The Test Facilities Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering (TFOME) contract at the NASA Glenn Research Center, Plum Brook Station is in need of a Maintenance and Reliability Engineer for the Propulsion Test Complex (PTC). The primary role of the Maintenance and Reliability Engineer position is to identify and manage asset reliability risks that could affect facility testing and operations.
The Maintenance and Reliability Engineer is responsible for proposing solutions to implement industry established best practices for new and existing systems as they relate to operations maintenance. This position is also responsible for optimizing work processes and administrative controls while utilizing Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) principles that can be applied to existing and future maintenance practices.
The Maintenance and Reliability Engineer will support NASA’s Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS-Maximo), which includes field mobility and/or mobile connectivity, and assist NASA maintenance specialists to develop a more mature maintenance culture within the organization.
Responsible for the facility asset inspection, repair, and preventive maintenance program.
Lead effort of asset data collection/validation as well as concurrent job plan development in close collaboration with facility personnel.
Define, develop and implement processes for establishing and maintaining effective predictive and preventive maintenance programs for mechanical and electrical equipment and systems.
Develop and/or improve current methodologies and work practices as they relate to predictive and preventive maintenance.
Work with NASA facility managers to document and optimize preventive maintenance schedules.
Implement measures to baseline current maintenance performance and improvement targets as they relate to cost, quality, downtime, etc.
Identify and evaluate new technology for improvement in process performance, equipment reliability, and frequency of maintenance supporting NASA objectives.
Document and improve existing equipment risk assessments so that a prioritization process can be established with NASA and contract management and appropriate resources can be assigned.
Must have a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited engineering school in Maintenance, Industrial, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Technology.
Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a maintenance position.
Must have experience working in a CMMS System (MAXIMO is highly desirable).
Must have knowledge and understanding of electrical and mechanical equipment and systems.
Must possess strong communication and collaboration skills, and capable of working with all levels of the organization including NASA (agency and center level) maintenance specialists, facility managers and engineers, technical supervisors, and safety and administrative personnel to ensure that all equipment is maintained and managed for maximum availability and reliability.
Must be familiar with RCM approach to maintenance and other maintenance improvement tools such as Asset Criticality Ranking, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Root Cause Failure Analysis, PM Optimization, PM Prioritization, etc.
Must be knowledgeable in Business Management, Equipment and Manufacturing Process Reliability, Organization and Leadership, and Work Management.
Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) is a strong plus; candidate will be required to pass the CMRP exam within the first year if not already certified.
Experience with technologies such as Oil Sampling, Thermography, Vibration Monitoring, Ultrasound, Motor Circuit Analysis, Laser Alignment and demonstrated usage is also a plus.