Engineering & Reliability Manager

Imerys SA   •  

Atlanta, GA

Industry: Manufacturing


11 - 15 years

Posted 176 days ago

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  • Fundamental roles of the Reliability Engineer Manger for this North America Division of Imerys
  • Track the production losses and abnormally high maintenance cost assets, then find ways to reduce those losses or high costs. These losses are prioritized to focus efforts on the largest/most critical opportunities.
  • In full partnership with the operations team, develop a plan to eliminate or reduce the losses through root cause analysis, obtains approval of the plan and facilitates the implementation.
  • Manage risk to the achievement of an organization’s strategic objectives in the areas of environmental health and safety, asset capability, quality, and production.


  • Contribute to this North America Division of IMERYS performance by ensuring sustainable excellence of fixed and variable costs, based on best tailored maintenance policy.
  • Contribute through the I Cubed saving program related to Maintenance
  • Work 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.
  • Plans annual Maintenance shutdown for critical circuits at all sites.


Proven ability to oversee projects from conception to implementation, including managing personnel, developing sketches, reviewing detailed drawings, vendor negotiations, supervising contractors, and documenting final results.

  • Proven ability to successfully conduct a cost/benefit analysis, oversee development of key maintenance initiative justification, present project to superiors and gain approval
  • Strong team leader skills to coordinate efforts of multi-disciplinary teams to achieve a common goal
  • Must have participated in the development of and have been held accountable to a multi-million dollar budget
  • Excellent communication skills and proactive communication style to ensure all affected parties are informed regarding the status of a wide range of maintenance repairs
  • Proven ability to develop and adhere to maintenance downtime schedules
  • Strong ability to anticipate questions and prepare answers pertaining to the business case for each maintenance initiative from all affected parties, including the senior management team
  • Demonstrated ability to identify maintenance constraints (manufacturing process, budget, schedule, etc.) and either eliminate the constraints or manage within
  • Proven capability in defining project scope
  • Demonstrated skill in applying detailed technical analysis
  • Broad knowledge of maintenance related program tools, such as, reliability engineering (RCM, On Stream Time, MTBF, OEE, WCAM and TPM)
  • Proven ability to assign priorities to achieve multiple objectives and manage multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and a positive change agent
  • Strong ability to make decisions by understanding causes, weighing options, and making final decisions based on achieving highest priority objectives
  • Demonstrated knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts
  • Proven ability to implement lean manufacturing principles into an Engineering/Maintenance department
  • Ability to further develop subordinates and by identifying and fostering growth environment. 
  • Effective computer skills, including working knowledge AutoCad, Microsoft Office.
  • Travel is required, at least 30%


  • BS in Engineering or related technical field.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a continuous processing manufacturing environment
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a lean manufacturing environment
  • At least 10 years managing a department with supervisors leading their own direct reports

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