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Planning & Scheduling Fundamentals

January 2021

19 - 21
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February 2021

2 - 4
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Introduction to Reliability Centered Lubrication (RCL)

February 2021

10 - 10
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Reliability Improvement Roadmap Workshop

February 2021

11 - 11
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Reliability Fundamentals

February 2021

16 - 18
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Planning & Scheduling Fundamentals

March 2021

2 - 4
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Advanced Reciprocating Compressor Analysis

March 2021

9 - 11
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Shutdown, Turnaround, Outage

March 2021

23 - 25
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Condition Monitoring Fundamentals

March 2021 - April 2021

30 - 1
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Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

April 2021

6 - 8
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Basic Reciprocating Compressor Analysis

April 2021

20 - 22
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Leading Reliability Improvement

April 2021

27 - 29
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Reliability Fundamentals

May 2021

11 - 13
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Introduction to Reliability Centered Lubrication (RCL)

May 2021

19 - 19
Charleston, SC
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Reliability Improvement Roadmap Workshop

May 2021

20 - 20
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Intermediate Planning & Scheduling

June 2021

15 - 17
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Condition Monitoring Fundamentals

July 2021

13 - 15
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Basic Reciprocating Compressor Analysis

July 2021

13 - 15
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Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

July 2021

20 - 22
Charleston, SC
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Planning & Scheduling Fundamentals

August 2021

3 - 5
Charleston, SC
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Introduction to Reliability Centered Lubrication (RCL)

August 2021

11 - 11
Charleston, SC
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Reliability Improvement Roadmap Workshop

August 2021

12 - 12
Charleston, SC
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Reliability Fundamentals

August 2021

17 - 19
Charleston, SC
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Leading Reliability Improvement

August 2021 - September 2021

31 - 2
Charleston, SC
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Advanced Reciprocating Compressor Analysis

September 2021

14 - 16
Houston, TX
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Shutdown, Turnaround, Outage

October 2021

5 - 7
Charleston, SC
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Intermediate Planning & Scheduling

October 2021

12 - 14
Charleston, SC
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Reliability Fundamentals

October 2021

19 - 21
Charleston, SC
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Basic Reciprocating Compressor Analysis

October 2021

26 - 28
Houston, TX
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Introduction to Reliability Centered Lubrication (RCL)

November 2021

3 - 3
Charleston, SC
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Reliability Improvement Roadmap Workshop

November 2021

4 - 4
Charleston, SC
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Leading Reliability Improvement

November 2021 - December 2021

30 - 2
Charleston, SC
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Reliability Engineer

What to Look for When You Hire a Reliability Engineer

A reliability engineer is critical to maintaining the stability and performance of your products and systems. With such an important role, it's also important to hire the right person. Depending on the role, consider years of experience, reliability engineering courses, your business’s culture, and the applicant's overall career goals. Here's what to look for when hiring a reliability engineer.

Previous coursework and certifications

Is your candidate a certified reliability engineer? Have they taken reliability engineering courses before, and are there other industry-related certifications they may have invested in? Reliability engineering courses and certifications indicate that an engineer has the academic knowledge to perform the given tasks. Looking at the dates on those courses and certifications will tell you how current their knowledge is likely to be.

Leadership skills and the ability to articulate direction 

Often, a reliability engineer needs to be able to take charge. In this role, the ability to influence change is key. They need others to listen to them and lead by example in their roles. Consequently, the ability to articulate direction, work with others, and lead subordinates is important. When interviewing candidates, gauge their soft skills and people skills, and decide whether those skills are suitable to your facility’s work environment.

Tech-savvy aptitudes

Reliability engineers must be tech savvy, with the aptitude to quickly learn how to operate and manage the technology your business integrates. In particular, you will want them to be roughly familiar with the processes and equipment that your business uses. The more well-versed they are in technology, the less critical it is that they already know how to use your specific technology. Applicants can bring new value to your business if they have certifications in other areas of tech that are applicable to your operations. 


There are countless reliability engineering courses, certifications, traits, and professional qualifications to look for. Be aware that there is also more than one way that a reliability engineer can show their technological acumen. Stay up-to-date on the latest in reliability engineering to best understand where the applicant stands in today’s modern market. It can definitely take some time to find the right fit. Allied Reliability has the resources to help you find a reliability engineer that meets your firm’s needs.

 

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