Project Engineer (m/f/d) - Focus Reliability & Risk Mitigation

Permanent employee, Full-time · Houston

Your mission
The task is to conduct equipment reliability assessments, conduct hierarchy creation/optimization, perform equipment criticality rankings, generate failure mode analysis, and create maintenance plans with preventive and predictive tasks. The consultant should have a maintenance and reliability engineering background with relevant technical expertise.
Your responsibilities
  • Determine client current state through the evaluation of site Master Data and work order analysis as part of equipment reliability assessments
  • Development and delivery of equipment strategies including hierarchy, criticality, failure modes & effects analysis (FMEA), preventive / condition-based maintenance tasks, spare parts and BOMs
  • Analyze equipment failure data to identify bad actors and establish corrective actions to resolve
  • Focus on mitigation of production downtime, meeting critical schedules and resolution of complex technical and operational performance problems.
  • Review, development and revision of procedures, standards, trainings and equipment specific documents as required to support client and project requirements
  • Participate in incident investigations through facilitation of Root Cause Analysis, assist in the identification of corrective actions and follow-up implementation
  • Contribute troubleshooting skills to assist maintenance, turnaround and operations teams to resolve equipment related risks
  • Facilitate workshops, validation, upload and review of developed deliverables to include client feedback and drive implementation
Your profile
  • Engineering degree (Engineering Science, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, and Reliability) or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required; Mechanical Engineering degree is preferred
  • A minimum of 4 years plant reliability engineering experience within desired industry verticals of refining, petrochemical, chemical industry, pharmaceutical or pulp and paper
  • Working knowledge of Maintenance and Reliability Engineering for major plant equipment classes such as cooling towers, pumps, fin fans, compressors, heat exchangers, blowers, HVAC, instrumentation, analyzers, etc.
  • Must have a working knowledge and ability to develop RCM-based maintenance plans
  • Must be able to facilitate Hierarchy analysis, Criticality ranking, Root Cause Analysis (RCA/RCFA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA/FMECA), Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA), and other Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) analyses
  • Must be proactive, solution oriented and be able to utilize experience, knowledge and skills to carry out efficient delivery of assigned tasks
  • Familiarity with SAP PM or similar CMMS
  • Troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and in-field plant experience required
  • Strong communications, presentation skills, interpersonal skills, initiative, follow up, analysis, and problem assessment skills
  • Advanced knowledge and application of Microsoft office, particularly in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Reliability consulting experience, Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP), and knowledge & application of Condition-Based Monitoring is a plus
About us
T.A. Cook is a global expert in Asset Performance Excellence. We work in the capital intensive industries to develop and implement programs to increase our clients’ profitability. With a team of 180 motivated and highly skilled consultants, engineers and trainers, we are a reliable and inspiring partner for our clients and deliver forward-thinking expertise on every level.
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