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Reliability Specialist (Vernal, UT)


Vernal, UT, US, 84078-7801

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Relability Specialist supports the maintenance and reliability efforts of the Vernal Mine by providing analytical support to plant operating and maintenance departments. In this role, you will work cross-functionally with maintenance leads, planners and schedulers. You will have the opportunity to run Root Cause Analyses, Vibration and Ultrasonic testing in conjunction with the Preventative Maintenance Team. You have a strong analytical mindset, focused on processes and process improvement. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Plans for large capital expenditures and keeps the maintenance capital plan up to date.
  • Responsible for ensuring that equipment and facilities are properly installed, modified, maintained, and performing effectively.
  • Assess newly installed equipment to ensure its maintainability, availability of parts, prints, adequacy of designs, and that recommended maintenance schedules are set.
  • Analyzes the performance of parts from competing vendors and makes recommendations for future parts and modifications.
  • Reviews repair history and costs to determine repair, rebuild, overhaul or replacement needs.
  • Make cost/benefit reviews to determine make or buy actions.
  • Updates and monitors various maintenance KPI’s and makes recommendations to management for improvement.
  • Plans for large component replacement and keeps equipment forecast up to date.

Typical Education

  • Engineering or technical degree preferred
  • 5+ years of maintenance experience preferred

Job Requisition ID: 5377

Travel Required: None

Location(s): Vernal Mine - Vernal 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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