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  • Ogden, UT
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Reliability Manager

Bell & Associates

Reliability Manager

$120-170k plus bonus

Ogden, UT – relocation assistance is available

Bell & Associates has been engaged to help our client find their next Reliability Manager. This position is responsible for the safe identification of maintenance and repair needs, effective planning, organizing, coordinating, and monitoring of maintenance activities supporting three production plants and a raw materials operation. Product lines include Sulfate of Potash, Magnesium Chloride, and Salt. General responsibilities embody effective safety and environmental stewardship, equipment reliability programs, preventative maintenance programs, maintenance scheduling, employee development and skill enhancement plans and implementing continuous improvement activities into the maintenance department.

The maintenance department is comprised of electrical, instrumentation, mobile equipment, mechanical technicians, reliability and related supervisors and planners. This position works collaboratively with plant leadership, engineering, and production personnel to meet the long/short term company goals.


  • Develops and enforces effective environmental, health, and safety processes in compliance with the law, company policy and objectives.
  • Leads in the implementation of the Reliable Asset Management program (RAM). Transform from a “break / fix” maintenance culture to a planned, proactive, precision, predictive, and preventative maintenance culture.
  • Participates in the formulation and/or review of department’s short term/long term plans. Ensures that maintenance strategies are designed and coordinated to achieve company objectives including the maximum life cycle use of site assets while containing related costs.
  • Controls and/or coordinates the allocation of planning and work identification personnel, equipment, and other resources to be the most economical choice and to meet objectives.
  • Analyzes costs and benefits of equipment maintenance, capital growth and improvements, and production unit maintenance shutdowns. Recommends strategies that minimize production interruptions and optimize production capacity.
  • Develop and maintain departmental operating instructions and procedures to include preventive maintenance (PM), predictive maintenance (PdM) and corrective maintenance job plans.
  • Ensures departmental compliance with all company standards, practices, and procedures.
  • Prepares, maintains, and controls departmental expense and maintenance-of-business (MOB) capital budgets to meet company objectives.
  • Measures and evaluates department efficiencies, costs, and productivity. Provides appropriate recommendations to direct reports and/or management as required.
  • Assesses employee performance, development, training, and succession management needs in assigned area of responsibility. Establishes and utilizes the necessary protocols to meet goals.
  • Encourages and supports positive company interdepartmental relationships.
  • Develop and meet departmental performance expectations targeting the continuous improvement of the work identification, planning, scheduling, work execution, and failure elimination functions of maintenance.
  • Work to continuously improve production capacity by identifying root causes of downtime and implementing action plans to reduce recurrences.
  • Continuously strive toward OEE improvements for all areas of responsibility.
  • Transition maintenance/I&E operators to predictive maintenance task and skills as needed.
  • Provide maintenance quality assurance and enforce and train personnel on production, quality, and safety standards.
  • Help train and implement autonomous maintenance activities with production personnel.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in an engineering discipline.
  • 5+ years of plant maintenance leadership, preferably in a heavy industrial setting.
  • Effective leadership skills and problem solving techniques is a must.
  • Experience leading a maintenance transformation from a “break / fix” culture to a reliability-based maintenance culture is highly desirable.
  • Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional (CMRP) preferred.
  • Experience in Lean manufacturing, including Total Productive Maintenance, and/or Six Sigma preferred.

Bell & Associates, Inc. was recently recognized by Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America –


Bell & Associates, Inc. is a recognized Executive Recruiting & Staffing leader based in Kansas City. We focus and specialize in the following practice areas – Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Executive Leadership, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Manufacturing/Operations Management. We provide top talent to our clients on a Direct Hire, Contract, and Contract-to-Hire basis.

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