Since 2004, I Care is the International leader in Predictive Maintenance and Reliability Engineering. With Headquarters in Belgium and over 15 subsidiaries in Europe, the US and Asia, our team of 350 engineers can service customers anywhere in the world. We offer a wide range of high added value products, training and services to predict, advice, and accompany its industrial customers in optimizing maintenance plans, asset reliability and production availability at controlled costs by reducing the risk of unplanned shutdowns. Therefore we use our Predictive Maintenance expertise (Vibration, Oil Analysis, Infrared, Ultrasound analysis, etc) as well as Reliability Engineering techniques, from criticality and failure mode analysis to spare parts optimization through planning and scheduling and a lot more. Our R&D department developed the wireless sensors Wi-Care and the data portal I-see, cutting edge technology for Maintenance 4.0. Our continuous growth is resulting in the further expansion of our team with engineers in Predictive Maintenance.
I-Care is seeking a Condition Monitoring Engineer to join their team. This position is based in Houston, Texas.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing technical support to clients in respect to, condition monitoring, reliability engineering and application. Condition Monitoring Engineer’s (CME) work independently or as team members to assess, design, train and implement Condition Monitoring (CM), and reliability continuous improvement programs. These individuals are expected to build exceptional skills and knowledge in specific areas such as: CM technologies, Machine Improvement, PM optimization, maintenance technology and/or reliability continuous improvement.
The CME’s coordinate and perform technical activities as needed as well as prepare necessary reports and assessments. CME’s will be accountable for their respective overall technical deliverable for the I-Care Operations group including ensuring compliance with I-Care, client, and other applicable standards. CME’s perform and oversee specific projects and programs as assigned.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
- Condition monitoring program design and assessment, including but not limited to:
- Installation of wireless and wired CM monitoring systems.
- Commissioning and troubleshooting of CM systems.
- Assist in advanced setup work such as Technology Mapping, Criticality Analysis, RCA, RCM, etc.
- Developing and maintaining internal and client technical standard documents.
- Statistical analysis of databases to improve alarm and collection specifications
- Research and stay on the top of new technology and assist in creating businesses cases for the application of these technologies.
- Educate client towards comprehensive CM practices.
- Identify process gaps and incorporate corrective actions into the site CM plan.
- Responsible for communication and education between the company and clients, including but not limited to:
- Communicating the I-care deliverable's to the client.
- Conduct technology awareness sessions for clients as requested.
- Submit documented case studies for customer to support machine life cycle improvement.
- Must be able to interact comfortably, gain trust and communicate effectively.
- Presentation skills; be able to synthesize findings.
- Create and deliver cogent presentations.
- Responsible for the overall safety awareness of the work environment.
- Ensuring compliance with I-care, client, OSHA, and other applicable standards.
- Actively participates in I-Care and client safety programs to foster continuous improvement.
- Issue’s a “Stop Work” action if any situation, environment, or condition is an immediate concern of injury to himself or others. If it is not safe than do not perform the work until a safe method or condition exists, period.
- Mentoring – A few of the activities in the area of Mentoring will include, but are not limited to:
- Assist in training/mentoring of I-Care employees.
- Able to convey obtained knowledge from seminar/training sessions.
- Performs Advanced Condition Monitoring and Reporting of equipment. Condition Monitoring responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Collect technology data in accordance with I-Care and best practice industry standards.
- Performs Visual Inspection of equipment for proper installation, damage, etc.
- Data or Image analysis of the technology data for defect or deficient conditions.
- Reports results in clear concise manner following all I-Care and/or client procedures for content.
- Other Responsibility
- Performs special projects as assigned. Work on call and/overtime as needed and required.
- Ensures that work area and all I-Care and/or client supplied equipment is clean, secure, and well maintained.
GENERAL PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
- Technical – accurate analysis and reporting of technology data, reports are accurate, neat, and assignments are completed as scheduled.
- All inquiries are courteously attended to. Good business relations exist with I-Care employees and clients. A professional image is projected at all times.
- Work is performed safely and employee actively participates in continuous improvement of the safety programs. Work areas and equipment are kept neat, clean, and well organized.
Education/Certification: College Graduate in engineering field (Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical). Must possess or receive CMRP certification within 2 years.
Required Knowledge: Mechanical CME: knowledge of machinery fundamentals including: pumps, motors, gearboxes, blowers, compressors, switch gear, etc. Detailed knowledge of mechanical fundamentals, such as fits and tolerances. Knowledge of advanced data acquisition techniques utilizing Vibration Analyzers, Ultrasound. Working knowledge of other condition monitoring technologies.
Electrical CME: knowledge of electrical fundamentals including: switch gear, fuses, disconnects, cable, torquing of fasteners, transformers, etc. Knowledge of advanced data acquisition techniques utilizing Infrared Cameras, Ultrasound, Motor Testing Equipment.
Experience Required: 0 or more years of direct related experience.
Skills/Abilities: Good communication skills, both oral and written.
Proficient computer skills, including but not limited to Windows, Word, and Excel.
Solid analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Able to work well independently.