At a glance
Location: US-IN-New Albany
Posted: 4/25/2021
Closing: 5/24/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Employment Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Reliability Engineer (Remote)
Job description

Our engineering teams are endlessly creative in their mission to build the world's most incredible foodservice equipment for our customers. We think outside the box to design the most efficient and reliable components. Our mission is to bring innovation to life each and every day with visionaries like you. If this gets your taste buds tingling, what are you waiting for? Discover the Welbilt career opportunities open now.

We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers' Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.

As Staff Reliability Engineer, you will be responsible for providing leadership on driving product reliability initiatives. This includes development and execution of reliability plans within the New Product Introduction (NPI) process, complex warranty failure data analysis and leading the resulting improvement projects, as well as reliability test plan development for key cost reduction efforts to assure system and subsystem level reliability goals are met. Originates and develops analysis methods to determine reliability of hierarchical systems down to the component level. Facilitates a variety of reliability risk analysis procedures and determines the required reliability approach to appropriately mitigate risk for the particular situation, all with consideration given to cost, time, and resource limitations. Oversees action plans designed to minimize total life-cycle costs and avoid failures, within program constraints. Champion the reliability engineering mindset in all assigned activities and be a change agent driving reliability engineering culture into 'the way we work'.

Reporting directly to the Director Reliability, this position is based in New Albany, Indiana, Tampa, Florida, or can be remote.

Major Accountability:

  • Plans, conducts and directs reliability plans for engineering product development projects that are complex in nature and require expert application of advanced engineering knowledge from several different fields; resolves difficult root cause failure analysis to prevent future failures.
  • Provides in-house consulting activities to advise and counsel personnel on a variety of complicated processes/procedures, supported by detailed calculations and guided by cost-effective decisions and recommendations.
  • Design and develop creative reliability engineering methods, innovative test procedures, and special analysis techniques to resolve complex reliability risk problems.
  • Identify and prioritize warranty improvement opportunities through best practice statistical life data analysis and lead the resulting improvement projects.
  • Provide statistical expertise and support to the organization; consult, train, tutor the organization in these methods as necessary.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Leads all reliability efforts on assigned NPI programs working closely with the cross-functional project team, driving activity to meet system level reliability goals. This includes refinement of reliability metrics, reliability prediction efforts, DFMEA for reliability critical components, reliability demonstration/improvement testing, system cycle testing, field test setup and monitoring, reliability growth analysis, and FRACAS.
  • Assesses long term risks associated with product cost reduction efforts. This includes leading the assessment of product/component reliability for recommended design/supplier changes to assure reliability targets are met.
  • Utilizing sound statistical methods and root cause problem solving methodology, monitor warranty data for anomalies and coordinate efforts to investigate and resolve the underlying root cause in a timely manner in order to minimize customer dissatisfaction and maintain warranty expense control
  • Lead the development of reliability processes and standards, including the training and development of project teams in reliability best practice.
  • Provide statistical support to the organization as necessary, including but not limited to statistical sample size calculations, life data analysis (Weibull analysis), Design of Experiments, hypothesis testing, etc.
  • Performs as an advisor and consultant to the organization in a technical capacity on matters of risk analysis, reliability engineering principles, root cause analysis techniques, and statistical methodologies.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering is required, preferably in Mechanical, Reliability or Technology.
  • Five years reliability experience in engineering.
  • Eight years of product design experience.
  • Excellent statistical analysis capabilities and utilization of data to support problem resolution.
  • Trained in formal root cause analysis methodologies such as Six Sigma, DFSS, 8D, TQM, PDCA.
  • Proficient in the use of reliability and data analysis tools (DFMEA, FTA, Weibull, ALT, HALT, FRACAS, and other statistical prediction and failure analysis tools).
  • Strong communication and presentation skills; including the ability to communicate complex technical information in an easy to understand manner to management.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project and Visio.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with engineering methods and practices such as FEA, Fatigue Analysis and Physics of Failure Analysis.
  • Ability to utilize project management techniques to manage and communicate project timing and resource requirements.
  • Proficient with the use of Minitab, JMP, SAS or equivalent analysis software and tools.
  • ASQ CRE certified, preferred.
  • Primary work location is a normal office environment; Project work will require time in test lab environment and visits to suppliers and customers.
  • Ability to travel 15% of the time, mostly domestic, some international.

*New Albany, Indiana is a leading provider of ice/beverage dispensing equipment, blended beverage systems, long draw beer systems, and pre-chilling units for the global foodservice industry. The facility in New Albany is a division of Welbilt, Inc..

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world's top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of 12 award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem®, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by three service brands: KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand, FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenConnect®, our cloud-based digital platform brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,400 employees and operating 21 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 5,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit

Welbilt, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace. All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, or medical condition. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge and abilities, and the feasibility of any necessary job accommodation(s).

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