Top 100 Reliability Engineering Resources
As of January 22th, 2023 a simple Google search for the term “reliability” returns about 748 million results (up from 171 million in April 2017, 336 million in January 2022). For the term “reliability engineering” 253 million, up from 10.8 million in 2017.
The term reliability is defined by the Oxford Languages as “the quality of being trustworthy or of performing consistently well”. This is broader than just the work we do in reliability engineering – so this resource page is our attempt to narrow down your search to help you find a shortlist of valuable resources.
Here you will find lists of blogs, books, consultants, degree programs, and more. If one of your favorite resources is missing, let us know. If you are having trouble finding exactly what you need to solve a program or learn, again let us know.
Search Result Tracking
I (Fred) regularly do internet searches looking for bits of information and resources to include on this site. I’m also often looking for just the right information to solve a problem. While I’m not the best searcher, over the years trends start to appear.
The results will likely change over time. Let’s start seeing what we collectively, via Google Search, find most useful.
Search results change for many reasons. The search algorithms change. The sites change. What you find worth visiting changes.
Let’s take a look, over time, at search result top listing for a range of search terms. This page will show the results, the standings, with periodic changes noted.
Here is the initial top 10 list of results given the search terms each starting with “reliability engineering”:
- books – via Amazon
- consultant or consulting
- degree program
- journal or magazine
- professional society or group
Reliability Engineering Blogs
Beyond the collection of blogs or article series available on Accendo Reliability, there is a vibrant set of authors writing on reliability topics. There seems to be an increase in the number of company-sponsored blogs. Notes: In the search and selection of the top 10 results, I skipped blogs that were simply promoting the organizations services, had not posted at least once a month over the past year, and those on the topic of “site reliability engineering” related blogs (may need to form a new category, maybe break up the list into three groups: maintenance, product, and site)
1. ARMS Reliability blog
Revamped and renamed the Resource Hub with articles since 2011 by the team at ARMS Reliability. Now with a filter to zero in on topic, industry, and type of content. Includes blogs, webinars, case studies, news, and more.
2. The Root
The folks at ThinkReliability® have been offering webinars for years and now have a robust weekly blog series. The articles tend to focus on what we can learn from mistakes or errors – by exposing the root causes of such mishaps.
3. Accelix blog
by the folks at Accelix with articles on creating a connected facility, improving capacity assurance, equipment monitoring.
4. CMMS Data Group Blog
by the team at CMMS Data Group with a focus on maintenance optimization and reliability excellence.
5. Our Blog ASQ Reliability & Risk Division
A bit of news about division events, along with useful articles on a range of reliability topics along with occasional CRE sample question quizzes. You do not have to be a member to view the articles.
6. The Maintenance & Reliability Series
by James Kovacevic. After the merger of HP Reliability with Eruditio the weekly blog found a home on Accendo Reliability.
7. RCM Blog
A vlog (short video articles/blogs) by Nancy Regan. As Nancy goes about her day, something sparks a lesson concerning reliability centered maintenance and she turns on her phone to record. Interesting, humorous, and always well done. Syndicated on Accendo Reliability.
8. SEAM Group Blog
Various authors from the SEAM Group write about maintenance, safety, inspections, etc.
9. Reliability Matters
The blog of Chesterton and the articles focus on fluid sealing & equipment protection topics.
10. LUDECA Blog
Trent and team have revamped the blog pages providing a great place to find and study articles on vibration analysis, reliability engineering, and host of other topics.
Reliability Engineering Books
Update as of January 22th, 2023.
For this search, I’m using Amazon in the books section and the search term “reliability engineering -site” Sorted by overall sales rank. The search algorithm in a Chrome incognito browser window provided results from titles or similar attributes. The past couple of years, the results included titles across safety, quality, risk, maintenance, and general engineering-focused books. Seems the search algorithm continues to change.
Note: the links below are affiliate links meaning if you buy something from Amazon after clicking here, Accendo Reliability receives a small sales commission. (thanks for the support)
1. Engineers’ Practical Databook: A Technical Reference Guide for Students and Professionals
by Jay Smith
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 34,519
2. Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices Third Edition
by Ramesh Gulati
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 67,432
Up from #5.
