Sr. Engineer R & D

5 - 7 years experience  •  Building Materials

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Granville, OH
5 - 7 years experience
Building Materials
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17


The primary role of the Reliability Engineer (RE) is to utilize engineering practices to drive out sources of repetitive failure in equipment and processes. The Reliability Engineer will identify and manage asset reliabilityrisks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. In addition, the Reliability Engineer is involved in the Early Management (EM) for design and installation stages of Capital projects for new assets and modification of existing assets, and conducts and develops various analytical methods for determining reliability of components, equipment and processes. And, the RE will be involved in the implementation of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Planned Maintenance (PM) Pillar programs.

This role acquires process and equipment data, provides analysis of the data to include preparation of charts, diagrams, drawings, calculations and reports which define reliability problems and makes recommendations for improvements. The level of reliabilityrequired for an asset will consider the criticality ranking, the economic limitations for equipment up/down time, repair/replacement costs, availability of materials/equipment, etc. The Reliability Engineer, with clear external perspective of our customer’s demands, will develop plans to reduce or eliminate production losses and abnormally high maintenance cost assets, and executes or follows the execution of that plan intended to drive improved availability.

Reports to: Manufacturing Reliability and Property Risk Control Leader

Span of Control: External Reliability Resources


Live the Owens Corning Safety Stand – Living Safely

  • Implement a personal safety action plan and review with leader
  • Live the OC safety culture and promote
  • Ensure a safe work environment through employee coaching and engagement, and strict adherence to OC safety policies and procedures.

Drives the elimination of production and maintenance losses

  • Gathers and examines basic reliability data from data bases, field tests, CMMS systems and other data sources, and correlates the data using well defined engineering techniques and procedures.
  • Facilitate Root Cause analysis/Root Cause Failure Analysis
  • Determine “Bad Actors” and Prioritize findings to focus on the largest or most critical opportunities.
  • Confer with Subject Matter Experts (SME), Maintenance leaders, and other Reliability Engineers to develop a plan in partnership with Operations and Maintenance, to effectively and economically improve equipment and process designs.
  • Capable of leading PM Pillar/Reliability projects.

Improves asset total cost of ownership across the enterprise.

  • Partner with Capital Delivery to ensure the Early Management focus on reliability and maintainability of new and modified equipment installations have been considered as part of the project.
  • Capable of training/teaching PM Pillar and reliability
  • Able to define, develop, monitor and refine asset maintenance strategies.
  • Partner with plant PM Pillar/maintenance teams to define, develop and refine the Preventative/Predictive Maintenance program
  • Application of Storeroom/MRO best practices
  • Develop/Apply Master Equipment list, Equipment Criticality, Bill of Materials (BOMs), etc.

Leads and develops talent

  • Provides reliability based and precision maintenance training
  • Provides feedback on expectations and performance for PdM team members
  • In partnership with PM Pillar/Maintenance Leader, leads and builds an effective work team to increase plant performance and drive continuous improvement.
  • Ability to Leads and Manage External resources on projects and programs



  • Bachelor of Science Engineeringdegreerequired
  • ReliabilityEngineering minor highly desirable, as is an Advanced degree
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience as a Reliability Engineer
  • Experience with Condition based monitoring technologies like Vibration monitoring, Thermography, Infrared, Ultra Sound, Motor Circuit Analysis, etc. Training in these technologies is highly desirable


  • Experience in the Manufacturing sector is required
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Experience and Application is highly desirable
  • Experience in driving Reliability improvements in a program setting
  • Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional (CMRP) desirable
  • Exposure or experience in a union environment is desirable
  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Exposure and training in Reliabilitypractices and processes, including the following, are desirable:
    • Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
    • Equipment Criticality Ranking (ECR)
    • Failure Modes, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA)
    • Weibull Analysis
    • Failure Reporting and Corrective Action System (FRACAS)
    • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
    • Pareto Analysis
    • Etc.


  • Ability to effectively communicate with and engage employees at all levels of the organization
  • Background or exposure to Preventative Maintenance (PM) and Predictive Maintenance (PdM)
  • Data Driven Ability to gather and analyze data to drive decisions
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities or projects at one time
  • TPM training or exposure is highly desirable
  • Six Sigma training or exposure desirable
  • Ability to influence without authority
  • Project Management experience, with certification desirable
  • Change Management experience

Growth & Development Expectations:

  • Achieve CMRP Certification within 24 months
  • Achieve Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) within 3 years of eligibility
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