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Lead Electrical Engineer in Orangeburg, SC at Allied Reliability Group

Date Posted: 8/25/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

 Provide technical and troubleshooting support to solve acute problems, design continuous improvement solutions to maximize OEE, and guarantee process safety for plant personnel and community.



Daily Maintenance Support

  • Assesses and provides technical and troubleshooting support for electrical and programming needs directly affecting plant operation.
  • Combines knowledge of electrical principles, electrical equipment and instrumentation operation, and DCS programming and troubleshooting to solve problems.
  • Fosters teamwork and prioritizes the safety of all involved during the problem-solving process.
  • Work collaboratively with vendors, maintenance, operations technicians, and their supervision to fully understand the problem and recommend solutions.

Continuous Improvement Team (CIT) Projects:

  • Uses time management skills to balance daily support needs with continuous improvement.
  • Works the prioritized list of improvement projects to develop improvement scopes, update P&IDs / Electrical drawings, order equipment, write work notifications and MOC’s, clearly communicate the needed work scope to maintenance crews, and provide feedback on progress at CIT meetings.
  • Investigate and recommend new or improved technologies to provide reliable solutions.
  • Provide or work with Process Controls Engineers to provide the needed DCS programming changes to implement projects.
  • Update instrument and equipment specification documents into plant database. 
Capital Project Management:
  • Provide budgetary scopes, project description, and works with PICA to understand project justification for the Project Authorization Form (PAF).  Routes PAF for approval.
  • Develop Gantt charts and bid packages, obtains quotes or bids to implement projects, and issues purchase requisitions. 
  • Act as the construction liaison, nested, and non-nested contractors to fully implement project scopes.
  • Manages project overall cost and escalates for significant over- or under-run of project.
  • Update all necessary documentation into database.

On-Call Responsibility:

  • Provide after hour support for high priority processes one week/month.  


Education and Experience:
  • BS or Equivalent Experience from ABET accredited school.
  • 8-12 years of experience as Electrical Engineer in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong MS-Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Maintenance Connection skills.
  • Strong analytical, technical, reporting, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with operators and mechanics to understand and solve problems/environment.
  • Masters in Engineering or MBA an asset.
  • Experience in chemical manufacturing and Distributed Control System (DCS) is a plus.
  • Engineer in Training (E.I.T) preferred.
  • CAD experience preferred.
  • PLC programming experience (Siemens & Allen Bradley) preferred.
  • Functional safety design experience is a plus.  

Critical Corporate Competencies:

  • Safety – Work to ensure safety of one’s self and co-workers.  Consider safety in design.
  • Teamwork – Collaborate with personnel throughout the organization
  • Communication – Use verbal and nonverbal communication in creative ways to acquire input from others and lead by influence at levels above and below this position.
  • Continuous Improvement – Continuously working to develop and implement sustained improvements in equipment operation and maintenance work processes
  • Creative Thinking –Leverage fresh perspectives, breakthrough ideas to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Customer Mindset – Internalizes feedback from Operations, provides innovative ideas to meet future needs
  • Sense of Urgency – Fosters a strong sense of urgency in others to meet or exceed goals
  • Prioritization – Use time effectively, prevents irrelevant issues from interfering w/ work completion, work through others as appropriate to extend span of influence and effectiveness
  • Get Things Done –  Maintains a consistent and high level of productivity despite apparent challenges/obstacles
  • Navigating Ambiguity – Shows versatility in response to a wide range of situations and knows when to seek help from management or subject matter experts.

Functional Specific Competencies:

  • Ability to leverage technical skills along with communication and teamwork to achieve results on emergency and continuous improvement equipment projects.
  • Uses an “always learning” mindset to explore new technologies and look for better ways to problems.
  • Ability to identify, develop, and clearly articulate creative and logical, and/or innovative solutions to meet the current business need.
Additional Requirements
  • Some travel
  • Some evening and weekend hours
  • On Call for Programming Call-ins



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