Maintenance Electrical Engineer
|Decatur, Alabama - United States
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|up to 12% bonus
WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?
This is a very visible position with THE global leader in its multi-billion dollar industry. You'll be working at their primary North America manufacturing and R&D campus. This industry leader is also well-known for having a highly-desirable workplace environment with serious growth opportunities.
Summary / Objective:
Provide Electrical Engineering support to the manufacturing plant's power systems needs (continuous and batch process systems). Focus will be on maintaining and improving the performance and reliability of site electrical systems and equipment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Support Maintenance, Operations, and Engineering to troubleshoot plant issues.
- Ability to work with Site Power Service Providers for supply issues of power.
- Support electric motors to 800 hp, Motor Control Centers, Medium Voltage Switchgear, Protective Relaying, and Electrical Distribution up to 13.8 kV.
- Utilize SKM to perform arc flash, load flow, and protection coordination studies.
- Develop or modify electrical switching and isolation procedures.
- Develop maintenance plans and equipment strategies for short term and long-term reliability needs of critical equipment.
- Lead and/or participate in RCFA of electrical systems.
- Apply/sustain/improve Reliability Systems Standards.
- Prepare work scope and justifications for projects to upgrade electrical systems.
- Oversee site transformer PM program including oil analysis and Doble testing.
- Troubleshoot electrical distribution systems medium and low voltage.
- Knowledge of VFDs, Soft Starts, and other motor control systems.
- Work in a matrix organization.
- Communicate effectively and contribute to team projects.
- Assure compliance to appropriate Safety, Environmental, and Quality codes and standards (PSM, ISO, OSHA, NEC, NESC, NFPA 70E, ANSI/NETA, etc.).
- Ability to work across cultural lines.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
- Strong project and team leadership.
- Technical acumen – aptitude to understand complex manufacturing and design requirements, as well as the operational processes associated with manufacturing plants & equipment.
- Standard engineer requirements.
- Standing and walking distances with limited resting periods.
- Sitting for extended periods.
- Able to work at heights and climb stairs or ladders.
- Serve as the Site Electrical Engineer working for the Maintenance Department.
- Maintain and update plant electrical single line diagrams and associated Arc Flash Analysis / Labeling.
- Serve as an Authority having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for NPFA 70E compliance.
- Specify appropriate Preventive Maintenance (PMs) / Predictive Maintenance (PdMs).
- Provide Maintenance Functional input to new Process Equipment Purchase Specifications to ensure adequacy.
- Provide direction to Electricians, Mechanics, and other staff disciplines to support projects and maintenance efforts.
- Add ability to work alongside I&E Technicians and Management alike.
- As needed, willing to train co-workers in role’s areas of expertise.
- Participate in Pre-Start-Up-Safety-Reviews to ensure safe commissioning and system start-up.
- Participate in specifying on-site maintenance and repair capability and tooling requirements.
- Recommend improvements based on Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) findings.
- Establish critical equipment spares.
- Recommend equipment reliability improvements by doing analysis of equipment trends, historical data, and field data.
- Ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and plant requirements by preparing electrical systems specifications and/or technical drawings.
- Establish construction, manufacturing, or installation standards or specifications by performing a wide range of detailed calculations.
- Ensure compliance with specifications, codes, or plant requirements by directing or coordinating installation, manufacturing, construction, maintenance, documentation, support, or testing activities.
- Knowledge of PLCs, Instruments, DCS systems, UPS systems, and control valves.
- Additional assignments as deemed necessary by management.
Required Education / Experience:
- Bachelor's degree Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college.
- 5+ overall years of engineering or related postgraduate work experience.
- Minimum 2 years of experience with AC/DC drives and motors, low and medium power distribution, substations, and power distribution equipment (transformers, circuit breakers, cables, etc.).
- Experience and knowledge with PLCs, HMIs, instruments, and DCS systems.
- Minimum 2 years of experience in Facility Engineering Desired Characteristics: Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), Thermography, and Motor Circuit Analysis.
- Prior experience in manufacturing with PSM (Process Safety Management) preferred.
University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree