Should I Hire or Build an RE with Bill Leahy
I’m excited to have Bill Leahy with us for a deep dive into whether organizations should build an RE internally, or they should hire externally to fill those roles. Bill has worked at Eruditio for the past three years and is currently a senior instructor there.
Today, we’re tackling important points such as:
- What an RE is
- The educational and professional qualifications that an RE needs to have
- The pros and cons of internal versus external hires
- How to train candidates for the role
… and so much more!
The Soft Skills Reliability Engineers Need with Fred Schenkelberg
In every industry, people skills contribute a lot to the success of an employee. The thing is that engineers and especially reliability engineers are not taught soft skills like change management and communication strategies across different facilities in the maintenance and reliability oriented organizations. The reason that engineers don’t have enough soft skills because organizations don’t have enough time or resources to do this. Most of the times, an organization just doesn’t realize how important it is to be able to communicate the procedures in the right way to the people that are concerned with it.
In this episode, we covered:
- What are the soft skills reliability engineers need?
- Why are these soft skills required?
- How can a reliability engineer develop these skills?
- What skills are most important?
- And much more!
Maintenance Engineer vs Reliability Engineer with Shon Isenhour
In the maintenance and reliability industry, we have maintenance engineers, manufacturing engineers, and reliability engineers. There is a little bit difference between the types. A maintenance engineer is there to make sure the equipment is in running condition as soon as possible once a failure occurs. He has to get the asset operational the quickest possible time. He performs day to day routine checks to make sure the asset is running without defects. He does precision maintenance and promotes industry best practices. He is responsible for checking alignment, balancing, and other technical effects that might be overlooked by others.
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The Importance of a Reliability Engineer with Fred Schenkelberg
The main goal of every organization is to get the quality product in the market. That’s why they spend millions of dollars to stay on the plan they had in place. They can’t do that if their equipment keeps failing. The only way to make it sure is to maintain it properly. And that is a job for reliability engineers. They are the ones who maintain the assets of the company. They find the cause of the failures and stop it by making the system design better. They play a role similar to the process engineer but their job has a wider scope.
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