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Intern, Manufacturing Reliability

The position assists the Reliability Engineer in development of, improvement, and compliance with the Maintenance and Reliability processes and the mechanical integrity program including all equipment in a Process Safety Management covered process. This position will work with the plant and the corporate reliability team to ensure compliance and to share best practices.

Assist with Improvement of Mechanical Integrity

  • Manage and improve the mechanical integrity and asset management processes that include all covered equipment in a process safety management process.
  • Provide maintenance input to MOC’s, PHA’s PSSR’s, etc.
  • Write and improve mechanical integrity procedures
  • Train team in mechanical integrity procedures

Improve maintenance work management processes

  • Deploy/improve best practices in maintenance work management to support a fully deployed reliability and mechanical integrity program. Work management includes planning, scheduling, coordination and craft feedback loops.
  • Lead the use of the CMMS to support the maintenance work management and mechanical integrity processes including all work documentation.
  • Review site metrics to track and support the improvement processes.

Improve Reliability

  • Develop solutions for work procedures, equipment reliability, and precision work practices.
  • Perform root cause analysis and equipment reliability improvement and reactive work reduction strategies.
  • Use Reliability Centered Maintenance principles to develop and improve preventive and predictive maintenance plans.

Perform other duties as assigned

  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing to provide technical expertise as required.
  • Organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines.
  • Possess a good working knowledge of the equipment and systems typically used in processing fats and oils into biodiesel, as well as the relevant quality systems such as BQ9000.
  • Work independently or as a team
  • Knowledge of Preventative Maintenance theory and strategy, as well as reliability programs utilized in industrial processes.
  • Knowledge of various predictive maintenance techniques including vibration, infrared, ultrasound, oil analysis, etc.
  • Record data and generate computer reports and process written records on a timely basis.
  • General knowledge of codes, design standards, and safety regulations used in industry and chemical processing.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principles.
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology.
  • Awareness of new technical developments and ability of applying new knowledge to the processes in place at REG

Perform other duties as assigned

Education Required: Junior or Senior level toward and accredited bachelor’s degree – Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering or related field.

Experience Required:  None

Skills Required
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio)
Project Management Skills

Special skills or knowledge preferred:
Experience with JD Edwards CAM, Vibration Analysis, Infrared analysis, Ultrasound analysis, Oil analysis, CMRP or CRL certifications, API 653, API 510, API 570 and experience with mechanical integrity a plus.