Electrical Engineer

branchburg, New Jersey

Our client is looking for an Electrical Engineer to join their team in Branchburg, NJ. 

The Electrical Engineer will be responsible to apply engineering principles independently to all aspects of design, programming, installation, startup, and troubleshooting of automated industrial control systems.

The Engineer will have deep and broad competency in process automation of chemical plants using DCS, PLC, SCADA, etc. systems. Candidates should have working knowledge of Layers of Protection Analysis and designing and implementing systems with appropriate SILs. The candidate preferably has experience in manufacture or use of ultrahigh purity materials supplied to the semiconductor industry.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Drives a culture of "Do It Safe, Do It Right the First Time" with their actions and their words on a daily basis
  • Capable of developing, implementing and supporting plant control system hardware, software and field instrumentation in an efficient and safe manner.
  • Effective at troubleshooting control system hardware and software and implementing corrective actions independently.
  • Actively participates in Design Reviews and PHAs as a team member or leader
  • PLC, DCS and SCADA control system configuration and programming
  • Working with highly hazardous chemicals at a manufacturing facility
  • Responsible for establishing engineering design basis, and assisting with design documentation (e.g. PFDs, PIDs, equipment and instrument specification sheet, process package, MOC, interlock matrix, functional design specification) for both new and existing facilities while following department standards
  • Capable of assisting with loop tests, and interlock tests performed for new processes and for yearly ISO testing for calibration and interlock checks
  • Successfully completes all assigned trainings
  • Deep understanding of electrical distribution and power loading in industrial control systems and Arc Flash Study methodology.
  • Complete all assigned tasks
  • Successfully completed all required trainings

Required Qualifications:
Desired professional experience, educational level, qualifications, core skills, certificates, licenses etc. This should also include expectations in terms of schedule, travel and physical requirements for roles such as technician roles.

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, PE License preferred but not required.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience, including programming PLC/DCS for chemical plant design and operation as well as process data collection and distribution for wider corporate use
  • Knowledge and experience of instrument engineering
  • Candidate should have knowledge of applicable codes and standards for process control hardware and software (e.g. UL listing, NEC, etc.) as applied to hazardous materials handling and manufacture
  • Experience with Siemens automation systems hardware and software
  • Experience with Allen-Bradley ControlLogix hardware and software
  • Ability to develop and interpret electrical schematics
  • Experience with developing and deploying ethernet based industrial networks
  • 15%~20% domestic and international travel for commissioning and support

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Siemens PCS-7
  • Experience in a rapid-growth environment
  • Trained in standard procedures for safe gas and chemical handling
  • Chemical plant operation experience strongly preferred
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to multitask
  • Team player with leadership abilities.
  • Self-starter with the ability to perform well under pressure and continuously changing priorities
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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