Staff Reliability Engineer in Sellersburg, IN at Welbilt

Date Posted: 11/17/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our engineering teams are endlessly creative in their mission to build the world’s most incredible foodservice equipment for our customers. We think outside the box to design the most efficient and reliable components. Our mission is to bring innovation to life each and every day with visionaries like you.

If this gets your taste buds tingling, what are you waiting for? Discover the Welbilt career opportunities open now.  

We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers’ Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.

As Staff Reliability Engineer, you will be responsible for providing leadership on driving product reliability initiatives.  This includes development and execution of reliability plans within the New Product Introduction (NPI) process for all major projects, warranty failure data analysis and leading the resulting improvement projects, as well as reliability test plan development for key cost reduction efforts to assure system and subsystem level reliability goals are met. 

Reporting directly to the Director Reliability, this position will be based at one of our manufacturing locations, preferably Sellersburg, Indiana*.

Major Accountability:

  • Develop and lead reliability plans on assigned New Product Introduction programs.
  • Develop and lead reliability plans for key component cost reduction efforts.

  • Identify and prioritize warranty improvement opportunities through best practice life data analysis and lead the resulting improvement projects.

  • Provide statistical expertise and support to the organization as necessary.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Participate on NPI teams and lead reliability efforts driving activity to meet system level reliability goals.  This includes refinement of reliability metrics, reliability prediction efforts, DFMEA for reliability critical components, reliability demonstration/improvement testing, field test setup and monitoring, reliability growth analysis, and FRACAS.
  • Participate on product cost reduction teams.  This includes leading the assessment of product/component reliability for recommended design/supplier changes.

  • Review warranty failure data and lead resulting projects.  Utilize root cause problem solving methodology and statistical data analysis techniques to drive improvement in current product platforms.

  • Assist with development of reliability processes and standards, including the training and development of project teams in reliability best practice.

  • Provide statistical support to the organization as necessary, including but not limited to statistical sample size calculations, life data analysis (Weibull analysis), Design of Experiments, hypothesis testing, etc.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is required, preferably in Mechanical, Reliability or Technology.
  • Five years reliability experience in engineering.
  • Eight years of product design experience.
  • Excellent statistical analysis capabilities and utilization of data to support problem resolution.
  • Proficient in the use of reliability and data analysis tools (DFMEA, FTA, Weibull, ALT, HALT, FRACAS, and other statistical prediction and failure analysis tools).
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project and Visio.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Familiar with engineering methods and practices such as FEA, Fatigue Analysis and Physics of Failure Analysis.
  • Trained in formal root cause analysis methodologies such as Six Sigma, DFSS, 8D, TQM, PDCA.
  • Ability to utilize project management techniques to manage and communicate project timing and resource requirements.
  • Proficient with the use of Minitab or equivalent analysis software and tools.
  • ASQ or CRE certified, preferred
  • Background in electrical and refrigeration systems.
  • Primary work location is a normal office environment; Project work will require time in test lab environment and visits to suppliers and customers.
  • Experience in thermodynamics / heat transfer.
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time, mostly domestic, some international.

*Sellersburg, Indiana is a leading provider of ice/beverage dispensing equipment, blended beverage systems, long draw beer systems, and pre-chilling units for the global foodservice industry. The facility in Sellersburg is a division of Welbilt, Inc.

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of 12 award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem®, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by three service brands: KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand, FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenConnect®, our cloud-based digital platform brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,400 employees and operating 21 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 5,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit


Welbilt, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.  All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, or medical condition. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge and abilities, and the feasibility of any necessary job accommodation(s).