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Reliability Engineer - Branford, FL

Branford, FL, US, 32008

Suwannee American Cement


Job ID:  150955


Suwannee American Cement Company, part of CRH Americas Materials, is the second largest cement supplier in the state of Florida with two world-class cement plants - one located in Branford, FL and the other in Sumterville, FL – as well as an import facility in Port Manatee, FL. Since 2003, we have been manufacturing high-quality cement for the Florida and Southern Georgia construction markets. We are recognized as an industry leader in producing high-quality cement, adopting sustainable practices and reducing the environmental impact of the cement production process. Suwannee American Cement Company has successful, ongoing initiatives focused on quality, the environment and its employees. We value our people – employees, customers, vendors and community members.  We strive to offer the best and friendliest customer service and have the commitment, passion and technology to supply the highest quality product. Our core values include a Safe Workplace, Integrity & Trust and the Development of our employees to succeed and grow with the company. We promote a strong safety culture, and have dedicated professionals who are focused on their own safety and the safety of their co-workers.   


Position Overview


Coordinates engineering activities related to the implementation of new maintenance processes and the revision of existing maintenance processes, including the assignment and supervision of contractors.  Provides engineering assistance as needed throughout the plant.  Works with plant personnel working on various projects and performing maintenance activities (including Predictive and Preventative Maintenance) and equipment repair.  Uses independent judgment in performing responsibilities.  Works under general supervision with standard practices and guidelines.


Key Responsibilities


  • Complies with all safety policies, procedures, and established safe practices and ensures that all direct reports do the same.
  • The Reliability Engineer’s main focus will be on improvements in the plant operation
  • Plans and coordinates testing and inspections of plant equipment such as large gearing, kilns, mills and preheater equipment
  • Works with Plant Management to coordinate predictive maintenance activities such as oil analysis, vibration analysis, thermo testing, ultrasound inspections and any other necessary testing
  • Coordinates efforts to store drawings, new equipment drawings and equipment manuals in a centralized location
  • Provides mechanical, civil, structural and/or electrical assistance as needed in all areas of the plant
  • Performs and/or supervises the performance of computer-aided design to prepare designs and drawings of equipment systems and processes associated with plant projects (where applicable)
  • Directs and evaluates engineering activities performed by outside engineering firms as needed
  • Coordinates with plant department managers in planning major projects and plant shutdown repairs and maintenance activities
  • Promotes plant safety and ensures compliance with all applicable safety standards and regulations which includes participating in the Safety Observation Program, participating in MSHA government inspections, participating in departmental safety meetings and any other activities to assist in plant safety
  • Learn how to use the plant CMMS to assist with tracking and planning maintenance activities
  • Write up Standard Job Plans & Job Safety Analyses on specific jobs that are performed at the plant.
  • Works with management staff to plan modifications and improvements of plant equipment and structures to improve efficiency when specified by local plant management and the correct process on how to do this according to Company policies
  • Coordinates maintenance projects with all departments as needed
  • Provides technical assistance to maintenance crew as needed.  This may include working off-shift hours, on weekends or holidays or after hours when needed or directed
  • Work with the reliability team and assist with the reliability of plant equipment and learn how to conduct a Basic Failure Analysis (BFA) on equipment to discover a root cause and work towards improving the reliability of equipment as needed.
  • Prepares various reports as requested




  • BS Degree in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering required




  • The ideal candidate will possess a strong commitment to safety and have experience contributing to a positive, employee oriented culture.
  • Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend English.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; ability to clearly convey information and ideas to individual or groups.
  • Flexible and able to adjust to changing priorities; capable of being a change agent and motivating others towards a vision of the future
  • Demonstrate and foster a sense of urgency and strong commitment to achieving goals. Results oriented.




  • Knowledge and understanding of functional areas within the company. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • 2+ years cement experience in a Maintenance, Production, Process or Project role
  • Experience in handling multiple concurrent tasks and meeting strict deadlines


What CRH Americas Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs

About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Suwannee American Cement, LLC. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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