Technical Skills for an Expert Reliability Engineer
Join Carl and Fred as they discuss the technical levels of expertise associated with reliability engineering, including expertise in one or two technical subjects, and knowing enough about the broad set of tools to know when to seek out an expert.
- Reliability Engineer as a “technical fellow”
- Technical fellow focuses on technical side
- Reliability engineering has dozens of tools
- In a reliability project, which tool to focus on is preceded by risk assessment
- Both experience and basic knowledge are necessary to become expert in a particular method
- Understand the assumptions that apply to reliability tools, and know the limitations
- Depth and breadth: deep understanding of one or two tools and conversant with all of the tools, knowing when to hand off
- Which tools? opportunistic and interest (passion)
- What makes an expert is ability to learn, willing to ask the right questions, and absorb the information
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SAE Reliability Program Handbook TAHB0009A 2019-05-03