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Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer

  • Location United States - Indiana - Whiting
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available Yes - Domestic (In country) only
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 139530BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for the safe and efficient execution of electrical engineering and maintenance work within the refinery. This is accomplished through the coordination of several resources including maintenance supervisors, engineers, specialists, craftsmen, contractor personnel and required materials in support of daily maintenance activities and refinery driven improvements.

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for developing short and long range plans for electrical equipment and systems that support the HSSE, availability, and financial goals of the refinery. He or she accomplishes through development and execution of preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, reactive maintenance support, and equipment & system upgrades. The Electrical Engineer will be assigned a role supporting electrical at the refinery based upon the skillset of the engineer and needs of the Technical department.

Essential Functions / Key Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for technical integrity of electrical distribution and utilization equipment at the refinery including switchgear, transformers, distribution cable, protective relaying, UPS systems, motors, and other similar electrical systems.
  • Provides daily and ongoing technical support to multi-discipline, cross-functional asset team including I&E technicians and supervisors.
  • Assists in scope development, planning, and execution of electrical outage activities including isolation and switching plans.
  • Provides technical input in determining priority and scope of equipment repairs.
  • Leads root cause failure investigations for electrical related incidents.
  • Reviews engineering projects and improvements to ensure compliance with refinery standards, regulatory codes, and other applicable industry standards.
  • Develops scope and completes engineering design for reliability improvement projects.
  • Applies refinery electrical engineering and refinery electrical safety standards.
  • Prepares engineering datasheets, drawing, documents and material/equipment specifications.
  • Reviews supplier data and witnesses shop tests, and writes material requisitions.
  • Maintains the facility electrical data sheets, electrical one-line drawings, electrical schematics, and electrical maintenance data.
  • Interprets and enforces the requirements of refinery electrical area classification drawings.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution

Experience:

  • 3 years of refining or power (or similar industry) experience
  • Minimum 2 years working in an end-user/owner role in the refining or power (or similar) industry

Required skills:

  • Computer proficiency in standard desktop software
  • Knowledge of industry codes, guidelines and regulatory standards to include NEC, ISA, NFPA, and API.
  • Ability to read, understand, and update drawings such as P&ID, loop drawings, equipment datasheets, electrical one-lines, schematics, wiring drawings, etc.
  • Experience with electrical equipment design, specification, installation, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance (including generators, switchgear, circuit breakers, contactors, transformers, motors, variable frequency drives, uninterruptible power supplies, and other electrical equipment)
  • Experience with low and medium voltage power distribution operation and maintenance (120V through 15kV)

Preferred skills:

  • Knowledgeable in power system studies including load flow, short circuit, arc flash, and relay coordination
  • Experience with SKM Power Tools preferred
  • Experience with high voltage electrical equipment (138kV)
  • Experience with asset management software platforms
  • Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for the safe and efficient execution of electrical engineering and maintenance work within the refinery. This is accomplished through the coordination of several resources including maintenance supervisors, engineers, specialists, craftsmen, contractor personnel and required materials in support of daily maintenance activities and refinery driven improvements.

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for developing short and long range plans for electrical equipment and systems that support the HSSE, availability, and financial goals of the refinery. He or she accomplishes through development and execution of preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, reactive maintenance support, and equipment & system upgrades. The Electrical Engineer will be assigned a role supporting electrical at the refinery based upon the skillset of the engineer and needs of the Technical department.

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