Reliability Engineer

at Rust-Oleum Corporation
Published November 12, 2022
Location Vernon Hills, IL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Job Description


Rust-Oleum Corporation is a worldwide leader in protective paints and coatings for both home and industry. We offer a wide product range including decorative fashion paints, durable industrial roof repair coatings and, of course, the famous rust-fighting formula that started it all.

The primary result expected from the Maintenance Leader is to improve reliability by implementing maintenance & reliability best practices across the various Rust-Oleum manufacturing sites.


Typical tasks for this position include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Create best practices and ensure CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) is standardized across the company including equipment trees, nomenclature, part identification, reporting, etc.
  • Create best practices for Planning & Scheduling maintenance work. Help the plants improve their planned maintenance work. Improve wrench-time by optimizing the planning process.
  • Help the plants identify critical spare parts.
  • Work with the plants to establish best practices for part visibility and inventory control.
  • Help lead and participate in reliability FIT events.
  • Be a champion and resource for our predictive program using technologies such as ultrasound, thermography, vibration, and oil analysis


  • Communicate effectively and work with multiple levels of the organization.
  • Maintain a good record of attendance and punctuality.
  • Open to best practices and learning new technologies.
  • Treat people with dignity and respect.
  • Conduct all business with integrity.
  • Adhere to Rust-Oleum Corporation Quality principles and participate in all departmental and company-wide Quality activities.
  • Follow all safety procedures and company policies.



  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance .
  • Experience of Planning & Scheduling Maintenance work.
  • In-depth experience of implementing & using CMMS.
  • Experience of setting up Critical Spare parts and Supply Room controls and best practices.
  • Experience working as a maintenance technician and trade skills.
  • Predictive technology certifications are a plus.
  • Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician (CMRT) is a plus


  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Must be based near one of our larger facilities (Pleasant Prairie, Hagerstown, or Somerset)
  • Travel up to 50% is required.
  • A technical degree or equivalent experience required.

Rust-Oleum is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class.


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