Company: James Hardie Building Products
Posted on: April 8, 2021
The Electrical Engineer provides direction, coordination, and
support for the daily execution of the electrical crew's operating
plan. Working with the Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Engineer,
Planner, Maintenance Technicians, Operations, and Safety, the
Electrical Supervisor drives department productivity and quality of
workmanship for the purpose of increasing overall availability and
reliability of equipment.
A day in the life of a JH Plant Electrical Engineer may include at
least one or more of the following:
- Safety comes first for yourself and others for all
- Supporting our maintenance department in troubleshooting,
installing, maintaining plant equipment
- Making or managing control/electrical system changes as
requested by Safety, production, R&D, Environmental, or other
departments and engineers, for process modifications, improvements,
production trials, and etc., may include programming and/or
- Managing and/or supporting capital and plant projects for new
or existing equipment including getting bids, hiring and managing
contractor personnel and engineering firms, quoting, selecting, and
purchasing electrical and process equipment and controls,
programing for new systems, equipment commissioning and start up,
projects may include some travel for new equipment purchases and
acceptance testing, seeing equipment in other JH plants, etc.
- Maintaining and updating electrical drawings and standards
- Historian and SQL server work for data collection, monitoring,
- Supporting off-site engineers and IT with local technical
issues or new upgrades
- Developing plans for plant outages and other projects
- Overseeing electrical requirements for insurance policy
compliance, electrical testing and contingency plans
The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be
construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and
qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.
The Electrical Engineer balances priorities, manpower, material,
and equipment availability to improve plant efficiency and
Scope Of Position
The Electrical Engineer directs coordinates, and supports all
electrical and facilities activities. These duties include
electrical, safety, engineering, Research & Development (R&D),
and reliability functions. The Electrical Engineer works with the.
Working with the Engineering tean, maintenance team and operations,
the Electrical Engineer drives to increase reliability and
availability of equipment.
Skills include design, configuration, installation, maintenance,
and troubleshooting of at least the following:
- PLCs with local and remote I/O, Siemens, Allen Bradley (AB)
Controllogix, but also other AB and Siemens
- Safety systems for plant equipment, safety PLCs, class 3 and
other E-stops, light curtains
- Control communication networks including Devicenet, Controlnet,
- AB and Siemens AC and DC drives, also some Square D and
- Electrical control systems Including low voltage and medium
voltage starters and soft start
- Ancillary equipment including lighting, air compressors,
boilers, ovens, and others
- Servo drives, Allen Bradley Kinetix, Siemens Master, and
Siemens Sinamics platforms.
- HMIs, including Wonderware Intouch and Historian, Allen Bradley
Panelview, and other standalone HMIs
- Plant power distribution systems, Square D switch gear,
transformers, and relays
- Process control systems, including a wide variety of
instrumentation and control valves
- Pneumatic and Hydraulic control systems
- Microsoft servers and SQL
- Fiber and Ethernet networks, some other IT functions
- AutoCAD and other software
- Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (preferred) or
equivalent combination of experience and education.
- 3 or more years experience in a continuous operating (24/7)
- CMMS skills with MP2 or other type of program.
- Significant experience with PLC's, Wonderware, RSview, AB
Drives, Siemens Drives, and Device net.
- Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues;
problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources
to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a
course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action
that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable
- Aligning Performance for Success: Focusing and guiding others
in accomplishing work objectives.
- Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills: Having achieved a
satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge
in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and
trends in areas of expertise.
- Building Partnerships: Identifying opportunities and taking
action to build strategic relationships between one's area and
other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help
achieve business goals.
- Managing Conflict: Dealing effectively with others in an
antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and
methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more
- Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major
changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting
effectively to work within new work structures, processes,
requirements, or cultures.
- Stress Tolerance: Maintaining stable performance under pressure
or opposition (such as time pressure, or job ambiguity); handling
stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the
- Continuous Learning: Actively identifying new areas for
learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning
opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job
and learning through their application.
- Gaining Commitment: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and
techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one's
own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals
- Information Monitoring: Setting up ongoing procedures to
collect and review information needed to manage an organization or
ongoing activities within it.
James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things,
or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment
Opportunity is the law.
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