Reliability, Maintainability & Safety Programs Engineer

£52000 - £61000 per annum
17 Jul 2017
14 Aug 2017
Matthew Hackett
Health & Safety
Contract Type
Full Time
This position is responsible for leading comprehensive system reliability, maintainability and safety programs. This position is also responsible for driving deployment of new tools and processes within the organization (e.g., Design for Reliability (DfR), Design for Safety (DfS), or Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) deployment.

Essential Functions:

* Develop a comprehensive system reliability and safety program plan, interfacing with Program Management to align key dates, resources, and milestones. Tracking and reporting progress to deliverables, and developing recommendations for program gate decisions.
* Quantify system reliability and safety requirements based on customer wants/needs, and competitive benchmarking information. Allocate reliability and safety requirements to subsystem and component teams.
* Have a general understanding of reliability estimation methods, such as Reliability Block Diagrams, Fault Trees, MIL-217, and others.
* Lead complex reliability and safety analyses, either individually or through team efforts.
* Understand basic aerospace safety standards (DO-178C and DO-254A), vehicle safety standards (ISO 26262), or industrial safety standards (IEC 62061 or ISO 15998).
* Understand basic state of the practice methods for aircraft certification (ARP4754 and ARP 4761).
* Guide the development of design Critical to Quality (CTQ) measures of program success based on customer wants/needs.
* Lead a comprehensive risk management process – including leading DFMEA, robustness models (P-diagram), and a program risk management log, promoting early identification and resolution of risk.
* Define and execute system and component design validation plans and reports (DVP&R), including accelerated life testing and life test data analysis.
* Managing a reliability growth plan, utilizing reliability analysis tools to calculate system and component reliability growth.
* Lead a Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) process, driving continuous improvement through a statistical problem solving approach
* Present reliability program status to external customers.
* Mentor other engineers in DFSS and reliability disciplines; provide formal training on selected topics in DFSS and Reliability.
* Support CoE infrastructure projects for global alignment and reporting of reliability processes
* Assure effective use of the proper product assurance tools and processes throughout Industrial Sector (Aerospace, Hydraulic and Vehicle Group) programs
* Develop strong network and usage of global capabilities.


* Bachelor Degree in Engineering,
* Relevant years of experience in technical role
* Relevant years of experience in new product development programs, including product launch phase
* Experience working with reliability/safety teams, product development teams, and internal and external customers
* Knowledge of transmission systems, aircraft systems, and/or hydraulic control systems
* Statistical tools knowledge (DoE, Weibull, Minitab)
* Preferably DFSS Greenbelt certification
* Knowledge of the DFMEA, Risk log, and 8D process
* Experience with reliability modeling, FMEAs/FMECAs, fault tree analyses, and analyzing large data sets
* Experience with warranty calculations
* Experience with ALT/HALT/HASS methods

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