Senior Electrical Controls Engineer



British Columbia




Job Description:

  • Partner with corporate, regional and plant personnel to ensure collaborative, effective solutions are presented, developed and implement which achieve predetermined project goals and mill needs or requirements.
  • Lead the development of Hardware, Software, and device standards to ensure effective reliable operations.
  • Lead the development of Control System strategies and programing standards to ensure effective and reliable operations.
  • Provide guidance, training and mentor the development of plant controls and electrical personnel in order to assist reliability improvement efforts
  • Evaluate plant Maintenance strategies for all electrical and control equipment and implement improvements to reduce/eliminate unexpected failures.
  • Assist plant personnel in developing condition and performance monitoring programs for critical equipment in order to reduce/eliminate unplanned failures.
  • Using reliability metrics identify and prioritize control system improvement opportunities. Work with plant personnel to make necessary improvements to improve plant and machine center OEE.
  • Perform reliability review of design and control system reviews on proposed new equipment installation.
  • Lead and/or participate in efforts to analyze and identify root causes of failures for high priority/critical items
  • Develop and manage a resource plan that ensures adequate coverage of discipline strength as required to implement the communicated improvement initiatives across all businesses and regions.
  • Develop and implement results oriented, value-added engineering solutions that achieve predetermined project goals and customer needs and/or requirements.
  • Develop project documentation defining standards, specifications, plans, prints, schematics and/or other necessary documentation required to achieve defined project goals.
  • Develop detailed reports and studies in a thorough, professional manner consistent with a senior engineering position..
  • Develop detailed design of automation and process control systems that integrate PCs, PLCs, AC or DC Drives, Position Controllers, single or multi-loop controllers.
  • Integrate statistical control components into system design including basic control charting, real time & historical trending, remote monitoring and data acquisition / control.
  • Support project development and implementation work of corporate, regional, and plant E&C engineers, contribute to corporate standards and process control initiatives.
  • Develop, install and debug control system programming including PC operating, PC networking, SQL, Access, Excel, PLC, HMI, Visual Basic, C, and/or specialty component software.
  • Manage, lead and/or guide internal or external engineering resources to ensure adherence to reliability and project goals and objectives.
  • Implement standard engineering and project management practices consistently throughout project / work assignments.
  • Maintain technical skills and knowledge by attending trade shows or clinics; investigate new equipment applications with consulting engineers & equipment venders, and specific course work.
  • Lead development and training efforts of field operation and maintenance personnel in the design features, process operation, interpretation of system information, and application of that information regarding control system functionality.
  • Conduct special projects/studies, as opportunities arise, relating to technology and capital effectiveness.
  • Perform other duties as necessary

Job Requirements:

  • BS in Engineering, Applied Science, or related field (or equivalent)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license desirable
  • (BS equivalency: 6-8 years discipline experience, MS equivalency: 4-6 years engineering management experience)
  • Minimum of 10 years experience, 4-6 of which are directly related to the management of an electrical engineering efforts related to capital improvement work and 4 years related to process improvement work in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated experience managing priorities across multiple locations.
  • Or any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position.
  • Knowledge of industrial process systems, including discrete sequential logic material transfer, fluid pumping, and pneumatic transfer systems.
  • Knowledge of Motor Control Centers, AC & DC drives, coordinated drives systems and position control systems.
  • Knowledge of PC operating systems, networking equipment and communication protocols, devices and systems.
  • Knowledge of Allen-Bradley and/or Modicon PLC components / systems and the ability to apply them into a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of Allen-Bradley and/or Wonderware HMI software and the ability to effectively apply them into a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of statistical control techniques and programs such as SPC, SQC and SCADA systems.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and industry standards / specifications including NFPA, FM, IEEE, OSHA, UL and CSA
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to influence or guide people to allow successful completion of objectives.
  • Knowledge and understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Ability to function on multi-discipline or multi-functional teams.