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Posted by Andrew Nau on May 02, 2006 at 16:11:56:
Orange County Sanitation District – Fountain Valley, CA
Under general supervision the Maintenance Engineer will be responsible for developing, implementing and then overseeing all Condition Monitoring programs at OCSD which may include vibration analysis, tribology, thermography, and performance analysis on all plant and pump station equipment. This person will also be responsible for developing maintenance strategies for equipment using Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) theories, principles, and practices. The Maintenance Engineer will be required to perform root cause failure analysis to determine the cause of equipment failures and make recommendations to avoid future failures. In addition, this individual will provide training on the use of Condition Monitoring tools and perform analysis on the data collected; facilitate the RCM analysis process to include documenting process and equipment data; and conduct economic analysis in developing recommendations for the repair or replacement of equipment. Other duties will center on increasing the reliability of plant and pump station equipment while reducing the overall cost of maintaining the equipment, reviewing and evaluating drawings and designs, and providing technical assistance to staff.
Key Performance Objectives:
• Develop and implement a condition monitoring program for all plant and pump station equipment which includes performance indicators for measuring improvement, goals and objectives of the program, roles and responsibilities, and staffing requirements.
• Develop and implement a Root Cause Failure Analysis program.
• Improve the preventative and predictive maintenance programs to increase the reliability of the process equipment while reducing maintenance costs.
The successful candidate will possess the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Maintenance Engineering or related field, and a minimum of five years of related maintenance engineering experience in a plant environment. This position requires a current, valid PE Registration from the State of California. The possession of a Maintenance and Reliability Certificate from the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is highly desirable. A thorough understanding of RCM methodology and the ability to conduct root cause failure analysis on plant equipment is necessary. Experience with computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) is a plus. The ability to operate a variety of Condition Monitoring tools such as infrared cameras, vibration analysis, and tribology equipment is highly desirable. The ability to communicate effectively and function in a team environment is required. A broad range of computer skills with MS Office applications and experience with software associated with Condition Monitoring is preferred.
ENGINEER SALARY STARTS AT: $78,977/yr. - $90,293/yr. (step 4)
HOW TO APPLY: You must submit a completed employment application to Human Resources (see website for details) by the final filing date. Applications not referencing JOB #385 will not be accepted.
FINAL FILING DEADLINE: Open until filled
EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS: As a member of the District’s Professional Group, you will be eligible for a full range of health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance benefits, twelve paid holidays, two weeks vacation after the first year, sick leave, a retirement plan (Orange County Employees Retirement System) and the option of participating in a deferred compensation plan. You will have $50,000 life insurance coverage and are eligible to purchase long-term disability coverage. The District makes a generous contribution toward the costs of these benefits.
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