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Reliability Technician

Job Reference:
Date Posted:
30 August 2019
£38,000 - £42,000 + Bonus + Pension
Pension and Package + Bonus
Food, Drink
Job Function:
Job Type:
Start Date
30 August 2019
Contract Duration:
Closing Date:
30 September 2019

Job Description

Reliability Technician

Location: Shropshire

Shift Pattern: Days only (4 on 4 off)

Salary: £38,000 to £42,000 + Bonus and Package

Are you a talented CI/Reliability Engineer looking for a new challenge in your career? Are you in the Food and Drink /Pharmaceutical/Chemicals or FMCG industry? If so then this role may just be for you!

New Chapter are currently partnering with a global company who are market leaders in their unique field. We are currently looking for exceptional Reliability Engineers who are looking to join a company that offers a fast-paced maintenance role. It is a large corporate company, but with a close-knit family culture that will both develop, and nurture your skills.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

The key functions of the Reliability Engineer are:

  • To support the identification of root cause through implementation of appropriate problem-solving strategies.
  • To quantify the impact on reliability of any design changes or cost down recommendations by collating, interpreting and reporting the test results.
  • To manage or carry out experiments/testing for new issues arising in the field.
  • To define appropriate test strategies to prove that fixes or changes have achieved desired outcome of improved reliability.
  • The key functions of the Reliability Engineer are:
  • To define verification methods using appropriate analysis tools which will ensure new products achieve their reliability targets in the field.
  • To analyse and de-risk new product(s) from reliability standpoint using FMEAs, interface analysis, reliability block diagrams etc.
  • To provide validation of supplier reliability claims through appropriate test strategies.
  • To support senior team members in creating reliability, availability and maintainability requirements for new products.
  • To support development of test rigs in conjunction with the design teams.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • Awareness of reliability techniques (e.g. FMECA, FTA, ETA, RAM analysis)
  • NVQ Level 3 or above in an engineering related discipline.
  • Excellent numerical, modelling and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to conduct technical experiments and interpret the results correctly
  • Ability to produce and present technical findings across all business levels.
  • Proficient in use of MS-Office
  • A high degree of Attention to detail is a must
  • Proactive and a 'Completer-Finisher' personality
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise work
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn and a 'Can-do' attitude
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Understanding of Reliability growth testing and accelerated-life testing methods
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma problem-solving methodology (i.e. Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control stages)
  • Experience of collating, analysing and interpreting large data sets to assess reliability of a component, sub-assembly or a system
  • Experience of coaching and running internal workshops on reliability tools & methods

Full packages and job duties can be discussed upon application of this role - this company is in high demand to work for, and so these roles will not be live for long. So, to make sure you're not the one who misses out on securing an interview with the engineering team then please apply, or contact New Chapter Leeds directly.