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Reliability Engineer - Anaheim, CA


Responsible for assessing short term and long-term asset strategy, identify critical equipment, spare parts, develop and implement preventive/conditioned based maintenance strategies for the manufacturing site.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive plant reliability strategy.
  • Responsible for improving equipment availability and reliability through the implementation of the following processes:  Continuous improvement and defect elimination through RCA (Root Cause Analysis); Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) through the implementation of condition-based monitoring, planned preventative maintenance and accurate maintenance practices.
  • Implement best Proactive maintenance practices including lubrication, laser alignment, etc. Implement condition-based maintenance technologies including vibration and oil analysis, IR thermography, ultrasonic testing and NDT.
  • Responsible for defining PM and PdM procedures and frequency of implementation.
  • Interface with Maintenance Planner to confirm that PM procedures and intervals are entered into CMMS and are consistent with asset performance.   Interface with Maintenance to validate equipment performance, maintain and document all training requirements.
  • Provide periodic asset utilization accounting and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) data.
  • Initiate and implement maintenance related small capital projects that result in improvement of process efficiency, upgrading of utility systems or improved operational safety.
  • Maintain the mechanical integrity component of OSHA PSM including ITPM, PM procedures and training information.
  • Provide input into the selection of new equipment capable of providing improved operations and reduced downtime.
  • Support maintenance and engineering groups as needed and enforce all Firmenich and location’s specific maintenance safety policies and procedures



  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, preferably chemical or mechanical.
  • 3-7 years of engineering / maintenance experience in a manufacturing plant environment preferably with continuous operating equipment and discrete unit operations specifically with rotating components.


We value:


  • Proven track record of Continuous Improvement projects.
  • Specific experience with creation and implementation of reliability-based maintenance technologies such as vibration analysis, IR thermography, oil analysis, NDT, PM, lubrication, etc.
  • Ability to provide technical assistance to production for equipment operating problems.
  • Specific experience with the proper application of reliability-based maintenance of rotating components and other process equipment and instrumentation.
  • Ability to read and interpret process, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation drawings from vendors and design engineers.
  • Knowledge of OSHA PSM ITPM component, RCA procedures and RCM.


We offer:


  • The ability to be a part of a highly creative and imaginative team in an incredibly competitive and inspiring industry
  • A fast-paced environment surrounded by some of the biggest talents and brands in the beauty and fragrance industries
  • Learn how to understand consumers and how to meet their needs effectively


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:

* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!