Reliability Engineer


Montsonyana Staffing Services


07 Nov 2019

Reference Number



R460,000 - R540,000 pa cost to company incl benefits


Required outputs: Functional:

- Continuously improve plant reliability;
- Develop Asset Management Strategies including Equipment Maintenance Plans appropriate for the criticality of the assets under consideration;
- Facilitates structured root cause failure analysis;
- Performs failure analysis and evaluates equipment fitness for service;
- Leads asset criticality analysis;
- Maintains and analyzes elements of reliability data, including; overall equipment effectiveness, reliability data capturing and analysis, statutory inspection program, and the technical library;
- Update and maintain current documentation of Mechanical specifications, drawings, safety procedures and statutory inspection records;
- Manages preventative and predictive maintenance program including systematically defining, developing, monitoring and refining the preventive/predictive maintenance process in pursuit of optimization;
- Manages predictive maintenance technologies implementation (e.g. oil analysis, vibration analysis, thermography, ultrasonic, online and offline testing, etc.);
- Develops maintainability specifications for new equipment;
- Maintain the above within the Pragma On Key software system;
- Interfaces directly with designated operating areas on matters of ongoing asset heath, structured loss elimination program, and recommended proactive maintenance opportunities;
- Provides technical support in the form of strategic reliability practices such as failure analysis, suggested technical repair procedures, reliability improvements and technology improvements;
- Provides technical support to the Projects department on equipment selection, maintainability evaluations, design checks and vendor selection;
- Represent the company on external technical evaluations;
- Manages the statutory inspection program;
- Interpret codes, regulations and standards and ensure compliance;
- Evaluate new technologies and alternatives for equipment repairs, seeking cost and delivery advantages;
- Support capital projects by supplying engineering expertise in the specification, design and construction;
- Support capital projects by supplying engineering expertise in the specification, design and construction;
- Provide technical support to the purchasing department;
- Assist budgeting and expenditure forecasting, including input into Capital budget.

Qualifications and expertise required (Must):

- Matric / Grade 12;
- Recognised degree in Mechanical Engineering;
- Professional Engineer registration (PR Eng) with ECSA preferred;
- Working towards GCC;
- Minimum 3 - 5 years relevant experience;
- High competency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite;
- Prior experience working with a CMMS, Pragma OnKey preferred;
- Must be prepared to do standby duties with own transport as and when required.

Competencies (skills, knowledge and characteristics):

- Team player;
- Communication skills;
- Attention to detail;
- Problem solving ability;
- Safety awareness.

Contract Type:

Permanent, Permanent/Contract


Free State
South Africa