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Electrical Engineer

R&D

36001

United States, Alabama, Muscle Shoals

Remote Position: 

No

December 1st, 2021

Internship: 

No

Specific Key Accountabilities

Main Functions:

  • Works with the engineering group to ensure the reliability and maintainability of new installations meets and exceeds performance expectations.
  • Reviews and manages Vendor specifications and compiles technical evaluations to support Procurement
  • Ensure compliance to national safety and engineering standards
  • Provides the site with LOTO coordination supervision
  • Provide the site with ARC Flash compliance coordination and supervision
  • Participates in the final check-out of new installations. This includes factory and site acceptance testing that will assure adherence to functional specifications.
  • Ensure that condition and documentation preservation is performed
  • Participate in system functional performance testing
  • Identify system manual requirements and insure all documents are created
  • Experienced with Reliability Centered Maintenance methods (development of Work Instructions, support Reliability Engineer and Techs, continuous improvement of equipment performance)
  • Experienced with PLC Control and Safety management systems (able to read/ follow schematics, implement corrective actions, a solid understanding of the theories and good practices)
  • Document all baseline reading, settings, positions and store for future reference
  • Capable of executing small to mid-size projects from inception to handover
  • Develop clear understanding of equipment intended function, communicate this understanding to engineering and maintenance team
  • Contractor coordination and contract management (writing Scope of Work, General Work Permits, Establishing Lock Out Tagout procedures, Reviewing Job Hazard Analysis, scheduling the work etc)
  • Capable of performing Power Systems, Controls, wiring and Equipment design
  • Must be able to supervise supplier interventions during installation, challenge solutions, and refine needs
  • Provides technical support for the Engineering Department for Power, control and data networking systems
  • Develop electrical, instrumentation, and drive systems planned maintenance activities
  • Assist in training of other team members on electrical standards and processes.

 

  • Technical Support of Production Operations:
  • Defines, designs, develops, monitors and refines an asset maintenance plan
  • Participate in process optimization
  • Provides input to a risk management plan to anticipate risks that adversely impact operations
  • Analyze and diagnose equipment breakdowns, develop long term solutions or mitigation plans
  • Provides technical support to production, maintenance management and technical personnel
  • Utilize predictive and condition monitoring techniques to monitor equipment health.
  • Estimation of maintenance costs and evaluation of alternatives
  • Forecasting of spare parts for electrical/controls equipment
  • Support Procurement activities to source suppliers for various services and spare parts
  • Write technical specifications for repairs (quality control) and procurement
  • Establish replacement/rebuild programs (including vendor assessments)
  • Application of scheduling and project management principles
  • Assess required tools and skills required for efficient maintenance of equipment
  • Assessing and reporting safety hazards associated with electrical low- to medium-voltage equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership competencies, technical skills requirement

Technical Skills and Experience:

  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering
  • 7+ years of experience dealing with Low- to Medium-Voltage electrical distribution systems, AC& DC motors, process instrumentation preferably in an aluminum (highly preferred), continuous rolling mill / process line type environment
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (preferred)
  • Electronics and Controls experience a plus
  • Ability to read Schematics, Layouts, Equipment and site Drawings, mark up and make corrections as needed (AutoCAD, 3D Inventor are a plus but not required)
  • Industrial Maintenance experience
  • Troubleshooting and root-cause analysis experience
  • Must be familiar with National Electrical Codes, including NFPA 70E
  • Must be proficient MS Excel, MS Word and familiar with MS Project
  • Perform functional analysis and verification
  • Exceptional team working skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to lead effective meetings
  • Knowledge of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Knowledge of Root cause analysis (RCA)

 

Behavior skills:

  • Autonomous and self-starter
  • Highly organized, systematic, and precise
  • Ability to work in group in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to work effectively with operators, maintenance technicians, other engineers, managers
  • Analytical understanding and critical thinking are of primary importance
  • Ability to support 24x7 production operations, including after-hours call in support