POSITION TITLE: Reliability Engineer
Sparrow Company is looking for a Reliability/Mechanical Engineer for our clients a major US cement manufacturer.
REPORTS TO: Maintenance Manager
Increase equipment life and reliability by improving equipment condition, using advanced tools such as vibration analysis and predictive/preventative maintenance techniques, and recommend operational, maintenance, and process changes so as to maximize equipment reliability and life expectancy.
The maintenance planner reports to the Maintenance Manager.
Nature and Scope
The Physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee must be able to travel through a cement plant, i.e., walk over obstacles, climb stairs and ladders, lift heavy or awkward parts, wear personal protective equipment (hardhat, safety glasses, fall protection, etc.).
The employee will at times be exposed to extremely hot/cold, dusty, noisy, or dark situations. At times, work will be performed at great heights or in small confined spaces.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to touch, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee will frequently be required to walk on rocky, irregular surfaces that may be muddy and in reduced lighting conditions. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The plant is comprised of 3 main facilities spread over 1100 acres. The plant operates two cement kiln, vertical grinding mills, multiple ball mills, crushers, conveyors, bucket elevators, shredders, and dozens of pumps and associated auxiliary equipment. The plant mines limestone and produces around a million tons of cement annually. The environment is that of mining and heavy industrial, including a large portion of the plant that is outside. The plant operates 365 days a year and 24 hours a day.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles, confined space, outside weather conditions, low lighting, artificial lighting, and explosives. The employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, proximity to electrical equipment, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally loud.