Maintenance Reliability Engineer

Thomas Jefferson University |


The Maintenance Reliability Engineer is responsible for developing and managing analytical methods and processes in determining the reliability of systems, components, equipment and lifecycle work processes including capital replacement. This individual acquires and analyzes data to define reliability problems and make recommendations for improvement. The position serves a leadership role in conducting root cause analysis of failures, determining and implementing solutions to prevent reoccurrences and maximizing reliability though the minimization of unscheduled downtime of systems, equipment and business processes. Close communication and coordination with both clinical and academic customers is required to ensure high levels of business continuity support in the physical environment.


  • Works in close collaboration with business and clinical operations to perform detailed reliability studies which include details cost and business impact assessments.
  • Originates and develops methods for the implementation and trains others in Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Risk Base Asset Management (RBAM), and Predictive Maintenance (PdM) methods and practices. Determines what maintenance types can be best used to maximize reliability.
  • Monitors performance of systems, components, equipment and resources to determine highest levels of reliability in order to minimize business impact (patient care delivery, business operations, research or academic activities.)
  • Develops, implements and manages methods for determining and optimizing the reliability of campus (Hospital and University) facilities assets in order to satisfy the goals of:
    • Achieving high levels of reliability for critical campus building infrastructure
    • Maximizing the useful life of Jefferson’s building assets
    • Minimizing the near term operational and life-cycle costs of building and building system ownership
    • Supporting and ensuring regulatory compliance
    • Analyzes operational data to proactively trend asset performance
    • Oversight of the facility condition assessment program and capital planning.
    • Optimizing predictive maintenance and building inspection programs
    • Identifying and troubleshooting reliability issues
    • Optimizing Jefferson’s building maintenance programs
    • In support of these goals it is expected that the reliability engineer will use a number of proven analytical techniques such as: Criticality analysis, Root cause failure analysis, Failure modes and effects analysis, Maintainability information, Fault tree analysis & Event tree analysis
  • The Reliability Engineer will drive meaningful results by working with both the maintenance group to modernize maintenance standards, incorporate predictive maintenance techniques and ensure correct implementation of new maintenance techniques as well as with the project group to help define standards for new installations, engaged in project commissioning and turnover documentation.
  • Works directly with Management Staff to identify, improve and communicate levels of performance, reliability/energy conservation, productivity, effectiveness and customer satisfaction as they contribute to or support Organizational goals. Leads continuous improvement efforts
  • Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the iSCORE values of Jefferson.



Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering required.

Professional association with SMRP, ASHE, APPA or similar industry based organization preferred with associated certifications.  Professional Engineer (PE) is preferred.


SMFP/CE or comparable certification from recognized technical training institute preferred.


6+ years of Maintenance experience in a medium to highly regulated or technical field.

3+ years of experience on CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Systems).

2+ years of experience with reliability systems and or programs for Facilities/mechanical equipment or systems.

Closing Statement

Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.

Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.

Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

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