New job Reliability Engineer - Mulgrave, NS in Nova Scotia

Reliability Engineer - Mulgrave, NS

Company : DSM
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Nova Scotia

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Job ID: 43492
Date: May 13, 2021
Job function: Manufacturing
Experience level: Experienced Hire
Business: DSM Nutritional Products

Reliability Engineer - Mulgrave, NS

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
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Our Maintenance team is ready to welcome you! Are you ready to work for a global leader in providing nutritional lipid solutions? DSM produces MEG-3 fish oils that meet or exceed worldwide government regulations and guidelines for contaminants, offering safe, high-quality omega-3s EPA and DHA. Our algal oils are produced from start to finish in a controlled environment, and provide a natural, sustainable and vegetarian alternative to fish oil.

As a Reliability Engineer you have a business critical role. Your drive to improve the reliability and integrity of the Mulgrave site with regard to equipment, maintenance procedures and maximizing technical availability of assets will allow us to optimize production and meet client expectations.

The facility in Mulgrave, NS is the world leader in omega3 manufacturing. It is a growing facility in which a variety of products for pharma, food, and the dietary supplements industry is produced, starting from crude fish oil as a raw material.
Like DSM, the site takes its environmental impact very seriously. All of our heat is generated from 100% renewable fuel sources. In addition, all of the byproducts are valorized locally (composting, biogas production) and excess biofuel is sold as a renewable fuel source.

What can you expect in your work?
No day is the same and you will be working in a dynamic work environment. You will be responsible to:
  • Identify potential performance killers and cost drivers by monitoring and analyzing the performance of the plant using statistical methods
  • Define and ensure the availability of critical spare parts, services and contracts for all corrective preventive and predictive maintenance on site
  • Perform Failure Mode and Effective Analysis
  • Define the optimum Preventive Maintenance program related to the business strategy
  • Lead criticality ranking and failure modes and effects analysis on future equipment installations
  • Execute RCA to find causes for reliability problems
  • Monitor adherence to the Improve Plant (IP) process, MOC (management of change) for existing equipment modifications as well and new installations

What does DSM have to offer you:
  • a company with a purpose that is deeply rooted in our business strategy; where creating brighter lives is core to who we are and what we do
  • a place where great minds gather to reach smarter solutions as a result of collaboration
  • a culture that encourages its employees to keep pushing boundaries
  • commitment to nurturing and developing professional growth
  • competitive salary and benefits and the opportunity to be part of a global, multicultural team

What you will bring:
  • drive for results
  • eagerness to build relationships and work in teams
  • courage to launch new ideas and think outside the box
  • resilience and grit to keep moving forward
  • ability to multi-task in a fast moving environment

What we like to see in your experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a mechanical engineering or related engineering field;
  • Must have 5 or more years of reliability experience
  • Experience with maintenance organization including processes and systems, within a manufacturing environment
  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) execution, Management of Change (MOC) experience;
  • Working knowledge of statistical methods
  • SAP or similar ERP system experience strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with electrical and instrumentation technology methodologies
  • Project management experience
  • Prior leadership or supervisor experience a plus
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in team setting

How to apply and what to expect in our recruitment process
Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your Resume via the career portal at (
Pre-employment screenings are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when further information is required.

About DSM Nutritional Products – Better health, brighter lives
At DSM we advocate healthy, enjoyable and accessible food and nutrition solutions for all, produced and consumed, respecting the limits of our planet. We’re one of the world’s leading producers of essential nutrients like vitamins, carotenoids, nutraceuticals and nutritional lipids; as well as solutions for the feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries.

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Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see or connect on

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