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Maintenance and Reliability Engineer

Date Posted: March 22, 2024
Closing Date: April 5, 2024
Reports To: Reliability Supervisor
Location: Medicine Hat
Duration: Full-time, Permanent

Position Summary

The Maintenance & Reliability Engineer supports and collaborates with all departments to provide reliability and engineering expertise with a focus on plant maintenance, loss prevention, risk management and life cycle asset management.

The Maintenance & Reliability Engineer is responsible for engineering and managing minor modifications to plant systems and/or equipment, providing technical support as required to complete corrective work orders and supporting the development & implementation of the plant reliability program. This includes:

  • ensuring that all engineering changes are performed in accordance with our internal management of change (MOC) process to ensure high quality, integrity, safety and regulatory compliance
  • analysing and providing engineered solutions to mitigate asset reliability risks
  • delivering reliability strategies to measure and improve plant performance.

Position Responsibilities

  • Manage technical minor modifications to equipment utilizing the Management of Change (MOC) procedure.
  • Manage contract engineering services related to modifications and upgrades.
  • Provides engineering design deliverables for modifying, upgrading, or making emergency changes to equipment as required by operations and/or maintenance teams, in accordance with site MOC procedures and all appropriate codes, standards, guidelines and specifications.
  • Provides technical support to Maintenance and Operations departments as required.
  • Provides equipment troubleshooting support to Maintenance and Operations upon request.
  • Ensure all assigned work scopes are in compliance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA) and all other applicable regulations, codes and standards in the province of Alberta.
  • Analyze asset performance to identify issues and ensure processes are in place to identify and isolate inherent reliability problems.
  • Perform robust data-based reliability analysis using statistical modelling, reliability modelling and prediction, fault tree analysis, and Weibull analysis.
  • Perform equipment failure investigations with key stakeholders and SMEs using appropriate root cause analysis tools as part of Defect Elimination and Bad Actor Programs.
  • Utilize the Management of Change (MOC) procedure to provide, manage and execute engineering solutions to equipment failures and other issues that impact plant reliability within their specific engineering discipline.
  • Maintain the site vulnerability list to ensure vulnerabilities are identified, prioritized and mitigation plans are progressed.
  • Provide input into risk assessments related to site assets and systems.
  • Work collaboratively across all departments to develop and maintain systems for measuring & improving the reliability and availability of plant equipment, components, and processes.
  • Network with other Methanex sites to the mutual benefit of all sites.
  • Deliver on assigned global initiatives as set by the Global Manufacturing Team (GMT), Global Maintenance Management Team (GMMT) or Global Reliability Team (GRT)
  • Act as the Reliability champion on the site to promote and drive the reliability culture.
  • Provide leadership to Maintenance & Operations Supervisors to identify, analyse and execute reliability initiatives set by the Local Reliability Team (LRT) and Site Management Team (SMT) related to reliability.
  • Ensure individual activities align with Medicine Hat’s business plan and Corporate Strategy
  • Lead and/or collaborate on global or local projects.
  • Ensure individual implementation of, and compliance with, all Methanex HR policies and procedures, including performance optimisation.
  • Contribute to the organizational vision of Global Methanol Leadership and as a team member demonstrates the core values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism.
  • Undertake all aspects of the role through living the Methanex values.
  • Conduct all business in a manner which supports the Responsible Care® ethic.
  • Remain current with all safety and procedural training related to the role.
  • Actively participate in the site’s behavioural-based safety program by completing safety observations every week.

Position Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree with a major in an engineering discipline (required).
  • Registered as a Practicing Professional Engineer with APEGA (required)
  • Minimum of 8 years related industrial experience, with at least 5 years in a reliability, maintenance engineering or facilities engineering role.
  • Certified Reliability Profession designation (CMRP or CRE) is an asset.
  • Experience in scoping, designing, and managing minor equipment modifications or small engineering projects in accordance with Management of Change (MOC) processes and industry best practices.
  • Experience with equipment failure investigations, troubleshooting & root cause analysis.
  • Experience with reliability analysis/modelling is an asset.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office & CMMS programs.

Key Competencies

  • Customer-focused; dedicated to exceeding the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Strong ability to build and maintain relationships, including strong team collaboration skills within diverse teams.
  • Technically competent with strong problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills based on sound engineering analysis.
  • Innovative and creative thinking ability.
  • Independently motivated with a strong, continuous improvement focus oriented towards actively seeking opportunities to improve plant reliability.
  • Sound judgment evidenced by a demonstrated ability to make valuable recommendations and decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom and experience.
  • Strong time management, planning and prioritization skills with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple, sometimes competing, priorities and readily adapt to change while maintaining a high level of efficiency and productivity.
  • Demonstrated respect for cultural differences.
  • Personal commitment to ongoing self-development, solid learning agility and a willingness to develop in the role.

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