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Senior Mechanical Reliability Engineer m/f/d

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Job ID 280702 Date posted 11/24/2023 Location : Rothenburgsort, Germany Category  BUILD OPERATE MAINTAIN (PLANT OPNS) Job Status  Salaried Full Time

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Mechanical Reliability Engineer will primarily identify the pro-active maintenance requirements for assets to increase plant productivity, maximize reliability performance in a sustainable way and to capture all opportunities to improve processes while reducing total cost. In this role, you will update the site criticality assessment, implement/review the Equipment Reliability Strategy (ERS) program, follow up with appropriate action to restore asset integrity and carry out investigations into failures to eliminate their root causes. Capture opportunities to improve asset integrity while complying with EHS and Food Safety requirements and in alignment with Reliability Excellence practices/processes.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assess, analyze and maintain the mechanical integrity of new installations and existing systems.
  • Implement, monitor and maintain best practices to improve operational effectiveness through continuous improvement and reliability excellence methods and tools.
  • Monitor capitalized repair and replacement projects, mitigate risk issues, and removes barriers to ensure completion of milestones within budget.
  • Partner with vendors/contractors and handle contracts related to asset improvements and new asset project activities.
  • Ensure the ongoing mechanical and structural integrity of plant equipment and assets.
  • Lead and execute quality maintenance planning and in alignment with stakeholders
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Academic degree in mechanical engineering  or in related field
  • Experience in similar role in chemical/petrochemical company 
  • Practical knowledge of using ERP system (SAP, Maximo)
  • Fluent German and English 
  • Ability to develop and conduct training for reliability topics
  • Team player with proactive approach and analytical mind-set to problem solving


Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

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