Electrical Engineer

POSTED: 17 Jan 2022

Summary – Located in the southwest desert of the US, our client uses an environmentally friendly solution mining technology to extract mineral rich brine from a dry desert lake system. Processed on site, the brine is used to produce products such as sodium carbonate, boric acid, sodium sulfate, and specialty forms of borax. We are helping them to identify an Electrical Engineer. This person will provide electrical engineering expertise in direct support of maintenance and operations and be responsible for electrical systems design, specification, installation, testing, and start-up.

They will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

  • Develop detailed project specifications including drawings, data sheets, etc. in full compliance with recognized industry standards, safety standards and various client specifications.
  • Project duties include design development, construction scope, drawing preparation, and construction support.
  • Develop standardized documentation including SOP’s, training, and validation.
  • Identify and manage relationships with OEM and preferred equipment manufacturers, specialists, and technical support consultants.
  • Prepare electrical single line drawings and size the equipment as per NEC
  • Coordinate and supervise work of contractors by ensuring their compliance with approved construction drawings, contract documents, project specifications, and all applicable standards.
  • Provide engineering support including preparation of technical specifications for electrical equipment.
  • Work closely with manufacturing team at all levels to resolve technical issues, applying engineering and technical skills to design, optimize and troubleshoot electrical equipment, including power distribution systems, motor controls, switch gear, UPS systems, and substations
  • Lead Management of Change (MOC) process for electrical driven changes and perform technical review.
  • Support Central Engineering group in reviewing equipment specifications and equipment selection, monitoring installation and successful start-up of electrical equipment in specific facility.
  • Act as electrical engineering resource for the manufacturing plants and across the company.
  • Improve and optimize various power distribution system designs to minimize facilities downtime, thereby ensuring continuous plant operations.
  • Perform power system analysis in existing facility as well as new design of low voltage and medium voltage electrical distribution system within the standards and codes including but not limited to NEC, NFPA 70E, IEEE.
  • Coordinate with chemical, mechanical and process departments to establish desired electrical loads of the machines (pumps, chillers, compressors) to perform load studies and analysis for system planning
  • Collect, review, update and analyze system parameters and load data of different LV and MV substations for planning, design and system improvements.
  • Serve on the Electrical Safety Council and work with the I&E Compliance Coordinator providing insight from an engineering level on federal and state mandated code changes as required.
  • Lead failure analysis (FMEA and RCA) of electrical systems/equipment and educate both maintenance and production technicians after failure analysis.
  • Maintain and update plant electrical drawings and files as needed.
  • Perform short circuit study, protective device coordination, load flow analysis and arc flash hazard analysis
  • Develop and maintain reliability metrics, scorecards, and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for purposes of measuring and identifying the highest value reliability and cost improvement opportunities.
  • Prepare electrical calculations including cable, transformer and breaker sizing and electrical panel loading. .

Qualifications/Experience etc.:

  • BS in electrical engineering and minimum of 3-5 years of experience in an industrial environment with some of that being maintenance experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with PLC’s HMIs, AC/DC drives and motors, low and medium power distribution, substations, and power distribution equipment (transformers, circuit breakers, cables, etc.)
  • Must have a solid understanding of production processes, electrical and instrumentation (E&I) field applications and basic understanding of mechanical engineering practices
  • Excellent knowledge of OSHA NEC and National Electrical Safety Code standards
  • Must have thorough understanding of root cause analysis and troubleshooting.
  • Six Sigma experience and ETAP Modeling & System Design a plus
  • Capable of applying engineering insights, technical problem-solving skills and experienced-based judgment to complex challenges.
  • High knowledge of complicated electrical machinery and related equipment, including good grasp of electrical system installation requirements.
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot PLC and VFD and motor control circuits.


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Lindsey Schultz