Electrical Engineer

This role supports the operation of a state of the art pulp mill from an electrical engineering standpoint while working as a team member to improve safety and productivity. The primary duties of this job are to support reliability and improvement efforts through managing engineering projects, support troubleshooting, implement projects, and support hourly craftsmen as needed. Keep updated programs on file for all plc controls and programs. Work with project engineering on capital projects. Assist Electricians in Instrument and control troubleshooting. Ensure correct electrical Preventive Maintenance procedures are in place.


Specific Job Duties:

  • Provide engineering services to maintenance and operating department personnel as required to resolve maintenance, technical, and equipment reliability issues.
  • Manage, direct, and coordinate all electrical and instrument projects in the mill. Keep up to date records on all plc programs.
  • Ensure that proper training and tools are available for the E&I employees. Provide technical assistance as needed.
  • Work with Maintenance Manager to ensure all E&I employees are trained and knowledgeable and adhere to mill safety policies and regulations.
  • Stay current with new control technologies through self-study, hands-on, and training.
  • Be the second line of defense for the electricians as related to troubleshooting.
  • Establish and maintain safe work practices and a safe work environment for co-workers and employees.
  • Schedule and supervise mill and contract employees as required.
  • Ensure that equipment files and database are maintained properly and understand equipment operation and function as required to determine preventive and predictive maintenance needs.
  • Develop preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance procedures as required to insure equipment availability.
  • Work with peers to effectively maintain equipment to achieve uptime goals as set by the mill.


  • BS Electrical Engineering
  • Instrumentation and Loop knowledge- how to tune/calibrate
  • DCS familiarity
  • PLC’s (Siemens preferred) and controls
  • 3+ years in heavy industry (Pulp/Paper Preferred)
  • Skilled at developing reliability plans for switchgear, transformers, battery backup’s, 2300v motors, starters, etc.
  • Leadership: a demonstrated ability to, manage projects, lead people and get results
  • Engineering Skills, manage contractors on new installations
  • Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, cost and employee relations
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong team player
  • Knowledge of production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture of product
  • Knowledge of business and management principles
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