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Reliability Engineer

Date:  Jan 6, 2022

Houston, (Northpoint), TX, US, 77038



General Purpose

The primary role of the Reliability Engineer is to identify and manage asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. This broad primary role can be divided into three smaller roles of: Loss Elimination, Risk Management and Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM). 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with Project Engineering to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations. The Reliability Engineer is responsible for adhering to the Life Cycle Assets Management (LCAM) process throughout the entire life cycle of new assets.  
  • Participates in the development of design and installation specifications along with commissioning plans.  
  • Participates in the development criteria for and evaluation of equipment and technical MRO suppliers and technical maintenance service providers.  
  • Develops acceptance rests and inspection criteria.  
  • Participates in the final check out of new installations. This includes factory and site acceptance testing that will assure adherence to functional specifications.  
  • Guides efforts to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls, and safety/security systems.  
  • Professionally and systematically defines, designs, develops, monitors and refines an Asset Maintenance Plan that includes: Value-added preventive maintenance tasks 
  • Effective utilization of predictive and other non-destructive testing methodologies designed to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems. 
  • Provides input to a Risk Management Plan that will anticipate reliability related, and non-reliability related risks that could adversely impact plant operation. 
  • Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations. These problems include capacity, quality, cost or regulatory compliance issues. To fulfill this responsibility the Reliability Engineer applies:  
  • Data analysis techniques that can include: Statistical Process Control,Reliability modeling and prediction,Fault Tree Analysis,Weibull Tree Analysis,Six Sigma (6σ) Methodology 
  • Root-cause and Root-cause Failure Analysis (RCA, RCFA) 
  • Failure Reporting, Analysis and Correction Action System (FRACAS) 
  • Works with Production to perform analyses of assets including: Asset Utilization, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Remaining useful life 
  • Other parameters that define operating condition, reliability and costs of assets. 
  • Provides technical support to production, maintenance management and technical personnel.  
  • Applies value analysis to repair/replace, repair/redesign and make/buy decisions. 

Loss Elimination 

  • One of the fundamental roles of the Reliability Engineer is to track the production losses and abnormally high maintenance cost assets, then find ways to reduce those losses or high costs. These losses are prioritized to focus efforts on the largest/most critical opportunities. The Reliability Engineer (in full partnership with the operations team) develops a plan to eliminate or reduce the losses through root cause analysis, obtains approval of the plan and facilitates the implementation. 

Risk Management 

  • Another role of the Reliability Engineer is to manage risk to the achievement of an organization’s strategic objectives in the areas of environmental health and safety, asset capability, quality and production. Some tools used by a Reliability Engineer to identify and reduce risk include: PHA - Preliminary hazards analysis, FMEA - Failure modes and effects analysis, CA - Criticality analysis, SFMEA - Simplified failure modes and effects analysis, MI - Maintainability information, FTA - Fault tree analysis, ETA - Event tree analysis, Life Cycle Asset Management


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical field of study, preferably engineering, or 8+ years of maintenance leadership experience in a relevant industry. The combination of education and experience will be considered. 
  • Demonstrated ability to support a long term maintenance performance showing sustainable improvement in reliability, maintenance KPIs, and maintenance cost. 
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and coordinate efforts around process improvement.  
  • Working knowledge of national, state, and local regulatory requirements in the areas of food safety, safety, environment and emergency management.  
  • Working knowledge of basic elements of Good Manufacturing Practices and manufacturing management. 
  • Working knowledge of key business drivers used to gauge the effectiveness and performance of an internal group or supplier. ISO, Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement strategy and/or TPM Certifications highly desired.  
  • Strong experience in project management preferred; experience in equipment preventive maintenance management.  
  • Strong experience and working knowledge of plant maintenance software, SAP preferred.  
  • Must be proficient in all MS Office applications 
  • Preferred Experience: ISO (22000, 9000, 14001, etc.) or other management system. Lean, Six Sigma, 5S.  
  • Working knowledge of food safety. Self-Guided Work Force.  
  • Continuous Improvement. Microsoft Office. Inventory management software - prefer SAP.  
  • Project Management.  
  • Manage P&L; Spending Controls.  
  • Change Management.

Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Houston