Position /Title: Electrical Engineer -(Hands on in the Plant type of work)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordination of all issues associated with metallurgical or chemical processing plant electrical distribution and control systems ensuring they meet or exceed business expectations of safety, reliability and operating costs.
Manage all maintenance requirements of the manufacturing electrical infrastructure, including transformer DGA oil analysis, switchgear infrared and visual inspections, OSHA 70E analysis & labeling requirements, and electrical M&S inventory.
Provide technical support to Maintenance for AC and DC electronic drives, PLC's, and control systems. Supply training when required to Maintenance Electricians on specific systems.
Provide assistance to Maintenance on maintenance related projects.
Replacement of obsolete technology for which replacement parts are difficult or impossible to obtain.
Experience with power distribution from 24KV incoming to Load Centers, down to 480V/3PH MCC distribution and 110V control circuits.
Modifications to existing electrical power distribution and controls for improved safety, reliability, process control, and compliance with all applicable codes including OSHA requirements.
Update and archive electrical prints, operating & maintenance procedures, etc. necessary for the documentation of projects that have gone into production.
Design electrical control and communication systems for production equipment.
Evaluate the suitability of equipment and materials and establish standards for equipment and installation of equipment used in LMC facilities.
Develop project cost estimates and monitor project work to ensure compliance with project budget.
Develop specifications for projects to assure completion of work with required materials and workmanship; and coordinate the installation of electrical equipment by contractors and plant personnel to meet scheduled completion dates.
Assist Production and Maintenance in the start-up and operation of new equipment and facilities.
Provide emergency and off-hour technical support to Maintenance departments.
Design input and review of contractor and vendor packages for power distribution (including. variable speed motors and drives), motor control centers, hard-wired relay logic control systems instruments, PLC systems controls and all field instrumentation and the Process Control System and its architecture.
Understand company Safety & Environmental practices, policies and procedures, including the impact of electrical equipment and operations.
Participation in cross-functional continuous improvement teams to optimize plant designs for safety, cost effectiveness, reliability and maintainability.
BS in Electrical Engineering, Process/Controls Engineering or related subject. Minimum five years’ experience in a manufacturing environment is required, including industrial controls, power distribution, process instrumentation and control.
Interest in factory automation.
Ability to function effectively within the project team environment.
Knowledge of Communication protocols such as Device Net, Modbus, ASCII and Ethernet IP is a plus.
Detailed knowledge of various electrical codes (e.g. NEC and ANSI/IEEE) and industry instrumentation standards as applied to metallurgical or chemical processing facilities.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
Strong safety and environmental performance.
Pro-active in identifying potential problems and coordinating their resolution before they become an issue. Continual enthusiasm and a desire to assist the team to improve performance.
Strong ability to work with others.
Strong communication and networking skills.
An ability to manage work priorities to deliver real performance improvements in a busy and demanding work environment.
Strong knowledge of safety and the pro-active application of new techniques to improve safety performance.
Ability to set priorities based on business needs and strategy
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