staff reliability engineer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Motivated and results-driven Reliability Engineer with deep and diverse experience in the maintenance and reliability of plant fixed and rotating equipment, especially turbomachinery. In-depth knowledge with Preventive Maintenance (PM), Predictive Maintenance (PdM), Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Criticality Analysis, and Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM). A strong leader who has led numerous teams to drive reliability initiatives across the plant and corporate.

  • Categrory II certified vibration analyst
  • Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professional (SMRP)
  • Versed in Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Experienced in Equipment Criticality Analysis
  • In-depth knowledge in Vibration Spectrum Analysis
  • In-depth knowledge working with rotating equipment such as pumps, compressors, turbines, fans, blowers, and gearboxes etc.
  • Knowledge in Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills
  • Versed in Equipment Troubleshooting and Diagnostics Skills
  • Experienced in Project Management
  • Strong knowledge of industry standards such as ASME and API
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory requirement such as OSHA, Risk Management, and Process Safety
  • Strong Documentation and Reporting skills
  • In-Depth Knowledge of Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Excellent Team Working and Networking skills
  • Strong analytic skills such as database and spreadsheet manipulation
  • Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), such as SAP, Maximo, Passport, and Oracle
  • Versed in Operator & Technician Training
  • Strong organization skills
Staff Reliability Engineer, 11/2013 to 09/2022
AstraAlameda, CA,
  • Coordinated and managed numerous compressor and turbine overhauls
  • Developed preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance to keep machinery running at optimal levels.
  • Actively engaged with Operations and Maintenance Teams to transform the maintenance culture from reactive to proactive by effectively applying reliability concepts such as Root Cause Analysis (RCA), maintenance best practices, failure modes identification, and equipment monitoring
  • Performed Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) to resolve significant equipment reliability issues saving company multimillion dollars and preventing multiple unit shutdowns. Following are highlights: BEF Recycle Effluent Compressor (REC) gearbox vibration avoiding potential loss of revenue worth $5 million; DIB compressors surges saving company $500,000 with estimated 6 days down time per year; detected and resolved dew point issues with 15 compressor seal gas systems avoiding seal damages worth about $1 million total per year and 3-4 compressor trips per week
  • Led team to developed remote access and notification systems for plant compressors such as anti-surge systems and Bently vibration monitoring systems. This resulted in early detection and correction of issues preventing numerous potential equipment failures, Following examples: 1) The BEF expanders MTBF increased from 4 months to 4+ years; 2) The Recycle Effluent Compressor (REC) anti-surge valve position spring defect was detected and resolved avoiding compressor failure and unit shutdown costing about $5 million; and 3) Remotely prevented startup of the REC with significant amount of liquids in the compressor avoiding major compressor failure costing about $5 million in damages and lost of production
  • Developed spreadsheets to track compressors support systems such as seal gas and lubrication systems for early detection and correction of issues prior to equipment failure
  • Leveraged outstanding communication, interpersonal and people skills to work well with customers.
  • Developed, led, and supported improvement projects.
  • Reviews vibration analysis reports and provide recommendations
Staff Reliability Engineer, 05/2009 to 11/2013
AstraAlameda, CA,
  • Led team to perform Equipment Criticality Analysis which was used as company’s benchmark
  • Developed, led and managed corporate Preventive Maintenance Program (PM) and Predictive Maintenance Program (PdM) including Lubrication, Vibration, Infrared Thermal Imaging (IR), Motor Circuit Analysis (MCA), and Ultrasonic
  • Core team member to develop and manage Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) Maximo
  • Performed numerous Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) for costly and critical equipment failures including Induced Draft Fans Vibration, Pushing Ram, Charging Ram, Boiler Tubes, Quench Car Hydraulic Hoses, Quench Pump, Crushers, Screener, Silo Weigh Bin, and others
  • Conducted Corporate Reliability Forums to perform Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) for all company plants. Developed and managed plans to drive down risks and communication with Management
  • Spearheaded the development of plant personnel to obtain Lubrication and Vibration certification
  • Develop Corporate Hydraulic Hose Standard and trained plant personnel to improve hydraulic hose reliability across all plant sites
  • Developed Boiler Inspection Program to forecast tube life and proactive tube replacement plan which improve boiler reliability resulting in increasing plant vent stack compliance from 4 months to 3 years (record for company).
  • Led Corporate Machinery Reliability Conference to identify key projects to improve machinery reliability
  • Developed and managed boilers inspection and maintenance program to prevent unplanned failures improving boiler MTBF from 2-3 failures a month to 2+ years
Sr. Reliability Engineer, 03/2007 to 05/2009
