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Lincoln, NE

Reliability Engineer; Ethanol Refinery


The company uses locally grown grains to produce an environmentally friendly fuel, which adds value to the local economy while generating profits for both our investor owners and area grain and livestock producers.  The company became the first ethanol plant in Nebraska to install a “Whitefox ICE” system, a technology that allows producers to reduce energy, operation, and maintenance costs by simplifying production. The result of the $28M expansion has increased capacity from 50 million gallons to 80 million gallons since their opening in 2007

Job Summary

The Reliability Engineer will be responsible for the identification, analysis, development, and implementation of maintenance strategies that will minimize waste, maximize output, and minimize cost. The Reliability Engineer will apply sound reliability excellence and engineering principles to drive continuous improvement, determine root causes, and solve problems.  Reports directly to Maintenance Manager

The Reliability Engineer will support all policies, goals, and objectives of the company while representing the company knowledgeably and professionally.

Essential Job Functions

  • Utilizes Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) maintenance metrics to identify opportunities for
  • Leverages systems to drive behaviors. Identifies the system (or lack of a system) that is creating unwanted behaviors and reengineers (or engineers) the
  • Creates new or modifies existing predictive, preventive, and routine repair maintenance programs and
  • Steadfastly pursues root cause. Utilizes Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA).
  • Works to resolve the bad actors list; provides information on failures, root causes, and suggests potential maintenance strategy changes to ultimately prevent future occurrences.
  • Supports the Equipment Maintenance Plan (EMP); drives continuous, data-driven, best-in-class
  • Performs Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA). Develops process improvements to predict or prevent future
  • Drives effective change through the Management of Change (MOC)
  • Ensures compliance with safety and environmental programs and

Minimum Requirements

  • BS-Engineering degree; Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • 3-15years of maintenance operations experience in a large scale industrial continuous process manufacturing environment; Ethanol manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Experience with maintenance procedures for processing equipment such as evaporators, heat exchangers, centrifuges, drying equipment, boilers, cooling towers, chiller, air compressors, pumps, valves, electrical circuits, and instrumentation
  • CMRP or other relevant certifications are

Skills/Abilities Required

  • Knowledge and experience in reliability engineering
  • Experience with equipment maintenance plan (EMP) and
  • Strong troubleshooting and root cause analysis skills.
  • General knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations for construction and manufacturing.

Salary: $110K-$125K w/ up to 15% bonus; benefits; relocation assistance; EOE; NO Sponsorship

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