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Reliability and Rotating Equipment Engineer

Company: Avantor
Location: Carpinteria
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryAvantor is looking for a Reliability and Rotating Equipment Engineer to evaluate and analyze products, components, materials, and equipment for the purpose of understanding and predicting failures.This role will be a full-time position based out of our Bakersfield, CA or Carpinteria, CA offices. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with R&D, Manufacturing, Reliability & Maintenance Mechanics, and Process Engineering to plan and design equipment upgrades and optimization to support our company's fixed and rotating equipment fleet!What we're looking for:

  • Education: Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering; Masters degree preferred
  • Experience:5+ years related experience to include working with rotating equipment including agitators, pumps, turbines, compressors, etc.; Proficiency in CAD modeling, FEA, design optimizations (preferably SolidWorks); Familiarity with OSHA PSM Mechanical Integrity requirements and regulations
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • SAP and/or experience with a Computerized Maintenance Management System
  • Experience with Root Cause Analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, and other risk assessment tools
  • Ability to produce experimental data to drive decisions*How you will thrive and create an impact:
    • Review product designs, material specifications, and manufacturing capability to predict reliability and dependability
    • Create prototypes and conduct product tests to gather reliability data
    • Interpret test results and recommend solutions using appropriate statistical distributions and reliability models
    • Recommend product design changes or alterations in manufacturing processes and controls to ensure achievement of required reliability levels
    • Monitor production equipment diagnostics and review maintenance record in order to predict and prevent equipment down times
    • Document findings, including results of root cause analysis, and facilitate the implementation of necessary changes to ensure product and/or equipment reliability levels are maintained
    • Act as internal subject matter expert for rotating equipment, while driving efficiency and substantive improvement in the operation of the equipment.
    • Lead the refurbishment and repair of rotating and fixed equipment
    • Assess, troubleshoot, and drive improvement efforts for rotating equipment fleet
    • Convert CMMS to task lists, plans, and strategies in new SAP environment
    • Function as the key user for Engineering in SAP go-live and beyond and training Engineering team on EAM functions
    • Troubleshoot and repair down equipment, occasionally leading groups of mechanics and engineers
    • Maintenance and Reliability program development and implementation
    • Cross-site coordination for parts stock and inventory development and management, equipment modifications and studies, and streamlining of maintenance plans
    • Preventive maintenance writing and scheduling
    • Documentation activities including Installation/Operational Qualification, Equipment Operating Procedures, Work Instructions (LOTO, Preventative Maintenance), safety training
    • Involvement in equipment PSM, including Process Hazard Analysis, Process Safety Information, and Mechanical Integrity
    • Design and install optimized components for the equipment fleet
    • Build and maintain contractor and vendor relationships to address reliability-related repairs and maintenance
    • Scope and execute capital projects for reliability-related improvements / repairs
    • Perform return on investment (ROI) calculations for growth capital projects
    • Uphold and implement Safety Procedures and High Hazard permits for associates and contractors
    • Investigate injury and incident reports related to engineering personnel or equipment reliability-related issues
    • May determine maintenance requirements and schedules for products and equipment and direct Engineering Mechanics / Electricians / Contractors on aspects of various projectsWhy Avantor?Dare to go further in your career. Join our global team of 14,000+ associates whose passion for discovery and determination to overcome challenges relentlessly advances life-changing science.The work we do changes people's lives for the better. It brings new patient treatments and therapies to market, giving a cancer survivor the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. It enables medical devices that help a little boy hear his mom's voice for the first time. Outcomes such as these create unlimited opportunities for you to contribute your talents, learn new skills and grow your career at Avantor.We are committed to helping you on this journey through our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture which includes learning experiences to support your career growth and success. At Avantor, dare to go further and see how the impact of your contributions set science in motion to create a better world. Apply today!DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Keywords: Avantor, Santa Barbara , Reliability and Rotating Equipment Engineer, Engineering , Carpinteria, California

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