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Maintenance Electrical Engineer
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Job Location: Decatur, AL

Job #: 45085
Title: Maintenance Electrical Engineer
Job Location: Decatur, Alabama - United States
Remote Job: Unknown
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Other Compensation: up to 12% bonus
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Yes


This is a very visible position with THE global leader in its multi-billion dollar industry. You`ll be working at their primary North America manufacturing and R&D campus. This industry leader is also well-known for having a highly-desirable workplace environment with serious growth opportunities.


Summary / Objective:

Provide Electrical Engineering support to the manufacturing plant`s power systems needs (continuous and batch process systems). Focus will be on maintaining and improving the performance and reliability of site electrical systems and equipment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Support Maintenance, Operations, and Engineering to troubleshoot plant issues.
  • Ability to work with Site Power Service Providers for supply issues of power.
  • Support electric motors to 800 hp, Motor Control Centers, Medium Voltage Switchgear, Protective Relaying, and Electrical Distribution up to 13.8 kV.
  • Utilize SKM to perform arc flash, load flow, and protection coordination studies.
  • Develop or modify electrical switching and isolation procedures.
  • Develop maintenance plans and equipment strategies for short term and long-term reliability needs of critical equipment.
  • Lead and/or participate in RCFA of electrical systems.
  • Apply/sustain/improve Reliability Systems Standards.
  • Prepare work scope and justifications for projects to upgrade electrical systems.
  • Oversee site transformer PM program including oil analysis and Doble testing.
  • Troubleshoot electrical distribution systems medium and low voltage.
  • Knowledge of VFDs, Soft Starts, and other motor control systems.
  • Work in a matrix organization.
  • Communicate effectively and contribute to team projects.
  • Assure compliance to appropriate Safety, Environmental, and Quality codes and standards (PSM, ISO, OSHA, NEC, NESC, NFPA 70E, ANSI/NETA, etc.).
  • Ability to work across cultural lines.


  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Strong project and team leadership.
  • Technical acumen aptitude to understand complex manufacturing and design requirements, as well as the operational processes associated with manufacturing plants & equipment.

Physical Demands:

  • Standard engineer requirements.
  • Standing and walking distances with limited resting periods.
  • Sitting for extended periods.
  • Able to work at heights and climb stairs or ladders.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as the Site Electrical Engineer working for the Maintenance Department.
  • Maintain and update plant electrical single line diagrams and associated Arc Flash Analysis / Labeling.
  • Serve as an Authority having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for NPFA 70E compliance.
  • Specify appropriate Preventive Maintenance (PMs) / Predictive Maintenance (PdMs).
  • Provide Maintenance Functional input to new Process Equipment Purchase Specifications to ensure adequacy.
  • Provide direction to Electricians, Mechanics, and other staff disciplines to support projects and maintenance efforts.
  • Add ability to work alongside I&E Technicians and Management alike.
  • As needed, willing to train co-workers in roles areas of expertise.
  • Participate in Pre-Start-Up-Safety-Reviews to ensure safe commissioning and system start-up.
  • Participate in specifying on-site maintenance and repair capability and tooling requirements.
  • Recommend improvements based on Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) findings.
  • Establish critical equipment spares.
  • Recommend equipment reliability improvements by doing analysis of equipment trends, historical data, and field data.
  • Ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and plant requirements by preparing electrical systems specifications and/or technical drawings.
  • Establish construction, manufacturing, or installation standards or specifications by performing a wide range of detailed calculations.
  • Ensure compliance with specifications, codes, or plant requirements by directing or coordinating installation, manufacturing, construction, maintenance, documentation, support, or testing activities.
  • Knowledge of PLCs, Instruments, DCS systems, UPS systems, and control valves.
  • Additional assignments as deemed necessary by management.

Required Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor`s degree Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college.
  • 5+ overall years of engineering or related postgraduate work experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with AC/DC drives and motors, low and medium power distribution, substations, and power distribution equipment (transformers, circuit breakers, cables, etc.).
  • Experience and knowledge with PLCs, HMIs, instruments, and DCS systems.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Facility Engineering Desired Characteristics: Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), Thermography, and Motor Circuit Analysis.
  • Prior experience in manufacturing with PSM (Process Safety Management) preferred.

University - Bachelor`s Degree/3-4 Year Degree

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