Engineer (Asset Reliability)
Reporting to the Director Facilities Management, the Engineer (Asset Reliability) provides engineering support in order to ensure reliable, economical and effective/efficient city-wide engineering services and assets and provides technical review of, and engineering opinion on planning, design, operation and maintenance of the Division's programs/projects.
- Responsible for carrying out varied engineering assignments within the field of maintenance and reliability engineering, including the facilitation of continuous improvement processes around asset availability and reliability.
- Develops, implements and continuously improves a Predictive Maintenance program spanning Facilities Management; vibration analysis, lubrication management, non-destructive testing and other predictive technologies.
- Conducts analysis and elimination of repetitive problems through root cause analysis, Pareto analysis, statistical review, Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) and similar techniques.
- Updates, tracks and maintains statistical records on equipment history and establishes processes for long-term maintenance/reliability planning based on these records.
- Develops, reviews and implements detailed plans and recommends policies regarding Facility Management Reliability Maintenance Program specific requirements.
- Manages assigned projects, ensuring effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, continuous learning and maintenance of all related data.
- Conducts research into assigned area ensuring that such research/analysis takes into account developments within the field, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government.
- Ensures that the project expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations. Assists in preparation of capital and operating budgets; scope and financial impact of projects/proposals.
- Provides technical advice, review and expertise and utilizes standard engineering principles and practices to assist in the operation, development and maintenance of the Division's programs, facilities and equipment.
- Prepares engineering analysis and evaluates and recommends new systems, work procedures and technologies to improve performance of the Division.
- Develops and implements reliability principles such as Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) to identify the appropriate Predictive and Preventative Maintenance requirements
- Plans, investigates and prepares reports and recommendations concerning asset reliability engineering problems of moderate complexity and/or assists Supervisors or staff to resolve more complex problems. Ensures problem solving by use of combination/modification of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments.
- Formulates design concepts for engineering problems and sets scope and parameters of design projects.
- Undertakes the testing and implementation of design concepts to meet functional requirements.
- Prepares and inspects drawings, engineering studies, specifications, plans and cost estimates as they pertain to asset reliability.
- Conducts studies, surveys, research and development for the effective solution of asset reliability engineering issues. Initiates and leads technical studies and projects.
- Secures all engineering permits and approvals as may be required from external agencies.
- Stays current with technological developments in the field of engineering and asset reliability and maintenance practices.
- Utilizes Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and other software applications to determine asset reliability measures.
- Prepares Request for Quotations (RFQ) and Request For Proposals (RFP); evaluates bids and arranges for purchases and monitors outcome regarding same.
- Must be registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), preferably in the discipline of mechanical or electrical engineering.
- Experience applying mechanical and/or electrical engineering principles and practices related to asset reliability and maintenance, within a complex process facility.
- Experience in project management within an engineering environment.
- Experience using MS Office Suite (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project) and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
- Ability to read, interpret and report on engineering plans and drawings, specifications, correspondence, reports and other documents.
- Strong customer service and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, employees, and client Divisions.
- Excellent research, analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate technical information to a variety of audiences and prepare presentations and reports.
- Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills with the ability to manage conflicting priorities and meet tight deadlines under time constraints.
- Ability to exercise independent judgement and discretion
- Ability to provide work direction to team
- Knowledge of applicable legislation such as the Building Code, Fire Code, Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations, Employee and Labour Relations legislation and Collective Agreements.
- Ability to travel to various work locations/sites to conduct field investigations.
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