Engineer, Reliability

Date: May 31, 2024

Location: Bremen, IN, US, 46506

Company: Southwire Company LLC

 A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what’s possible? 

Location: [[Bremen, IN]]

Southwire Job Description

The Reliability Engineer champions the implementation of reliability best practices. This role will also evaluate new best-known methods and technologies to continuously improve equipment reliability.
Key aspects of this position include: 

    Working with various plant teams and areas to identify, evaluate, and implement reliability improvement opportunities through changes to operating and maintenance procedures, and equipment upgrades.

    Analyzing equipment history to identify reliability improvement opportunities.

    Deploying root cause analysis methods and tools on problems or failures that have resulted in consequential impacts related to machine downtime and / or maintenance expense.

    Participating in new equipment selection and deployment processes to ensure reliability and maintainability principles are included in the design and implementation activities.

    Supporting the Autonomous Maintenance process by contributing to the design and selection of operator inspections and tasks to sustain equipment condition and performance.

    Promoting the following reliability strategies:

    Planned corrective maintenance is more effective than reactive maintenance.
    Time based preventive maintenance is more effective than plan corrective maintenance.
    Condition based (predictive) maintenance is more effective than time based preventive maintenance.
    Prevention of maintenance is the best comprehensive maintenance strategy.

    Participating in audits to measure and validate progression and performance in the reliability journey.

    Utilizing reliability centered maintenance (RCM) principles to optimize the equipment maintenance strategy.

    Serving as a subject matter expert of the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and assist in end user training efforts to ensure master and transactional data integrity and accuracy.
Individual must be a degreed engineer with a minimum of 5 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment with focus on reliability and maintainability.  The Reliability Engineer must possess a thorough knowledge of methodologies including Failure Modes and Effects Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).  Must be able to train others on reliability activities while also capable of facilitating analyses that utilize reliability methodologies.  The Reliability Engineer must also be familiar with common condition based, predictive technologies such as vibration, thermal, ultrasonic, oil and circuit analyses.


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Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching
  • Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision) 
  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays 
  • Long & Short-Term Disability 
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Employee Referral Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs 
  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities  
  • Parental Leave 
  • & More 

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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