Manufacturing Reliability Engineer

Augusta, Georgia, United States | Full-time


Manufacturing Reliability Engineer Augusta, Georgia, United States, Full-Time 

Manus Bio is a next-generation industrial biotechnology company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts that produces plant-based ingredients.  We use a variety of patented and proprietary technologies to engineer microbes for the production of specialty chemicals, such as food ingredients, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.  We are seeking a highly motivated Manufacturing Reliability Engineer to champion the reliability program and manage the reliability systems providing world class reliability results based on well-defined key performance indicators. Provide expertise and technical support to maintain and improve the reliability of systems in the plant including the data gathering, failure analysis, troubleshooting, and development of predictive/preventative maintenance programs for equipment.  Assists in reviewing any equipment replacements in the future.  Works in a cross functional team with Maintenance and Production Staff to maintain performance of the equipment.  Provides backup to the Maintenance Manager for directing in-field activities of maintenance technicians and contractors.

 This hands-on position requires a desire and ability to work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team, as well as the demonstration of a high degree of flexibility, creativity, and initiative applied to the various duties and aspects of the position. This person will be expected to play an integral part of Manus Bio’s team located in Augusta, GA.


Why work at Manus Bio:

  • Opportunity – For motivated, results-oriented team members, our growth creates opportunities for personal and professional advancement.
  • Accountability – You are given the resources you need to succeed and the freedom to make it happen; in return, we hold each other accountable for our high expectations. 
  • Passion – We love what we do and enjoy working with others who feel the same way. We embrace the challenge and hard work that come with working on the cutting edge.



  • Determine MTBF of critical subassemblies and develop a system that leads to correlation with field return failure rates.
  • Work closely with maintenance, engineering, and production staff to determine/predict component and system life using tools such as FMEA, DOE, RCA, etc. to ensure world class reliability and extended operating life of the equipment. 
  • Implement Lean Manufacturing concepts such as TPM, RCM, Six Sigma, and 5S.
  • Coordinate testing and work with parts manufacturers to conduct reliability test when necessary.
  • Analyze failure data and furnish reliability test reporting.
  • Support any sustaining activities in relation to reliability systems.
  • Identify and quantify potential savings associated with efficient use of steam, power and water and to engineer, coordinate and manage the execution of projects, modifications or practices required to achieve these savings.
  • Develop and own spare part inventory strategy including value, stock levels, repairable spare strategy and obsolescence.
  • For repairable spares held in inventory, develop and maintain scopes of repair and QA/QC requirements to ensure parts and equipment retain full reliability while stored.
  • Supports site safety and quality initiatives through participation & leadership in teams, incident/CAR analysis, and follow-up.
  • Direct in field activities of the maintenance technicians when needed to back up the Maintenance Manager.



Required Qualifications:


  • BS. in Engineering, preferably electronic or mechanical, from accredited four-year college or university.
  • 5 years experience in reliability systems in manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with PC computer applications in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Experience in using statistical tools, Matlab, DOE and reliability software tools 
  • A team player with excellent communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated, able to implement programs and work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent safety record in previous positions.
  • Demonstrated experience with LEAN manufacturing in a leadership role; experience with work and/or implementation TPM, RCM, Lean and Six Sigma Concepts.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend craft related prints, EFDs, ISOs, loop drawings, etc.


 Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in an office and uncontrolled atmosphere. Exposure to harsh conditions—such as: dust, fumes, chemicals, hazardous materials, noise, and varying weather and temperatures—for short periods of time is possible. All employees are required to follow safety standards and wear all personal protective equipment in designated areas. 
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, use hands and fingers, grip, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk and hear. Ability to lift and carry 10 lbs. on a regular basis is required.