Reliability Engineering

Proficiency Level 1
Basic Understanding

Cites examples of the business impact from poor product reliability and availability.

Compiles a list of common tools and techniques to measure reliability and availability.

Describes the concepts and principles of reliability engineering.

Identifies different types of testing procedures used in reliability engineering.

Proficiency Level 2
Working Experience

Maintains an appropriate level of reliability for a particular hardware product.

Assesses hardware product reliability following established processes and procedures; generates regular reports on reliability results.

Participates in the review of product design to ensure reliability standards are met.

Organizes variable data used for reliability metrics; assists in the analysis of data.

Researches reasons for product failures to help with product redesign or enhancement.

Proficiency Level 3
Extensive Experience

Monitors the operation of reliability engineering processes and procedures.

Advises others on the selection of tools and approaches for testing the reliability of mechanical and electronic components.

Develops performance detractors and criteria to assess and recommend product reliability improvements.

Consults on the implementation of accelerated testing methods in reliability engineering.

Manages reliability improvement projects and defines success criteria.

Analyzes and optimizes manufacturing processes to improve hardware reliability during the production phase.

Proficiency Level 4
Subject Matter Expert

Creates organizational reliability testing policies, strategies and methodologies.

Designs, implements and continuously improves reliability testing and engineering processes.

Leads discussions on complex reliability metrics issues with other industry experts or competitors.

Publishes internal documentation on improving the effectiveness of decision trees, merging reliability and costs.

Champions the use of advanced and emerging reliability testing technologies and methodologies.

Contributes to the establishment of best practices for implementing reliability engineering processes and procedures.


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