Electrical Engineer

Our client is a leading producer of PTA, PET & EPS worldwide, as well as a leading rPET manufacturer in the Americas. They operate one of the largest polypropylene facilities in North America. They have 35 plants across 9 countries with over 7,000 employees.

The Electrical Engineer will provide support, coordination and development for the Columbia, SC facility for Process and Service areas within the following main competencies:

  • Provide hands-on electrical engineering support for the daily operations including troubleshooting and resolving electrical/instrumentation reliability issues
  • Closely work in a team atmosphere with various functional roles in the routine and non-routine repair of instrumentation, analyzers, variable speed drives/controls and electrical equipment
  • Perform technical review of instrumentation system designs and modifications.
  • Implement improvements and reliability initiatives to improve yields, capacity, cost, energy and safety
  • Provide support to maintain site power distribution infrastructure reliability
  • Provide and actively participate on electrical engineering definitions, specifications and development for site capital projects
  • Maintain updated equipment files and engineering documentation to ensure records accuracy and update
  • Work independently or as a member of a team to assess, design, train and implement preventive maintenance (PM), predictive maintenance (PdM), and continuous reliability improvement modifications, and perform root cause analysis (RCA) on failed equipment
  • Provide electrical engineering support during plant and equipment outages
  • Assist with maintenance training and development activities used to enhance the site’s technical base and core competencies
  • Adhere to procedures that promote safety, health and welfare for employees and contractors within the facility

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Prefer more than 5 years’ experience as a Plant Electrical/Controls Engineer
  • Plant site maintenance and engineering experience for a Petrochemical facility is desired
  • AutoCAD or MicroStation experience is a plus
  • Proficient knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC’s and Drives and MCCs, and AC motors
  • Proficient knowledge of instrumentation including temperature, pressure, level transmitters, sensors and communication devices and interfaces
  • Proficient knowledge of various switchgear equipment with voltages up to 13.8kV
  • Knowledge of PM/PDM best practices
  • Ability to successfully work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team seeking to continuously improve supply chain performance and customer satisfaction
  • Results oriented. Ability to translate key area and business needs into the right priorities and action
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Good problem solving and math skills
  • Proficient in the use of personal computers and Window Software Suit

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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All candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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