3. Effective FMEAs
by Carl Carlson
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 112,797
New to top ten Books.
4. Design Reliability
by B.S. Dhillon
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 221,506
New to top ten Books.
5. An Introduction to Reliability and Maintainability Engineering, Third Edition
by Charles E. Ebeling
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 229,095
Up from #10.
6. Reliability-Centered Maintenance, Second Edition
by John Moubray
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 249,665
New to top ten Books.
7. Risk and Reliability in Structural Engineering: Theoretical Basis
by Naiwei Lu and Mohammad Noori
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 328,382
New to top ten Books.
8. Probability Distributions Used in Reliability Engineering
by Andrew N. O’Connor, Mohammad Modarres, and Ali Mosleh
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 358,801
New to top ten Books.
9. The Certified Reliability Engineer Handbook
by Mark Allen Durivage
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 371,269
New to top ten Books.
10. Applied Reliability 3rd Edition
by Paul A. Tobias and David Trindade
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 372,272
New to top ten Books.
11. Practical Reliability Engineering, Fifth Edition
by Patrick P. O’Connor and Andre Kleyner
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 440,566
Down from #6.
Reliability Engineering Conference
1. International Conference on Reliability Engineering (ICRE)
The aim objective of ICRE (a workshop of ICSRS) is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Reliability Engineering. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. Submitted conference papers will be reviewed by technical committees of the Conference.
2. The Reliability Conference
The RELIABILITY Conference features innovative strategies for plant reliability practices, addressing opportunities to increase production and lower costs. The speakers tackle issues on maintenance work management, reliability centered maintenance, computerized maintenance management, asset health, condition monitoring, and business profitability performance.
3. International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE)
Welcome to the IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering – the premium conference that focuses on the theory and practice of software systems reliability engineering.
Over the past 20+ years, we have grown to be recognized as the voice of software reliability. From its humble beginnings in 1990, it has become a conference that has a unique element to it: a rare combination of strong research and industry participation.
4. Reliability Excellence Conference (Rx)
The Reliability Excellence Conference gathers the community of Reliability Excellence users for three days of sharing best practices and learning new approaches to continuous improvement. Conference sessions will include common use cases from Rx users and LCE Principals. This will be followed by facilitated workshops on best practices, issues, processes, documenting value, and needed tools.
5. International Applied Reliability & Durability Conference (ARDC)
The International Applied Reliability & Durability Conference (ARDC) provides a forum for expert presenters from industry and government to come together with reliability practitioners from all over the world to discuss the application of reliability engineering principles to meet real world challenges. This reliability and maintainability engineering conference is held in multiple locations around the world.
6. ISSAT Reliability & Quality in Design Conference (ICSRS)
ICSRS aims to provide a high-level international forum to bring together industry professionals, academics, and individuals from institutions, industrials, and government agencies to exchange information, share achievements, and discuss the advancement in the fields of System Reliability and Safety, etc.
7. SMRP Annual Conference (SMRP)
More than 1,000 maintenance, reliability, and physical asset management professionals will gather for education, certification and networking.
8. Reliable Plant Conference & Exhibition
Professionals attending Reliable Plant Conference & Exhibition come from dozens of different machinery-centric industries, but last year’s conference survey results indicate they all had one important thing in common: they learned something new.
Reliable Plant goes beyond just presenting new ideas; it gives you strategies for rallying colleagues and management behind these new ideas so they can be implemented for visible improvement.
9. International Conference on Reliability, Risk Maintenance and Engineering Management (ICRRM)
International Conference on Reliability, Risk Maintenance and Engineering Management (ICRRM) aims to provide a high-level international forum to bring together industry professionals, academics, and individuals from institutions, industrials, and government agencies to exchange information, share achievements, and discuss the advancement in the fields of System Reliability and Safety, etc. This is one of the most prestigious conferences conceptualized in the field of System Reliability and management. We welcome industry professionals and academics from companies, governmental agencies and universities around the world to cover a broad range of perspectives, practices and technical expertise. This important conference offers attendees the opportunity to stay informed about the latest developments. It is expected to attract over 500 delegates, which will consist of very high-quality technical sessions and tutorials.
10. The Annual Reliability & Maintainability Symposium (RAMS)
The Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) attracts leading Reliability and Maintainability experts from across industry, academia, and the U.S. Government. The topics addressed are broad, including R&M requirements, mission-critical design and acquisition areas aimed at policies, technologies, lessons learned, modeling, simulation, and training.
Reliability Engineering Consulting or Consultant
As of the April 2021 update (private browser search for ‘reliability engineering consultant OR consulting’) found the following listing in order – minus site reliability, job placement of job board services. Three new firms joined the list, two firms returned, five firms dropped off, and the remaining five shuffled the order of listing. We added the number of clicks these links have received since first appearing on the list.
1. Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Reliability Engineering Services
Reliability Engineering focuses on identifying and managing asset condition and mitigating risks that could negatively affect the company’s value stream. Three primary areas include loss elimination, risk management, and managing the life cycle of assets from design to decommissioning.
remained #1 — 958 clicks
2. Relteck, Reliability Engineering Consulting
Relteck will provide Reliability Engineering services or reliable engineering consulting services and assessment testing to help you undertake product reliability improvement initiatives in business and operations. Relteck engineers will help you align your company business operations with your customer expectations and deploy industry best practices, statistical and reliability methodologies such as highly accelerated stress screening¸ life testing and reliability, highly accelerated life test, and lifetime testing.
new to Top 10 list
3. FMS Reliability — Consulting
FMS Reliability Provides Expert Reliability Services for Improved Reliability throughout the Product Lifecycle
FMS Reliability is a leading reliability engineering and management consulting firm providing in-depth expertise and individualized attention to improve product reliability at your company.
returning to Top 10 list — 843 clicks
4. Reliability Analytics
Reliability Analytics is a small business founded in 2010 by Seymour F. Morris. Reliability Analytics specializes in developing custom analytical models for evaluating system reliability, including:
- System Reliability Modeling and Analysis
- Reliability Prediction
- Product Support and Analysis
- Other Custom Solutions
remained at #4 — 904 clicks
5. Systems Effectiveness Associates, Inc. (SEA) Reliability engineering consulting
Systems Effectiveness Associates, Inc. (SEA), Norwood, Massachusetts, provides reliability engineering and test consulting to our clients in the areas of HALT/HASS, accelerated reliability testing, predictive analysis, systems analysis and product reliability improvement. Since 1979, SEA provided reliability engineering consulting to the manufacturers of electronic and electro-mechanical systems.
down from #2 — 778 clicks
6. The GBS Group Reliability Engineering
The GBS Group specializes in Reliability Engineering using such tools as Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Root Cause Failure Analysis, and Condition Based Monitoring (CBM). Our RCM methodology helps owners, operators, maintenance managers and regulators to carefully move from a time-based to condition based maintenance program for high value equipment while building in enhancements to reliability and safety.
We understand how to calculate and monitor system reliability and we help clients assure the maximum reliability possible at optimum cost. Our engineers possess extensive backgrounds in mechanical, electrical, marine, and other engineering disciplines.
down from #5 — 514 clicks
7. ABB Oil & Gas and Chemicals Reliability service
ABB offers risk-based equipment maintenance policies to maximize reliability and integrity.
- Criticality analysis
- Risk-based maintenance and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
- Preventive maintenance planning and scheduling
- Spares parts management
ABB can assist companies with their reliability practices, by helping to prevent failure and manage maintenance work.
down from #6 — 1,386 clicks
8. Implementation Engineers
A Holistic Approach to Develop and Implement World-Class Asset Management Programs
The best processes are only as capable as the equipment that enable them. Asset Performance Excellence is an integrated and holistic improvement program that will improve the management of physical assets to support a company’s performance goals. Many facilities make the mistake of focusing narrowly on the maintenance function to improve equipment downtime. However, studies of root cause analysis show enterprise value creation is sub-optimized when addressing any area in isolation. Implementation Engineers develops and implements world-class asset management programs using a holistic methodology, which includes operator-driven reliability, asset sustainability, and work management optimization.
new to Top 10 list
Prevent and eliminate equipment failures with program offerings including PM Development, PM Optimization, Full-scale PdM design and deployment, FMEA/RCM, RCFA, Equipment Criticality, and Bill of Materials (BOM)
returned to the top 10 list — 902 clicks
10. Concept Business Excellence Consultancy
In a globally competitive market today, there is very little room for mistakes or missed chances. Therefore, organizations across the world are under constant watch to re-examine how efficiently the current operations are being run through optimizing the use of available resources including manpower, space, effort, time and equipment.
