Reliability Engineer -Texarkana, AR

Foreman, AR, US, 71836

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  483724


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, provides Portland and masonry cements to help build the foundation and infrastructure for the world around us.  We ship millions of tons of cement from our plants and network of terminals located across North America. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. We stand together to reinvent the way our world is built. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


At Ash Grove Cement, people are our first priority. We offer a complete benefits package to include: 


  • Health Insurance 
  • Dental Insurance Vision Insurance 
  • Pension Plan  
  • Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays  
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • Disability Pay 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Growth Opportunities and more! 


What you’ll be contributing: 


Drives effort to ensure desired reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes and safety systems.   Promotes and supports the implementation of reliability initiatives in the context of the Maintenance Excellence Process (MEP).  Identify and manage risks that could adversely affect plant reliability and operations.  This broad primary role includes life cycle asset and risk management for critical plant equipment.  Works under general supervision with specified policies, objectives and guidelines. Refers to supervisor for clarification or interpretation of policy. Exercises direct supervision of Plant Reliability Engineer I and MDE (Manufacturing Development Engineers) when applicable.  Exercises direct supervision of PdM consultants and contractors.  Potential to exercise direct supervision of plant technicians.


  • Responsible for managing, monitoring and optimizing reliability aspects of the Maintenance Excellence Process (MEP) that includes:
    • Condition based monitoring preventive maintenance tasks
    • Management of predictive maintenance (PdM) and other non-destructive testing (NDT) methodologies designed to identify equipment degradation
    • Coordination of contract PdM services as needed
    • Generates exception/anomaly reports and makes corrective action recommendations
    • Evaluates and optimizes preventive maintenance (PM) tasks
  • Performs Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for equipment failures
    • Determines failure mode, cause and effects (5 Y analysis)
    • Develops engineering solutions to minimize repetitive failures for all mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems that may adversely affect plant reliability and operations
    • Generates RCA reprts that recommend solutions to resolve failures and address future preventive, predictive practices
  • Develops a risk management plan that will anticipate reliability related risks that could adversely impact plant operations
  • Reviews Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to measure and analyze the plant reliability processes
  • Provides technical support to production and maintenance technicians
  • Prepares CAPEX documents to address reliability related expenditures
  • Prepares cost avoidance reports for PdM findings
  • Facilitates the Bad Actors process
    • Performs Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) data analysis
    • Facilitates team approach in determining solutions to Bad Actors
    • Generates a reports, outlining a plan of action and resolution for Bad Actors
  • Analyzes on-line condition monitoring data and initiates the creation of work orders into the work flow process based on risk analysis
  • Provides direct oversight of projects and contract labor during plant annual maintenance periods
  • Develops PM and PdM tasks for newly installed equipment
  • Supervisory responsibilities of plant PdM technicians (3-5 direct reports)
    • Conducts safety meetings and inspections of the work area on a regular basis to ensure compliance with safety and environmental requirements.
    • Coordinates and schedules predictive maintenance activities and tasks
    • Solicits feedback and ideas from PdM technicians to improve efficiencies and effectiveness of predictive maintenance activities and tasks
    • Provides guidance, coaching, motivation, training and development to direct reports
    • Maintains records of timesheets, attendance and Paid Time Off (PTO) and ensure compliance of company policies of each


You Will Need:


  • B.S. in Electrical, Mechanical, or Reliability Engineering, or related technical fields preferred. Professional designation or advanced degrees in an area related to reliability are highly desired.Extensive knowledge of reliability practices and procedures as they relate to heavy industrial machinery and/or cement manufacturing.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in related process industries with experience in the support of maintenance work processes, inventory, failure analysis, reliability, continuous improvement and CMMS preferred.
  • Participation in Societies for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals and Life Cycle Engineering preferred.
  • Knowledge of reliability principles including failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), vibration analysis, lubrication and tribology, thermography, etc.
  • Knowledge of work flow management and the application of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) in the improvement of equipment and facility reliability. 
  • Analytical skills and an understanding of statistical methods required to analyze the effectiveness and use of KPIs and PdM data.
  • Other skills required include good organization, verbal and written communication, decision making and problem solving.
  • Knowledge of keyboarding and PC software applications such as the Microsoft Suite in the performance of their work. 


What CRH Offers You


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



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Nov 26, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Texarkana

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