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Lehigh Hanson Reliability and Plant Engineer in Redding, California

AutoReqId: 10840BR

Line Of Business: Cement Operations

Department: Maintenance

Primary Location: Redding-CA

Job Posting:

The Company and the Role:

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the Heidelberg Cement Group, a global leader in aggregates, cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. The Group employs over 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in 60 countries.

This position will be based at the cement plant in Redding, CA

Redding is a town of approximately 100 000 people nestled between the Trinity Alps and the Cascades. It is renowned for its scenic beauty and abundance of recreational activities. Winters are mild.

What you’ll get to do:

Lehigh Hanson is seeking a Reliability and Plant Engineer for our Redding cement plant. Are you looking for a long term position with a stable company? If so, then look no further. The cement operation in Redding is looking for someone hardworking and dedicated to become part of the team. This position is the perfect opportunity for someone looking to grow their career with an industry leader in the aggregate and cement industry.

Reporting to the Assistant Plant Manager, the Reliability and Plant Engineer is responsible for overseeing the reliability program for the facility as well as management of projects to improve plant performance.

This is a maintenance staff position with the responsibility of improving plant equipment reliability. The position is key to achieving availability targets by analyzing equipment data and implementing measures to eliminate failures. This is accomplished though Pareto analysis, Root Cause Analysis, PMR development, and leveraging technology to monitor machine performance by collecting data needed to enable predictive condition based maintenance plans and practices.

  • Develop, lead, implement, and track programs/systems/processes and equipment upgrades that improve equipment reliability/OEE (e.g. preventive and predictive maintenance systems, precision maintenance techniques, detailed work plans and schedules, material recommendations, troubleshooting guides, repair plans, tracking spare parts, RCA etc.)

  • Continuously review and improve preventive maintenance task lists and processes based on PM performance KPIs. Track, record, monitor, review and routinely on the PM program KPIs to ensure effectiveness, proper content and frequency

  • Study breakdowns and failures, utilize Pareto charts to analyze downtime. Perform Root Cause Failure Analysis based on standardized trigger points, then implement corrective actions and improvement plans resulting from the RCFA’s.

  • Champion world class Maintenance Reliability Programs that include detailed lubrication routes, vibration analysis, oil analysis, precision alignment and balancing, etc.

  • Manage small to large projects as needed to meet and improve equipment safety, regulatory compliance, and reliability, performance, and maintenance costs, to achieve desired product quality and production rates.

  • Monitors and oversees the optimization of the spare parts inventory and equipment bills of material in the CMMS. Reviews spare parts availability and disposition. Assist in determination of min/max levels and creation of new part number requests.

Who we are looking for:

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s engineering degree (B.Sc.) from four-year College or university.

  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of reliability and maintenance experience in heavy industrial environment.

  • Good understanding of principles related to reliability centered maintenance (RCM)

  • Ability to comply with all corporate policies and the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA)

  • Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCA) and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)

  • Ability to measure performance against company standardized KPIs and provide assessments, reports, graphs and other analysis of maintenance performance on a routine basis.

  • Knowledge of mechanical design, machine design and manufacturing systems – ability to understand mechanical concepts and processes easily.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, blue prints, schematics, wiring diagrams, process flow, P&IDs, and one-line diagrams

  • Knowledge of electrical, electronic, and digital systems and concepts (motors, controls, instruments, power distribution, etc.)

  • Experience with precision maintenance techniques and their practical application

  • Experience with CMMS systems computer skills (entering work hours, work orders, parts usage, etc.)

  • Must be able to function as a team member and have good time management and organizational skills

Physical Aspects

  • Employee must be able to function in an office environment as well as the company’s industrial environment and outdoor weather conditions, including the physical demands of working in the plant (standing, walking, and sitting, stooping, kneeling, climbing, crouching or crawling).

  • Industrial risks similar to those experienced by operations personnel including noise, dust, electrical and machine risks, large equipment and vehicles, and occasional work in enclosed spaces

Benefits and Compensation:

We know that our employees are critical to our overall success. We are dedicated to investing in their future to maintain long-term relationships for lasting commitments. One of the ways we do this is to offer a comprehensive package of compensation and benefits programs which are regularly reviewed to maintain them at competitive levels.

Your salary will be commensurate with your work experience and relevant skills.

Lehigh Hanson is a drug free workplace.

External candidates must be able to work in the USA without sponsorship.

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