We work at strategic level and focus on Smart Cost Reduction, Quality Improvement, Productivity Improvement, Profit Maximization through application of latest management concepts.
new to Top 10 list
The following dropped from the top 10 list as of April 2020
Emerson Process Management down from #3 — 831 clicks
Apex Ridge down from #7 — 584 clicks
SEAM Group down from #8 — 303 clicks
ARMS Consulting Services down from #9 — 860 clicks
SVT Engineering Consultants down from #10 — 477 clicks
Reliability Engineering Degree
1. University of Maryland Department of Mechanical Engineering
Graduate education and research is an essential mission of the Mechanical Engineering Department; the most critical component of our research program is the students who carry out the theoretical and experimental studies under the guidance of our faculty. Without the dedication and outstanding work of our highly accomplished graduate students much of the valuable and challenging research carried out in the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s diverse laboratories could not take place.
The A. James Clark School of Engineering(link is external), which has ranked in the top 20 in the U.S. News and World Report‘s Graduate School rankings since 1997, prides itself on the production of highly knowledgeable and skilled graduates. Our graduate course work is designed to offer both a breadth of understanding, while also providing an outstanding and comprehensive education in a student’s particular area of research interest.
2. University of Maryland Office of Advanced Engineering Education (online)
This interdisciplinary option is offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Typical areas of study include topics such as the mechanisms and physics of failure, methods of design for reliability, maintainability engineering, life cycle costing and equipment sparing policies.
The program can be completed in 20 months on a part-time basis, and you’ll have the convenience and flexibility of learning when and where it’s most convenient for you. In addition, you’ll experience the same high standards of academic excellence and accessible resources that you’d expect from the leading educator of reliability engineers-the University of Maryland.
3. Arizona State University Engineering: Quality, Reliability and Statistical Engineering (online – on campus option available)
Arizona State University’s Master of Engineering in quality, reliability, and statistical engineering offers specialized courses founded on basic engineering and statistics principles that are central to improving quality, reliability, and achieving meaningful results in today’s modern business organizations.
4. Clemson University Reliability Engineering Certification Progam
The Clemson University Reliability Engineering Certification program is designed for people who are responsible for improving asset and capacity reliability and creating a culture of continuous improvement. This program equips participants to:
- Build and sustain a strategic reliability engineering program
- Prepare control strategies that reduce risk and improve asset utilization
- Determine predictive strategies and build an effective predictive maintenance program
- Establish a root cause analysis program that will lead to reduced downtime, increased production and a culture of continuous improvement
- Demonstrate practical learning application
- Use the REC title designation beside your name
The Reliability Engineering Certification is comprised of the four courses below as well as a work product requirement that will equip you to illustrate your expertise in the area of Reliability.
5. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Reliability and Maintainability Engineering
The Reliability and Maintainability Engineering (RME) program is a multidisciplinary program focuses on the use of management systems, analysis techniques and advanced condition-based and preventive technologies to identify, manage and eliminate failures leading to losses in system function. Once perceived as a practitioner or manufacturing issue, reliability and maintainability engineering is now considered a business issue of urgent priority.
6. Rutgers University Quality & Reliability Engineering
The Quality and Reliability Engineering concentration, offered in cooperation with the Statistics department, prepares students with a specialty focusing on design of experiments, process control, reliability and quality management.
7. Ohio State University Reliability Engineering Certification
The Reliability Engineering Certification prepares reliability professionals to achieve maximum results in this strategic business role.
8. California State University Dominguez Hills Certificate Award in Reliability Engineering
CSUDH offers Certificate Awards for students who complete three graduate level courses from the MSQA program and the appropriate capstone course. The student may take these courses through “open university” thus need not be enrolled in the MSQA program. Each student who satisfactorily completes a non-credit capstone course and the associated three graduate level credit courses from the MSQA program will be provided with a Certificate Award.
