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Reliability Engineer



Rowley, UT

Posted 2 weeks ago

Seeking a highly motivated Reliability Engineer for a direct hire opportunity in Rowley, Utah to work on the critical challenge facing the world’s energy transition with battery materials. As a Reliability Engineer with the Lithium Production Team, you will support the development and deployment of chemical production processes and equipment. This position will be focused on the production of battery-grade lithium through the operation of a solvent precipitation lithium carbonate plant and the development of a new large Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) facility. You will be working closely with industry experts and technology providers to ensure successful smooth operations and maintenance and timely project delivery. Responsibilities will include supporting operations and maintenance, as well as, participating in the design of new processing facilities to produce key intermediates in the battery materials value chain. A successful team member will lead projects starting from the concept through to design, installation, integration, start-up, commissioning, and ongoing operations.

This role will require experience with mechanical design, reliability analysis, and improvement for rotating machinery and fixed equipment. This is a critical role for ensuring anticipation and early detection of failure, replication of lessons learned, and implementation of processes, procedures, or improvements to ensure safe and reliable operations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leverage and replicate site-specific PMs and incorporate them into appropriate maintenance procedures
  • Overall PM optimization by equipment class
  • Develop and implement equipment maintenance strategies by working with operations and maintenance teams and subject matter experts
  • Implement and drive equipment PdM programs to ensure effective maintenance strategies
  • Responsible for driving CMMS effectiveness in operations and maintenance; publish key metrics that show progress; Includes CMMS asset loading
  • Responsible for spare part strategy by equipment class; development and ownership of spare part annual budget
  • Analysis of bad actors and repeat corrective maintenance; maintain bad actor list and scope lead for projects that eliminate bad actors
  • Ownership of Key Reliability Initiatives
  • Develop and manage reliability strategies for operating facility.
  • Ensure equipment maintenance strategies and reliability standards are in place.
  • Has shared team accountabilities with the Maintenance Engineer.
  • Leverage adopted reliability and maintenance best practices and ensure transparency of those practices in maintenance and operating procedures, rules, guidelines, and other key tools).
  • Drive reduction in unplanned downtime, unit trips, discovery work, and repeat events (incidents and near misses) therefore reducing overall life cycle cost and increasing operating profit for the facility.
  • Perform, execute, and lead small engineering projects
  • Identify and resolve chronic mechanical asset concerns (bad actors).
  • Provide technical support during process hazard analyses (PHA/HAZOP), root cause analyses (RCA), failure mode and effect analyses (FMEA), and engineering studies to resolve rotating equipment issues and events.
  • Drive resolution of highest impact issues with a strong sense of urgency and integrity.
  • Work independently and make decisions based on full awareness of cost and other benefits.
Contact the Recruiter:
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Simon Ohannes
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Simon Ohannes
Talent Advisor
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