DellBoxford, MA,
  • Performed Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) to resolve numerous chronic reliability problems for rotating machinery throughout the Refinery. An example is the Sulfur Plant Air Compressor lubrication system issues were resolved improving MTBF from 3 months to 3+ years and saving an estimated $350,000 per year in maintenance costs
  • Utilized CSI 2130 vibration analyzer to accurately diagnose equipment problems, i.e. impact tests, phase analysis, spectrum and waveform analysis. An example is the Recirculation Pump vibration in the Cat Cracker caused by piping resonance issues saving an estimated $150 thousand in maintenance cost and several shutdowns during unit re-starts after a major turnaround.
  • Actively monitored critical equipment startups
  • In-depth knowledge base in working with reciprocating compressors, turbines, pumps, gearboxes, and blowers
  • Led weekly pump meeting and provide machinery technical supports to various groups in the Refinery
  • Developed and managed effective Preventive / Predictive Maintenance Programs
  • Coordinate and provide technical supports to the Maintenance and Turnaround teams on major equipment overhauls
  • Identified industry best practices and managed reliability-improvement projects from cradle to grave
  • Utilized Key Parameter Indicator (KPI) metrics such as MTBF, MTBR, asset utilization, asset availability, and unit reliability to gauge progress
Maintenance Engineer, 04/1998 to 03/2007
Intermountain HealthcareMurray, UT,
  • Lead Pump Team to effectively diagnose and solve numerous chronic pump failures in the plant improving the MTBF from 6 months to 2 years
  • Led boiler reliability improvement team to identify and improve boiler MTBF from 3 months to 1.5 years
  • Led and managed critical plant initiatives such as stainless steel bolts, hot water exposure, and expansion joints
  • Efficiently executed planned maintenance shutdowns
  • Performed Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to identify and resolve numerous chronic equipment failures. An example is the chlorine plant reciprocating compressor repeated failures due wrong part
  • Developed maintenance and record keeping procedures for plant critical relief devices resulting in the plant maintaining OSHA Star rating and Quality Certification
  • Developed and managed maintenance and inspection program to improve plant expansion joints reliability
  • Managed plant capital projects to improve equipment performance
  • Provide engineering support to Operations and Maintenance
  • Led and actively participated in various safety programs and incident investigation
Maintenance/Reliability Engineer, 05/1996 to 04/1998
Calumet Specialty ProductsKarns City, PA,
  • Led Global Pump Team to developed ANSI 3196 pump specs
  • Versed in working with solid handling equipment such as dust collector, bag houses, extruders, palletizers, air dryers, and centrifuges
  • Green belt Six-Sigma certified
  • Effectively developed and managed plant capital projects
  • Performed Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) to improve the MTBF for Methane centrifuges from 4 months to 3 years
Maintenance and Project Engineer, 05/1990 to 04/1996
Shell OilCity, STATE,
  • Provided engineering technical supports to Maintenance and Operations
  • Developed operator surveillance program for pumps
  • Supervised and directed mechanical inspector and foreman
  • Initiated and led numerous equipment Reliability Projects
  • Troubleshoot equipment and implement Preventative Maintenance
  • Experienced with pumps and mechanical seals, compressors, fans, gearboxes, clarifiers, belt presses, and mixers
  • Led numerous incident investigation teams
  • Coordinated and planned major maintenance activities and equipment overhauls
  • Troubleshoot and repaired plant equipment
  • Managed projects to increase unit pump reliability by external seal flush system and conversions to dry-gas seal technology - $32M/mo
  • Established team concept approach to pump troubleshooting
  • Completed projects to import crude BD to increase unit production estimated savings $20M/day
  • Led the Plant Emergency Preparedness Team
  • Received Quality Award for proactive work with contractor
  • Managed, planned, and implemented numerous plant projects
  • Performed calculations for pressure equipment / piping evaluation and re-rating
  • Provided project supports for pressure equipment issues
  • Worked with various industrial codes, i.e. API, ANSI, ASME
  • Designed clamp for a leaking natural gas valve, saves a plant shutdown
  • Coordinated internal Shell specialty groups and outside contractors to develop, plan, and implement various plant projects. Projects range from $5M-$400M and involve piping, civil, pressure equipment, structural, and mechanical equipment
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering, Expected in 05/1990 to University of Colorado At Boulder - Boulder, CO
  • Significantly improved plant equipment reliability through effective root cause analysis
  • Effective around-the-clock equipment monitoring through use of IT technology resulting in numerous early detection of equipment issues and correction preventing failure and unit shutdown
  • Developed good rapport and credibility with customers through integrity and honesty

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  • University of Colorado At Boulder

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  • Staff Reliability Engineer
  • Staff Reliability Engineer
  • Sr. Reliability Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Maintenance/Reliability Engineer
  • Maintenance and Project Engineer


  • Bachelor of Science

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