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Reliability Engineer

Company: Graphic Packaging International
Location: Visalia
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description


The Reliability Engineer role is designed to identify and manage asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. This primary role can be divided into three areas: Loss Elimination, Risk Management and Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM). The Reliability Engineer plays a critical part in long term planning for asset reliability improvement. This role also directs a maintenance intern's projects and conducts midterm and final evaluations. They will serve as the link between maintenance technicians and middle / upper management. They understand and align business operations and maintenance activities as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Works with Project Engineering to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations. The Reliability Engineer is responsible for adhering to the Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM) process throughout the entire life cycle of new assets.
  • Participates in the development of design and installation specifications along with commissioning plans. Participates in the development of criteria for and evaluation of equipment and technical MRO suppliers and technical maintenance service providers. Develops acceptance tests and inspection criteria.
  • Participates in the final check out of new installations. This includes factory and site acceptance testing that will assure adherence to functional specifications.
  • Guides efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls, and safety/security systems.
  • Professionally and systematically defines, designs, develops, monitors and refines an Asset Maintenance 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 Plan that will anticipate reliability-related, and non-reliability-related risks that could adversely impact plant operation.
    • Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These problems include capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues. To fulfill this responsibility the Reliability Engineer applies:
      • Data analysis techniques that can include:
        • Statistical Process Control
        • Reliability modeling and prediction
        • Fault Tree Analysis
        • Weibull Tree Analysis
        • Six Sigma (6--) Methodology
        • Root-cause and Root-Cause Failure Analysis (RCA, RCFA)
        • Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS)
        • Works with Production to perform analyses of assets including:
          • Asset Utilization
          • Overall Equipment Effectiveness
          • Remaining useful life
          • Other parameters that define operating condition, reliability and costs of assets
          • Provides technical support to production, maintenance management and technical personnel.
          • Applies value analysis to repair/replace, repair/redesign, and make/buy decisions.
          • Share an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International's good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork
          • Other duties as assigned. BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:
            • 3-5 years of experience in maintenance and plant manufacturing. EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:
              • Four-year degree required in engineering field- Mechanical, industrial engineering.
              • Compensatory closely related work experience required in lieu of degree. SKILLS:
                • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
                • Able to lead cross functional teams, strategic planning, and conflict management experience
                • Highly skilled problem solver of manufacturing machinery and equipment. Trained in process improvement (Lean, Six-Sigma, 5S, and other discipline) highly preferred
                • Read, and analyze charts, work-orders, production schedules, and other records of reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current maintenance repair estimates and outputs
                • Experienced in developing training programs for Industrial Maintenance Mechanics highly preferred
                • Develop and interpret various problem solving techniques/methods (TCC/ Trouble Cause Correction)
                • Able to organize, planning, and prioritizing work and communicate and update all stake holders internal or external SCHEDULE DEMANDS:
                  • General schedule(s) are 8-hour shifts Monday - Friday with rotating weekends off, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
                  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
                    • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
                    • Occasional Lifting up to 50 lbs.
                    • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
                    • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment. KEY COMPETENCIES:
                      • Integrity & Trust
                      • Action Oriented
                      • Drive for Results
                      • Listening

                        GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, age, religion, natural origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

                        Required Experience

                        At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at

                        Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

                        Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.

Keywords: Graphic Packaging International, Visalia , Reliability Engineer, Engineering , Visalia, California

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