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Reliability Engineer in Cleveland, OH at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/4/2019

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Job Description

Arconic is currently in search of a Reliability Engineer to join our Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products (AWTP) business unit in Cleveland, OH.
Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products (AWTP) is a business with a rich tradition and a bright future. We literally invented the forged wheel in 1948 and, as a result of​ staying close to our customers and consumers, have remained the global leader in providing safe, strong, light-weight and innovative aluminum transportation products ever since. ​ AWTP serves the commercial vehicle, automotive, and defense and employs 2,000 people at 14 locations worldwide.
Job Description:
The Reliability Engineer will promote the proactive maintenance strategy across Arconic manufacturing processes with strong ties to the use of the latest technologies and equipment.  It is a lead role for driving continuous improvement and reliability excellence in existing and future manufacturing systems.  It is a strategic engineering focus on equipment in order to minimize the total life cycle cost to the business by assessing the capabilities of the equipment, identifying potential failure modes, and identifying and implementing optimal equipment maintenance strategies. 
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead the change from a reactive to proactive maintenance environment.
  • Analyzes OEE data collected by Operations, use data to pareto and help establish priorities to identify and target equipment bad-actors.
  • Promote and lead root cause problem solving teams to improve equipment reliability and reduce overall assets costs.
  • Drive corrective/preventative actions to completion.
  • Implement systemic, sustainable solutions to prevent equipment problems from recurring.
  • Assist in developing and executing maintenance strategies which strive towards predictive/preventative approaches to improving equipment health.
  • Evaluate existing manufacturing systems and execute actions to drive safety, productivity, quality, and cost improvements.
  • Work closely with outside contractors and engineering firms to execute equipment reliability improving activities safely, on-time, and on budget.
  • Provide hands-on technical support / trouble shooting to solve recurring problems to root cause.
  • Leads and facilitates Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for critical equipment, identifying specific failure modes, and corrective/preventative actions.
  • Develops and implements specific recommendations based on failure data analysis to reduce failures (increased MTBF) and reduce cycle time.
  • Defines, develops and optimizes Preventative and Predictive maintenance strategies / technologies / quality / frequency to provide the most cost-effective outcome for the business.
  • Incorporates appropriate Condition Monitoring technologies to maximize equipment reliability.
  • Reviews and optimizes Lubrication requirements, methods and frequencies.
  • Reviews and updates the CMMS plant equipment asset hierarchy.
  • Provides detailed cost/benefit analysis to support recommended equipment maintenance strategies.
  • Provide manufacturing decision-making information by calculating maintenance labor, cost estimates, reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.
  • Tracks/monitors/records effect of completed improvement actions and $ Saved.
  • Monitors equipment health and audits compliance to the equipment management strategies and relevant standards.
  • Initiates/assists in business case development and current condition identification for equipment reliability, maintenance improvement & new equipment capital projects.
  • Participates in capital & maintenance project teams for ensuring the application of reliability principles to maximize plant reliability at the conceptual and design stages and ensuring alignment with the business requirements.
  • Participates in development/analysis of conceptual solutions and ensures that equipment reliability is incorporated into appropriate capital projects, providing total Life Cycle Cost (LCC) analysis.
  • Supports the operation’s EH&S initiatives and communicates with contractors and vendors on compliance with Alcoa EH&S policy, procedures and standards.
  • %22Champions%22 equipment/maintenance/failure data collection and recording standardization and integrity in the CMMS and appropriate systems.
Major Activities and Key Challenges Include:
  • Seek cooperation from, persuade or influence others, and must develop relationships and persuade others to resolve problems, change people's minds, or directly produce customer satisfaction;
  • Deal with sensitive interpersonal situations - must motivate others, negotiate with others to obtain desired results.
  • Identify knowledge gaps and act as a translator/training between the language of business (availability, MTBF, Downtime, Utilization, Root Causes, etc.) to the language of the shop floor to both operations and maintenance.
  • Understand the proactive maintenance philosophy and implementing the maintenance strategic plan to ensure cost effective asset management, long term viability of equipment, long term improvement of the maintenance organization and competent, well-rounded individuals to support operations.
  • Plays an active role in fostering change and innovation to support the achievement of cost reduction and productivity improvement opportunities supporting the continuous improvement process to achieve the organization’s production, cost and quality objectives.
  • Recognize and reward people in their organizations for working as a team to meet the plant business objectives.
  • Read and understand process sheets, schematics, and blue prints.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Electrical Engineering Technology from an accredited institution, or equivalent.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. (IF NEEDED)
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status.  ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee. (IF NEEDED)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Strong verbal, presentation, and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytic problem solving: able to develop and use structured approaches to identify root causes and recommend resolutions.
  • Project Management skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet objectives and key deadlines.
  • Experience in Manufacturing and / or Plant setting.
  • Hands-on experience in hydraulics and machine lubrication.
  • Working knowledge of forging, heat treat processed, and associated equipment;
  • Experience with computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS);
  • Experience with industrial robotic technology;
  • Experience in Predictive/Condition Based Monitoring technologies, such as Vibration Analysis, Thermography, Ultrasonic Examination, Oil Analysis, etc.
  • A working knowledge of principles and concepts of Lean Manufacturing (Arconic
  • Computer experience with MS Office Products.