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Lead Electrical Engineer

SI Group, Inc.

Orangeburg, South Carolina
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1st Shift
  • Control Systems
  • Environment, Health, and Safety
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Quality Control
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Job Details

General Description:     Provide technical and troubleshooting support to solve acute problems, design continuous improvement solutions to maximize OEE, and guarantee process safety for plant personnel and community.


Daily Maintenance Support

  • Assesses and provides technical and troubleshooting support for electrical and programming needs directly affecting plant operation.
  • Combines knowledge of electrical principles, electrical equipment and instrumentation operation, and DCS programming and troubleshooting to solve problems.
  • Fosters teamwork and prioritizes the safety of all involved during the problem-solving process.
  • Work collaboratively with vendors, maintenance, operations technicians, and their supervision to fully understand the problem and recommend solutions.

Continuous Improvement Team (CIT) Projects:

  • Uses time management skills to balance daily support needs with continuous improvement.
  • Works the prioritized list of improvement projects to develop improvement scopes, update P&IDs / Electrical drawings, order equipment, write work notifications and MOC’s, clearly communicate the needed work scope to maintenance crews, and provide feedback on progress at CIT meetings.
  • Investigate and recommend new or improved technologies to provide reliable solutions.
  • Provide or work with Process Controls Engineers to provide the needed DCS programming changes to implement projects.
  • Update instrument and equipment specification documents into plant database. 
 Capital Project Management:
  • Provide budgetary scopes, project description, and works with PICA to understand project justification for the Project Authorization Form (PAF).  Routes PAF for approval.
  • Develop Gantt charts and bid packages, obtains quotes or bids to implement projects, and issues purchase requisitions. 
  • Act as the construction liaison with SI Group, nested, and non-nested contractors to fully implement project scopes.
  • Manages project overall cost and escalates for significant over- or under-run of project.
  • Update all necessary documentation into database.

On-Call Responsibility:

  • Provide after hour support for high priority processes one week/month.  



Education and Experience:
  • BS or Equivalent Experience from ABET accredited school.
  • 8-12 years of experience as Electrical Engineer in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong MS-Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Maintenance Connection skills.
  • Strong analytical, technical, reporting, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with operators and mechanics to understand and solve problems/environment.
  • Masters in Engineering or MBA an asset.
  • Experience in chemical manufacturing and Distributed Control System (DCS) is a plus.
  • Engineer in Training (E.I.T) preferred.
  • CAD experience preferred.
  • PLC programming experience (Siemens & Allen Bradley) preferred.
  • Functional safety design experience is a plus.  

Critical Corporate Competencies:

  • Safety – Work to ensure safety of one’s self and co-workers.  Consider safety in design.
  • Teamwork – Collaborate with personnel throughout the organization
  • Communication – Use verbal and nonverbal communication in creative ways to acquire input from others and lead by influence at levels above and below this position.
  • Continuous Improvement – Continuously working to develop and implement sustained improvements in equipment operation and maintenance work processes
  • Creative Thinking –Leverage fresh perspectives, breakthrough ideas to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Customer Mindset – Internalizes feedback from Operations, provides innovative ideas to meet future needs
  • Sense of Urgency – Fosters a strong sense of urgency in others to meet or exceed goals
  • Prioritization – Use time effectively, prevents irrelevant issues from interfering w/ work completion, work through others as appropriate to extend span of influence and effectiveness
  • Get Things Done –  Maintains a consistent and high level of productivity despite apparent challenges/obstacles
  • Navigating Ambiguity – Shows versatility in response to a wide range of situations and knows when to seek help from management or subject matter experts.

Functional Specific Competencies:

  • Ability to leverage technical skills along with communication and teamwork to achieve results on emergency and continuous improvement equipment projects.
  • Uses an “always learning” mindset to explore new technologies and look for better ways to problems.
  • Ability to identify, develop, and clearly articulate creative and logical, and/or innovative solutions to meet the current business need.
Additional Requirements
  • Some travel
  • Some evening and weekend hours
  • On Call for Programming Call-ins