• Reliability Engineer

    Tech, R&D and Engineering
    Relocation Available
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview / Job Summary

    Aleris is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled products, with approximately 14 facilities in three geographically aligned business units in North America, Europe and China. We serve a variety of end-use industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, transportation, packaging, and consumer goods.  Our facility in Uhrichsville, Ohio is seeking to add a talented Reliability Engineer.

    The primary role of the Reliability Engineer is to ensure the Reliability of our manufacturing processes by stabilizing the performance of physical assets, defining and setting standards for the proper management and care of the assets and installations under his/her responsibility while ensuring optimum levels of availability, at the lowest total cost of ownership. This individual will also be a primary source of education to the workforce in the discipline of Reliability. The Reliability Engineer will interact with all functions in the facility and at all levels to ensure that Reliability of the assets is considered whenever decisions are made.

    Responsibilities Include



    The Reliability Engineer provides expertise and leadership in the following aspects of Reliability


    Reliability Roadmap:

    • Develop and implement a reliability roadmap for the facility.
    • Manage the hopper of improvement activities in support of the master plan.
    • Provide leadership and guidance to ensure activities relating to the master plan are completed and sustained.

    Equipment Specification and Design:

    • Act as the Reliability representative on all new equipment projects and equipment modifications to ensure that full life cycle costing, reliability and maintainability are considered as part of any designs.
    • Develop and maintain plant specifications that are to be used in the design of new and modified assets.

    Predictive and Preventive Maintenance:

    • The Reliability Engineer is the owner of the preventive and predictive maintenance system.
    • Development and refinement of the preventive/predictive maintenance program in a systematic, professional manner coordinating all efforts with equipment custodians and maintenance management to ensure the program is properly approved and endorsed by both departments.
    • Interact with operators, tradespeople, planners, supervisors and engineers on a regular basis to ensure the effectiveness of the PM / PdM system.
    • Provide administration, control, and analysis of all data, records, and equipment histories to continually review and refine PM frequencies,
    • Coordinate and provide training on PdM techniques for selected maintenance personnel on the following topics: Vibration analysis, Thermal Imaging (Thermography), Oil analysis (Tribology), Ultrasonic

    Asset Management Strategy:


    The Reliability Engineer will coordinate the development, implementation and review the asset management strategy for each critical asset in the facility. The asset management strategy contains:

    • Asset Functional Description
    • Functional Analysis
    • Asset Record Summary
    • Criticality Analysis
    • FMEA
    • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
    • Capacity Plan
    • Equipment Maintenance Plan (EMP)
    • Bill of Materials (BOM)
    • Technical References and Drawings
    • Engineering Project documentation.
    • Analysis of Equipment Performance:Use statistical analysis techniques in the development of engineering solutions to repetitive equipment failures and other equipment problems; implementing ways of reducing the need for maintenance and ultimately eliminating the occurrence of failures. Repetitive failures are identified and the PM is refined by dynamic and relevant:

    • Review of predictive and other inspections
    • Analysis of equipment histories, maintenance cost reports, and failure report
    • Review of service and inspection records
    • Analysis of work order data


    Perform FMEA, RCM & RCFA:

    • Perform Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)as specified by the Reliability Master Plan for the facility
    • Coordinate and/or perform Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) for all significant failures in the facility.

    Reliability Reporting and Communication:

    • Develop and define the Key Performance Indicators for Reliability for the facility.
    • Create, manage and communicate the monthly Reliability Dashboard for the facility base on the above KPI.
    • Report on a yearly basis to senior management on all aspects of Reliability within the facility.

    Monitoring, Evaluation and Auditing:

    • Monitor, evaluate and audit all aspects of the Reliability Process in the facility on a set frequency


    • Provide coaching to members of the organization in the area of Reliability
    • Identify and provide for extended education needs such as workshops, classes, lectures, discussion groups, etc.

    Required Qualifications

    Education and Experience:


    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Electrical Engineering is required.
    • CMRP Preferred
    • The Reliability Engineer must be experienced in management of site projects, implementation of new initiatives, facilitation of major TPM events, and coordination of multiple work groups toward a common goal.
    • Must have a good professional and working relationship with plant management and be a respected member of the site with a proven track record of successful project implementations and initiatives.
    • Must have a full understanding of the concepts of Reliability Excellence and have a good understanding of the principles and tools applied in the management of change.
    • Must have the ability to influence others at all levels of the organization.
    • Must be objective oriented and able to apply initiative and creativity to the resolution of any issues that may arise.
    • Must be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, and site Maximo applications.
    • Must possess strong administrative and communication skills.
    • Work experience in multiple disciplines, such as Maintenance and Engineering or Engineering and Operations, is highly desirable.

    Aleris is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Our HR teams will reach out to the applicants who met the qualifications and most closely aligned with requirements of the positions.


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