What does a Reliability Engineer do?
Reliability engineers perform the strategic tasks that ensure plant operations are carried out efficiently and effectively. They identify and manage risks that may cause operational safety issues or equipment performance. They develop analysis methods collected from data and use insights from their analysis to develop a strategy for effective scheduling of maintenance activities. This helps ensure the plant maximizes production without sacrificing the quality of products and operations safety.
Reliability engineers manage equipment and monitor it for risks within its entire life cycle. They develop FMEA processes for new or existing equipment and plan the required testing and performance evaluations to assess potential risks to production and safety with the equipment. They provide solutions to recurring failures by performing tests and identifying corrective actions. They perform statistical data analysis to predict and minimize losses and need a degree in engineering, statistics, mathematics, similar fields, and reliability engineering certification.
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Reliability Engineer Career Path
Learn how to become a Reliability Engineer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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“Don't recommend if you want a work life balance or any semblance of happiness.”
“Good Work Life Balance and Benefit”
“Good good good good good”
“good for career and lift target”
“Not giving chance to promotion and career development”
“development and career support can be great”
“Good company and I have been able to get good salary”
“I'm thrilled to be working with such an elite team of brilliant folks on an amazing product.”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a reliability engineer
When working as a reliability engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Root Cause Analysis, Statistics, Security Clearance, Technical Leadership and Advanced Degree.
- Project Engineer
- Production Engineer
- Process Engineer
The most common qualifications to become a reliability engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.