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Reliability Engineer

Job Id:  6450

Kingstree, South Carolina, United States

Department:  Manufacturing
Function:  SCM
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Not Applicable

UPL Limited (NSE: UPL & BSE: 512070, LSE: UPLL) is a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions, with annual revenue exceeding $6bn. We are a purpose-led company. Through OpenAg®, UPL is focused on accelerating progress for the food system. We are building a network that is reimagining sustainability, redefining the way an entire industry thinks and works – open to fresh ideas, innovation, and new answers as we strive towards our mission to make every single food product more sustainable. As one of the largest agriculture solutions companies worldwide, our robust portfolio consists of biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions with more than 14,000 registrations. We are present in more than 130 countries, represented by more than 10,000 colleagues globally. For more information about our integrated portfolio of solutions across the food value chain including seeds, post-harvest, as well as physical and digital services, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

JOB SUMMARY: The primary role of the Reliability Engineer is to improve asset reliability through the elimination of repetitive failures, technical support of the facilities and maintenance functions, and effectively managing the Asset Life Cycle process.


  • Create and maintain frequent review of site maintenance metrics to assess maintenance effectiveness and efficiency
  • Investigate equipment failures by utilizing Root Cause Analysis tools such as 5-WHY to drive corrective actions
  • Support maintenance personnel on troubleshooting of formulation and packaging equipment
  • Work with the Plant Facilities Manager to establish equipment maintenance schedules and activities
  • Evaluate and set up critical spare parts needed in inventory
  • Standardize parts to reduce parts inventory
  • Subject Matter Expert of process and packaging equipment
  • Establish the MOC (Management of Change) protocol
  • Work closely with the plant trainer to create/update equipment operating SOP's
  • Work closely with the facilities manager to create/update the equipment preventive maintenance routine
  • Participate in departmental meetings 
  • Track and analyze equipment history
  • Establish maintenance work order system



  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering or related field
  • 5-10 years of experience working in engineering
  • Must have a working knowledge of process/packaging equipment
  • Good Understanding of Lean Manufacturing
  • Ability to analyze operational process issues and automation challenges to recommend/initiate appropriate corrective and preventative actions
  • Coordinating and overseeing contractors performing maintenance activities
  • Must have excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Must have excellent supervisory, collaborative, and teambuilding skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel/Word/Outlook/PowerPoint)



  • Flexibility/Adaptability - Responds to changing needs of the business; personally identifies and champions new ideas for improvement and growth
  • Technical Expertise - Understand manufacturing practices and standards
  • Customer Orientation - Determines and fulfills customer needs and expectations
  • Problem Solving - Identifies root cause of a problem and works with others to permanently fix problems


TRAVEL - Approximately 5% - training programs, vendor/supplier visits.


We are one team, for maximum impact. One team with shared goals. We all play for the team and no one plays against the team. We have a laser-like focus on what our customers need and want, on anticipating their future needs and on how we can create innovative solutions and experiences for them. #UPLJobs