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Predictive Reliability Tech - 1st Shift

Company: Shaw Industries, Inc.
Location: Dalton
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title

Predictive Reliability Tech - 1st Shift

Position Overview

Job Description:

Effectively coordinate and execute the Plant 81 PdM program to improve and optimize the reliability of the Plant 81 production and infrastructure equipment.

Essential Duties,

Comply with procedures found in SMS.

Perform all job duties using safe work methods.

Comply with Corporate Absenteeism and Tardiness Policy.

The PdM program at Plant 81 will include ultrasonic testing, infrared thermography, vibration analysis, and oil analysis as appropriate to the specific equipment.

Details of the responsibilities in each program segment are given below.

Ultrasonic Testing.

Develop a baseline reading for all plant rotating equipment.

Create a spreadsheet to track readings and determine the appropriate time for repair or replacement.

Perform ultrasonic checks on rotating equipment and document the findings.

Initiate corrective action for any problem areas found.

Follow up with the assigned department to ensure that corrective actions are completed within a reasonable time.

Maintain records of all corrective actions taken.

Perform ultrasonic leak detection audits on the compressed air systems including hoses and tubing on the equipment as production schedules allow, but no less than annually for each piece of equipment.

Perform ultrasonic leak detection prior to all scheduled machine PMs.

Document all air leak audit findings and initiate work orders to repair deficiencies.

Track leak repairs.

Train other maintenance teammates in the proper use of the ultrasonic device for air leak surveys.

Attend offsite training on how to properly use the Ultrasonic device for both leak detection and rotating equipment inspection.

Infrared Thermography.

Develop a baseline condition for all critical plant equipment.

Print the baseline image and create a notebook to track changes in equipment.

Maintain the infrared notebook to contain the baseline thermograph and all images taken since the baseline was established. Include any repair work done on the equipment.

Perform infrared scans of all critical plant equipment annually, or as conditions dictate.

Perform scans of all electrical panels and switchboards as Arc Flash rating allows.

Scans of electrical equipment shall be done annually or as conditions dictate.

Initiate work orders to correct any deficiencies noted during the infrared scans and follow up with the assigned department to ensure timely correction of the problem.

Attend offsite training on how to properly use the Infrared equipment and how to analyze the results.

Vibration Analysis / Balancing.

Perform vibration analyses to obtain an understanding of the condition of Plant 81 equipment.

This might be done in house, by the TPM Group or by an outside contractor.

Document and maintain records of all vibration testing and the corrective action performed due to findings during the testing on all plant equipment.

Develop an understanding of the vibration modes and terminology, and the effect of vibration on plant equipment.

Initiate work orders to address high vibration readings.

Attend offsite training on how to properly use the vibration meter and how to analyze the test results.

Oil Analysis.

Direct collection of oil samples on the electrical transformers and critical plant gearboxes as identified by the Plant Engineer and Department Managers.

Work with the Supply Room and/or Shipping Department to get the sample to the appropriate testing vendor. Initiate purchase orders for the testing as necessary.

keep records for each piece of equipment and document all testing and the repair of any deficiencies.

Initiate work orders for the repair of any problems identified through the oil analysis.

Other Responsibilities:

Perform precision alignment on belts and shafts utilizing precision alignment tools.

Train maintenance teammates on the proper use of precision alignment tools and how to properly install belts and set belt tension.

Actively participate and even act as a leader on critical EIT's, downtime and scheduling meetings.

This position will require extensive offsite training for the proper use of PDM equipment.

Fill in for absences when needed.

Assist with the training of new maintenance teammates.

Work with all departmental supervision to schedule equipment availability to meet all PdM testing frequency targets.

Keep complete records of all equipment, testing, and corrective actions.

Maintain a good working relationship with all departmental personnel and PdM vendors.

Work nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary to keep the program on schedule.

Give a status report at the monthly TPM meeting outlining activity for the month and highlighting any significant PdM findings.

Attend all weekly CMMS Priority meetings and update on issues that need addressed.

Communicate effectively with Planners, Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Process Engineer, and Plant Engineer on any issues that need to be addressed.

Maintain a clean and safe work area and perform all work in a safe manner. Follow all Lockout/Tag-out procedures when working on equipment.

Complete work orders when assigned.

Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and written, with instructions, work orders, and service manuals.

Help maintain housekeeping in the shop area.

Work normally scheduled days adhering to starting and stopping times.

Work overtime as required.

Support PRIDE goals

Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

TPM Requirements:

Must be able to create a work order using CMMS.

Must be able to follow up, document, and close work orders in CMMS.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to distinguish between colors.

Other Requirements:

High school education or its equivalent.

Possess good interpersonal, communication, leadership, and organizational skills.

Actively participate in the PRIDE Process.

Able to work holidays, weekends, and overtime as required.

Work without close supervision.

Computer skills should include the following: PeopleSoft, SHARP, Microsoft

Excel, Microsoft Word, Google Suite, Data Archival


Previous experience in one or more of the above PdM processes and industrial maintenance.

Work Shift

8 hour, day shift

Shaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Shaw Industries, Inc., Chattanooga , Predictive Reliability Tech - 1st Shift, Other , Dalton, Tennessee

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