Maintenance & Reliability Engineer in High Desert of California at Meador Staffing Services

Date Posted: 2/23/2018

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Job Description


Excellent high desert/ mountainous location for the outdoors type without the expense of the crowded coastal areas of California.  In the Bakersfield/ Ridgecrest/ Mojave area.  In this very large 500+ person mechanically intensive inorganics production facility you will:

Develop, execute and manage maintenance and improvement activities aimed at maintaining/ improving asset availability and reliability. Restore equipment to base condition—inherent levels of reliability and safety—when deterioration occurs.


Continuously improve the maintenance operating system (MOS). Identify the most cost-effective and applicable maintenance techniques to minimize the risk and impact of failure in facility equipment and systems. 

*  Support turnarounds, planned and unplanned outages, major mechanical equipment overhauls, routine and non-routine repairs.

*  Interact with CMMS system to create and track purchase requisitions, asset history, etc., analyzing trends to recommend improvements to increase asset and plant uptime.


Provide engineering support to maintenance and operations teams. Obtain the information necessary for design improvement for equipment and systems where inherent reliability is inadequate.

*  Review new equipment technologies and how they may be applied. 

*  Lead Management of Change (MOC) process for maintenance driven changes and perform the technical review.

*  Support Central Engineering group in reviewing equipment specifications and equipment selection; monitoring installation and successful startup of mechanical equipment in specific facilities.

*  Support Maintenance Techs who have area responsibility to improve the maintenance strategies for their areas by training, coaching, and assessing the maintenance improvement tools.


Improve equipment and system reliability, safety and sustainability at minimum total cost. Perform technical analysis, testing, calculations, and evaluation of results to solve complex engineering and reliability problems.

*  Lead failure analysis (FMEA, RCA and RCCA) and educate both maintenance and production technicians after failure analysis.

*  Provide coordination, support, and direct interaction for preventive maintenance (PM), predictive maintenance (PdM) and other reliability and mechanical integrity elements.

*  Provide interpretation of various predictive (PdM) analyses results to generate priorities and action lists for improving reliability of assets.


Job Requirements



*  BS in mechanical engineering 

*  5 to 10 years of experience in an industrial environment with at least 3 years maintenance and/or reliability experience.

*  A solid understanding of production processes, mechanical engineering practices and field applications and basic understanding of electrical and instrumentation (E&I) field applications.

*  Be willing and able to spend up to 50% of the time in physical plant areas.

*  Capable of applying engineering insights, technical problem-solving skills and experience-based judgment to complex challenges in ways that deliver measurable and sustainable improvements in asset uptime.

*  Mechanical aptitude.

*  Knowledge of preventive (PM) and predictive (PdM) maintenance procedures.

*  Must be ‘hands-on” and willing to “roll-up sleeves” and work at all levels of organization.

*  Able to support plants which are in continuous operation.

*  Must have thorough understanding of root cause analysis and troubleshooting.

*  Able to work in areas under adverse conditions that may require the donning and use of personal protective equipment.

*  Must be familiar with common process equipment such as rotating equipment, dryers, valves, motors, piping, compressors, pumps, vessels, furnaces, heat exchangers, filters, etc.

*  Experienced with CMMS and work order systems.

*  Six Sigma experience is a plus

*  PE is a plus

*  Knowledge of metallurgy is a plus


*  Must have the legal right to work indefinitely in the United States or be a citizen of Canada or Mexico


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