Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM) Engineer I in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

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Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 


Directly: Supportability Engineering Lead

Indirectly: ILS Manager


SUMMARY: As an integral member of Life Cycle Team the Reliability, Availability,

Maintainability (RAM) Engineer is responsible for reliability and maintainability efforts

and activities necessary to meet program requirements. The Reliability Engineer

provides technical applied support to engineering programs, processes and product

support. Conducts analytical evaluation of components and/or systems performance

across the Life Cycle.


• Responsible for monitoring and developing reliability based systems including

preventative maintenance systems, and condition monitoring.

• Participate in the creation of preventative maintenance routines (PMRs) for

simple systems and equipment.

• Analysis of repetitive problems though root cause analysis, Pareto analysis,

statistical review, Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and similar techniques.

• Responsible for the facilitation of continuous improvement processes around

equipment availability and reliability.

• Support and guide sustainable improvements in Mean Time Between Failure

(MTBF) of major equipment.

• Analyze large datasets (including databases) and drawing conclusions.

• Demonstrated successful use of statistical data analysis to make decisions.

• Knowledge of reliability evaluations tools like MTBF, Weibull, etc.

• Read and interpret technical documents, procedure manuals, schematics, data

books, handbooks, statistical process control, sampling plans, etc.

• Assist in organizing and coordinating maintenance activities for technical


• Provide engineering support to help improve availability and reduce maintenance


• Support design trade studies using life cycle cost modeling to determine design

requirements and design of the product support system.

• Other duties as assigned.


Created 03.15.18



o Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Engineering, or a related specialized area

or field is required (or equivalent experience); Co-Op or Previous Work

Experience with ships is preferred.

o Ability to analyze datasets (including databases)

o Ability to read and interpret technical documents

o Required Work Experience: 0-3 years. Experience in Shipboard

equipment and Systems is preferred.

o Computer and Software Skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,

PowerPoint etc.) Experience with Reliability software preferred

o Language / Communications Skills: The following skills are required:

The ability to read, analyze and interpret general business

periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or

governmental regulations.

The ability to write reports, business correspondence & procedural


The ability to listen to, understand, and clearly respond to complex

technical questions raised by technology savvy personnel.

The ability to persuasively and effectively communicate to decision

makers and others within the organization.

o Mathematical Skills: The following mathematical skills are required:

The ability to apply mathematical logic to decision making


Must be well versed in statistical analysis and tools implementing

statistical methods.

o Reasoning Ability: The following reasoning skills are required:

The ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of

concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization


The ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written,

oral, diagram, or schedule form.

The ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and

draw valid conclusions.


• The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed

necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.

• Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be

eligible for employment with Austal USA:

o 18 years or older at time of application


Created 03.15.18

o Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen)

o No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years

from disposition date

o No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date

o Willing to submit to a drug screen

o Willing to submit to a background check


• MS Office

• Haystack

• Navy PMS Editor

• Life Cycle Cost estimating software

• RAM Modeling software