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Maintenance Inspector

San Antonio, TX
Maintenance Inspector - Job Summary  
Responsible for an ongoing systematic program of comprehensive preventive, selective and diagnostic inspection of all cement plant equipment.  
 
Essential Functions 
• Inspecting all the cement plant equipment pursuant to the established schedule after determining frequency and inspection routes 
• Creating and improving the inspection procedures and routes in JDE
• Performing routine inspection routes from JDE looking for leaks of material and improve the equipment performance. 
• Working jointly with other departments and functions in operations and maintenance, including planning, lubrication, vibration and execution to identify and establish priorities for equipment repairs and improvement 
• Performing selective inspection (condition and wear inspection) during Preventive Maintenance [PMs]. 
• Creating equipment inspection reports 
• Creating work requests in JDE to rectify or improve the abnormal conditions by defining the problems clearly and as objectively as possible and suggesting the solutions or approach 
• Performing the possible corrections of abnormal conditions during inspection or PMs, without compromising safety, such as cleaning or replacing dirty filters, cleaning of blowing-off dust, tightening of loose bolts, lubing, etc. 
• Noting and trending the condition predictors to diagnose and detect equipment failures sufficiently in advance to prevent unplanned downtime of equipment using MS Excel and other programs 
• Suggesting ways to improve equipment performance, reliability, availability and mean time between failures 
• Suggesting ways to reduce or optimize equipment operation and maintenance costs 
• Analyzing equipment failures and downtime and suggesting ways to prevent recurrence including performing Root Cause Failure Analysis [RCFA] 
• Performing or supervising equipment repairs when required 
• Give support/recommendation for planning, scheduling and executing preventive maintenance repairs during equipment outages such as non-destructive testing, internals inspections, common equipment repairs, etc. 
• Coordinating efforts with OEM and equipment experts 
• Being on the call-out roster for maintenance 
• Working with other plant personnel and contractors for inspections and repairs 
• Represent the Reliability department during the absence of the Reliability Engineer 
 
Minimum Education and Experience 
Significant direct experience with the appropriate certifications will be considered in lieu of bachelor’s degree 
• Good knowledge of heavy machinery and equipment 
• Minimum 5 years industrial maintenance experience required; 
  • cement plant experience strongly preferred 
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Vibration analysis • Thermography • Lubrication analysis • Root Cause Failure analysis - RCFA • Non-destructive methods - UT, Thermography, MAG, dye-penetrant, thickness, etc. 
• Good proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and JDE (desirable) 
• Ability to correspond through e-mails 
• Ability to record and analyze trends 
• Ability to write and improve inspection procedures
• Knowledge of inspection and repairs of equipment such as gear boxes, motors, kilns, cooler, coal mill, etc. 
• This professional needs to be able to read technical drawings, equipment manuals and technical procedures 
• Ability to take and record reliable and repeatable measurements and data  
 
Personal Skills • Results driven (reliability, performance, responsibility) • Ability to interact with plant personnel at all levels • Good interpersonal skills • Aptitude for good communication skills, both oral and written. 
 
Must be able to speak, read, and write the English language fluently 
• Possess the ability to read and understand OEM and other technical manuals and drawings. 
• Attention to detail and follow instructions or procedures provided 
• Willingness to work extended hours, even weekends and holidays, if required 
• Apply/share gained knowledge of any provided training opportunities 
• Ability to manage time and meet provided deadlines  
 
 
 
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