Reliability Engineer | Collins McNicholas

Reliability Engineer

  • Reference: LK45090
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Location: Clare, Limerick
  • Category: Engineering, Technical & Manufacturing

Title: Reliability Engineer

Location: Co. Limerick


My client are a niche Medical Device company in Limerick and currently require a Reliability Engineer to join their team.


  • Develop action plans to enhance mechanical integrity of key process plant.
  • Develop and lead a Reliability Cantered Maintenance Program which targets continuous reductions in business-critical equipment breakdowns and defects.
  • Work closely with the wider maintenance group and the operations team on the effective execution of the reliability program.
  • Develop and lead a Root Cause Failure Analysis Program to reduce general equipment breakdowns/defects and support maintenance personnel to conduct real time Root Cause Analysis.
  • Lead investigations/assignments into reliability problems using a data driven approach and develop/design appropriate solutions.
  • Develop and implement condition based monitoring and predictive maintenance techniques for the site program.
  • Establish reliability & work planning metrics/KPI’s to monitor performance & improvement e.g. Preventative Maintenance / Corrective Maintenance Ratio, MTBF, MTTR, etc
  • Lead/support the investigation of equipment related deviations/incident reports where equipment reliability is identified as a probable root cause.
  • Liaise with equipment procurement team to establish appropriate preventive/predictive maintenance schedules to deliver reliable equipment performance
  • Support projects from reliability by design/RCM/FMEA/criticality analysis perspective to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new and modified installations.
  • Develop technician expertise on shift in understanding equipment performance and in their ability to fault find and repair problems that arise
  • Work alongside Maintenance Planner to ensure maintenance activity is directed at the most important fault areas.
  • Work with technician SMEs to ensure PMs are appropriate in reducing downtime.


  • Engineering Degree (Mechanical/Electrical/Chemical)
  • 5+ years’ experience in an engineering environment. Min 3 years’ experience in the maintenance function of a high-volume manufacturing organisation.
  • Working in a maintenance group in a best practice manufacturing environment.
  • Familiar with principles and practices of preventative and predictive maintenance
  • Experience of a regulated manufacturing environment


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