Lucky Friday

Reliability Engineering Supervisor


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The Reliability Engineering Supervisor leads the Maintenance Engineering team, monitoring equipment condition and reviewing equipment performance against plan, providing consultation and technical support targeting equipment reliability and the reduction of equipment costs. This is, at a high level, through the identification and elimination of sources of defects and the implementation of maintenance and operational improvements.


Supervise the Maintenance Engineering Department, overseeing day-to-day activities and department initiatives to support site and department goals.

Lead and conduct regular and formal downtime analysis for critical equipment – including but not limited to, crushers, pumps and conveyors, hoists, chiller plant, mechanical mining equipment and underground mobile fleet. Use that information to identify, quantify and prompt the implementation of initiatives that will improve overall equipment reliability, cost outcomes and performance.

Produce reliability-based content for the site monthly operations report. Include metrics such as cost impact of plant reliability, work management KPIs, etc.

Work with the maintenance planners and foremen to maintain oversight and stewardship of the Asset Hierarchy in the site CMMS, ensuring completeness, accuracy, and consistency throughout.

Perform cyclical asset criticality analysis reviews with inputs from key maintenance and operations personnel and use this analysis to prioritize reliability and work management initiatives.

Coordinate the site Condition Monitoring program, providing technical guidance in the areas of OA, VA, MPI/UT, thermography etc.

Oversee and use a formal Defect Elimination process to identify repetitive equipment failures and promote pro-active maintenance activities designed to maximize sustained reliability performance and to ensure preventive maintenance activities support the overall reliability program.

Lead maintenance cost reduction and reliability improvement projects.

Perform FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis) on all changes to maintenance tactics (PM’s).

Manage a formal ongoing PMO (Preventative Maintenance Optimization) program.

Facilitate/lead root cause failure analysis as required, using relevant systematic RCA techniques. Identify and support the implementation of resultant corrective actions ensuring all analyses and activities are appropriately documented.

Alert the Maintenance and Operations Foremen to situations of equipment abuse and operations practices which induce failures, reduces reliability or increases the equipment maintenance cost.

Provide technical guidance to the maintenance and operations departments on equipment and reliability issues and technologies.

Work with peers at other Hecla operations to collaborate and share good practices across the group.

Remain abreast of current and new technologies applicable to the Lucky Friday Mine and champion those that will benefit the operation.

Cultivate productive partnerships with key OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to drive improvement in equipment performance and reliability.

Work with purchasing, engineering, and operations to ensure equipment reliability is considered throughout all planning, equipment procurement and changes, spare part selection and inventory control.

Develop, adapt and publish Standards and Guidelines that improve equipment reliability, including but not limited to areas such as PM, equipment procurement, inventory parts, installation, and work execution.

Audit and maintain the equipment structure lists in IFS (Hecla’s ERP) ensuring the data is accurate and the hierarchies are suitable.


Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or a related field.

Minimum of five years’ experience in reliability engineering, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering.

Prior supervisory experience preferred.

Experience in mining industry preferred, including a general knowledge of surface, underground and mill operations.

Must be computer literate and proficient in Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Experience with computerized maintenance management systems required.


Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) produces more than 40 percent of all silver in the United States with operating mines in Alaska (Greens Creek), Idaho (Lucky Friday), and Quebec, Canada (Casa Berardi) the Company owns a number of exploration properties and pre-development projects in world-class silver and gold mining districts throughout North America.

Established in 1891, Hecla is headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and has a sister office in Vancouver, B.C. The Company’s common stock has been traded on the New York Stock Exchange for over 50 years.

Lucky Friday is a deep underground silver, lead, and zinc mine located in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District in northern Idaho. The mine began operating in 1942 and celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2022. Lucky Friday is located one mile east of Mullan, Idaho, and is adjacent to U.S. Interstate 90.

Hecla Limited, Lucky Friday Mine is pleased to offer competitive compensation commensurate with education and experience, and a comprehensive benefits program.

Interested candidates must possess or be able to obtain authorization to work in the United States.  Applications and/or resumes may be sent via e-mail to or faxed to 208.545.3327.

Hecla Limited, Lucky Friday Mine is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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