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Reliability Engineer in New Westminster at Kruger Products

Date Posted: 10/31/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Kruger Products L.P. is most well known as the leading manufacturer and distributor of Canada’s leading Tissue Brands (including Cashmere®, Purex®, Scotties®’, SpongeTowels®, White Swan® and Embassy®) for both the consumer and away from home markets, but we’re quickly becoming known as one of Canada’s best places to work as well.

We are leaders in our communities, leaders in sustainability, and leaders in connecting with our consumers. Our headquarters is in Mississauga, ON, but we proudly have nearly 2,600 employees spread across seven manufacturing plants in Quebec, British Columbia, Ontario, and Tennessee. Our publically-traded entity, KP Tissue Inc., is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol KPT. 

Our majority shareholder, Kruger Inc., is a Canadian-based manufacturing company in a variety of other industry sectors including: renewable energy, publication papers, forest products, paperboard and packaging, wines and spirits, and recycling.

We know our people are our greatest competitive advantage, and we strive to help them grow, succeed, innovate, and make our company even better each and every day.

Better yet, we are now looking for qualified candidates to join our growing team!

Kruger Products, L.P. is currently hiring a:

Reliability Engineer

Position Summary:

The Reliability Engineer is primarily responsible for managing the preventative and predictive maintenance programs to maximize the availability and reliability of the mill’s assets while producing products in the most cost-effective manner.  The Reliability Engineer also works closely with Operations, Maintenance and Engineering to identify issues that directly affect the lines Overall Equipment Efficiencies, by identifying root causes and designing out the possibility of re-occurrence.  The incumbent also works closely with Engineering, Operators, and Maintenance Technicians for troubleshooting, maintenance, and project work.


The Reliability Engineer reports to the Mill Maintenance Manager.

Job Duties:

  • The Reliability Engineer must identify opportunities and provide cost-effective solutions to reliability as it relates to paper machine and converting equipment. The incumbent must develop appropriate maintenance/reliability procedures for assets based on failure consequences and conduct failure analysis to determine root cause.
  • Responsible for the development and management of preventative/predictive maintenance plans, including both mechanical and electrical components.
  • Responsible for the management of the lubrication (including oil sample analysis) and the vibration monitoring program and/or other programs for the paper machine and converting assets, including the auditing of their effectiveness.
  • Accountable for the inspection and testing frequencies to monitor equipment and implement preventive/predictive maintenance techniques.
  • Maintain a close liaison with operating supervision and a continuous awareness of production problems as they relate to maintenance.
  • Improvement of machine reliability and reduce down time.
  • Provide support for the upgrading of Maintenance Technicians skills in the area of preventative/predictive techniques.
  • Support equipment installation and start-up activities, providing Engineering leadership to develop a comprehensive database within SAP (Computerized Maintenance Management System).
  • Review equipment and process to identify required spare parts, coordinate ordering with maintenance/stores to minimize downtime, and manage spare parts inventories.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ work experience in technical and industrial manufacturing/reliability engineering assignments; or 1-2 years’ work experience in conjunction with formal Reliability Training/Education.
  • Working knowledge of preventative maintenance and reliability improvement programs, including root cause failure analysis.
  • Experience in troubleshooting mechanical drive systems, general machine design, engineering calculations, packaging equipment and manufacturing support equipment.
  • Ability to read and understand machine drawings and/or schematic diagrams.