9. Manchester University MSc Reliability Engineering and Asset Management
Reliability Engineering and Asset Management is a critical field of managerial and technical importance to UK and International industry. It is estimated that 10% of annual typical plant cost is spent maintaining plant. Maintenance costs are likely to influence competitiveness on a global scale and this allows Maintenance Managers to make major impacts on their companies’ bottom line.
The programme is a key element in increasing industrial competitiveness and is a sophisticated discipline which embraces management techniques, organisation, planning and the application of substantial electronic, engineering and analytical knowledge to manufacturing processes, transport, power generation and the efficient operation of industrial, commercial and civic buildings. The aim of the programme is to give companies the technical and managerial expertise to thrive in the global marketplace.
10. Kansas University Reliability Engineering Certification Program
Learn practical skills and apply them on the job.
Create a culture of reliability and continuous improvement.
As a candidate in this program, you will learn practical skills that can be applied on the job right away, demonstrate your commitment to reliability and continuous improvement, and increase your value to your organization. This program is offered through a partnership with the Life Cycle Institute.
To earn a Reliability Engineering Certification, candidates must complete all four required courses within three years and fulfill a work product requirement.
Reliability Engineering Jobs or Careers
These are listing sites mostly where you may find current openings related to reliability engineering or management. Even if you are not actively looking for a new position, it never hurts to see what is available.
Each listing site contains a job title and short description. Some have search filters by locations, salary range, etc. Click through to see more and to apply. I think all require registration to find contact information or to apply.
1. Indeed.com Reliability Engineering jobs
2. Indeed.com Maintenance Reliability Engineering jobs
3. Monster.com Reliability Engineering jobs
Reliability engineer jobs are found wherever systems or components need to be assessed for possible failure. Reliability engineers perform analyses and tests on parts, systems and processes. Whenever a system is deemed unreliable, it’s up to the engineer to draft and enact a plan to increase reliability. (from Monster’s reliability engineer jobs page)
4. Linkedin.com Reliability Engineering jobs
5. Careerbuilder.com Reliability Engineering jobs
6. PayScale.com Reliability Engineering salaries
Enter you location experience and skill level and see the general salary range
7. Rigzone.com Oil industry Reliability Engineering jobs
A Reliability Engineer identifies and manages asset reliability risk throughout the lifecycle of a product. This is a strategic role that is involved in the planning, designing and developing of maintenance programs. Loss elimination, risk management, and lifecycle asset management are the 3 main areas of focus for most Reliability Engineers. Reliability Engineers work extensively in plants and refineries, but can be found in other areas of the industry as well. (from rigzone.com)
8. glassdoor.com Reliability Engineering jobs
9. SimplyHired.com Reliability Engineering jobs
10. OilandGasJobSearch.com Reliability Engineering jobs
Reliability Engineering Journal or Magazine
1. Reliability Engineering & System Safety
Published by Elsevier in association with the European Safety and Reliability Association, and the Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis Division
2. Reliability Engineering
ScienceDirect has past issues. Last published by Elsevier in 1987 and now part of Reliability Engineering & System Safety.
3. Journal of Quality and Reliability Engineering
A peer-reviewed open access journal published by Hindawi Publishing Corporation
4. Quality and Reliability Engineering International
Quality and Reliability Engineering International (QREI) has previously published an INFORMS Special Issue based on the INFORMS Annual Conference. Papers that are developed out of the INFORMS presentations and fit into the scope of QREI are welcomed. Papers that describe the use of mathematical and statistical tools to solve quality and reliability industrial problems are strongly encouraged.
Find a listing of all issues here.
5. Uptime Magazine
The mission of Uptime Magazine is to make maintenance reliability professionals and asset managers safer and more successful by providing case studies, tutorials, practical tips, news, book reviews, and interactive content. Part of Reliabilityweb.com.
