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Steriles Reliability Engineer

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Location: Greenville
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

The Reliability Engineer performs systematic analysis of facilities and production machine performance leading to increased availability, uptime, and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). As a key member of the Technical Services engineering staff, the Reliability Engineer works closely with Production, Maintenance, and Project Engineering departments staff to operate and maintain a pharmaceutical research and manufacturing complex of over 1.5 million square feet. The Engineer applies sound engineering principles to optimize reliability and maintainability of existing systems and new installations for a broad base of customers in pharmaceutical research, development, and high-volume manufacturing.


  • Continuously improve the site maintenance program by applying principles and methods of Reliability Centered Maintenance.
  • Prepare maintenance strategies and task plans to create effective site PM program.
  • Administer predictive maintenance program to include vibration analysis, oil analysis, infrared inspection, and ultrasound leak detection.
  • Extract machine performance data from Computerized Maintenance Management System (SAP) and other sources to analyze for Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), Mean Time To Repair (MTTR), Top 5/Top 20 "Bad Actors", etc..
  • Troubleshoot issues and perform Root Cause Analysis using 5 Why Technique, Cause Mapping, Fault Tree Diagrams, TAP Root and other techniques.
  • Lead investigation and problem solving teams. Track progress through resolution and completion of action plans.
  • Perform life cycle asset management, including new asset integration, asset preservation, and retirement of assets.
  • Establish and manage incident review and escalation processes.
  • Implement Poka-Yoke mistake proofing to prevent inadvertent human error.
  • Conduct Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) to harden equipment and systems to increase uptime.
  • Establish criticality rating system and apply across site equipment. Adjust maintenance program according to criticality of equipment.
  • Optimize PM program to the site needs, using equipment history, criticality, and industry best practices.


  • Training of staff in maintenance and repair best practices.
  • Input to the site capital projects renewal program.
  • Assemble facilities and equipment master data for input to Computerized Maintenance Management System (SAP).

REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years working experience as a Reliability Engineer
  • Experience in an FDA regulated environment, preferable cGMP pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Knowledge in USP pharmaceutical clean utilities, aseptic (sterile) environments and sterile process equipment
  • Experienced user in Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), SAP preferred
  • Ability to apply statistical analysis of data, using EXCEL and other software
  • Skilled in maintenance management best practices
  • Trained in Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Knowledgeable of Six Sigma quality and LEAN manufacturing

Education and Certification

  • Four year degree in engineering preferred: Bachelor Science in an engineering discipline. Preferably in reliability, facilities, mechanical, electrical, industrial, or engineering management.
  • In lieu of degree, 9 years of relevant experience as described above.
  • MBA, Engineering Management degree desirable.
  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) through Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals
  • Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) through American Society for Quality
  • Reliability Engineering Certificate, others

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Apply today!

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Greenville , Steriles Reliability Engineer, Other , Greenville, North Carolina

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