Reliability Engineer (Greenfield Manufacturing Site)

  • Augusta (Richmond County)
  • Full-time

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Aurubis – metallurgy is our passion. We are a leading global multi-metal company and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. We process complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, and metal-bearing recycling materials into metals of the highest purity. These metals serve as the basis for key megatrends such as digitalization, renewable energies, e-mobility, and urbanization. Aurubis has about 7,100 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive worldwide distribution system. Join our team and promote progress together with us!

Aurubis -Richmond is a greenfield site. A greenfield project can describe any project that a team starts from scratch. Your team will heavy rely on you to build and help create policy and procedures. 

We are excitedly seeking positions at our newest facility located in Augusta, GA (Richmond County).  We are committed to leading the way by influencing a sustainable future for our communities, by developing innovative solutions and by positively affecting the lives of our employees.

Job Summary:

The onsite reliability engineer ensures reliability and maintainability of our equipment and installations. The reliability engineer will work closely with Operations and Maintenance to identify and implement improvements to the design and maintenance processes. Reliability engineer implements maintenance schedules and failure modes and effects analysis processes to ensure long-lasting and high-quality products. Defines the proper preventive maintenance plans for critical assets. Manages risks that could adversely affect plant operations. Defines and implements small technical engineering projects. A qualified candidate will be process driven, an expert in SAP, and have a knowability understanding of process flow and value streams with 7-10 years of experience in engineering experience.

This position requires the ability to travel internationally for training purposes. The ideal candidate will be open to immersing themselves in different cultures and working collaboratively with teams from around the world to gain a comprehensive understanding of our business and industry. This training can last between 2-6 weeks.

Reliability Engineer (Greenfield Manufacturing Site)

Your Tasks


  • Ensuring compliance with and optimization of occupational safety measures in plants and during maintenance work.
  • Support operations and maintenance to improve equipment reliability.
  • Develop preventive and predictive maintenance programs.
  • Perform root cause analysis on failure data.
  • Identify bad actors.
  • Lead problem solving teams to identify, design and implement improvements.
  • Have a focus on resolving maintainability issues, lower maintenance costs and improve productivity.
  • Responsible for preliminary engineering (costing, budgeting) and optimization projects (execution, deadline, quality) and coordinate projects with the maintenance teams
  • Provide engineering support for troubleshooting, defining the appropriate preventive maintenance measures and support planned shutdowns.
  • Supports maintenance in defining the proper maintenance strategy for plant assets.
  • Supports the optimization of work preparation and improvement of maintenance plans.
  • Engineering support for spare parts management and warehouse organization for the assigned plant area
  • Introduction and implementation of the Asset lifecycle management methodology, i.e. inspection of plant condition, determination of replacement investment requirements, survey of asset health index, determination of the appropriate maintenance strategy and equipment criticality.
  • Define, in cooperation with production, the appropriate operational parameters to monitor to ensure maximum equipment lifetime.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to improve reliability and maintainability of plant equipment.
  • Performs risk analysis on installations and technical processes.
  • Develops engineering solutions to recurrent failures and problems to affect plant availability.
  • Provides technical support to production, maintenance and technical staff.
  • Assumption of the function of a technical representative


Your Profile


  • This role is Exempt status and will also be expected to be available in case of emergencies after-hours.
  • At least 7-10 years of experience in a reliability engineering role or related technical/engineering field
  • Must be an expert in SAP
  • Experience with ISO55000 series
  • Must be willing to travel internationally for training for about 3-6 weeks.
  • Must be conversant in EPA/EPD and OSHA regulations. Will be required to become an OSHA Train-the-Trainer level expert.
  • Knowledge of common reliability tools such as Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), SPC, RCA
  • Experience with Six Sigma, Lean and other process improvement methodologies
  • Strong basic engineering skills (mechanical, electrical, industrial and materials)
  • Basic understanding of common predictive technologies (vibration analysis, lubrication, thermography, motor analysis, ultrasonics, alignment)
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in conducting data analysis and statistical tools
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and through teams at all levels of the workforce.
  • Ability to travel throughout facility as required to conduct safety inspections.
  • Ability to respond quickly and efficiently to all safety needs on the floor or in the office areas.
  • Must wear all required PPE when in protected areas.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project & Outlook)

Preferred (but not required)

  • Experience with ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001/ISO 45001.
  • Experience in the manufacturing or industrial sector is a plus
  • Experience with SAP Plant Maintenance or other CMMS

Special Soft Skills Needed

  • Must exhibit exemplary communication skills.
  • Must exhibit a leader-coach mentality and act as a change agent with a team-oriented focus
  • Must be able to demonstrate being a key leader within cultural change.
  • Ability to comprehend complex problems
  • Effectively communicate targets and goals to his/her team.
  • Gives and takes constructive feedback
  • Capability to clearly present information and influence or persuade others.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and high level of independence (in planning, organization, execution and control)
  • Mindset of challenging and embracing change.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to keep a cool head even in stressful situations. Comfortable “pivoting” quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
  • Able to successfully juggle multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability as an outstanding team player and a successful independent worker.

We Offer


  • Competitive 401(k) with company match
  • Competitive PTO plan
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • STD / LTD / Basic Life
  • ...and more!


Aurubis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.

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Aurubis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.