Plant Reliability Engineer Interview Preparation Guide
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Plant Reliability Engineer based Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with experience as Plant Reliability Engineer. These questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job test and quickly revise the concepts

29 Plant Reliability Engineer Questions and Answers:

1 :: What is Loss Elimination?

One of the fundamental roles of the Reliability Engineer is to track the production losses and abnormally high maintenance cost assets, then find ways to reduce those losses or high costs. These losses are prioritized to focus efforts on the largest/most critical opportunities. The Reliability Engineer (in full partnership with the operations team) develops a plan to eliminate or reduce the losses through root cause analysis, obtains approval of the plan and facilitates the implementation.
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2 :: Tell me what are three positive things your last boss would say about you?

It's time to pull out your old performance appraisals and boss's quotes. This is a great way to brag about yourself through someone else's words: "My boss has told me that I am the best designer he has ever had. He knows he can rely on me, and he likes my sense of humor."
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3 :: What is FMEA?

FMEA means Failure modes and effects analysis
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4 :: Suppose if you were an animal, tell me which one would you want to be?

Interviewers use this type of psychological question to see if you can think quickly. If you answer "a bunny," you will make a soft, passive impression. If you answer "a lion," you will be seen as aggressive. What type of personality would it take to get the job done? What impression do you want to make?
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5 :: What is PHA?

PHA means Preliminary hazards analysis
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6 :: Tell me what can you do for us that other candidates can't?

What makes you unique? This will take an assessment of your experiences, skills and traits. Summarize concisely: "I have a unique combination of strong technical skills, and the ability to build strong customer relationships. This allows me to use my knowledge and break down information to be more user-friendly."
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7 :: What is MI in Reliability Engineering?

MI means Maintainability information
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8 :: What are your future goals as Plant Reliability Engineer?

Sometimes it's best to talk about short-term and intermediate goals rather than locking yourself into the distant future. For example, "My immediate goal is to get a job in a growth-oriented company. My long-term goal will depend on where the company goes. I hope to eventually grow into a position of responsibility."
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9 :: What's the role of the Plant Reliability Engineer?

The primary role of the Reliability Engineer is to identify and manage asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. This broad primary role can be divided into three smaller, more manageable roles: Loss Elimination, Risk Management and Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM).
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10 :: What salary are you seeking here as Plant Reliability Engineer?

It is to your advantage if the employer tells you the range first. Prepare by knowing the going rate in your area, and your bottom line or walk-away point. One possible answer would be: "I am sure when the time comes, we can agree on a reasonable amount. In what range do you typically pay someone with my background?"
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