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Avantor, Inc. Reliability Engineer in Carpinteria, California

Job SummaryThe Reliability Engineer, under increasingly limited supervision, will work closely with R&D, Manufacturing, Reliability & Maintenance Mechanics, and Process Engineering to plan and design equipment upgrades and optimization to support NuSil's needs.

This position is located in the Engineering department, specifically focused on maintenance and reliability of the equipment and facilities. Primary job functions include:

• Troubleshooting and repairs of down equipment, occasionally leading groups of mechanics and engineers

• In-depth project planning, design, construction, and install of capital projects

• Perform value calculations on potential projects

• Maintenance and Reliability program development and implementation to enhance the capabilities of the Engineering group, promoting a more proactive than reactive culture

• Reliability and maintainability assessments of capital projects by other groups/engineers

• Preventative maintenance writing and scheduling

• Other documentation activities including Installation/Operational Qualification, Equipment Operating Procedures, Work Instructions (LOTO, Preventative Maintenance), safety training

• Involvement in equipment PSM, including Process Hazard Analysis, Process Safety Information, and Mechanical Integrity


• BS or higher Engineering degree (Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical)

• High mechanical aptitude

• Electrical experience a plus

• Proficient in CAD modeling, FEA, design optimizations (preferably SolidWorks)

• Comfortable producing experimental data to drive decisions

• Previous experience utilizing a Computerized Maintenance Management System

• Previous experience with Root Cause Analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, and other risk assessment tools preferred

• Hands-on work mentality

• Experience in a shop environment, using basic hand and shop tools

• Familiar with OSHA PSM and NFPA codes for flammable materials

DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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Avantor® is a leading global provider of integrated, tailored solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries. Strengthened by the recent acquisition of VWR, the Company is a trusted partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million products, Avantor enables customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world.

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