Reliability Analyst in Cedar Falls, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 1/4/2020

Job Snapshot

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    44 weeks
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Job Description

Volt has an opportunity for you to become part of a prestigious team of professionals. We are seeking a Reliability Analyst to work onsite at John Deere’s facility in Waterloo, Iowa. This is a contingent position expected to last 1 year.

As a Reliability Analyst at John Deere, you will work on a cross-functional team focused on Engine Quality, Reliability and Machine Health. You will work to develop and apply methods, tools and processes to mine warranty, sales, repair and machine data, analyze current reliability and predict future reliability.


  • Conduct complex, specialized analyses of product problem and reliability data such as Weibull and Competing Failure Mode Analysis, calculating component life and estimating repair costs
  • Monitor product problems and seek commitment from appropriate departments/units so that necessary actions can be taken
  • Lead, facilitate, and participate in complex, multi-functional process teams for product problem resolution and reliability improvement
  • Predict future reliability based on failures and redesign credits
  • Create complex and/or new reports and metrics using innovative approaches

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Knowledge of advanced data gathering and analysis techniques, including statistical analysis
  • Knowledge and experience in reliability analysis
  • Strong Excel skills including v-lookup and pivot tables
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Effective facilitation skills leading multi-disciplined local and virtual teams
  • Effective writing skills, including grammatical usage, persuasive copy and style

Desired Skills:

  • Advanced degree or 5 years’ experience working in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or related discipline
  • Experience using Weibull++, RGA, BlockSim or equivalent tools
  • SQL and Visualization experience (Tableau, Visual Analytics, QlikView, PowerBI or equivalent)
  • Experience with SAS Enterprise Guide or MDAW for processing quality and reliability data
  • Experience in programing; Python, R, VBA and Access
  • Experience with engines, heavy equipment and manufacturing

*** This position is located in Waterloo, IA.  Candidates must be able to relocate to this location at their own expense. ***

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Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.