6. International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering
IJRQSE is a refereed journal focusing on both the theoretical and practical aspects of reliability, quality, and safety in engineering. The journal is intended to cover a broad spectrum of issues in manufacturing, computing, software, aerospace, control, nuclear systems, power systems, communication systems, and electronics. Papers are sought in the theoretical domain as well as in such practical fields as industry and laboratory research. The journal is published quarterly, March, June, September and December. It is intended to bridge the gap between the theoretical experts and practitioners in the academic, scientific, government, and business communities. Review articles and case studies are also welcome in addition to innovative works in all key areas of the journal.
7. IEEE Reliability Magazine
New IEEE Reliability Magazine starting 2021. We are pleased to introduce the IEEE Reliability Magazine as a peer-reviewed online extension of the newsletter. It covers all security and reliability aspects of science and engineering, technology, and applications.
8. Maintenance Technology
MaintenanceTechnology.com provides a dynamic portal into information critical for the success of today’s plant management teams responsible for the optimum performance of plant physical assets. It serves the critical technical, business and professional-development needs of engineers, managers and technicians from across all industrial and manufacturing sectors. Further, it is also the online home of Maintenance Technology magazine and Maintenance Technology newsletters.
9. International Journal of Reliability and Safety
IJRS provides an authoritative source of information and an international forum in the field of reliability and safety. It is a highly professional and refereed journal that aims to achieve a balance between academic rigour and practical applications from all disciplines. In addition, prominent members of the reliability and safety community may serve as guest editors of special issues dedicated to a specific subject.
10. International Journal of Statistics and Reliability Engineering
The International Journal of Statistics and Reliability Engineering (IJSRE) aims to publish refereed, well-written original research papers, and studies that describe the latest research and development in the broader areas of Statistics and Reliability Engineering as well as their applications. It also provides a platform for scientists, engineers and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new ideas and developments in these areas.
Reliability Engineering Podcasts
There are listings and references to podcasts in the search results. The list here is in order of first mention with links to the podcast home page or listing page.
1. Dare to Know: Interviews with Quality and Reliability Thought Leaders
Interviews with leading figures in the quality and reliability fields. Learn about those shaping our world. Tim interviews authors, business leaders, scholars, vendors, and consultants to understand their motivations, key insights, and explore their contributions to the quality and reliability engineering professions.
2. Speaking of Reliability
Enjoy an episode of Speaking of Reliability. Where you can join friends as they discuss reliability topics. Join us as we discuss topics ranging from design for reliability techniques, to field data analysis approaches.
3. The Engineering Commons Podcast
Adam, Brian, Carmen and Jeff discuss theoretical and practical aspects of the design process, as well as the emotional states they experience when engaged in design activities.
4. Rooted in Reliability: The Plant Performance Podcast
A weekly maintenance and reliability podcast covering common industry challenges and what you can learn from them.
5. LCE Life Cycle Engineering podcast
The podcast series features interviews with LCE’s reliability subject matter experts, plus insights from our clients and executives. Listeners will gain a holistic view of how to achieve Reliability Excellence, the foundation for improving performance, reducing risk and engaging employees.
6. Accendo Reliability Webinar Series
Let’s have in depth discussion during the live monthly webinar series. Reliability Engineering Basics, Statistics, Accelerated Testing, Program Assessment and Improvement.
7. How Do You Engineer?
8. SEI Podcast Series
Conversations in Software Engineering
9. Project Controls
This podcast gathers a global community of professional Project Controls Specialists, Engineers, Risk Specialists, Cost Analysts, Quantity Surveyors, Schedulers, Earn Value Specialists, Cost Controllers, Procurement Experts, Estimators, Project Managers and Consultants.
Some of the topics we cover include principles of project management, project planning, cost estimating, budgeting, parametric estimating, project contingency, work breakdown structure, applied statistics and economics, planning and scheduling, productivity, progress and cost control, risk management, risk analysis, cost tracking, project closeout, cost reporting software and so much more!
10. The MRO Guy Podcast
Your host, Steve Landis, with the SBL Group is the MRO Guy. The MRO Guy Podcast is dedicated to sharing information and learning’s about MRO Spare Parts and equipment reliability processes.
