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Electrical and Controls Engineer

GEORGIA-PACIFIC - Georgia-Pacific Washington, DC
  • Posted: September 05, 2019
  • Full-Time

Who is Georgia-Pacific?Watch to find out! Start a new career with Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of Building Products and Consumer Products. Georgia-Pacific is seeking is seeking an Electrical & Controls Engineer at our Tacoma, WA facility.

The Electrical & Controls Engineer plays a key role in optimizing plant performance by leveraging technology while providing expertise and solutions to manage electrical controls, Networks, computers, and related systems. The Tacoma plant offers a team-based environment where members work collaboratively to produce high-quality gypsum products for the building industry. Georgia-Pacific offers a competitive salary, benefits, and opportunities for growth.

If you are seeking an opportunity where you can use technology, collaboration, and knowledge to create value, we are interested in learning more about you! A Day In The Life Typically Includes: Ensuring all activities are aligned to with Georgia-Pacific's Market Based Management philosophy and Guiding Principles. Managing electrical controls and computer systems to drive and support overall plant performance through improved plant uptime and machine utilization Driving and supporting electrical preventive and predictive maintenance functions; troubleshooting electrical, instrumentation, and control equipment and functions in the facility; and other related duties.

(Electrical systems, VFDs, transmitters, transducers, switches, and sensors.) Recommending and supporting maintenance activities for the facility, including electrical and controls Preventive Maintenance (PM) routines; reviewing/updating all existing PMs; and generating new PMs as new equipment is installed or upgraded. Observing areas for plant improvements and capturing opportunities for improvement projects Project Oversight/Process Logic - Executing complete plant projects; creating electrical schematics, electrical designs, panel layouts, electrical bills of materials, ladder logic and/or technical SOPs for reliability and manufacturing personnel Designing, programming, modifying, maintaining, and troubleshooting PLC and HMI-based control systems. Promoting safety through proactive involvement in risk identification, risk reduction, and helping to enhance Electrical Safe Work Practices throughout the facility.

Demonstrating strong collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills Possessing a quest for knowledge/willingness to learn; a sense of urgency, self-motivation What You Will Need: Basic Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree or higher in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or an associated field of study (such as Computer Science) A minimum of two (2) years of experience in industrial automation, controls systems development and commissioning, or progressive experience in GP's Engineering Development Program (EDP.) Experience programming PLCs & HMIs, such as from Rockwell Automation (Allen-Bradley), GE Digital (iFix), Siemens (Simatic), Schneider Electric (Wonderware), etc. Experience with modern industrial control network communication protocols Experience troubleshooting and repairing electrical issues using conventional and digital multimeters, voltmeters, ohmmeters, and hand tools Working knowledge of electrical safe work practices and safety standards (i.e. National Electrical Code, NFPA 70-E, etc.) Willing and able to maintain strict adherence to safety procedures, always wearing the required safety equipment (PPE), and modeling those behaviors for others in the plant at all times.

Willing and able to work in a manufacturing environment, including periods of time in noisy, dusty, non-air conditioned or unheated areas Experience with root cause analysis of electrical & control related unplanned events What Will Put You Ahead? Preferred Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Systems & Control Engineering, or Computer Engineering Project Management experience Experience with Burner Management Safety (BMS) Systems, Category 2-4 safety circuits, robotics, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), and other modern electronic components. Experience with power distribution systems and components, including 3-phase motor controls, 480V A/C systems, and low voltage D/C systems Experience and proficiency with AutoCAD Electrical Experience and proficiency with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) Experience with network protocols and IT support Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, non-woven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. Our familiar consumer brands include: Quilted Northern, Angel Soft, Brawny, enMotion, Sparkle, Mardi Gras, and Vanity Fair, as well as the Dixie brand of disposable cups, plates and cutlery. The company employs approximately 35,000 people directly.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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