Lubrizol Reliability Technician in Mostyn, United Kingdom

Reliability Technician

Warwick Chemicals, is part of Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, and we have a simple philosophy: to be the best . Every year over 2 billion people use cleaning products on whose performance depends on a Bleach Activator provided by Warwick. We are the world’s largest manufacturer of TAED a low temperature bleach activator for use in laundry detergents, automatic dishwashing and biocidal applications. We are committed to meet the needs of the future with technology that optimises the quality, performance and value of customers’ products whilst reducing their environmental impact.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

Reporting to the Reliability Engineer, the Reliability Technician is accountable for the site condition monitoring program using best practice technologies such as Vibration Analysis, Thermography, Ultrasound, and Lubrication Analysis. A key part of this role is to minimise plant losses by ensuring the uptime of rotating and static assets. This will be achieved by employing appropriate defect elimination techniques, and the continuous evaluation of preventative maintenance routines ensuring maintenance is effectively targeted at the right assets at the right frequency. Working closely with the Maintenance Supervisors and Technicians is also essential to embed maintenance best practices across the site .

KEY TASKS OF THE POSITION

  • Be accountable for the site condition monitoring program using best practice strategies such as: vibration analysis, thermography, ultrasound and visual inspection to prevent catastrophic asset failure.

  • Support the site Reliability Engineer where appropriate to resolve plant losses by using industry standard defect elimination techniques such as 5 Whys or Root Cause Analysis.

  • Be responsible for the site lubrication programme including oil analysis, lubricant selection, lubrication best practices, lubricant handling and storage, and contamination control.

  • Help drive a culture of reliability across all areas of the business by embedding maintenance best practice principles across Operations.

  • Execute small-scale reliability continuous improvement projects to improve maintainability, availability and integrity of all site assets.

  • Collaborate with 3rd party contractors and suppliers to ensure best practice reliability principles are adopted and embedded for specialist tasks / repairs.

  • Coach/train other members of the maintenance team in condition monitoring and lubrication best practices.

  • Ensure compliance with company’s policies and any statutory legislation that is applicable to the job role with particular regard to the Company’s obligations under the COMAH, PSSR, LOLER, Electricity at Work Act, BS EN 61508 & 61511 and DSEAR.

  • To ensure all work is carried out by those under the incumbent’s control is done with due regard to Health, Safety and the Environment, and is in full compliance with the Company Health & Safety Policy.

  • To carry out the necessary administration duties to ensure the service provided by the department is maintained at a high level, and systems meet the requirements of ISO9002/14001.

  • Ensure all repairs are conducted to industry standard and are delivered in line with company procedure and policy.

  • Work with Stores and Procurement to maintain optimise lubrication stock levels. Liaise with suppliers and OEMs for effective sourcing.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Experienced time served maintenance engineer.

  • Demonstrable experience in condition monitoring and lubrication best practice.

  • Qualified to City and Guilds/NVQ /HNC level or equivalent.

  • Level 1 qualifications in condition monitoring technologies - Machine Lubrication, Vibration Analysis, Thermography and Ultrasound level, preferable.

  • Practical maintenance experience in the chemical or similar industry.

  • Experience working on a top tier COMAH site and DSEAR environment.

  • Experience working in world class and best practice environments.

  • High level of computer literacy including experience of using computerised maintenance management systems.

The Mostyn site is located in a small village in Flintshire, North Wales lying on the estuary of the River Dee. This beautiful Welsh Border county has a countryside and coast enriched by a fascinating history with castles dating back to the 13th century and Abbey churches from the 7th century. Excellent road and rail links make it easily accessible, 27 miles from the historic Roman city of Chester with Liverpool and Manchester within a 1 to 1.5 hours’ drive.

Sitting to the west of the county the Snowdonia National Park can be reached in under an hour offering amazing scenery, superb hill climbing, world class mountain bike trails, surfing off the Llyn Peninsular and the Cambrian coastline with big beaches and small coves. The area offers affordable housing, a low cost of living with an outstanding quality of life in a rural setting.

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