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Engineer (Asset Reliability)

Jun 30, 2017
Toronto, Ontario
Early Career

Major Responsibilities:

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.

Key Qualifications:

  1. 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.
  2. Experience applying mechanical and/or electrical engineering principles and practices related to asset reliability and maintenance, within a complex process facility.
  3. Experience in project management within an engineering environment.
  4. Experience using MS Office Suite (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project) and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
  5. Ability to read, interpret and report on engineering plans and drawings, specifications, correspondence, reports and other documents.
  6. Strong customer service and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, employees, and client Divisions.
  7. Excellent research, analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  8. Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate technical information to a variety of audiences and prepare presentations and reports.
  9. Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills with the ability to manage conflicting priorities and meet tight deadlines under time constraints.
  10. Ability to exercise independent judgement and discretion
  11. Ability to provide work direction to team
  12. 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.
  13. Ability to travel to various work locations/sites to conduct field investigations.

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