The primary role of Reliability Engineer is to identify and manage asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. This is divided into: Risk Management, Loss Elimination and Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM).
Loss Elimination: is to track production losses and abnormally high maintenance costs, then find ways to reduce those losses or high costs. These losses are prioritized to focus efforts on the largest/most critical opportunities. The Reliability Engineer develops together with operations plans to eliminate or reduce the losses through root cause analysis, obtains approval of the plan and facilitates the implementation.
The Reliability Engineer will be responsible for:
Ensure together with Engineering that the reliability and maintainability of installations are adhering throughout the entire life cycle of assets
Guides efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls, and shutdown safety systems
Systematically defines, designs, develops, monitors and refines a Maintenance Reference Plan that includes: Value-added preventive maintenance tasks, effective utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems
Provides input to a Risk Management that will anticipate reliability related, and non-reliability related risks that could adversely impact plant operation
Ensure that criticality and reliability studies (FMEA/RCM) are taken into consideration
Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These include: capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues.
Works with production to perform analyses of assets including: asset utilization, overal equipment effectiveness, remaining useful life and other parameters that define operating condition, reliability and costs of assets
Provides technical support to other departments and technical personnel
Applies value analysis to repair/replace, repair/redesign and make decisions
1. Clear Focal Point
2. Focus on Loss Elimination and Late life assets
3. Focus on Risk Management
4. Reducing life cycle cost
5. Extending equipment life
6. Decreasing frequency or eliminating time-based maintenance tasks