Specialist, Engineering - Electrical Equipment Engineering

Date: Sep 8, 2023

Location: Carrollton, GA, US, 30117

Company: Southwire Company LLC

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what’s possible?

Southwire Job Description

Job Title: Electrical Engineer II
Department: Maintenance and Engineering
Location: Carrollton, GA - North Campus
Reports To: Engineering and Maintenance Manager

The Electrical Engineer II will lead technical support to plant maintenance, process, engineering, and operation groups in the diagnosis of electrical malfunctions, determination of necessary repairs, and root cause elimination of the malfunctions. Design and install engineered electrical control solutions for small projects and support larger capital projects. Promote safety in the workplace.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Troubleshoot and resolve malfunctions to machine control systems and make recommendations to improve safety, reliability and quality concerns
•    Experience and proficiency with ladder logic/PLC programming, Siemens and Allen Bradley preferred
•    Develop new and modify existing PLC and/or HMI applications, interfaces, or embedded controls systems
•    Document specifications, changes and operating procedures of control systems
•    Participate in set-up and commissioning of new systems or upgrading of current systems
•    Trains effected employees on control system processes, upgrade and installs
•    Must work with vendors and contractors to complete assigned projects
•    Must coordinate with plant management groups to complete projects on schedule
•    Keep abreast of current trends and technology and utilize this information effectively
•    Knowledge of AC and DC circuitry and electrical concepts
•    Versatile in ladder logic and various PLC programming languages and HMI’s. Working knowledge of field control devices (motors, drives, relays, switches, safety instrumentation, etc.)
•    Design, develop, maintain and modify instrumentations and control systems
•    Electrical control system hardware design experience (control panel and field wiring)
•    Competency in Electrical CAD
•    Electrical controls equipment specification and selection
•    Knowledge of electrical codes: NEC, NFPA 70E
•    Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
•    SCADA experience is a plus
•    Operations or maintenance experience is a plus
•    Flexible work schedule to support maintenance department, additional duties as assigned
Qualifications and Requirements:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology
•    5+ years manufacturing or related experience
•    Working knowledge of power distribution, networks, PLC, HMI, and drive hardware and software
•    Ability to read, modify and create schematic drawings using AutoCAD software
•    Must be able to communicate effectively with Operators, Technicians, Management, and others



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Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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