Kongsberg Automotive provides cutting-edge technology to the global vehicle industry. We drive the global transition to sustainable mobility by putting engineering, sustainability, and innovation into practice. Headquartered in Zurich, with revenues of over EUR 906 million, the company’s 5,500 employees are spread over 18 countries worldwide. Our product portfolio includes driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products. Find more information at: kongsbergautomotive.com

Reliability Engineer


Suffield, US, CT 06078

Country/Region:  US

About the position

Our organization is built by people and great teamwork. We are a truly global company, and we believe in the advantage of diversity and together we create a workplace that brings the best out of everyone.
We believe in a sustainable  future and with the global construction industry as our arena, we work together to be second to none. That is our purpose, and we live and breathe it, every day.

Do you want to be part of the change?

Then join our team in Suffield CT, as a Reliability Engineer where you will support work with cross-functional teams to provide technical support to the operations team, implement sustainable engineering solutions and look for innovative ways to enhance operational excellence. You will be key in continuing to promote our strong quality culture towards customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, and supplier development.


Seeking Reliability engineer whose focus will be to determine, evaluate, and manage reliability of machine components, machines, and processes in a manufacturing setting where PTFE tube, stainless steel hose, and thermal plastic hose covers are manufactured.


-Loss elimination, track production losses and abnormally high maintenance costs, then find ways to reduce losses and high costs through root cause analysis with cooperation with production, engineering, and maintenance.

-Risk Management in line with organizations strategic plan in areas of safety, asset capability, quality, and production using hazard analysis, failure modes and effect analysis, criticality analysis, event tree analysis, and fault tree analysis tools.

-Reliability manufacturing role to work independently and as a team with manufacturing engineering, maintenance, and production.

-Develop criteria for evaluation of equipment and technical MRO (maintenance, repair and operating) suppliers and technical maintenance.

-The role will own and/or maintain reliability on existing and new manufacturing machines, components, and processes.

-Communicate/work with process integrators, manufacturing engineers, maintenance technicians to identify, design and launch reliability initiatives and projects.

-Support engineering, maintenance, and production with asset utilization, overall equipment effectiveness, remaining useful life, other parameters that define reliability, operating conditions, and cost.

-Work to minimize risk and impact of failure in equipment and processes.

-Create work instructions, tooling, checklists, and other documentation that will improve reliability and reduce risk.

-Lead various reliability projects and develop new methods for the preventative diagnosis of machine, machine component and process failures.

-Work with maintenance department to identify and improve existing PM schedules and procedures.


  • BS Degree in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent work experience in a production setting
  • Must be able to work for any employer in the US without VIsa sponsorship
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a fast-paced manufacturing/industrial setting
  • ISO/ IATF environment preferred
  • Familiarity with 8D corrective process preferred
  • Computer savvy including MS Office Suite and ERP, preferably SAP and Lighthouse
  • Effective communication skills – both orally and written; must be comfortable communicating with all levels within the organization
  • Must be well versed in Continuous Improvement methods (i.e. VSM, Standard Work, Mistake Proofing, etc)
  • Excellent Time Management, Organizational and Attention to Details skills

What we offer

We offer a high-paced environment with endless opportunities to learn, work on great teams, and see the results of your efforts. 

Our salary, vacation time and full slate of benefits are competitive and attractive.

To apply today, Please register your CV/resume and cover letter.

Within your application, please inform us regarding your notice period and salary expectations.

The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline date.

Application / Contact

If this sounds interesting and likely the right challenge for you, we look forward to receiving your application!


Please register your CV/resume and cover letter.

Within your application, please inform us regarding your notice period and salary expectations.


The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline date.

We want your integrity, accountability, creativity and teamwork mindset and skills

In Kongsberg Automotive we embrace diversity within our workforce. We make recruiting decisions based on experience and skills and pride ourselves on having a strong culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness.

We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds, providing a limitless pool of ideas and opportunities, who will incorporate our core values within their work. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles and offer an unlimited contract within a dynamic and international environment with prospects for personal growth.

Welcome to an outstanding career in Kongsberg Automotive!

Keywords:  Equipment Reliability
Application Id:  3327
Posting date::  Aug 31, 2023