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Working As A Reliability Technician

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $41,823

    Average Salary

What Does A Reliability Technician Do At Owens Corning

* Ensure that department and Owens Corning safety rules are being communicated and followed, including PPE usage.
* Know plant EHS goals or requirements and insures goals are met on a daily basis.
* Assists, trains/coaches employees in electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic maintenance and the repair of machinery and equipment.
* Assist in the diagnostics.
* Maintain a clean and safe work place in accordance with 5S protocol.
* Assist in controlling material and labor costs and efficiencies in the department.
* Assist in efforts to control waste, cost reductions, and process improvements.
* Recommend equipment upgrades, replacements, and repair as necessary.
* Communicate information to the Leader and department employees of the next shift to ensure effective and safe operations, efficient equipment and material usage, and quality assurance.
* Other activities as may be assigned in order to maintain production requirements of the plant.
* Work assignments will be made at the discretion of the plant Leaders

What Does A Reliability Technician Do At Samsung Mobile

* Applies company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues
* Utilizes detailed instructions on SOPs to perform activities
* Monitors trends by observing change points and following escalation plans if any deviation to process/equipment occurs, Technician performs failure analysis and either follows detailed scripts to perform troubleshooting or escalates issue if necessary
* Utilizes the key takeaways learned from day-to-day activities to make recommendations to Sr.
* Staff regarding potential improvements via Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
* Normally receives detailed instructions on routine work, new projects or assignments
* Receives guidance/mentoring from higher level Technicians/ TRs/Supervisors to prioritize daily tasks
* Setup tests on reliability test platforms including: Agilent 4080/TEL Precio, Cascade 1164 Package Reliability testers, and Espec oven systems.
* Execute tests on reliability test platforms, deliver data from tests
* Hardware/software troubleshooting
* Periodic setup of calibration and repair of equipment
* Spare part management
* Hardware changeover (probe cards, probe needles, DUT boards, etc)
* Necessary Skills / Attributes

What Does A Reliability Technician Do At Austin Industries

* Make cursory visual inspections of machinery condition, measure and document vibration throughout the process plant along pre-established routes.
* Respond to emergency/specially requested vibration data gathering and machinery inspection/monitoring.
* This accountability requires the wearing of a radio pager and possibly working additional (overtime) hours and call-ins.
* Prepare oil sample kits, deliver them to area maintenance for sample acquisition.
* Retrieve the samples, prepare proper documentation and send the samples to the oil analysis lab.
* Make additional surveys as may be required for the diagnosis of a machine malfunction such as speed, temperature, noise, etc.
* Maintain a working expertise with the test equipment utilized in the performance of this position.
* This includes but is not limited to all vibration software, electronic data collection instruments, strobe lights, temperature measuring devices, oil sampling equipment, etc.
* Work from a posted monthly schedule while making adjustments for areas of non-operating equipment.
* Maintain the Diagnostic Maintenance Program as a relief for vacations, sick leave, etc.
* Provide Quality Control Coordinator relief for vacation, sick leave, work load assistance during T/A.
* Maintain proper safety awareness and follow plant safety procedures in all plant activities.
* Perform other duties as assigned or required by supervisor.
* This position will serve as the Lead expert for Austin Industrial in the Reliability Maintenance group.
* The Level III Vibration Analysts will be qualified to establish, direct, and\or perform programs for condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines including spectral, waveform, and orbit analysis.
* Level III Vibration Analysts shall be qualified to perform minor corrective actions involving operating deflection shapes, single-plane balancing, and diagnostic testing.
* This role will have accountability of leading the Reliability Maintenance team in execution of daily and turnaround reliability maintenance in a safe manner that achieves quality excellence

What Does A Reliability Technician Do At Palo Alto Networks

* You will be responsible for installing and maintaining production services and servers across multiple data centers
* You will write automation code for provisioning and operating infrastructure at massive scale
* You will work with dev and QA teams on delivering applications to production
* You will participate in the occasional on-call rotation supporting the infrastructure.
* You will roll up the sleeves to troubleshoot incidents, formulate theories and test your hypothesis, and narrow down possibilities to find the root cause

