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Electrical Systems Engineer

Location: Columbia, SC
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $75,000.00 - $150,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 12/1/2017
Job ID: 02518491
Job Description
Electrical Systems Engineer
A US corporation founded in 1905 employing 2600 people throughout the United states, with just under 150 persons at the Columbia, SC facility.  This is an expanding, growing Manufacturer.
  • Group Health program through Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dental Insurance via MetLife
  • 401k with matching
  • Flexible Spending Plan
  • Group Life / AD&D / LTD / Voluntary Life / Voluntary STD
  • Holidays and Paid Vacation time
  • Annual Bonus program
  • Longevity of employees
  • Friendly atmosphere with special employee events (Monthly Birthday celebrations, Cook outs) 
This is a new position and along with the Mechanical Systems engineer, will be part of the Technical Systems Group. Reports to the Senior Plant Engineer.  Limited travel within the US. This role will be responsible for applying electrical engineering and organizational skills to design and implement projects involving facilities, testing, machines, equipment, or processes used in manufacturing piping products. Responsible for management of multiple projects. This individual has no direct reports but may lead cross-functional teams involved in troubleshooting and continuous improvement activities. Equipment and tools used: Forklifts, cranes, grinders, welding equipment, steel cutting equipment, general maintenance tools, multimeters, laptops and programming devices.
  • Support manufacturing activities in processing materials or manufacturing products in an industrial large diameter spiral weld pipe and steel fabrication facility
  • Prepare Routine Reports, O&M instructions
  • Manage multiple Technical Systems projects, to include: implementation, including development, budgeting, scheduling, purchasing, and interfacing with other employees
  • Design and /or facilitate designs for modification of existing equipment, tools, or facilities as required to support manufacturing process requirements, including completing O&M manuals
  • Manufacturing equipment, tools or facilities as required to support manufacturing process requirements.
  • Direct support of &/or participation in equipment and facilities related maintenance activities & production activities
  • Interfacing with vendors and outside contractors to develop budgets, as well as directing completing facilities and equipment construction, modification, or repair.
  • Modification of existing equipment and facilities
  • Participate in developing and maintaining the division CAPEX program
  • Review Product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine the applicability to the target manufacturing process
  • Use computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to design equipment and facilities, and perform engineering tasks
  • Analyze product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs which can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods
  • Analyze engineering proposals, process requirements, and related technical data pertaining to industrial machinery and equipment design
  • Provide technical information regarding manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties, and process advantages and limitations that affect long-range plant and product engineering planning
  • Compile and analyze operational, test, and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified equipment 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in Electrical Engineering and minimum 5 years’ experience in a heavy industrial manufacturing facility
  • Experience with Full Plant Integration (SCADA)
  • Experience with electro mechanical drives, motors
  • Full PLC knowledge - prefer Allen Bradley and Siemens
  • 460V experience
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Computer skills to include:  extensive knowledge programming PLCs and interfacing same with drives, extensive experience with control software, functional knowledge of SolidWorks, and full knowledge of MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 
  • Must have a continuous improvement mindset with a drive to seek out ways to improve operations and processes and make recommendations for improvements
  • Ability to work with multiple groups – maintenance, other engineers, floor operations
  • Start-up Experience is a plus
  • Person who has been involved with starting or participating in a similar job in a manufacturing facility
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations a plus


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