Electrical Engineer

DAK Americas Columbia , SC 29209

Posted 2 days ago

DAK Americas is a globally competitive supplier of Terephthalic acid (TPA) - Monomers, Polyethylene Terephthalate Resins (PET & Recycled PET ) and Polyester Staple Fibers (PSF) for the western hemisphere. The company is headquartered in Charlotte, NC with manufacturing facilities in the Carolinas, Mississippi, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.

DAK Americas is a division of [ Link removed ] - URL blocked - click to apply, the petrochemicals and synthetic fibers business group of [ Link removed ] - URL blocked - click to apply, one of Mexico's largest corporations.

Position Responsibilities

The Electrical Engineer will provide support, coordination and development for the Columbia, SC facility for Process and Service areas within the following main competences:

  • Provide hands-on electrical engineering support for the daily operations including troubleshooting and resolving electrical/instrumentation reliability issues.

  • Closely work in a team atmosphere with various functional roles in the routine and non-routine repair of instrumentation, analyzers, variable speed drives/controls and electrical equipment.

  • Perform technical review of instrumentation system designs and modifications.

  • Implement improvements and reliability initiatives to improve yields, capacity, cost, energy and safety.

  • Provide support to maintain site power distribution infrastructure reliability.

  • Provide and actively participate on electrical engineering definitions, specifications and development for site capital projects.

  • Maintain updated equipment files and engineering documentation to ensure records accuracy and update.

  • Work independently or as a member of a team to assess, design, train and implement preventive maintenance (PM), predictive maintenance (PdM), and continuous reliability improvement modifications, and perform root cause analysis (RCA) on failed equipment.

  • Provide electrical engineering support during plant and equipment outages.

  • Assist with maintenance training and development activities used to enhance the site's technical base and core competencies.

  • Adhere to procedures that promote safety, health and welfare for employees and contractors within the facility.

Job Requirements:

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Prefer more than 5 years' experience as a Plant Electrical/Controls Engineer

  • Plant site maintenance and engineering experience for a Petrochemical facility is desired

  • AutoCAD or MicroStation experience is a plus

  • Proficient knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC's and Drives and MCCs, and AC motors

  • Proficient knowledge of instrumentation including temperature, pressure, level transmitters, sensors and communication devices and interfaces

  • Proficient knowledge of various switchgear equipment with voltages up to 13.8kV

  • Knowledge of PM/PDM best practices

  • Ability to successfully work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team seeking to continuously improve supply chain performance and customer satisfaction

  • Results oriented. Ability to translate key area and business needs into the right priorities and action

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Good problem solving and math skills

  • Proficient in the use of personal computers and Window Software Suite

DAK Americas LLC is subject to US Department of Commerce export regulations and thus must hire individuals who meet national security requirements. Interested applicants (or temporary employees) must meet eligibility requirements. DAK Americas LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Electrical Engineer

DAK Americas