A New Era for the Aluminum Industry – ELYSIS
Carbon Free Aluminum
The ELYSIS™ technology is the greatest breakthrough in the aluminum industry since its beginnings in 1886. Work is underway now to further develop this revolutionary new way to produce aluminum, eliminating carbon dioxide and all other greenhouse gas emissions from the traditional smelting process.
The ELYSIS process eliminates the use of carbon anodes, replacing those with proprietary materials. It is the first industrial process that emits oxygen as its by-product and has the potential to transform an entire industry.
In 2018, two international aluminum producers, Alcoa and Rio Tinto, came together to form the ELYSIS joint venture with the provincial government of Quebec. With support from the Canadian Government and Apple, the technology is progressing and is currently being designed to support the construction of new smelters or retrofits.
ELYSIS is headquartered in Montreal, with Technology Research & Development locations in Alma, Quebec, (Canada), in Jonquiere, Quebec, (Canada), in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, (United States), and in France.
Commercial quality metal produced by ELYSIS during the ongoing R&D process is already being used by Apple in a variety of products (The 16-inch MacBook Pro and the iPhone SE); Ab InBEV (cans); Audi (e-tron GT wheels produced by the RONAL Group), and Corona (cans).
Join the ELYSIS team in this exciting work!
About the location
The ELYSIS US Research & Development facility is located in the Alcoa Technical Center (ATC) in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Located near Pittsburgh, the carbon-free smelting process was first developed at ATC, where a dedicated team is working to reinvent the aluminum industry for a sustainable future.
About the job
The Lead Reliability Engineerwill be responsible for finding repeat failures, eliminating the issues from root cause, and optimizing maintenance strategies/programs by incorporating predictive technologies (Vibration, Infrared, MCA, Ultrasound, etc.). This position will partner with the Electrical and Mechanical technicians as well as the Reliability Maintenance Manager to deliver business results. The Reliability engineer will report to the Maintenance and Reliability Manager.
Key Activities / Responsibilities:
Identify long term opportunities for improvement focusing on equipment reliability.
Analyze OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) data collected by Operations; use data to Pareto and help prioritize to identify and target equipment bad-actors
Analyze equipment performance data and equipment history to identity repetitive and/or costly failure occurrences.
Recognize and develop strategies to eliminate repetitive and major failures.
Apply sophisticated reliability-based tools and processes to investigate to Root Cause (RCA) equipment failures and provide recommendations for elimination, ensuring corrective actions are linked back to equipment strategies.
Facilitate Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) for critical equipment, identifying specific failure modes and corrective actions.
Define, develop (PMO) PM Optimization & Predictive (PdM) maintenance strategies / technologies / quality / frequency to provide the most cost-effective outcome for the business.
Lead and facilitate Equipment Reliability Teams (ERT), and targeted Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) teams.
Review and optimize lubrication requirements, methods and frequencies.
Identify knowledge gaps and act as a translator/trainer between the language of business (availability, MTBF, Downtime, Utilization, Root Causes, etc) and language of the shop floor to both operations and maintenance technicians.
Assist in the implementation and "Champion" equipment/ maintenance/ failure data collection and recording standardization and integrity in the CMMS and appropriate systems.
Track cost savings on equipment and prepare single point lessons on savings to educate management on the value of the program.
ELYSIS is a global company with operations in Canada, France, and the United States. Business related travel and extended duration assignments or missions may be essential for the success of this role. The selected candidate will preferably have the ability to relocate within two to three years.
Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering, technical field or equivalent experience with significant experience
5 to 7 years of relevant experience.
Well-developed interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills.
Strong understanding and ability to quickly comprehend electrical and mechanical systems and failure modes.
Proven problem solving using data.
Effective team leader and team member that energizes others.
Demonstrated problem solving using data.
Passion to learn and improve.
Ability in influence business leaders, peers, and team members expertly with data, logic and presentation skills.
Be Part of an Unprecedented Partnership
At ELYSIS we are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to success of the unprecedented partnership that ELYSIS is. We treat each other respectfully, fairly, compassionately and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.
At ELYSIS, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, the LGBTQIA2 community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.
ELYSIS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
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