Reliability Engineer

Adecco is hiring for a Reliability Engineer with a top candy manufacturer in Itasca, IL. The Reliability Engineer is responsible for supporting the factory to enable and deliver asset Maintenance according to the company strategy with a goal of sustainable and long-term low cost of production and high reliability. The Reliability Engineer is also responsible for partnering with the factories to establish a “Continuous Improvement and Zero Loss” culture in Maintenance. The position provides support and coaching within the factory in loss elimination, risk management and life cycle asset management. Assist in Master plan & Skill development to transition to and sustain a proactive - planned maintenance. This is a direct hire position with our client and includes an excellent benefits package. If you are interested in this opportunity, please look at this job description below and apply today!



  • Define, propose, and monitor the Maintenance and Reliability plans and objectives in accordance with Engineering Policy, Key Principles, and the M&I Activity. Validate results achieved in the program.
  • Monitor plant/equipment trends to ensure best possible operation and reduction of planned/unplanned downtime.
  • Propose and monitor key performance indicators in accordance with the Best Maintenance Practices.
  • Lead the factory to reduce technical stoppages in equipment or areas of common occurrence (priority given to areas of highest incidence or impact). Ensure the systematic review of all line, processes, and utilities that are critical to the business and those where failure can have an unacceptable impact on safety, personnel safety, food safety, environment, or compliance with the law.
  • Encourage close teamwork between all functions (Engineering, Productions, Quality Management, etc.)
  • Develop capability in and be able to coach and guide the use on the floor of Maintenance Continuous Improvement Tools such as BDA, X-Matrix, AMM, SAM, Tags,etc
  • Insure the implementation of all repairs/modifications resulting from Gap assessments, plant audits, and notifications and loss improvement activities
  • Master the use of AMM to manage the technical stores, scheduled Work Orders, labor hour allocation, equipment Bill of Material (BOM), system reporting and data analysis, including coaching of users and development of capability.
  • Ensure that the job planning, material and services planning process is appropriate, accurate and effective.
  • Ensure that the equipment history, damage code and root cause analysis are completed correctly and analyzed regularly for trends.
  • Update/Optimize Reliability Engineering tools and guidelines, to minimize unplanned and Planned Downtime, ensure a common approach, administration, and training
  • Utilise external suppliers, experts, other factories and corporate team to ensure proper technical solutions are defined and implemented to eliminate root causes.
  • Facilitate the evolution/refinement of Maintenance activities to minimize planned and unplanned downtime (PM’s, changeovers, etc.).
  • Support implementation and sustainability of TPM-PM Pillar in the factory.
  • Analyze the factory M&R budget, drive value-added and sustainable improvements with the assistance of the Maintenance Engineer and Factory Engineer, as well as Corporate Engineering.
  • This position requires good communication skills and ability to lead the transformation of the factory culture from reactive/breakdown to proactive/planned maintenance.
  • This position also requires working knowledge of TPM-PM, Downtime Recording Systems and SAP-PM, and broad experience in multiple Engineering and Maintenance positions.  Willingness to embrace new technologies, analysis techniques, and lead improvements is also required.


Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering (Maintenance & Reliability, Mechanical, Electrical, Process, Chemical or equivalent) strongly preferred or equivalent work experience and relevant certifications (i.e., SMRP, CMRP).
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Engineering and/or Maintenance field with direct experience in leading and engaging technicians with equipment modifications and improvements. TPM experience, Maintenance Planning and/or supervision a plus.


Required Skills:

  • Recognized skills in Engineering and Maintenance.
  • Knowledge, understanding, and passion for continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the cost drivers of Maintenance in manufacturing operations..
  • Good working knowledge of CMMS systems (SAP preferred) with the ability to mine and analyze data for trends/reports.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, including managers, technicians, operators and subject matter experts
  • Able to organize, coordinate, and direct users and teams
  • Strong oral and written communications abilities
  • Solid analytical and technical skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Project Engineering/Management.


If you are interested in being considered for this Reliability Engineer role in Itasca, IL, please apply directly by clicking ‘Apply Now’ on this posting.


IMPORTANT: This position is being recruited for by Adecco's National Recruitment Center, not your local Adecco Branch Office. The Adecco Group is a global leader in HR services. Our group connects over 700,000 associates with our business clients each day through our 6,600 offices in over 70 countries and territories around the world. We offer employment opportunities at any stage in your professional career. Contact us today to discuss available contract and direct hire positions. Adecco Group provides one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry to contract workers to include Holiday, 401(k), Insurance Benefit Plans, and Service/Anniversary Bonus opportunities. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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