Electrical Reliability and Predictive Maintenance Engineer

Waxahachie, TX, US, 75168

James Hardie Industries is the world’s #1 producer and marketer of high-performance fiber cement and fiber gypsum building solutions. We employ a diverse global workforce of approximately 4,800 employees across operations in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines, and generated more than $3.8 billion in net sales during our 2023 financial year.  We believe that home is a sanctuary and a canvas for self-expression without compromise. As the trusted innovator and industry leader in the markets where we operate, James Hardie empowers homeowners and building professionals alike to achieve their dream home with premium quality solutions that enable endless possibilities for design and aesthetics, while also delivering trusted protection and long-lasting beauty.


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Onsite at our Waxahachie Texas Manufacturing Facility


As a member of the maintenance improvement program reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Electrical Reliability Engineer performs functions to implement a preventive /predictive maintenance program which will maximize electrical component reliability.  


What You’ll Do:

Works to develop and implement new electrical reliability programs, managing these programs from inception to implementation. (40%) 

  • Identifying all equipment reliability issues through root cause analysis and the preventative/predictive maintenance program and developing electrical reliability road maps to correct any deficiency.  

  •  Updating the bill of materials for existing equipment and creating bill of materials for new assets. 

  • riting preventive maintenance procedures and frequencies based on vendor recommendations, professional experience, and best available practice; an 

  • Implementing and managing electrical cabinet cleaning and cool air programs to improve the reliability of these components.   

Works and collaborates with various departments to develop and maintain specific targets, strategies and tactics to maximize equipment availability to drive asset productivity improvement by: (30%) 

  • Reviewing preventive maintenance (PM) procedures and modifying accordingly; 

  • Reviewing existing data to investigate equipment trends; 

  • Identifying failure modes and writing preventive procedures; 

  • Implementing electrical predictive maintenance technology, including ultrasound, Infrared and MCA/MCE 

  • Writing work process improvements; 

  • Setting up reliability-based metrics while ensuring compliance with all regulatory agency and company requirements; and 

  • Designing and developing new and unique repair methods and procedures. 


Work closely with maintenance and/or production personnel to resolve chronic equipment related issues by appropriately using reliability tools such as: (30%) 

  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM); 

  • Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA); 

  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA); and 

  • Collecting data using predictive technologies and interpreting that data to prevent unplanned failures.  



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. 


What You’ll Bring:  


Quantitative Dimensions 

Decision Making:  The Reliability Engineer uses professional judgment and accepted best practices to populate a computer maintenance management system with equipment, preventive maintenance procedures and bill of materials in the first step of establishing a reliability centered maintenance program. 


Supervisory/Lead Responsibilities: Works with Maintenance Engineers, Maintenance Leads , Maintenance Technicians and Planners to develop a planned preventive/predictive maintenance program. 


Scope of Position: The Electrical Reliability Engineer is responsible for populating the CMMS with preventive maintenance procedures and frequencies which provide the foundation for the maintenance reliability program. As this foundation is established the job will evolve into a leadership and trainer role for planned and preventive maintenance programs in our facilities.  


Position Requirements 



  • BS Degree  in Engineering in Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical preferred and must be from an accredited institution 

  • 3 or more years of electrical reliability experience in a heavy industrial manufacturing maintenance environment. 

  • Electrical root cause analysis, electrical preventative maintenance, electrical installation procedure (SOP, PMs) 

  • Hands-on experience with various predictive maintenance technologies and methodologies.  


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Skilled with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software). 

  • Experience with a computer maintenance management system (CMMS), such as EAM Hexagon, MP2or 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. 

  • Must be able to lead and be a part of cross-functional teams.  

  • Knowledgeable of root cause and fault tree analysis techniques. 

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Sound judgment, problem solving and critical thinking skills. 

  • Ability to manage the flow of all required information and documentation. 

  • Ability to deliver sustainable and superior results. 



  • 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. 


What You’ll Receive:

At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees.

  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one!

  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary

  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave

  • Wellness Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Parental Leave

  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie

  • And more



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James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

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