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Reliability Engineer

Company: Novelis
Location: Uhrichsville
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Position Overview

Novelis (formally known as Aleris) in Uhrichsville is seeking a world-class Reliability Engineer to support our 24/7 aluminum melting and rolling operations. The primary role of the Reliability Engineer is to ensure the Reliability of our manufacturing processes by:

  • Stabilizing the performance of physical assets
  • Defining and setting standards for the proper management and care of assets and installations
  • Ensuring optimum levels of availability at the lowest total cost of ownership.

This individual will also be a primary source of education to the workforce in the discipline of Reliability. The Reliability Engineer will interact with all functions in the facility and at all levels to ensure that Reliability of the assets is considered whenever decisions are made.

We are looking for a collaborative team player with initiative to own and drive reliability in alignment. A successful candidate will be self-directed and will have the ability to communicate with team members at all levels.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

In the performance of his/her responsibilities, the Reliability Engineer provides expertise and leadership in the following aspects:

Reliability Roadmap

  • Develop and implement a reliability roadmap for the facility.
  • Manage the hopper of improvement activities in support of the master plan.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to ensure activities relating to the master plan are completed and sustained.Equipment Specification and Design
  • Act as the Reliability representative on all new equipment projects and equipment modifications to ensure that full life cycle costing, reliability and maintainability are considered as part of any designsDevelop and maintain plant specifications that are to be used in the design of new and modified assets.

Predictive and Preventive Maintenance

  • Own the preventive and predictive maintenance system
  • Develop and refine of the preventive/predictive maintenance program in a systematic, professional manner coordinating all efforts with equipment custodians and maintenance management to ensure the program is properly approved and endorsed by both departments.
  • Interact with operators, tradespeople, planners, supervisors and engineers on a regular basis to ensure the effectiveness of the PM / PdM system.
  • Provide administration, control, and analysis of all data, records, and equipment histories to continually review and refine PM frequencies
  • Coordinate and provide training on PdM techniques for selected maintenance personnel on the following topics:Vibration analysisThermal Imaging (Thermography)Oil analysis (Tribology)Ultrasonic

Asset Management Strategy

  • Asset Functional Description
  • Functional Analysis
  • Asset Record Summary
  • Criticality Analysis
  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Capacity Plan
  • Equipment Maintenance Plan (EMP)
  • Bill of Materials (BOM)
  • Technical References and Drawings
  • Engineering Project documentation.

Analysis of Equipment Performance

  • Use statistical analysis techniques in the development of engineering solutions to repetitive equipment failures and other equipment problems; implementing ways of reducing the need for maintenance and ultimately eliminating the occurrence of failures. Repetitive failures are identified and the PM is refined by dynamic and relevant:
  • Review of predictive and other inspections
  • Analysis of equipment histories, maintenance cost reports, and failure report
  • Review of service and inspection records
  • Analysis of work order data

  • Coordinate and/or perform Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) for all significant failures in the facility.

Reliability Reporting and Communication

  • Develop and define the Key Performance Indicators for Reliability for the facility


  • Provide coaching to members of the organization in the area of Reliability
  • Identify and provide for extended education needs such as workshops, classes, lectures, discussion groups, etc.


  • Previous experience managing site projects, implementation of new initiatives, facilitation of major TPM events, and coordination of multiple work groups toward a common goal.
  • Ability to maintain a professional and working relationship with plant personnel
  • Comprehensive understanding of the concepts of Reliability Excellence; solid understanding of the principles and tools applied in the management of change.
  • Must have the ability to influence others at all levels of the organization.
  • Must be objective oriented and able to apply initiative and creativity to the resolution of any issues that may arise.
  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, and site Maximo applications.
  • Must possess strong administrative and communication skills.
  • Work experience in multiple disciplines, such as Maintenance and Engineering or Engineering and Operations, is highly desirable.

Location Profile

Opened in 1985, Novelis in Uhrichsville employs more than 370 people, making us one of Tuscarawas County's largest employers. The facility produces rolled aluminum sheet for building and construction, transportation and consumer durable applications. Centrally located near Canton, Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland, the area is known for abundant outdoor activities with easy access to cultural centers and professional sport events.

Novelis recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis including recruiting hiring placement promotion termination layoffs recalls transfers leaves of absence compensation and training are without regard to race color religion age sex national origin disability status genetics protected veteran status sexual orientation gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal provincial or local laws.

Keywords: Novelis, Canton , Reliability Engineer, Other , Uhrichsville, Ohio

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