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Electrical Power Engineer

Channel Personnel Services
San Francisco, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

This chemical production company is looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer for its modern production facility.  The electrical engineer applies technical skills to optimize plant performance, troubleshoot and resolve issues, and enable safe, environmentally acceptable low-cost, quality products. Excellent communication, organizational ability, and leadership attributes are key to immediate and long-term success in the role.



Ø  Understand electrical engineering fundamentals and provide technical advising for operations and maintenance while maintaining high standards for process safety.

Ø  Directing, managing, and supporting the maintenance, repairs, and upgrades of 15 kV, 4160- & 480-volt equipment and large power rectifiers rated 680 Vdc 20,000 ampere is a fundamental requirement.

Ø  Be a technical resource for the plant electrical technicians & electricians on equipment.

Ø  Be aware of or be capable of developing relationships with outside contractors experienced in the support of the equipment when needed.

Ø  Optimize daily production to achieve business and plant goals (i.e., EH&S, quality, reliability, cost).

Ø  Assist in writing and reviewing unit operating manuals, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and Maintenance Procedures (MOPs) in assigned areas of the plant.

Ø  Lead advance equipment/process troubleshooting and coach others to learn such skills.

Ø  Engage as equipment/process owner resource in assigned areas of responsibility for daily maintenance and turnaround activities.

Ø  Initiate management of change (MOC) for process design and implementation of minor plant system changes including small equipment additions, modifications, and/or removals.

Ø  Participate in commissioning of new process equipment installations.

Ø  Provide operational and technical support to project coordinator(s) for large, extensive plant system changes including operational review, assistance with cost/benefit analysis, and participation in hazard reviews.

Ø  Occasionally interface with contractors and vendors as project/process owner.

Ø  Support plant leadership with plant material balances, yields, closures, project design scope, etc. as deemed necessary to maintain operations.

Ø  Facilitate and ensure that appropriate root-cause analysis is completed, and corrective actions are implemented to address unplanned events.

Ø  Perform internal technical training sessions.

Ø  Share weekend call duty with other technical staff personnel.

Ø  Understand and applies all Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) operational requirements.

Ø  Perform duties in a manner that protects personal safety as well as the safety of all personnel on-site.



v  Bachelor of Science (or higher) in Electrical Engineering (Technologist/Technician degree adequate). A trade electrician with the correct high voltage/rectifier experience would also be a good fit.

v  Be willing to learn and take training courses in the relevant electrical topics the Engineer is not conversant.

v  3-10 years’ experience (job level/compensation scales vary with experience) in the design, specification, maintenance, and troubleshooting issues related to 15kV, 4160/480V electrical equipment in a chemical manufacturing environment or related industries.

v  3-10 years Chlor-alkali operations experience.

v  Electrical power system & power electronic educational and work experience.

v  Experience working with high voltage transmission equipment (Switchgears, transformers, rectifiers, harmonic filters, polarizers, etc.).

Company Description
Chemical Manufacturer

Channel Personnel Services


San Francisco, CA