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Evergy, Inc. Reliability Engineer in LaCygne, Kansas


JOB TITLE: Reliability Engineer


DEPARTMENT: Generation – Reliability Engineering – LaCygne Power Plant



Engineer I: $61,900 – $77,400 - $92,900

Engineer II: $75,600 – $94,500 - $113,400

Staff Engineer: $84,500 - $105,600 - $126,700

Sr. Engineer: $85,500 - $114,000 - $142,500

Lead Engineer: $89,900 - $119,900 - $149,900

Scheduled Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Other hours as required)

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Reliability Engineer implements and facilitates reliability principals / processes, provides direction and technical expertise required to achieve and sustain optimum reliability, maintainability, useful life of assets at the lowest life cycle cost. The Reliability Engineer develops studies, plans, criteria, evaluations, performance assessments, cost estimates and budgets. Provides consultation and recommendations to the Company and to other business units.

⦁ Provide technical consultation services in the areas of reliability, work and materials management, and business administration.

⦁ Assist in financial justification of equipment reliability upgrades and improvements using return on investment tools such as Life Cycle Costing (LCC) and risk analysis.

⦁ Facilitate and/or lead the implementation of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) methods.

⦁ Assist with field equipment monitor implementation and integration of associated data into equipment health formulas and work management system.

⦁ Facilitate equipment criticality strategy and ranking sessions for new assets and periodically review existing rankings as the business model changes.

⦁ Stay abreast of new technology and recommend implementation based on criticality, cost, and associated risk

⦁ Monitor and evaluate asset bad actor lists.

⦁ Develops and maintains critical spares strategy.

⦁ Perform studies on equipment and process failures and present details of the analysis, in report format, to management.

⦁ Develop work process and procedures for the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Clean and maintain CMMS data.

⦁ Learn / use business analytic tools to visualize and manage data for the operations departments.

⦁ Application of engineering principles to a broad range of requirements

⦁ Collects and compiles financial data for budget and actual costs of projects

⦁ Perform other work as assigned.


Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Civil, or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program. The preferred candidate will have 3-5 years of relevant experience. Relevant experience includes utility experience (power gen, transmission, substation, or distribution) or experience serving as a reliability engineer under a formal asset management program.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Required:

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills:

⦁ Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

⦁ Requires knowledge of engineering principles.

⦁ Requires knowledge of business environments and understanding of common business procedures.

⦁ Experience leading or facilitating meetings or projects.

⦁ Ability to read and understand technical documents including operations and maintenance manuals, technical drawings, schematics, logic diagrams and safety materials.

⦁ Basic understanding of utility operations, maintenance, and business activities and practices.

⦁ Ability to devise new approaches to problems encountered in the technical environment.

⦁ Ability to participate constructively in work teams to facilitate and implement improvements to operations, maintenance, and business practices.

⦁ Ability to handle multiple priorities, meet strict deadlines and work well under pressure on individual and team related basis.

Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing Required:

Valid driver's license required. Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), Certified Reliability Leader, or Certified Reliability Engineer preferred.

Working Conditions:

Located at Iatan Energy Center. Duties will include 50% office time and 50% field time with variable temperature extremes. Travel to other locations within the company is occasionally required. Work may require additional hours including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays depending on workload, project deadlines, and service restoration efforts.

Evergy has a clear mission – To empower a better future. Evergy chooses to live this mission by valuing People First. We know that to lead the responsible energy transition and provide affordable, reliable, and sustainable service to our customers and communities, we need a team with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. So, our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are committed to celebrating diversity and building a team where everyone – regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status – has a voice and can bring their best every day. We know that the more diverse and inclusive we are, the better we will be. Evergy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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Job Field: Engineering

Req ID: FOS008G