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Reliability Technician Job

DATE POSTED: Jun 14,2017

Americus, GA

CATEGORY : Safety & Reliability Engineering


JOB ID: 2017-5547

FULL JOB TITLE: Technician, Reliability

Technician, Reliability

If you live safety always and everywhere and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is Agrium’s culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is aboutachieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Reliability Technician is responsible for overall leadership in improving reliability performance to world class standards. This will be achieved by determining and implementing a reliability program to improve the reliability, availability and maintainability of the plant equipment at Americus, GA location.

Key Tasks:

  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment while adhering to All Safety procedures/rules/regulations (Life Criticals, LOTO, PSM, PPE, etc.)
  • Analyze equipment performance, failure data, and corrective maintenance history to develop and deploy solutions, improve maintenance strategies, preventative maintenance optimization, and other reliability techniques.
  • Develop extensive PM, PdM, Operator PM by applying best practices, referencing machine performance, partnering with OEM and suppliers and/or vendors.
  • Manage work order documentation in the SAP to support good data collection including downtime causes/codes, spare part depletion, associated costs, etc.
  • Develop and document in SAP, a spare parts list, identify critical components, aid in planning and scheduling of work that may require your incite up to including any parts that may be needed.
  • Provide leadership in conducting or arranging for the training of maintenance tasks, techniques, technologies, and concepts for maintenance technicians, operators, and support staff.
  • Take a hands-on approach by “living” in the process to better understand problems and effectively apply solutions.
  • Track and improve Overall Equipment Efficiency through tracking Availability, Performance, and Quality.
  • Lend assistance throughout the site in Project Management with Contractors, Suppliers, and Vendors.
  • Play a critical role not only ensuring your own safety, but also the safety of others. You will have direct accountability for ensuring familiarity and demonstrating the Commitment to Zero policy, leading with a safety mindset and modeling the 3 Safety Principles, modelling the 10 Tenets of Operation and having your own personal safety action plan.

TheIdeal Candidate

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to achieving superior results with integrity and sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture.


  • Highly disciplined, problem-solver, team player with a strong work ethic
  • Safety Conscious
  • Ability to work in a Manufacturing environment
  • Sound Knowledge of Reliability principles, analytical techniques and tools
  • Risk Management strategy
  • Failure Modes, Effects, Critical Analysis
  • Process flow design/deviation
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office knowledge and/or previous Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) knowledge. Data collection and presentation
  • Excellent communication skills (written/oral)


  • Associates Degree in Industrial Technology.
  • Plant Maintenance or Maintenance field preferred, or combination of education with 5-10 yrs. experience in reliability aspects
  • Project Management experience
  • Must be able to use basic hand tools and specialized tools as appropriate.
  • Able to lift and carry products and/or equipment of up to 50 lbs.

Why Agrium?

Winning together; Our Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Agrium’s organizational culture promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

Agrium is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and veterans.

Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


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