What downturn?

I have to admit I am skeptical about any talk of a downturn. Sure I see the news, and the figures, and I am sure that there are some people who are feeling the pinch on their housing loans ... and that some financial institutions are hurting under the weight of poor lending practices. But honestly, everywhere I look I see companies that cannot find the talented maintenance and reliability people that they need. I also publish a job board called The Brilliant Career.com. And let me tell you, there is no lack of opportunities out in the big wide world for maintenance and reliability professionals! Here are some examples of roles that were posted there recently: Maintenance Planner / Scheduler
  • Teach, coach and direct maintenance organizations in Best Practices of Planning and Scheduling of maintenance to ensure continuous and efficient operation.
  • This position reports to their assigned managing principle and functions under general management direction and policies.
  • The position requires highly developed human relations skills required to direct and motivate people and to communicate effectively with all levels of plant personnel regarding planning and scheduling best practices.
Reliability Subject Matter Expert Reliability Consulting Group is seeking a Reliability Engineering SME to provide technical and strategic expertise in terms of life cycle asset management implementation and the associated practices, to ensure maximum possible equipment reliability at minimum life cycle cost. This will be accomplished by process mapping and improvements in equipment reliability, availability, and maintainability that optimizes asset life cycle costs perform basic product design, testing and/or analysis work for a defined portion of a project. Reliability Technician Provide technical and strategic expertise in terms of life cycle asset management implementation and the associated practices, to ensure maximum possible equipment reliability at minimum life cycle cost. This will be accomplished by process mapping and improvements in equipment reliability, availability, and maintainability that optimizes asset life cycle costs. Have a look for yourself and see what you think. The board is absolutely brimming with opportunities for you to expand your career, grow your network, and to drive closer to your professional goals. (Whatever they may be) If you are interested on posting ont he board just send me a note and I will be happy to give you a code that will allow you to do so for nothing. If you are a career-minded maintenance professional, then consider joining our networking group Reliability Hub on LinkedIn. See you there!