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Mechanical Reliability Engineer



Other Engineering
Dawsonville, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

The Reliability Engineer’s (RE) purpose is to drive reliability performance, in compliance with all applicable standards, procedures, and policies. The RE maintains a long-term, strategic focus on opportunities that impact Dawson’s measured asset capability. They use reliability technology and tools to facilitate development of reliability strategy that improves asset reliability and availability. The RE supports site goals by the development, execution, and analysis of maintenance plans for site equipment and facilities. The RE manages the PM program and CMMS output of inspection schedules for PM, PdM and lubrication routes; identifies opportunities to improve process, planning or performance through analysis of work order flow, project demands, and expectations; and reviews utilization and cost data to recommend corrective actions to reduce costs. The RE provides technical support to Production and Maintenance, using knowledge of engineering, equipment design, predictive and preventive maintenance practices, planning, and project execution to drive equipment reliability, maintainability, and availability. The RE manages the lubrication excellence program at Dawson.


  • Follow all Safety, GMP, PURIS. and other established policies, processes, procedures, standards, and practices while achieving defined key performance indicators (KPIs) and meeting PURIS and plant goals and objectives
  • Responsible for development and upkeep of Equipment Hierarchy and identification of Critical Equipment.
  • Responsible for FMEA used to create failure-mode-based Equipment Maintenance Plans that identify applicable PMs, PdMs, and routine care activities.
  • Ensure appropriate analysis of data and timely corrective action.
  • Trend and analyze data to identify and prioritize improvement opportunities.
  • Responsible for Bad Actor Program (Defect Elimination).
  • Responsible for Root Cause Analysis (RCAs) for significant, complex, and repetitive reliability issues.
  • Monitor (remain informed regarding) Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics for proactive identification and resolution of reliability issues.
  • Lead and/or manage multi-disciplined reliability improvement teams.
  • Responsible for creating and implementing action plans for improving reliability.
  • Responsible for Developing, Documenting, and Training Craftspeople on Standard Jobs as Required.
  • Support maintainability analysis and planning for new equipment.
  • Support Technical Disciplines, Operations and Maintenance to identify opportunities to improve capacity utilization by revising or replacing equipment or changing operating, engineering and/or maintenance practices or procedures.
  • Build partnerships and work collaboratively within the plant and with PURIS Corporate to meet shared objectives
  • Support and Lead and Support Complex Equipment Overhauls.
  • Responsible for Troubleshooting Equipment Issues as Required
  • Responsible for keeping Operator Care Routes Up To Date
  • Responsible for Specifying Spare Parts and Supports MRO Role with Relating Them to Assets in CMMS
  • Build partnerships and work collaboratively within the plant and with PURIS Corporate to meet shared objectives
  • Network with others to share knowledge, information, and best practices
  • Support standardization across PURIS Plants
  • Responsible for Documenting all changes through Management of Change Process, CMMS, and Information Management System.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Management, or related applicable discipline
  • 3+ years’ experience in application of best-practice reliability-focused maintenance methodologies, technologies, and best practices in an industrial manufacturing environment – up to 2 years education in technical courses in maintenance may be substituted for in-plant experience
  • Skilled in using and teaching others to use reliability methodologies such as FMEA, RCA, statistical downtime analysis, and others
  • Demonstrated successful implementation of effective reliability and maintenance improvements associated with practice changes, equipment redesign, upgrades and replacements.
  • Self-starter with ability to deliver results while managing multiple tasks and adjusting within rapidly changing environment
  • Experience with design, engineering, and specification of systems, assets, and projects
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing, facilitation and presentation skills; able to communicate and influence effectively with all levels of management and plant personnel
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and CMMS


  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP)
  • Certification(s) in Predictive Maintenance Technologies
  • 7+ years in Manufacturing and an established reliability culture


Enjoy competitive wages, opportunities for overtime premium pay, and comprehensive benefits starting on the 1st of the month following hire date. Benefits include affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off (PTO), mental health support, 100% paid life and disability insurance and a 401K plan with company match.

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