Reliability Project Manager, Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC) - College of Engineering
Regular, Full-time, Market Range 13
This position independently provides a broad range of complex technical assistance to industrial clients, in the field of maintenance and reliability. Advises and consults in support of implementation/improvement projects for customers and develops and presents professional development training courses on select reliability topics. The Reliability Project Manager is responsible for the development of four RMC labs and manages lab related projects. This position conducts benchmarking investigations, data mining, analysis and reliability modeling in support of studies and projects, and researches and develops blog posts, white papers, and articles. The project manager also assists with the planning and execution of RMC events and efforts as needed. Supervises student lab assistants and coaches/mentors industry representatives.
The Reliability Project Manager provides a broad range of complex technical assistance to industrial clients, in the field of maintenance and reliability. Assesses client needs, then develops and sells value proposition. Advises and consults with industry clients in development, planning, and execution of leading-edge reliability implementation and improvement projects to achieve business excellence. Prioritizes action items identified in program assessments or continuous improvement efforts based on risk assessment, criticality analysis, and resource availability. Ensures timely completion of improvement initiatives and tasks based on a well-defined project scope. Interfaces with company representatives to understand needs, develop a plan, and execute the project. Mentors, coaches and provides technical guidance to industry personnel completing their Reliability & Maintainability Implementation Certification projects. Serves as a technical lead and a reliability subject matter expert. Builds professional networks and business relationships.
This position assesses and identifies reliability training needs in industry. Develops content and delivers professional development training courses (2 - 5 days in length) on select reliability and maintainability topics for industry representatives both in a public setting and at client sites. Creates and integrates hands-on experiences and/or application exercises into the curriculum. Course topics could include topics such as Root Cause Analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance Optimization, etc. Conducts assessments of companies' reliability and maintainability programs and identifies improvement opportunities. Facilitates meetings and briefings with company representatives and site leadership.
The Reliability Project Manager coordinates research and manages the RMC labs, as well as conducts benchmarking investigations, data mining, statistical analysis, and reliability modeling. Coordinates special studies of interest to RMC member companies. Prepares detailed reports on research findings and benchmarking analysis. Researches and develops blog posts, white papers, and technical articles for publication in trade magazines. Writes research grant proposals. Provides leadership and managerial oversight in the development and use of four RMC labs, used for hands-on training and the execution of technical projects and testing. Establishes and implements long-term strategic plans and short-term operational plans for each of the labs, in coordination with the RMC Director. Provides technical design-of-experiment guidance on projects carried out in labs. Operates predictive maintenance technology equipment, such as infrared, ultrasound, and vibration monitoring, for capability demonstrations and project work. Supervises student assistants assigned to the RMC office and labs, coordinates their efforts, and reviews their work. May commit financial resources for lab supplies and the development and allocation of lab technology.
In addition, this position assists with the development of strategic initiatives that best serve the interest of the RMC and provide value to member companies and industrial clients. Assists with planning and execution of key RMC events and efforts as needed, such as annual MARCON conference (300+ attendees), RMC Members' Meetings (2 per year for representatives from 70+ member companies), and RMC training events (25+ per year). Helps find targeted speakers on topics for MARCON and RMC meetings. May assist with execution of Internship Program as needed.
The position is located in Knoxville, TN. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.
Internal Number: 220550
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