What Does A Reliability Technician Do At Shermco Industries

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* Onsite inspection, testing & reconditioning of electric motors, fans, pumps, and generators up to 4160V.
* Install, remove and perform advanced diagnostic testing of rotating apparatus at customer locations.
* Perform mechanical repairs on other drive train components, as well as removal and replacement of generators, motors, gearboxes, rotor assemblies and blades.
* Conduct IF (infrared) studies of equipment to identify hotspots.
* Conduct surge, insulation power factor, hipotential testing and dynamic motor testing.
* Perform alignment, precision balancing, calibration, scheduled cleaning and predictive and corrective maintenance services and repair.
* Collect vibration data and perform vibration analysis using an analyzer (i.e. CSI).
* May occasionally do component replacement on cranes and make bearing changes on gearboxes and generators.
* Prepare technical reports of findings and recommendations.
* Minimum Qualifications_** to qualify for consideration, you must meet each of the following minimum qualifications and required knowledge skills.
* At least 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Certification as a Level I vibration analyst a plus.
* Knowledge of electrical testing from 480V to 4160V desired.
* Requires ability to read drawings, prints & schematics and use multi-meters, amp clamps and basic electrical test equipment and torque tools.
* Experience inspecting or making bearing changes on gearboxes a plus.
* Experience in Baker AWA, PDMA, lubrication technician certs, vibration software, and Emonitor.
* Enpac 2500 desired.
* Must have strong computer skills including MS Word; experience with Power DB a plus.
* Must be able to clearly communicate in English via verbal and written methods.
* Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs, walk, climb, reach, kneel, crawl, and balance.
* Must be available to travel locally and work overtime including some weekends and holidays.
* Can make a great hot dish and knows the answer to duck, duck _____.

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How To Become A Reliability Technician

Jobs in this field typically do not require any formal education beyond high school. General maintenance and repair workers often learn their skills on the job. They start by doing simple tasks and watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers.


Many maintenance and repair workers learn some basic skills in high school shop or technical education classes, postsecondary trade or vocational schools, or community colleges.

Courses in mechanical drawing, electricity, woodworking, blueprint reading, mathematics, and computers are useful. Maintenance and repair workers often do work that involves electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning systems or painting and roofing tasks. Workers need a good working knowledge of many repair and maintenance tasks.

Practical training, available at many adult education centers and community colleges, is another option for workers to learn tasks such as drywall repair and basic plumbing.


General maintenance and repair workers usually start by watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers. They begin by doing simple tasks, such as fixing leaky faucets and replacing lightbulbs. After gaining experience, general maintenance and repair workers move on to more difficult tasks, such as overhauling machinery or building walls.

Some general maintenance and repair workers learn their skills by assisting other types of repair or construction workers, including machinery repairers, carpenters, or electricians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.


Some maintenance and repair workers decide to train in one specific craft and become craftworkers, such as electricians, heating and air-conditioning mechanics, or plumbers.

Other maintenance workers eventually open their own repair or contracting business. However, those who want to become a project manager or own their own business may need some postsecondary education or a degree in construction management. For more information, see the profile on construction managers.

Within small organizations, promotion opportunities may be limited.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. These workers interact with customers on a regular basis. They need to be friendly and able to address customers’ questions.

Dexterity. Many repair and maintenance tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting or attaching components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.

Troubleshooting skills. Workers find, diagnose, and repair problems. They perform tests to figure out the cause of problems before fixing equipment.

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Portuguese

  • Hindi

  • Nepali

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Top Skills for A Reliability Technician


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Top Reliability Technician Skills

  1. Production Equipment
  2. Safety
  3. Preventative Maintenance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Write preventative Maintenance Procedures for Production Equipment, Trouble shoot/ analysis failures of production machinery.
  • Conduct material compatibility investigations on disinfectants and gels using UL safety test protocol.
  • Develop predictive and preventative maintenance techniques.
  • Perform failure analysis on products and materials according to the standardized procedures, manufacturing specification, Six Sigma and ISO documentation.
  • Use mobile equipment monitoring systems to prevent major break downs and to troubleshoot issues.

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