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Reliability Manager

Company: Roquette
Location: Keokuk
Posted on: September 12, 2021

Job Description:

People are at the heart of our strategy

A family-owned Group, Roquette offers a positive and attractive work and career environment, in which everyone can learn, develop, contribute to the overall company performance and be recognized for doing so.

A career with Roquette will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference as you work with some of the brightest individuals in the industry who use innovation and continuous improvement to solve challenging problems, while increasing efficiency and reducing waste. Our goal is to drive growth in the manufacturing industry to achieve and sustain best-in-class standards in everything we do.

Roquette America’s manufacturing facility in Keokuk, Iowa is an expansive continuous processing corn wet-milling facility that proudly produces corn-based starches, syrups and polyols used in many food and beverage applications as well as in pharmaceuticals, paper products, cosmetics and agricultural goods.

At the heart of the company, the manufacturing department is delivering to customers' needs and expectations. This function is fully challenged by the standards and policies in quality, commercial, health, safety and environment targets. Positions in manufacturing are at the crossroads of all the functions of our company with the wonderful challenge of delivering the best of nature. Are you ready to challenge your strong leadership in an innovative environment?

Job Description

Location: Keokuk, IA

Schedule: Monday – Friday (8am – 5pm) with occasional nights and weekends


  • Health Insurance (BlueCross/BlueShield)

  • 401(k)

  • Vision & Dental Insurance

  • Short and Long Term Disability

  • Maternity/Parental Leave

  • Health Savings Account

  • Flexible Spending Account (Healthcare/Dependent Care/Limited Purpose)

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • On-Site Medical Clinic

  • Wellness Program

  • Life Insurance

  • Financial Planning

  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance

  • Cellular Services Employee Discount

Position Overview

The Reliability Manager will be responsible for developing, managing and leading a best in class reliability group in close liaison with senior operations management, plant production managers, and cross functional management representatives. This position has a direct impact on the capability of other departments and divisions to fulfill their segment of the Business Plan (Budget) from the standpoint of meeting established Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).  Successful candidates must demonstrate excellent team building, people management and leadership skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills, including face to face, written, and presentation, and excellent external and internal functional/cross-functional communication skills.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, direction and management for the reliability engineering group

  • Lead and manage plant-wide mechanical reliability, including a PSM mechanical integrity program

  • Oversee the planning, development, execution and management of a reliability centered maintenance program focused on root cause failure analysis, vibration analysis, lubrication, non-destructive testing, long term infrastructure maintenance, and other reliability-centered projects for increasing plant equipment reliability

  • Direct accountability for management of the Reliability group budget

  • Select, organize, train and motivate labor force to ensure consistent attainment of goals at optimum productivity and cost levels

  • Recommend improvements in equipment or methods

  • Ensure compliance with safety rules and regulations to minimize industrial injuries and meet regulatory requirements

  • Coordinate and leverage the use of external contractors

  • Confer with production, maintenance, and engineering to resolve maintenance problems and recommend measures to improve operations and conditions of machines and equipment

  • Review reports and statistics and utilize key performance indicators in planning and modifying reliability activities

  • Implement and utilize RAI’s performance management process to organize the activities of subordinates to meet or exceed budget requirements involving safety, equipment run time, environmental control, costs control, reliability benchmarks, quality, and shared responsibility in meeting production targets

Required Competencies, Education and Experience

  • BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical preferred) or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 5 years experience in reliability engineering/project management and Industrial Plant Operations

  • Minimum 3 years experience managing technical engineers

  • 10 years multi-faceted experience preferred

  • Demonstrates strong business relevant technologies, skills, knowledge and experience and ability to apply them to meet a variety of business needs

  • Demonstrates theoretical knowledge and practice of proven maintenance and reliability best practices (e.g. rotating equipment, alignment techniques, thermography, tribology, vibration analysis, non-destructive testing, equipment life cycle, RCFA, etc)

  • Demonstrates ability to develop and utilize equipment performance and trending analysis

  • Demonstrates strong communication and presentation skills (both oral and written)

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills with the ability to influence managers, peers, and mechanics; able to take a “hands on” approach with operators and mechanics to move work forward

  • Demonstrates strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Demonstrates the ability to interact with and promote the capabilities of a diverse workforce

  • Demonstrates understanding of business performance measures and critical to quality issues

  • Demonstrates ability to execute corporate programs effectively, with program management experience preferred

  • Demonstrates strong leadership capability including the ability to plan, prioritize and implement multiple projects concurrently

  • Demonstrates high-level computer skills preferred e.g. Microsoft Office,

  • Demonstrates high-level computer skills  in SAP

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will supervise employees within the Reliability department.

Work Environment

This job operates in the manufacturing plant. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, climb stairs, stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the employee to work in hot, humid conditions and to lift at least 25 pounds on occasion. 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This position regularly works a standard Mon – Fri work week.  However, at times long hours and weekend work will be required. Schedule is adjusted as work demands fluctuate.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

AAP/EEO Statement

An Equal Opportunity Employer  “AAP, EEO, M/F/H/V/D, Drug-Free Workplace”

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Roquette provides numerous career opportunities, thanks to the diversity of its jobs and their international dimension.

Joining Roquette means joining dynamic teams ambitious for success.

Add Your Talent to Ours!

Keywords: Roquette, Davenport , Reliability Manager, Other , Keokuk, Iowa

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