Reliability Engineer

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Job Title: Reliability Engineer
Location: Barranquilla, Colombia
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Crop Production
Career Type: Manufacturing/Production
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description:


The reliability engineer facilitates the development of the business / facility maintenance strategy and solves reliability and availability losses through application of reliability technology and tools to enable the plant to meet its business plan and strategy and therefore the customer’s need. This result is achieved by focusing on those opportunities that impact the plant’s measured asset capability over a long-term period and the opportunities identified as "high-risk" in risk assessments and top ten.



  • Participates in safety improvement programs.
  • Achieves overall supply reliability business objectives.
  • Participates in the facilitation and implementation of the Global RCI process to include application of the cause-and-effect methodology in all areas where reliability opportunities are identified and where the RCI triggers are met.
  • Develops and maintains a model that identifies the unit operations, equipment, process, etc. to prioritize the value of opportunities for improvement.
  • Evaluates and quantifies the impact that projects (such as equipment reconfigurations, design changes, equipment quality) will have on ability to meet customer needs.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of individual aspects of the preventive and predictive maintenance program (PPM) by showing quantitatively the impact of failures and PPM.
  • Analyzes asset utilization and cost data to develop and prioritize a list of reliability opportunities.
  • Evaluates/validates the impact of corrective actions that impact availability / reliability and leverages solutions across a business or site if appropriate.
  • Participates in value improvements activities as appropriate (Process Simplification, Value Engineering, Maintenance Strategy).
  • Uses reliability engineering principles and tools (Meridium, RCI, FMEA) to increase Asset Capability and Asset Mechanical Reliability.
  • Participates in plant health study and efforts to implement corrective action to maintain or improve plant health.
  • Applies long term cost of ownership and reliability engineering principles in conjunction with the discipline teams and technical resource networks to design reliability into our purchasing requirements.
  • Provides equipment reliability and performance data to the technical resource networks for evaluation of equipment performance, vendor performance, and modifications to most effective technologies.
  • Uses long term cost of ownership and reliability engineering principles to optimize spare parts stockage levels in conjunction with the Warehouse function and Discipline Activity Specialists.
  • Utilizes six sigma tools and methodologies to improve reliability.
  • Assists the PPM coordinator in setting up the PPM program.
  • Follows up maintenance costs for each facility.
  • Sponsors reliability and compliance meetings where key metrics are reviewed, and actions plans are set for improvement. Follows up on their successful completion and effectiveness.
  • Serves as contact for local team with regional or global Subject Matter Experts, Technology Centers when additional expertise is required. Directly manages or sponsors maintenance driven turnarounds. Acts as productivity matter expert for turnarounds.


  • Degree in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering
  • 6-10 years of experience in maintenance/reliability related roles at manufacturing facilities
  • Highly developed skills at:
    • Development of maintenance strategies
    • Root cause analysis
    • Failure modes and effects analysis
    • Cost control
    • Key performance indicators set up, follow up and analysis
  • High level of English (reading, writing, listening, talking)
  • Great communication and interpersonal relationships skills
  • Teamwork and teams/contractor leadership
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Job Post Date: 05/25/22
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