Mid Level
Reliability Engineer

Salary: TBC

Closing Date: Tuesday, 16 August 2022

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AAK Hull

AAK Hull is located in the heart of an area enjoying significant redevelopment and investment.

The Port of Hull is being established as a world-class centre for renewable energy and manufacturing, and at AAK we feel proud to be part of this important industrial renaissance for Yorkshire and the UK.

At our recently upgraded site at King George Dock we operate the UK’s largest refinery for edible oils and fats. We supply businesses in the sectors of food manufacturing, baking, foodservice and retail, and we work closely with customers to co-develop bespoke products.

About the role

  • AAK are seeking to appoint a Reliability Engineer to join the Maintenance team at Site Hull. This is a Monday to Friday, days role and will report into the Site Maintenance Manager. This team will have 5 direct reports.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for improving the reliability of the physical assets by eliminating unanticipated failures. This will be done through development of a sound proactive maintenance strategy, analysis of failure causes, recommending design enhancements, and developing improved repair methods.
  • Responsibilities
  • Develop, recommend and implement strategies for improving the reliability of the manufacturing processes
  •  Assist in the development of long-range asset management schedules and budgets, participating actively in asset management/scheduling meetings
  •  Ensure that identified elements of the asset management process and standards are fully implemented and functioning
  •  Responsible for FMECA on existing equipment and all new equipment
  •  Review spare parts system and optimise.
  •  Working with the planner to maintain the PM system and process within the CMMS
  •  Work closely with the planner and the condition monitoring engineer to review predictive maintenance activities, recommending changes to the type of monitoring, routes, frequency and equipment monitored as well as monitoring and performing trending and analysis of all PdM, PM and CBM data
  •  Maintain and monitor the equipment downtime database with focus on monitoring unscheduled downtime on key process equipment. Generate downtime analysis reports and perform Pareto Analysis on results to identify opportunities and prioritise improvement efforts
  •  Receive completed Reliability Inspection data sheets and initiates appropriate action
  •  Identify the critical processes and understand how they affect throughput, quality, environmental and safety compliance, performing reliability reviews of each modification or design change, ensuring life cycle cost analyses on all engineering design changes
  •  Educate other employees about reliability engineering and local reliability implementation as well as communicating the key asset management performance indicators
  •  Work closely with the Maintenance and Operations Departments in performing RCFA (Root Cause Failure Analysis) and asset management improvement, including reviews of the CMMS database, equipment history and work-order history to identify the need to perform RCFA
  •  Ensure that all department work performed is done in a safe manner and that all work areas are maintained to meet or exceed all safety rules and regulations
  •  Maintain equipment criticality lists         

About you

  •  Able to demonstrate a strong and consistent PDP history.
  •  Previous experience in a manufacturing maintenance environment is essential.
  •  Degree in Engineering or Mathematics, or equivalent work experience is desirable but not essential
  •  Working knowledge of Predictive Maintenance techniques and Reliability Tools is desirable
  •  The ability to effectively use probability and statistical analysis tools
  •  Effective oral and written communication skills.
  •  Possess a personal style and level of capability that will command respect within both maintenance and operating organisations
  •  Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

In return AAK offer:

·       10% non-contribution pension.

·       Bonus scheme.

·       UK Healthcare scheme.

·       25 days holidays plus bank holidays.

·       Group life cover.

·       Group income protection scheme.

·       Ride2Work scheme.

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