mutually rewarding experience.
Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just
making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every
one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more
for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is
challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and
you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at
the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did
it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more
enlightened business and drive sustainability.
it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s
about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to
pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being
prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a
little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such
a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a
About Mars, Incorporated
is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse
products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost
$35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of
the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®,
PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®,
MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that
include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™.
Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars
Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom –
inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners
and deliver growth they are proud of every day.
Purpose of Role
Reliability Engineer will have a strong passion and drive to eliminate all
maintenance losses in the site by using proven technical tools to develop
maintenance strategies for both new and existing equipment. This role
must be a leader in maintenance improvement tools (PM Optimization, RCM, RCA,
FMEA, etc.) and knowledgeable in predictive maintenance tools (Vibration,
Ultrasound, Thermography, etc).
- Professionally and systematically
define, design, develop, monitor and refine the maintenance strategies for
both new and existing equipment at the site. This includes:
- Proper operation and care of equipment.
- Comprehensive lubrication program
(requirements, frequencies, and methods of application).
- Inspections, adjustments, replacements,
overhauls for selected equipment.
- Vibration, Ultrasound, Infra-red and
other predictive analyses and interpretation of results.
- Logical decision making on assets to
Run-To-Failure when appropriate.
- Guides efforts to ensure reliability and
maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls,
and safety/security systems.
- Develop consistent maintenance strategies
and processes across Mars Chocolate by working with peers.
- Achieve and maintain a high level of
technical competency in advanced maintenance technology.
- Support Maintenance Techs who have area
responsibility to improve the maintenance strategies for their areas by
training, coaching, and assessing the maintenance improvement tools.
- Analyze equipment failure data patterns
to establish P-F Curves and Intervals for potential failures and use to
appropriately prioritize, plan, and schedule to minimize downtime.
- Coordinate with Planner/Scheduler to
ensure that PM/PdM services and inspections are scheduled and performed
when due and that resultant corrective work is promptly prioritized and
- Reduces and improves maintenance work
wherever feasible; ensuring efficient and reliable operation of plant,
process and equipment while protecting and prolonging the economic life of
plant assets at optimal cost.
- Develops solutions to repetitive
failures and other maintenance problems.
- Identifies and corrects chronic,
repetitive and costly equipment problems.
- Provides technical advice to
maintenance area owners.
- Implements methods to reduce the need
for maintenance and ultimately eliminate the occurrence of failures to
increase Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) and decrease Mean Time to
- Supports Planner/Scheduler in
development of technical, environmental or complex safety work procedures.
- Routinely contributes to the planning of
realistic production capacity based upon analysis of preventive maintenance
time needs, failure history.
- Apply value analysis to repair/replace,
repair/redesign, and make/buy decisions.
- Gate keeper of all new projects and
changes at the site to ensure that proper failure mode analysis is applied
before the design and installation.
- Ensures that spare parts list, equipment
manuals and prints are provided for all new installations and that they
are consistent with established standards.
- Lead maintenance improvement programs at
site such as: Asset criticality Identification, PM Screening,
Equipment Maintenance Strategies, and Asset Refurbishment/Obsolescence
- Lead Breakdown Analysis (BDAs) problem
solving activities for critical eventsat site.
Train other associates on this process.
- Interpret SAP PM maintenance data to
generate priorities and action list for improving reliability of site.
- Present improvement opportunities and
plans to Site Leadership Team.
- Keep up to date with new technologies
and processes outside of MCNA that improve reliability. Some of
these areas include: Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance,
Equipment Criticality Assessment, & KPIs.
- The maintenance/reliability function
must justify its existence on a profit-improvement basis. Quarterly and
year-end reports should be generated to this end.
- Demonstrated capability to develop
effective maintenance strategies to reduce technical losses in
- Experienced at using data to find the
root cause of complex problems.
- Solid track record of high-speed
packaging and high volume processing equipment management.
- Knowledge and experience with advanced
maintenance management practices is preferred.
- Contemporary leadership, organizational,
and time management skills.
- Proven ability to effectively manage
multiple projects/initiatives within budget limits.
- Some travel may be required.
- Bachelor’s degree in Technical
discipline is preferred (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Chemical Engineering) or 10 years of related experience in a manufacturing
- Certified Maintenance and Reliability
Professional (CMRP) or American Society for Quality – Certified
Reliability Engineer (ASQ CRE) is recommended. Candidate is required
to complete one of two within first year of jo
Decision Making Authority and Impact
- Develop and implement proactive
maintenance strategy for site or area to deliver equipment reliability
(Planned and Unplanned Maintenance Losses) for agreed cost (labor and
- Train & coach technical associates
to be proficient in advanced maintenance tools.
and develop talent with their teams through special assignments and
deliver Food Safety and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that protect
brands with over $1 Billion dollars in sales yearly.
is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you
need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a
disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide
such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a