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Reliability Engineer

Job Title: Reliability Engineer | Location: Newport, RI | Full-Time

Description of Work:

PURVIS Systems is seeking Reliability Engineer supporting our U.S. Naval Warfare Center customers, working with project engineers, sponsors, and manufacturers to sustain a comprehensive and innovative reliability program for an auxiliary submarine electronics system.


The Reliability Engineer will:

  • Generate updates to system reliability availability and maintainability models (such as predictions, part stress analyses and part de-rating). Create and update Reliability Block Diagrams.
  • Work with project leads in identify and implement improvements to collect in-service equipment maintenance and failure data.
  • Review and update asset sparing models based on predicted and actual component reliability and obsolescence.
  • Evaluate and update performance metrics such as system Operational Availability, component Mean Time Between Failures, and Mean Time To Repair.
  • Provide input to the Risk Management Program that will anticipate reliability-related risks that could adversely impact system operation.
  • Evaluate and provide inputs to engineering changes that address repetitive failures and other problems that adversely affect system operation.


  • Experience with performing Reliability, Availability and Maintainability analyses (predictions, part stress analyses and part de-rating, part obsolescence, MTBF, Ao, FMECA, MTTR and Fault Trees)
  • Familiarity with reliability tools and processes, such as:
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Reliability modeling and prediction
  • Fault Tree Analysis
  • Weibull Tree Analysis
  • Root-cause and Root-Cause Failure Analysis
  • Failure Modes Effects Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS)
  • Ability to interact with technical and non-technical customers to understand technical issues, and develop collaborative solutions.
  • Proactive self-starter with strong scientific curiosity, creativity, analytical, problem solving, skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

BS in a STEM discipline or BA in Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry or Physics with 4 years of experience; 2 years of experience with a Master’s Degree is acceptable.

Candidate must have or be able to obtain a government security clearance to the level of SECRET.

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    Comprehensive Benefits for Peace of Mind

    Health Benefits

    • Medical benefits – complete with a prescription plan – through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
    • Dental benefits through UNUM

    Financial Security

    • 401K Plan
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Group Life & Accidental Death Insurance

    Personal Advantages

    • Educational assistance
    • Paid-time off including paid holidays and vacation time
    • Sick leave
    • Voluntary benefits such as long-term disability insurance, voluntary life & AD&D insurance, and supplemental insurance including universal life coverage, accident coverage, cancer insurance and short-term disability insurance
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