Reliability Engineering Professional Organization
This search was a bit tricky as some are societies, associations, divisions, group, etc. So here’s the search phrase: reliability engineering society OR group OR association OR division. Elminating job openings, site reliability, and how to become certified, this is the list as of April 5th, 2021.
1. IEEE Reliability Society
The Reliability Society is a technical Society within the IEEE, the world’s leading association for the advancement of technology. We are a volunteer group of professionals engaged in assuring reliability in the engineering disciplines of hardware, software, and human factors.
2. ASQ Reliability Division
The ASQ Reliability Division is the largest group in the world that promotes reliability training and education. We are a volunteer organization focused on providing reliability training and education through member benefits, thus advancing reliability engineering globally. We are a major professional specialty association within the framework of the American Society for Quality.
3. Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering Quality Control and Reliability Division
Members of this division are involved in quality management, quality measurement and assurance, quality control analysis, inspection criteria, and reliability/maintainability of products or services.
[note: in early April 2021 this page on Accendo Reliability appears forth on the search results – nice]
4. Society of Reliability Engineers
Founded in 1966 in Buffalo, New York, with the intention of providing a forum for individuals of various organizations to discuss mutual issues in the then-new discipline of Reliability, the SRE has since become an international society with more than 20 chapters worldwide. The SRE and its chapters are not-for-profit, equal opportunity organizations, providing member opportunities for professional development.
3. The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals
The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is a nonprofit professional society formed by practitioners to advance the reliability and physical asset management industry and to create leaders in the field. SMRP provides unparalleled value for individual practitioners looking to expand their knowledge and skills in maintenance and reliability and build more business connections with other practitioners. SMRP is the premier asset management resource for companies looking to improve their processes and procedures.
4. Safety and Reliability Society
The Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS) is the professional body for safety, reliability, and risk management practitioners. We provide our members with cross-industry learning, CPD, and networking opportunities. SaRS is a Licensed Member of the Engineering Council providing registration for Chartered Engineers and Incorporated Engineers. We are internationally recognized as the leading body for domain expertise through our branch technical seminars, journals, knowledge base, webinars, and membership.
5. Professional Asset Management Association of Canada
PEMAC is a Canadian not-for-profit association enabling excellence in maintenance, reliability, and asset management through collaboration, applied learning, and leadership.
6. Association of Asset Management Professionals
The Association of Asset Management Professionals or as we like to call it AMP (formerly the Association for Maintenance Professionals) has a mission to create a new era for the practice of maintenance, reliability in the context of asset management for organizations to enhance the delivery for the triple bottom line of economic prosperity, environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
7. Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society
The strength of the MER Society to reach and excel in its objectives is always due to the strong sense of duty and service, commitments, efforts, and work of the general members and the members of the Executive Committee. MER professionals continuously provide knowledge, expertise, guidance, leadership, their time, and most importantly, with care and due diligence, to ensure an ongoing improvement of the mining sector and the global society.
8. Safety and Reliability Group
Safety and Reliability Group promotes the development of safety and reliability requirements for products such as equipment, systems, or services.
9. MEETA Asset Management Society
The MEETA Asset Management society is a special interest group for maintenance, reliability and asset management practitioners, providing CPD and networking events for engineers.
10. Reliability Engineering Association of Japan
The site is in Japanese, so if anyone is fluent and would like to provide a short description of the association, that would be great.
Reliability Engineering Webinar Programs
This is just a short list of the top Google search listings. Check out the monthly Reliability Engineering Webinar Announcements newsletter for a complete listing the upcoming months events from as many sources as we can find.
1. Reliability and Maintainability Webinars ASQ Reliability Division
Sign up to view hours of on-demand reliability and maintainability engineering webinars from experts in the field!
2. Accendo Reliability Webinar Series
Join the discussion during one or all of these live online events. Also available as an audio podcast for free. Plus, event recordings are available on demand, with free membership.
3. Life Cycle Engineering Webinar Presentations
LCE Webinars offer insights and recommendations presented by experienced subject matter experts, presented in a brief, interactive format. Learn from the pros without even leaving your desk.
4. Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering Webinar archive
Must be a member to view recorded webinars.
5. Association for Facilities Engineering Webinars
6. SMRP Professional Development Webinars
Take advantage of one of your many membership benefits. Professional Development webinars are FREE to SMRP members.
