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Senior Reliability Engineer - Mechanical

About the role

Reporting into the Reliability Engineering Manager, this senior position performs preventative and predictive maintenance to improve the reliability and safety of the Central Engineering manufacturing equipment.

You will provide focused support for reliability engineering and sustainable business improvement in the following ways:

  • Defect elimination – facilitate the root cause analysis and corrective action generation to resolve defects and failures
  • Support performance improvement by facilitating the building of systems and methods to gather and analyse equipment and process performance
  • Strategy ownership, development & review – facilitate the development and refining of controls to manage effects of failure modes and life cycle cost management
  • To work as part of the reliability focus team, to act as a service provider and be a partner to the business unit, in particular the Maintenance Engineer
  • A significant focus of this role is facilitating and creating a focus around immediate defect elimination while also applying efforts to the long-term improvement requirements

About your experience

With a relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering, preferably with a reliability specialization or proven experience at a senior level in Reliability Engineering, you will be driven towards continuous operational improvement. 

You will also have:

  • Demonstrated experience working in a heavy industry environment preferred
  • Proven capability in reliability engineering analysis and improvement
  • Proficiency in utilising root cause analysis
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Previous involvement and understanding of plant maintenance practices advantageous
  • Strong attention to detail

About our team

GFG Alliance Australia operates an end to end mining, steel, construction and energy business. With over 160 sites and more than 6700 people, we provide steel for Australia’s leading infrastructure projects.

A member of the GFG Alliance group, Liberty Primary Steel is located at Whyalla, South Australia, approximately 400 kilometres north-west of Adelaide. We operate an integrated steelworks including steel making, blast furnace, coke oven and rolling mill facilities. Producing billet for rolling in Liberty Steel and other manufacturing sites and for export, together with rail and structural steel products. We look for exceptional talent from a broad range of backgrounds, to bring high energy and drive innovation. We foster a culture where people and the business can flourish and develop. 

Why consider Whyalla? Located on Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla is an important hub and the region’s biggest city for retail shopping. Whyalla boasts a warm climate, accessible ocean shores and saltwater fishing. Whyalla is well served with educational facilities where students can gain a quality education from primary school to university without leaving the City.

To view more of what Whyalla has to offer visit

Next steps

We are committed to uncompromising levels of safety, strong customer centricity and diversity. Wherever they are in the world, our people are our greatest asset. We would love you to be part of our journey.

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