What is a reliability engineer? 9 FAQs to bring the job into focus

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This white paper answers the nine most frequently asked questions to help you understand the reliability engineer's role.

Reliability engineering is a relatively new discipline. Few universities offer degrees in it, and most reliability engineers come from other engineering backgrounds and find themselves with the title of reliability engineer without understanding what the role involves. A reliability engineer can pay for himself by creating value in all life cycle phases from design to decommissioning. By reducing life cycle cost, extending equipment life through precision maintenance, and decreasing the frequency of or eliminating time-based maintenance tasks, a reliability engineer should save the company money in excess of what it costs to employ him. This white paper answers the nine most frequently asked questions to help you understand the reliability engineer's role. 

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