DuPont Mechanical Reliability Engineer – MIQA in Richmond, Virginia

Mechanical Reliability Engineer – MIQA (Job Number: 190959W-01)


Job Description: Support area of process equipment maintenance and reliability. This role will support reliability improvement in particular as it is related to mechanical integrity and quality assurance (MIQA) and is aligned with the corporate PSM, M&R and sourcing objectives and standard practices.

Job Scope: Assist site by:

  • Implement MIQA best practices. Track, document and communicate MIQA and associated M&R metrics, in cooperation with others such as the maintenance coordinator (e.g., fixed equipment inspection).

  • Perform failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) to develop appropriate equipment maintenance plans to include equipment checks and PPM performed by operators and mechanics. Enter the equipment checks and PPM plans into the appropriate system, such as SAP, Meridium®, etc. Perform PPM effectiveness assessment at appropriate timing. Assess quality of the performed PPM tasks. Leverage standard PPM plans for similar equipment across the area.

  • Train operators and mechanics on their role in reliability improvement and MIQA. Stay engaged with DPS processes to engage and develop shop floor capability.

  • Perform RCFA when predefined trigger points are reached. Implement corrective and improvement plans resulting from the RCFAs.

  • Analyze data (failure, cost, Uptime, NDT, etc) using appropriate reliability analysis tools to develop and implement improvement plans. Lead multi-disciplined reliability improvement teams.

  • Perform or arrange for physical analysis as needed. Teach mechanics physical failure analysis and evidence preservation techniques.

  • Work with site engineering, sourcing, manufacturing and site stores organization to develop and execute appropriate Quality Assurance (QA) practices. Assess effectiveness of QA practices.

  • Work with site inspection group to ensure appropriate inspection technologies are being used and assess quality of inspection plans. Review inspection reports and analyze data to determine fitness for service, quality of inspection, appropriate inspection interval, etc. Use Risk Based Inspection methodologies where appropriate to determine appropriate inspection methodologies and intervals.

  • Participate in first and second party PSM audits as a MIQA auditor.

  • Ensure appropriate PPM activities are defined for PSM Critical equipment and set up schedule in appropriate system (i.e., SAP, Meridium® Inspection Manager, Lube-It, etc).


Minimum Job Requirements:

This individual must have a good working knowledge of maintenance, reliability and MIQA best practices. This person must have the organizational capability to work in multiple sites, supply chains and systems and be able to communicate well with operators, mechanics, peers and leadership. They must be able to lead multiple improvement teams and network with appropriate networks, such as MIQANET and maintain strong connection to technical organizations, such as the Rotating Machinery, Process Equipment and M&RS groups.

  • BS in mechanical engineering or related engineering field.

  • 5 years or more work experience in the design, repairs, maintenance, reliability, failure modes, and/or inspection of chemical process equipment.

  • Knowledge of maintenance, reliability, MIQA and PSM best practices.

  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Team leadership skills.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Interpersonal, people development and training skills.

  • Ability to work as a team member in a respectful manner in a diverse work environment.

  • Facilities engineering processes, principles and maintenance & reliability functional excellence capability.

  • Reliability tools such as RCFA, FMEA, Weibull analysis, statistical analysis, etc.

  • Software systems such as SAP PM, Meridium®, UPbase, Microsoft Office tools.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Virginia-Richmond

Organization: Safety & Construction

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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