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MICHAEL FOODS Regional Reliability Specialist in BRITT, Iowa

DescriptionDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Promote MFI culture, values and principles as well as participate in company functions.Must observe and practice all Department/Plant Procedures including wearing proper PPE, adherence to all safety, Food Safety and sanitation standard as well as follow all GMP guidelines.To improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of assets through the application of Engineering expertise in providing effective, solutions to reliability and maintenance issues.Develop effective utilization of conditional monitoring and/or predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies (vibration, thermal imaging, oil analysis, ultrasound, etc) designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems.Perform and Lead Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), RCM2 analysis for critical equipment and FMECA (FailureModes and Effects Criticality Analysis) for unreliable assets based on economic evaluation.Responsible for MFI Business Sponsorship Program, Maintenance Skills Program and Apprentice Program to produce result in building MFI talent pipeline and retentionDevelop precision maintenance training, development of material and perform training for mechanics and operators.Deliver technical support to the Engineering Department on the selection of mechanical equipment based on reliability improvements and industry codes, standards and best practicesProvide specifications and recommend design modifications for equipment such as compressor, turbines, pumps, blowers and packaging equipment.Show ability to listen and understand information and ideas and to express thought and ideas clearly and concisely through oral and written communicationProvide technical expertise and mentoring to plant site technical personnel as required i.e. Offer input to the site teams on materials selection on an as needed basisFrom time to time supervise contractor engineering professionals that may be assigned to support different reliability programsWork with the reliability team to review existing procedures/technical guidelines and establish new guidelines and standards.Propose and monitor key performance indicators in accordance with the Best Maintenance Practices and encourage close teamwork between all functions (Engineering, Production, Quality Management, etc.) to close gapsEnsure the implementation of all repairs/modifications resulting from gap assessments, plant audits, notifications and loss improvement activities of existing equipmentDrive Conformance to Reliable Manufacturing Standards with Plant Personal through partnership and educationUtilize Critical thinking:use of logic, reasoning, and calculations to identify alternative solutions, conclusions, and approaches to solve equipment problemsPerform audits and inspections at contractors shops to ensure quality of new and repaired rotating equipment.Applies value analysis to repair/replace, repair/redesign, and make/buy decisionsEnsures regulatory compliance at all timesProvide input to the CAPEX planEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering from an accredited University or equivalent technical experience preferredCMRP (Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional) or member of SMRP (Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals) preferredStrong knowledge of API, ASME, and ANSI specs/standards, specifically API 610/682/686 (Certifications is an added advantage)RCM Practitioner and RCFA Methodologyto identify the casual factors for component, equipment or system failuresMust have Continuous Improvement Knowledge (5S, Kaizen, Standard Work, TPM, RCA)Minimum of 5 years experience as a Rotating Equipment, Reliability, Maintenance or Engineering roles or equivalentAbility to travel up to 50% to other sites and drive solutions to complex technical issues.Demonstrated use of SAP or other CMMS as an effective maintenance management tool for pulling equipment information and historyWorking knowledge