Reliability Centered Maintenance Engineer

In support of our client, a large steel manufacturer, ResourceTek is seeking a Reliability Centered Maintenance Engineer to join their team near Hartsville, SC.  The right candidate will work relentlessly to help the company achieve its goals and is responsible for the process of improvement and will be the support to allow the functional areas in the company achieve their goals.   This is a direct hire opportunity.



This position is absolutely critical to the implementation of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) principles and concepts throughout the organization. All candidates must meet requirements of the job description and have a proven track record of implementing and sustaining an RCM initiative. Strong knowledge, drive, and ability to create an RCM initiative and the project management skills to implement a corporate-wide RCM initiative while gaining corporate sponsorship and full support is ideal.



  • Lead improved reliability of the physical assets/equipment by eliminating failures through development and implementation of proactive maintenance strategies, root cause failure analysis, and identification, development, and implementation of design enhancements and other improved methods.
  • Responsible for the cost effective reliability and failure minimization of all equipment in designated/assigned operating areas. 
  • Investigates and resolves difficult root cause failure analysis to prevent failures. 
  • Assist, coach, and teach less experienced department personnel in complex root cause failure analysis which includes, but is not limited to, the application of Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (FMEA), Advanced root cause analysis (RCA), Statistical Methods and RCM.  
  • Leads and drives optimized equipment maintenance plans (EMP's) with all new equipment installations and modifications.
  • Serve as the Plant RCM Champion.  Provides tactical leadership to 5 RCM workstreams. 
  • Prepares and analyzes diagrams, charts, drawings, calculations, and reports of downtime data and provides recommendations for reducing outages. 
  • Identifies, recommends, and implements solutions to downtime situations based on analysis of the manpower/equipment/reliability required to resolve the situation while considering cost limitations for equipment up/down time, repair/replacement costs, and availability of materials/equipment.
  • Act as a leading resource within the company for development and implementation of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) programs and systems.
  • Organize and direct workstreams focused on RCM. 
  • Provide guidance, direction, and support to others, including peers.
  • Act as a leader and ambassador for the Reliability Centered Maintenance culture of the company.
  • Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field.  Certifications in Reliability functions preferred.
  • Five or more years of job related experience including 2 or more years in a maintenance reliability leadership role with a proven track record of Reliability Centered Maintenance development and implementation.
  • Knowledge of reliability centered maintenance methodologies, best practices, and systems.
  • Knowledge of problem solving techniques and data collection resources.
  • Ability to structure tasks and manage changing priorities.
  • Ability to use sound and logical thinking in choosing a particular course of action.
  • Ability to work in a production oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with minimal direction.
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and lead multiple tasks and make appropriate decisions to complete objectives.
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze information and provide creative solutions.
  • Quantitative, Statistical, and Analytical skills. 
  • Operating skills:  Must be skilled at getting critical things done and making things work; very resourceful and organized; good at getting things done through others, doesn’t have to do everything personally; creates effective work flows and processes; strong manager of people and projects.
  • Courage:  Must take on all of the tough issues; not be afraid to challenge the status quo; size up people accurately; select the best; deal promptly with conflict and problem performers; take negative action on people when called for.
  • Drives for results:  Quick to take action, doesn’t hesitate when something needs doing; takes action with minimal planning; never gives up if something is achievable; finishes everything.
  • Is interpersonally agile, effective and smooth; makes a good first impression; is approachable and adapts to others; listens and cares about others; relates well in all directions: up, down, sideways, inside and outside; character shows through to most; very self-aware and interested in personal growth; knows how personal style impacts others; deals equitably with diverse people and groups; open, honest and accepting of humor; composed.
  • Ability and motivation to promote a high-performance work environment.
  • Ability to objectively evaluate performance.
  • Ability to lead inter-disciplinary activities in solving complex problems.
  • Ability to train and develop others.
  • Ability to work and solve problems in all environments
  • Verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to resolve conflicts and control emotional situations.
  • Open and candid communications style; willingness to dissent and encourage dissent prior to final decision making.    


Company offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including life, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, 401k with company contributions as well as many other options to employees. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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RESOURCETEK provides technical staff augmentation, professional recruitment and support services to our partner clients in industry and government. RESOURCETEK has proven experience in providing the highest qualified technical talent in the areas of Engineering, Design, Construction Project Management, Information Technology and other Technical Disciplines.

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