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Electrical Controls Engineer

Kaiser Aluminum • Richmond, VA

Posted 2 days ago

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Travel - Negligible
Degree - 4 Year Degree

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Job Description

The Electrical Controls Engineer develops, plans, organizes, and manages capital, reliability, and process improvement projects for areas throughout the plant; provides maintenance and production support, as needed.
The Electrical Controls Engineer’s essential functions include:
  • Develop project scope, feasibility, cost estimates, and schedule.
  • Prepare authorizations.
  • Develop specifications.
  • Charter, lead, and facilitate cross-functional project teams to develop process and production improvements.
  • Manage project resources, budgets, and schedules.
  • Administer engineering and design contracts.
  • Coordinate and manage installations and outages.
  • Verify control system design and total integration with plant systems.
  • Perform equipment start-ups.
  • Prepare and organize project documentation (Manuals, PM’s spare parts, correspondence, drawings, drawing lists, material listings, etc.); update documentation.
  • Coordinate operator and maintenance training.
  • Track and report final project performance, schedule, and cost compliance.
  • Assist in trouble-shooting equipment control and electrical systems.
  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance programs and procedures.
  • Coordinate and support electrical safety initiatives.
  • Provide technical support during equipment outages.
  • Coordinate with vendors.
  • Evaluate reliability improvement options.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION An undergraduate degree in BSEE or BSET is required. 
    EXPERIENCE This individual will possess:
  • 3 or more years previous electrical engineering experience.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, project scheduling, and specification writing.
  • Knowledge of digital and analog drives, PLC and distributed control systems, National Electrical Code, AC & DC motors, power/control theory and application, and instrumentation.
  • Previous experience managing projects in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong PC skills, including Windows, Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to work in teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES This individual will:
  • Be energetic, disciplined, and focused on a team-building operational organization.
  • Be well organized.
  • Have well developed interpersonal and business partnering skills, with the ability to quickly adapt to, be accepted by, and interrelate with the organization at all levels.
  • Be willing to work flexible hours.
  • Attendance and Dependability: The employee can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work. Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.
  • Communication and Contact: The employee communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company. This position interfaces with plant and area management, area and shops maintenance personnel, vendors, contractors, area engineering, and contract engineers.
  • Relationships with Others: The employee works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company. The employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships.
  • Approximately 70% of the job function is performed in an office setting requiring normal safety precautions. 30% of the job function is required in the plant. There is exposure to operating machinery and a manufacturing environment.
  • Refer to training matrix on file with Quality Department.
Job ID: 413
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