Reliability Specialist I/II/III

Centreville, Virginia
$55,040.60 - $112,030.72
Sep 20, 2017
Oct 25, 2017
Full Time

Operations & Maintenance Division
Support Systems
(Internal ID: 3614/3613/3612)

Grade: 34/32/30
Pay Range: $55,040.60 - $112,030.72
Open: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 ▪ Close: Open Until Filled

*One position is available; grade and level of the selected candidate
will be determined based upon experience and qualifications.

The Upper Occoquan Service Authority is a leader in water reclamation making a difference in the protection of the region’s waterways and the drinking water for the public.

If you want to make a difference in protecting the environment and serving the residents and businesses of Northern Virginia, UOSA wants to talk to you.

The Reliability Specialist will be a self-starter and highly motivated to work to optimize the effectiveness of UOSA’s equipment with a focus on reliability, equipment performance, and life cycle cost. The Reliability Specialist assignments will vary and encompass a variety of tasks. For example: work order analysis to find bad actors, conduct field investigations to find root causes of failures, develop equipment performance standards, act as project manager during commissioning, and train staff in precision maintenance techniques. The incumbent is expected to achieve high  performance in  a  customer-service-oriented  work environment. For the  higher pay grades, the incumbent is expected to have a good understanding of operating context and take initiatives and responsibility for implementation of improvements. Work is performed under the general direction of the Maintenance Engineer.

The incumbent must have a strong understanding of principles, practices, and methods used in installation, maintenance (precision, predictive, preventive) and repair of equipment and infrastructure common to wastewater treatment facilities. Must clearly understand failure modes and peak performance requirements of mechanical and electrical equipment and their value added maintenance requirements. Must have basic knowledge of safety practices, safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to their work. May be exposed to a wastewater biological and chemical hazardous environment, confined spaces or the hazards of rotating or moving machinery. Must demonstrate a high level of computer literacy, be able to interpret and analyze large volumes of data, have a strong knowledge of a CMMS software (JD Edwards preferred) and must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite. The incumbent must maintain accuracy and attention to detail as well as see the big picture and think strategically. Must be able to communicate tactfully and efficiently with others.

▪ Completion of high school or a GED program and a Bachelor of Science with a degree in reliability, mechanical, electrical and/or related field is required. May be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.
▪ Experience in an industrial maintenance or military environment with trade experience and/or experience in the maintenance management of plant machinery  and facilities is required. Minimum 5 years for a Reliability Specialist II and minimum 7 years for a Reliability Specialist I.
▪ Possession of a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) or Certified Reliability Specialist (CRE) is strongly preferred for the Reliability Specialist II and required for Reliability Specialist I.
▪ Possession of a vehicle operator’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required.
▪ Must be able to meet physical requirements of position to include extensive walking, bending, stooping, climbing of stairs and ladders, lifting and/or carrying up to 50 pounds. Must be able to participate in applicable work-safety programs and maintain UOSA certification in Confined Space Entry.

The vacancy notice does not imply that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed in the position. Please request a full job description from the HR Department via email at

Internal candidates must submit a completed Internal Application for Vacancy Form and an updated resume to the Human Resources Department.

External Candidates: All employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening, physical exam, and background check paid for by UOSA.

All applicants must submit an online application along with an updated resume via the UOSA website: > Careers > Employment Opportunities > Candidate Profile. Please be sure to click on Find Jobs in the upper left hand corner of the screen, followed by Search for Jobs. A list of UOSA's open vacancies will appear.

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