Reliability Technician I

Prattville, AL, US

Position Summary


As a member of maintenance reporting to the Reliability Engineer, the Reliability Technician I performs tasks required to execute precision lubrication and predictive technology routes.  The purpose of this role is to extend the life of plant assets, reduce costs and increase plant productivity.  The predictive technologies will include data/sample collection for oil analysis, vibration analysis, infrared thermography (IR), ultrasonic emissions (UE), etc.  This role is designed for the person to grow in knowledge and capability over time.  The initial area of focus is precision lubrication and vibration data collection.  Over time more technologies will be introduced and executed.  Once the data and samples are collected, outside services will conduct the lab analysis and predictive technology analysis.  The Reliability Technician I is expected to learn when to apply different predictive technologies and how to react to the analysis results in order to deliver desired reliability improvements.


Once a person accepts this position, they are required to obtain ICML’s MLT-1 certification within the first year.  JHBP will provide study materials, training and coaching throughout the first year in support of achieving this requirement.  In the second year, the person is required to obtain ISO Vibration Analyst Cat-1 certification. JHBP will provide study materials, training and coaching during the year in support of achieving this requirement. Upon earning these certifications, the person may qualify for advancement to Reliability Technician II.


Position Responsibilities


40% - Responsible for executing the lubrication tasks in assigned plant areas.  These lubrication tasks include following best practices for:

  • storage and handling
  • application practices
  • contamination control
  • sampling procedures
  • PM execution
  • maintaining database and reporting
  • leakage control and environmental compliance


40% - Responsible for executing the predictive technology programs in assigned plant areas. These predictive technology tasks include:

  • route based data collection
  • baseline data collection as replacement assets are installed
  • mounting remote sensors or sensor connections as needed
  • troubleshooting data collection as needed
  • leveraging additional technologies as appropriate to validate findings
  • maintaining database and reporting


20% - Collaborate with Reliability Engineers, Maintenance Supervisors, External Service Providers and other Reliability Technicians to determine appropriate corrective actions as a result of analysis results.

  • Enter service requests in BE and conduct follow-up data collection as needed.


The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


Quantitative Dimensions


Decision Making:  Collaborate with Reliability Engineers, Maintenance Supervisors, External Service Providers and other Reliability Technicians as needed but over time develop knowledge and ability to make appropriate decisions about how to correct issues encountered. 

Key Metrics of Performance:  Route compliance, PM compliance, improving trends on oil analysis, etc.

Position Requirements


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:



  • Strong knowledge mechanical maintenance of common heavy industrial machines (pumps, motors, gearboxes, etc.).
  • Proficient in basic computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel).
  • Experience with a computer maintenance management system (CMMS), such as Infor BE or similar system.
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with the ability to relate well and cooperate with others to effectively coordinate activities and accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail and continual diligence about follow-up.
  • Strong desire to learn.
  • Well organized with the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Sound judgment, problem solving and critical thinking skills.





  • Strong mechanical maintenance background equivalent to Journeyman Mechanic Class B or greater.  Strong emphasis on self-motivated individual with drive to learn and grow role.
  • 5 or more years of experience in a manufacturing maintenance environment.



  • James Hardie Building Products experience
  • ICML MLT-1 Certification (required to be obtained within first year in role)
  • ISO Vibration Analyst Cat-1 Certification (required to be obtained within second training year in role)



  • Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues; problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Information Monitoring: Setting up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it.
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills: Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.
  • Applied Learning: Assimilating and applying new job-related information in a timely manner.
  • Initiating Action: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  • Innovation: Generating innovative solutions in work situations; trying different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities
  • Building Partnerships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  • Work Standards: Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures
  • Managing Work (includes Time Management): Effectively managing one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.





Nearest Major Market: Montgomery

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