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ADM Reliability Engineer- West Central Region in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job Title:

Reliability Engineer- West Central Region



Job Description:

Reliability Engineer- West Central Region

Iowa, Eastern Kansas or Missouri

This is a full time, exempt level position

Job Summary:

This position will focus on improving plant reliability by analyzing bad actors and equipment issues through failure analysis and zero loss methodology. In addition, they will take a proactive approach to new equipment installations by incorporating reliability into the design as well as supporting the commissioning of new equipment.

Positions available in various facilities

Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform duties in a safe manner, utilizing all safety equipment, and successfully completes all safety certification requirements.

  • Works with the Facilities Manager to develop, coordinate, and conduct technical reliability studies and evaluations in order to maintain reliability of equipment.

  • Investigates and analyzes relevant variables potentially affecting processes and assets. ·

  • Compiles reports and recommends corrective measures to meet acceptable Reliability standards.

  • Utilizes CMMS and other reliability databases to identify bad actors.

  • Support capital projects in order to incorporate reliability design and maintainability into new equipment and process.

  • Provides plant engineering with technical support on reliability issues.

  • Participates in engineering activities that improve the reliability of equipment.

  • Leads Root Cause Failure Analysis and Reliability Maintenance and preventive and predictive maintenance programs.

  • Train employees in the value of maintenance reliability and actions required to increase operational efficiency

  • Support and comply with all food safety, quality, and legality requirements

  • May perform reasonably similar or related duties as assigned

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Must possess outstanding interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with all levels of employees

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to plan and prioritize effectively

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours to support continuous production. (off hours, weekends, etc.)

  • Familiarity with GMP, FDA, and OSHA regulations is preferred

  • Must have knowledge of Maintenance Management Systems

  • Willing and able to spend time in plant areas (i.e. walk long distances, stand, climb stairs and ladders and move through close spaces) to understand and audit the process

  • Able to understand and align with plant GMP and personnel practice requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical or Industrial. (Refer to regional requirements)


  • 5 to 15 years of industrial maintenance and reliability engineering experience in an industrial / manufacturing environment preferred. Experience in a food grade processing facility is a plus.

  • Experience in Vibration, Infrared, Alignment, Ultrasonic, Motor Circuit, and Lubrication analysis

  • Background in rotating equipment, seals, piping, pumps, fans, blowers, and material handling equipment

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.


Cedar Rapids


IA - Iowa

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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

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