August 2017

Maintenance and Reliability

Role statements needed for reliability job functions

Experience shows that written role statements impart great value to industries that have reliability professionals on staff.

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Experience shows that written role statements impart great value to industries that have reliability professionals on staff. Thoughtfully devised role statements provide clarity and detail to all functional layers within an organization. They also allude to optimizing outside contacts and specify other activities needed to set up companies for success. Properly written and explained, role statements are required to achieve the technical proficiency and productivity that are consistently maintained by best-of-class (BOC) organizations. What happened to role statements? The value of role statements was recognized when, in 1984, Exxon Chemicals’ then-Vice President, W. J. Porter, Jr., wrote, “

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