Aspen Aerogels is the global leader in aerogel technology. The company’s mission is to enable its customers and partners to shape their own strategies around the global megatrends of resource efficiency and sustainability. The company’s Cryogel® and Pyrogel® products are valued by the world’s largest energy infrastructure companies. The company’s Spaceloft® products provide building owners with industry-leading energy efficiency including options for a safe, non-combustible fire rating. The company’s strategy is to partner with world-class industry leaders to leverage its aerogel technology platform into additional markets. Headquartered in Northborough, Mass., Aspen Aerogels manufactures its products at its East Providence, R.I. facility.
The Reliability Engineer is tasked with initiating improvements in process reliability within the manufacturing environment. Reporting to the Director of Plant Efficiency & Reliability, this role is closely linked to the Maintenance, Manufacturing, and Engineering teams. The Reliability Engineer will both enhance existing and develop new, equipment reliability programs. The role will document progress towards a more dependable Plant, including a pro-active approach to maintenance, and a vision for long-term stability.
Support, enhance, and develop equipment and process reliability programs
Coordinate with Maintenance, Supply Chain, and Engineering in the development of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
Develop a comprehensive analysis of all equipment including Asset Criticality Rankings
Support the critical parts program for both capital and non-capital spares
Work with maintenance to develop a reliability plan that documents tasks, methods, tools, tests and analyses required to ensure the process equipment is safe and reliable
Coordinate with the training department to create standard work instructions for training mechanics and electricians around equipment PMs
Participate in preparing schedules and work estimates for reliability activities
Coordinate with maintenance and manufacturing to identify key areas for reliability improvements, develop action and implementation plans
Utilize tools to obtain valuable maintenance and equipment reliability data which highlights areas of need and triggers improvement projects
Provide support for equipment troubleshooting and conduct root cause failure analysis investigations on failed equipment, develop action plan to eliminate repeat failures, and implement corrective actions
Work with manufacturing and process engineers to develop reliability requirements for both new and existing equipment and instrumentation
Provide technical support for the selection of mechanical equipment based on reliability improvements and industry codes, standards and best practices
Implement new tools including Six Sigma, FMEA, RCA, cause and effect diagrams, fault trees, 5 Whys, etc. for reliability analysis, documentation, and reporting
BS in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering with an equivalent technical degree
Electrical Engineering or Distributed Control Systems Engineering experience a plus
3-6 years of experience working in a manufacturing/equipment-heavy environment
3+ years of work experience with process and fixed equipment reliability
Certifications in maintenance and equipment reliability a plus; CMMS systems experience desirable
A working knowledge of Operational Excellence, Lean, Six Sigma, or other continuous improvement tools a plus
Previous experience working within a PSM governed chemical processing facility helpful
Assertive, results oriented leader with strong problem solving skills.
Driven with an ability to demonstrate commitment to the organization’s goals and objectives
High integrity, strong work ethic, and desire to succeed
Ability to take an analytical approach and utilize technical knowledge to solve challenges with optimal solutions
In-depth understanding of reliability, availability, and maintainability data collection and analysis
Familiarity with processes that related to design, manufacturing, and support
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