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Bayer Reliability Engineering Lead in St. Louis, Missouri

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Reliability Engineering Lead


The primary responsibilities of this role, Reliability Engineering Lead, are to:

  • Be a member of the Delivery and Optimization Leadership Team and APC Extended Leadership Team;

  • Lead of leads role with three sub-teams in diverse locations;

  • Be responsible for career development of team members and mentoring through technical and business challenges;

  • Lead a team that will manage global sustainment, reliability-centered maintenance and ongoing support and optimization for diverse automation platforms across NA/LATAM/EMEA/AP through ensuring system readiness, implementing reliability-centered maintenance processes, problem solving, quality assurance, life cycle management and user focus;

  • Drive adoption of Reliability-Centered Maintenance best practices in global deployments (adapted to our Research and Development (R&D) needs and different field, lab and warehouse settings) of APC systems and throughout Breeding with key partners globally;

  • Drive the persistent transition from reactive maintenance to preventative and predictive based on data-focused process improvements;

  • Track/trend issues and advocate solutions that benefit end users and engineering development teams while maximizing business value;

  • Lead teams to optimize system uptime through proactive upgrades, enhancements, troubleshooting, repair and spare parts/system inventory management;

  • Evolve, expand/adjust scope of team to support most impactful solutions aligned with the Global Breeding strategy, as automation technologies;

  • Lead team to create and manage schedule, budget and performance/quality metrics for team’s activities and detailed metrics, models and cost benefit analyses for project review and justification including system startups, capital upgrades, major repairs, end-of-life planning, critical sparing, etc.

Domestic Rlocation Assistance is available as well as Visa Sponsorship.

This position can also be located in huxlet or Ankeny, Iowa.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 12 years of relevant experience or Master’s degree with at least 10 years of relevant experience or Ph.D. with at least six years of relevant experience;

  • Degree in Computer Science, Science, Agriculture or another related field;

  • Proven experience with project or technology leadership responsibilities;

  • Creativity, novelty of outlook and vision;

  • Ability to influence business strategy by providing technical input to the planning and decision-making process;

  • Keep abreast of new developments in key skill areas and seeks to introduce them into projects;

  • Experience implementing maintenance systems (especially with focus on reliability).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Engineering degree.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Location: United States : Iowa : Ankeny || United States : Iowa : Huxley || United States : Missouri : Chesterfield || United States : Missouri : St. Louis

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 265321

Contact Us

Email: hrop_usa@bayer.com