Associate Electrical Engineer

Solaris Paper
Strasburg, VA
May 19, 2017
May 23, 2017
Full Time
This position is in Strasburg, Virginia. We are looking for an Electrical Engineer to develop and implement improvement initiatives that will improve the support of the installation and start-up of new and existing tissue conversion equipment, and to support other plant and facilities equipment as required or needed.Key responsibilities:To successfully support the companies operational goals in tissue conversion productivity, quality and safetyEvaluate, define and solve operating problems to achieve operational goalsDevelop knowledge and expertise on electrical and manufacturing control systems including PLC's, HMI's, variable frequency drives, servo drives, sensors, and power distribution and protection systemsSupport converting equipment installation and start-up activities, provide electrical engineering leadership to resolve problems, troubleshoot and optimize the installation process to meet project objectives and schedulesSupport the definition, implementation, optimization and maintenance of a documentation system for electrical drawings, PLC software, machine drive software, HMI software and other control and manufacturing system softwareSupport the development of electrical and control software design standards and specifications for the plant manufacturing equipment and the plant utilities equipment and processesDevelop and conduct training programs with operations, maintenance and engineering personnel to increase process knowledge, troubleshooting capability, and understanding of electrical and manufacturing control systemsIdentify and solve bottle-necks within the converting process as related to manufacturing control systemsDevelop technology approaches which support improved plant efficiency, process improvement and manufacturing flexibilityReview equipment and processes to identify required spare parts, coordinate ordering with maintenance/stores to minimize downtime and manage spare parts inventoriesReview, support and improve the plant maintenance planPerform failure analysis of electrical equipment and controls to implement reliability improvement action itemsPlan and implement expense and capital based projects for improvement, safety, quality and other initiativesEstablish external contacts involving equipment and parts suppliers and construction/maintenance contractors.Carry out job responsibilities in a safe manner.Review and ensure converting and support equipment/processes meet electrical safety codes, policies and guidelinesDevelop expertise in Arc Flash, National Electric Code and NFPA 70 requirements and complianceOther duties as assignedEducation and Experience Background:Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience and training.A minimum of 2 years work experience in technical and industrial manufacturing assignments.Skills and Knowledge:Experience in troubleshooting electrical control systems on continuous production lines including PLC's Allen Bradley and Siemens with an emphasis on Siemens, variable frequency drives and process control systems, HMI, distributed control systems and power distributionSkilled with computer programs including PLC programming, MS Excel and MS WordAbility to work independently and to execute programs in a cross functional environmentAbility to build relationships with vendors and suppliers on a national basis as well as in local areasHands-on approach, strong understanding of electrical processes combined with technical knowledgeWorking knowledge of National Electric Code, NFPA 70 Essential functions of the job: Must be flexible and responsive to the needs of the department/facility/businessMust be able to sit, bend, stand and walk during scheduled shiftMust be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basisMust be able to work 8 - 12 hour shiftsWe are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, public assistance status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Solaris Paper is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce, women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.