Group Reliability Engineer – Europe

Reference Group Reliability Engineer – Europe : 0429 

Group Reliability Engineer – Europe

High value, innovative reliability engineering // 10-20 % travel // Well suited for Mechanical Engineers with a knack for data-analysis and a keen interest in advanced asset & maintenance management // You’re an integral part of a highly capable, well structured and supportive Global Reliability Team


As a Group Reliability Engineer you help delivering the best reliability engineering services in a safe and productive manner minimizing production losses and maintenance costs. The first few years you take the lead in the preparation, implementation and standardization of the Maximo technology in multiple European manufacturing plants.

Key Responsibilities:

Maximo Client Support:

  • Assist in the preparation, implementation and standardization of Maximo in alignment with UK, EU & USA.
  • Provide support and training to plant clients, utilizing the Maximo Best Practices.
  • Instruct plants to initiate and update each plant’s Numerical Criticality Ranking for Equipment and Spare Parts.
  • Help plants to standardize the Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Predictive Maintenance (PdM) task format to align with failure modes of FMECA, transitioning to condition-based inspections while aligning Maximo resource requirements to plant resource availability.
  • Develop and network PM’s and PdM’s from multiple plants to continuously improve EHS, Reliability, quality, production efficiency, labor/material effectiveness… to optimize critical asset Total Life Cycle Costs.
  • Assist plants to pare down on low critical ranked asset PM’s and to focus on building effective PM’s for “highly critical” assets, aligning PM’s and PdM inspections with asset Failure Modes developed from FMECA’s.
  • Lead Co-Op Students to update plant drawings.
  • Apply best practices and lessons learned from previous Start-Ups and Maximo Go-Lives of other plants to continuously improve the Maximo and Advanced Planning/Scheduling preparation of new green field sites and existing plants.

Root Cause Analysis and FMECA/RCM Support:

  • Lead training to utilize the Maximo Workflow process, 5-Why RCA’s and Troubleshooting as a part of keeping the Mechanical, Electrical and Process FMECA/RCM alive, minimizing highest Pareto valued production losses.
  • Contribute to the weekly Global Reliability Meetings, and keep up to date with reliability knowledge, techniques and methodologies through training, webinars, magazines…
  • Lead initiatives for surveys and benchmarking as part of Annual Reliability Assessments.
  • Utilize production loss and maintenance cost data to lead Problem Solving teams prioritized to generate the greatest value returns for the IKO plants.
  • Establish strong relationships with the Maintenance/Operations and IT employees to build the necessary disciplines for highly effective and efficient Predictive Maintenance and Shutdown PM plans.
  • Prepare, organize and facilitate production line FMECA/RCM, after detailed Pareto analysis of production losses associated with critical assets, for use in PM Optimization and corresponding Spare Parts strategy.

Our Client: Company Profile

Our client, IKO ( is a global leader in the manufacture and supply of asphalt & bituminous waterproofing and insulation products. IKO Europe – with corporate HQ and centre of excellence in Antwerp, Belgium – continues to expand its horizons by acquisition as well as consistent organic growth and as such offers excellent career opportunities for candidates with exceptional talent. The European organization has manufacturing facilities in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, UK, Slovakia and has established a network of sales offices & distribution centers throughout Europe.

IKO is a family owned company and has great values that were introduced by their founder and still resonate in their current work environment and are part of what makes this company special.

To help facilitate organizational performance and further growth in Europe, the company wants to deploy the highest valued reliability engineering services.

Skills and Qualifications

  • The Group Reliability Engineer holds a Master’s degree in Engineering (Msc, ing. or ir.), preferably in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in maintenance/reliability engineering, preferably in continuous process manufacturing environments.
  • Strong analytical skills with a high level of accuracy and a clear aptitude for IT/data-analysis.
  • Experience with facilitating Root Cause (Failure) Analyses (RCA / RCFA).
  • Experience with equipment and spare parts strategies.
  • Knowledge of condition monitoring tools such as vibration, ultrasound analysis… is a plus.
  • Experience in working with Maximo (or a similar CMMS) and Excel, Autocad…
  • Openness to other cultures, integrity, agility, long term thinking, humility.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • You speak Dutch, English and French.

  • IKO is on a journey of growth, building on their strongest assets, financial strength, global reach, their vertically integrated way of working, family values and their commitment to employees, suppliers and customers.
  • A key and influential role within IKO Europe. The challenge to be successful in a variety of European plants, differing both on a technological level (brand new and older plants) as well as in culture and heritage.
  • IKO provides employees with opportunities to continuously develop and transform their talents into results.
  • Attractive salary package, with numerous benefits including a company car, insurance package, expense allowance…
  • Flexible working hours schedule.
Contact us!

If you believe you have what it takes to make things happen in this role as Group Reliability Engineer, we would like to hear from you.

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to quoting “ref 0429 – 18/01/2021”. Feel free to call Wim Vander meiren (0032 (0)489 585 566) or Manu Pauwels (0032 (0)489 585 565).