7. AMP Women in Reliability and Asset Management Webinars (no longer able to view without site account)
Our mission is to empower women around the world to understand the importance of Asset Management and Reliability and their role in society and how to use this knowledge to apply it for best practices and operational excellence achievement.
8. SMTA webinars and Webtorials
Listen to outstanding speakers without leaving your desk. No travel budget? No problem. SMTA Webinars and Webtorials are a great solution for getting the latest information on electronics assembly and advanced packaging at the best price.
9. Hobbs Engineering Accelerated Reliability Training Webinars
Hobbs Engineering is pleased to be now offering webinars in addition to our regular seminars. These Accelerated Reliability Webinars are taught live by our highly knowledgeable instructors. You can contact us to get a link to past webinars that have been recorded or watch this website for future ones. The cost of these webinars vary, please contact Hobbs Engineering for specific pricing.
10. Maintenance Technology Webinars
Maintenance Technology provides opportunities to learn from some of the experts in the industry on a variety of topics. Below are on-demand, previously recorded sessions, as well as listings and descriptions for upcoming webinars.
Reliability Engineering Certifications
Started with a search for ‘reliability engineering certification’ and did a bit more investigation by asking a few peers in various parts of the world and industry.
Note a certification is not the same as a professional engineer license, or chartered engineers, or charter professional engineers (depending on your location in the world. A certification is either recognition of mastery of a body of knowledge or completion of a sequence of courses or both.
Here’s what I found and in no particilar order.
1. American Society for Quality’s Certified Reliability Engineer (ASQ CRE)
Prequisites require at least 7 years of relevant combined higher education and/or work experience. Certification granted to those that pass a test based on a comprehensive body of knowledge. The body of knowedge includes a signficant knowledge of relaibility statistics and tends to focus on product reliability with some material for maintenance reliability.
2. Society for Mainteance & Reliability Professionals’ Certified Maintenance & Reliability Engineer (SMRP CMRP) and the Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician (SMRP CMRT)
No education or work experience prerequisites. Certification granted to those that pass a test based on a comprehensive body of knowledge. The body of knowledge focuses on asset management and maintenance reliability engineering topics.
3. The Association of Asset Management Professionals Certified Reliability Leader (AMP CRL)
The exam is based on the Uptime Elements and associated Relaibiltiy Leadership system. The aim is to reinforce leadership skills at all levels of the organization when it comes to reliability. The Uptime Elements focus on asset management and maintenance reliability topics.
4. Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) offers two certifications: MMP and CAMP
Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) – successfully complete the courses in the MMP program or document sufficient prior education.
Certified Asset Managemetn Professional (CAMP) – successfully complete the courses in the Asset Management Professional education program or document sufficient prior education.
All PEMAC certification focus on maintenance engineering or management.
5. World Partners in Asset Management Certified Asset Management Assessor (WPiAM CAMA).
Through ISO 17021-5, the International Standards Organization has recognized that individuals assessing or auditing organizations’ Asset Management systems to ISO 5500x require background knowledge in Asset Management.
6. The Reliability and Maintainability Symposium RAMS ® Tutorial Certificate Program
Awarded for completing a set of 10 conference tutorials over at least a two year period. There are five core tutorial and you can elect any other tutorials for the remaining five.
7. Life Cycle Engineering Reliability Engineering Certification ®
This university-backed program is designed for people who are responsible for improving asset and capacity reliability and creating a culture of continuous improvement. Complete four three-day classes within three years.
8. University of Tennessee Knoxville Reliability & Maintainability Implementaion Certification (UTK RMIC®)
Complete three or more couses from the Reliability & Maintenance Center or from approved training partner and complete a 3 to 6 month project.
9. Association for Facilities Engineering Certified Professional Maintenance Manager (AFE CPMM)
Prequisites include at least two years plant/facility supervisory capacity. The exam covers a range of maintenance, inventory, planning & scheduling, and facilities management topics.
10. Still looking
I know this search is not comprehensive. Send us a note on where we can find more information on a certification you think should be included here. (send a note to Fred at firstname.lastname@example.org)