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Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum ( )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998

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Posted by: Xiangping,Wu ( )
Date posted: Fri Jan 28 6:06:58 US/Eastern 2000
Subject: Number of reliability engineers
There're about 10'000 employees in our company,and about 3000 develop engineers among them.Any one can tell me how many reliability engineers we should have.

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Subject: Reliability Engineers As a % of Design Engineers
Reply Posted by: Floyd Kreuze
Date Posted: Tue Feb 1 15:11:06 US/Eastern 2000
I agree with Ned's reply. However, I sense you would like a more specific percentage. I have been in the reliability field since 1958 and my experience tells me that a good "rule of thumb" is 5%. These people should be skilled in reliability, maintainability and system safety analyses. They can provide Central RM&SS services (1% for this core group should suffice) as well as in-depth support in product areas on a co-located basis with design/mfg personnel.

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