Reliability Engineer

Position Description

Job Summary


The Reliability Engineer will be responsible for investigating and problem-solving plant reliability issues utilizing World Class Manufacturing (WCM) techniques and principles.  This position will support the maintenance department in the rationalization, planning, scheduling, and at times execution of maintenance activities to drive improved, sustainable plant reliability in a manner consistent with CertainTeed Roofing’s Objectives. 


  • Identifying new opportunities and solutions with cost/ benefit analysis and making recommendations to improve efficiencies.
  • Revising and maintaining existing processes; developing and implementing WCM projects, managing and guiding contractors, consultants, and suppliers.
  • Assist in automation training of technicians, associated automation troubleshooting, and reduction in mean time to repair automation failures.
  • Provides input into planning and scheduling of projects and preparing expense & capital expenditures.
  • Responsible for planning, evaluating, organizing, and implementing assigned installation, maintenance and repair activities and coordinating with other departments to assure minimum downtime for production and maximum safety of employees.
  • Performs failure modes and effects analysis and implements sustainable countermeasures on losses related to downtime.
  • Progressively improves the Professional Maintenance status of all equipment on a prioritized basis using WCM techniques and ensures sustainability of completed improvements by the maintenance team.
  • Collaborates with Plant Resources (ex: Maintenance, Engineering, Production) to develop a Preventive Maintenance program that drives improved reliability.
  • Interacts with plant and corporate personnel to secure appropriate resources to plan and implement projects.
  • Works closely with Plant Resources (ex: Maintenance, Engineering, Production) to coordinate any proposed changes.
  • Develops and implements standard operating and maintenance procedures, and work instructions.
  • Ensures full documentation of all projects and systems to WCM and/or Project Management Office (PMO) standards.
  • Supports the Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), SAP.
  • Supports Autonomous Maintenance through training of operators and ensuring that equipment basic conditions are maintained. Provides training for operators and maintenance personnel.
  • Analyzes / stratifies accurate data and information from records to prepare reports, statistics, etc. in support of continuous improvement of reliability.
  • Continuously evaluates workplace for safety concerns and ensures behavioral safety initiatives are performed to goal levels.

Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience as a Reliability Engineer or similar (preferred)
  • 3+ years’ experience repairing and troubleshooting plc and electrical equipment (Siemens and AB preferred)
  • Professional experience in a continuous process manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with P&ID, Equipment Layout Drawings, design optimization & troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement toolsets.
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities and the ability to work independently on assigned tasks.
  • Flexible and open-minded with good written and oral communication.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience working with a CMMS (SAP Preferred).

Company Summary

Why work for us?

At Saint-Gobain, our employees have pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, & Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while our products make the world a more beautiful, safer, and sustainable home.

Who are we?

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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Reliability Engineer

Location: Wilmington, California

Posting Date: 04/01/2024

Job Code: USA07404

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