications and studies, and streamlining of maintenance plans
  • Preventive maintenance writing and scheduling
  • Documentation activities including Installation/Operational Qualification, Equipment Operating Procedures, Work Instructions (LOTO, Preventative Maintenance), safety training
  • Involvement in equipment PSM, including Process Hazard Analysis, Process Safety Information, and Mechanical Integrity
  • Design and install optimized components for the equipment fleet
  • Build and maintain contractor and vendor relationships to address reliability-related repairs and maintenance
  • Scope and execute capital projects for reliability-related improvements / repairs
  • Perform return on investment (ROI) calculations for growth capital projects
  • Uphold and implement Safety Procedures and High Hazard permits for associates and contractors
  • Investigate injury and incident reports related to engineering personnel or equipment reliability-related issues
  • May determine maintenance requirements and schedules for products and equipment and direct Engineering Mechanics / Electricians / Contractors on aspects of various projects