Reliability Engineer

Carus LLC

LaSalle, IL

Are you self-motivated?  Do you like challenges and have the tenacity to stay with it until the problem is solved?  If so, then come join a passionate maintenance team that is working to improve the reliability of a legacy chemical manufacturing facility with process and equipment conditions you will never experience anywhere else!



Reporting to the Maintenance and Reliability Manager, the Reliability Engineer will: 

  • Develops and manages the Reliability and Predictive Maintenance (PdM) program to ensure optimal equipment effectiveness and efficiencies.
  • Collaborate with a cross-function team on the implementation of a progressive and integrated Reliability Centered Maintenance and Equipment Reliability Improvement process within the manufacturing facilities.  Metrics of reliability will be defined, tracked, and managed against to ensure Plant Reliability Program effectiveness. 
  • Identify, coordinate, and manage maintenance process improvements, as well as facilitate failure analyses aimed at the identification of root cause and implementation of long-term corrective actions.
  • Utilize the principles of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) to solve complex technical problems and improve the maintenance and reliability of the facility assets and processes.
  • Work with Facility Engineers and Plant Production personnel to identify critical pieces of equipment to establish a machinery reliability program.
  • Establish and own the progression of a defined action plan for monitoring critical equipment and communication of the measured results.



The right candidate will be a self-motivated individual who is organized, shows strong attention to detail, and has strong written and oral communication skills. Your credentials ideally include:

  • Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering with strong technical and mechanical background with 5 years plant experience or 12-15 years plant experience with direct responsibility of plant reliability and Preventive/Predictive Maintenance programs. 
  • Experience with management and implementation of capital projects preferred.   
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems using formal techniques to evaluate systems, equipment, and failures.  
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams. 
  • Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Certification or Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) is a plus. 
  • A familiarity with CMMS software.  
  • High level of computer literacy. 



Carus is a highly respected, family-owned company with deep roots in Illinois’ Starved Rock Country. We develop and manufacture products that clean the air, water and soil, and we are always exploring new opportunities and initiatives to expand our reach. 

For over 100 years, Carus has been the employer of choice in the greater LaSalle-Peru area. Through several local outreach initiatives, we actively support our local community and STEM education. 

It’s an exciting time to join the Carus team.

  • The LaSalle manufacturing facility has an exciting new project that will enhance our capabilities.
  • The Belmont location has just expanded to include a dedicated on-site logistics group.
  • The Peru business headquarters recently completed a full office renovation.
  • We have a new strategy to accelerate growth and are executing at a high level.
  • We are rooted in history but focused on the future!


Employees enjoy incredible work life balance and exceptional benefits. 

  • Flexible hours and work-from-home Fridays.
  • Generous PTO and 11 paid holidays.
  • Medical, dental, vision and 401(k) plans as well as company-paid basic life insurance.
  • Tuition reimbursement program for employees and their dependents.
  • Employee engagement, company-sponsored volunteer opportunities and STEM education initiatives.

Want to learn more about Carus? Visit or check us out on Facebook @carusllc.

         Carus is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V/AAP/LGBTQ 

Company: Carus