Reliability Engineer

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Date: Jun 27, 2022

Location: Huron, OH, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

AkzoNobel Coatings Inc. has a great opportunity for a Reliability Engineer hat supports the Industrial Coatings Business.


AkzoNobel is named Top Employer for 2022!  

This position leads the maintenance team in establishing and sustaining high reliability of equipment, machinery, facilities, utilities, and maintenance processes. Ensures maintenance is carried out in line with health/safety/environmental (HSE), quality, and other established policies and procedures.


This role will be located at the Huron, Ohio resin plant. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensures that predictive (PdM), preventative (PM), and corrective maintenance are completed on time and according to plan. Reviews, prioritizes, and assigns work orders. Collaborates closely with other functions and departments for coordination of equipment and manpower.
  • Drives continuous improvement of the reliability process through KPI tracking and analysis, RCFA and FMEA execution, equipment criticality analysis, equipment maintenance strategy creation, bad actor program development, and work plan standardization. Leads the update of existing and development of new work plans.
  • Owns the site computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) use and functionality. Establishes and implements equipment naming, PdM/PM/work task standardization and consolidation, spare parts strategies, and improves the work feedback process.
  • Oversees and works with maintenance technicians and outside contractors to diagnose equipment problems, determine repair needs, and complete repairs and PdM/PM tasks. Ensures all tasks are carried out in line with HSE and security policies and procedures.
  • Manages, coaches, and develops maintenance personnel. Establishes and executes training and development plans, ensuring that minimum competencies are met and providing guidance for employees. Holds team accountable for delivery of results. 
  • Embeds a reliability-centered maintenance culture in all aspects of maintenance, including process safety management (PSM), mechanical integrity (MI), management of change (MOC), continuous improvement (CI), and 5S principles.
  • Works closely with other site engineers to develop and execute a robust mechanical integrity program, implement expense and capital projects, and contribute to the MOC and PSM processes.


  • B.S. in an engineering discipline (mechanical, industrial, or chemical preferred)
  • Experience in a paint or chemical plant (internship or co-op acceptable)
  • Knowledgeable in the operation and maintenance of process equipment such as reactors, pressurized and atmospheric tanks, condensers, heat exchangers, evaporators, agitators, and pumps (experience with MI codes and standards a plus)
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, and climb in a manufacturing environment wearing appropriate PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toed shoes)
  • Capability to lead from the floor or office 
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, ability to learn Power BI and SharePoint.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical and control systems
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, across multiple organizational levels


AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 19393 


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