Reliability Engineer

The role of Reliability Engineer sits within the Mechanical Maintenance Department. The purpose of this role is to ensure uninterrupted operation of the assets operating in the Strip Mill area by reducing unplanned downtime, equipment failures and breakdowns while ensuring all assets are maintained adequately to operate within their designed capabilities.

Reliability Engineer - Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support - Trouble shoot and resolve technical problems/issues in order to get assets back in running condition aiming at minimising disruption and cost
  • Responsible for maintenance or emergency repairs/inspections with internal and/or external resources
  • Investigate and resolve all Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Mechanical related issues in the area of responsibility
  • Assist in conducting chronic and recurring Failure Elimination/Root Cause Analysis (RCA) studies as required; help implement, track and report the corrective actions with respect to its effectiveness in eliminating the problem(s)
  • Assist in the planning of Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) by assessing asset and sub-asset criticality rankings, performing failure analysis and recommending mitigation strategies

Leadership, Training and Coaching:

  • Provide on-site and hands-on training and guidance to mechanical technicians and apprentices for the execution of mechanical maintenance tasks, jobs and processes
  • Regularly review and assess the mechanical technician’s skills on the job and identify opportunities for improving their knowledge/skills to perform their daily tasks safely, reliably and productively


Reliability Engineer - Necessary Skills/Experience/Qualifications:

  • HND or equivalent (e.g. NVQ/BTEC level 5) in Mechanical Engineering and relevant Engineering subject with engineering experience/principles in a similar position, field or industry
  • Knowledgeable in the area of equipment lubricants and lubrication techniques
  • Ability to read and understand technical writing, specifications and interpret mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic drawings/diagrams and technical information
  • Experienced in the area of parts fabrication (e.g. machining, welding, turning, etc.) 


Reliability Engineer - Package

  • Market competitive salary
  • Pension up to 7% matched contribution
  • 4 x Annual Salary ‘Death in Service’
  • Private Health Cash Care plan – can be increased to incorporate dependants
  • Monthly and Annual Company Performance Bonus


Due to the nature of the business, the Reliability Engineer should be aware that under special circumstances (e.g., breakdowns, outage periods, etc.) longer working hours or working over weekends/holidays might be required to fulfil the duties of the role.


If you feel you have the right experience and skill set for the role of Reliability Engineer, then please don’t hesitate to apply for the role.  Unfortunately on this occasion we are not able to accept applications from candidates who require VISA sponsorship support to work in the UK.


To apply for this role please register your candidate interest and CV  via the link on our Careers page to our group Microsite