Job Alert: Machinery Vibration and Condition Monitoring Analyst


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We are currently seeking a Machinery Vibration and Condition Monitoring Analyst to be based at our client’s Reliability Center in East Chicago, IN.  This “hands on” position will support multiple plant locations in their geographic region.  The position will report to the Region Mechanical Maintenance Engineer or Reliability Management at the same location. The Machinery Vibration and Condition Monitoring Analyst works with the Regional Reliability team and plant personnel to maintain and/or improve the reliability of rotating equipment and meet desired facility reliability goals.

The position requires analyzing and reporting the health of rotating process equipment to proactively identify component, equipment and system issues prior to failure. Utilization of predictive maintenance programs to include vibration analysis, oil analysis, thermography, ultrasound and equipment condition monitoring technologies are critical to the success of this role. This position works closely with Operations Management, Site Maintenance Personnel, Reliability Specialists and Engineers to identify and resolve rotating equipment related issues.

Key responsibilities:

  • Predictive program and condition monitoring administration for the following but not limited to: Rotating equipment such as centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, turbines, blowers, pumps, gearboxes and motors
  • Review and monitoring of rotating equipment condition including  vibration data, lube oil results and critical operating process data such as pressures, temperatures, flows, loads & efficiencies
  • Provide remote troubleshooting support to field technicians to resolve data collector issues
  • Provide vibration data collection training to new employees
  • Determines vibration point locations and develops data collection routes for new and existing equipment
  • Hands on target pointing and installation of vibration systems on rotating equipment
  • Field diagnostics and troubleshooting
  • Report equipment deficiencies in a CMMS program.
  • Consults with Regional Mechanical Maintenance Engineer on recommended corrective actions
  • Collaborates with responsible Operations and Maintenance Personnel, Reliability Specialists, and Region Planners to prioritize repairs of identified equipment deficiencies
  • RCA participation – provides relevant vibration and oil analysis history to support root cause analysis efforts

This position requires a combination of office work and field work.  This position typically requires 15% – 20% travel domestically (to 13 surrounding states). Accessibility during off-hours (laptop and cell phone) is required.  The applicant must be physically able to work on and around elevated equipment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree in Engineering and minimum 2 years of experience in rotating equipment / mechanical maintenance/ reliability engineering in an industrial manufacturing environment OR
  • Non-degreed with minimum of 5 years of experience in the maintenance of rotating equipment in an industrial manufacturing environment
  • Level I, II, or III certification in vibration analysis
  • Entry level knowledge of oil analysis
  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance requirements for rotating equipment
  • Must possess excellent verbal & written communications
  • Strong computer and standard software experience (MS Office, E-Mail, CMMS, etc.)
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use, application and maintenance of vibration data acquisition software and diagnostic equipment
  • Proven ability to analyze vibration and oil analysis data
  • Desired Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree  – Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Technology
  • Level II certification in vibration analysis
  • Oil analysis certification from the ICML, STLE or similar organization
  • Experience utilizing Emerson/ CSI MHM software and associated data collectors
  • Experience specifying vibration systems including transmitters, probes, accelerometers and the associated hardware
  • Experience in shop and field balancing of rotating equipment
  • Experience in CMMS systems such as Infor EAM
  • Experience in installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of mechanical equipment such as centrifugal compressors, reciprocating compressors, turbines, gear boxes, rotary blowers, pumps, chillers and motors
  • Knowledge of general rotating equipment fundamentals such as assembly fits and tolerances