Pyrotek, Inc. Electrical Engineer - Sanborn, New York in Sanborn, New York
Who is Pyrotek? Pyrotek is the most successful global industrial company you've never heard of (until now). Pyrotek is a global leader in high temperature materials and our products impact virtually everyone in the developed world. Our global team has worked for decades to deliver new technologies, advanced engineered systems and innovative materials to customers in industries all over the world. The last car, train and plane you rode in were all safer and more energy efficient because of Pyrotek. The beverage cans in your refrigerator are lighter, stronger and infinitely recyclable because of Pyrotek. Join our team and create, improve and innovate the everyday!
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Electrical Engineer will apply principles of electricity and power to evaluate, design, and implement electrical systems for various plant specific equipment and processes. The engineer will identify specific key components to be used in various equipment and control systems and evaluate current processes and equipment for safety, reliability, and performance, as well as also develop and create documents to support various projects.
Successfully develop and implement electrical engineering processes for capital equipment electrical controls that will improve productivity and reduce costs in the overall manufacturing process.
Accurately design, develop and calculate electrical engineering processes and requirements for electrical capital equipment to meet internal needs that may include but not limited to:
Power requirements; including motors, heaters, SCR's (Silicone Controlled Rectifier) and other electrical equipment.
PLC/HMI (Programmable Logic Controller/Human Machine Interface) control architecture.
Control algorithms for both direct and distributed control using both digital and analog controllers.
Control schemes, Process Flow Diagrams, and P&ID (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram) logic to control furnaces and other thermal capital equipment.
Conscientiously develop engineering cost estimates to provide project quotes for internal review.
Efficiently and effectively manage electrical engineering projects to meet cost and schedule requirements.
Oversee inventory of furnace controllers throughout the site including programming, troubleshooting, and repairing controllers as necessary.
Collaboratively partner with other engineers and program managers to develop creative solutions that meet customer specifications.
Promote positive team member and customer relations by supporting Pyrotek's commitment to a working environment of tolerance, acceptance and civility. Respond appropriately to inquiries, concerns and complaints by being professional, courteous and respectful at all times.
Actively and positively participate in problem resolution, demonstrating constructive communication, timely response and effective resolution skills. Work effectively within team environments both within your department and across the organization.
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Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering; plus three years of engineering experience designing engineering solutions for manufacturing industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience programming Allen Bradley programmable logic controllers (AB PLCs) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) preferred.
Adaptability Skills. Adapts to rapid changes in the work environment while managing competing demands.
Core People Skills. Ability to positively interact and work collaboratively with a diverse group of people at all levels of the organization. Genuine with high ethical standards and values and personal integrity and honesty. Ability to apply a large measure of common sense to a variety of situations.
Communication Skills. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listen and obtain clarification, and respond well to questions. Proficiency in writing clearly and concisely and editing work for spelling and grammar. Ability to vary writing style to meet business needs. Ability to present numerical data effectively. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Computer/Applications Skills. Proficient computer skills using a variety of software applications systems. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Products. Working knowledge of AutoCAD electrical software preferred.
Core Business Skills. Ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion in handling of proprietary and confidential information. Ability to work independently, without significant direction and to use resources effectively to "figure it out" and develop alternative solutions. Strong critical thinking skills, judgment and keen attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to adapt to frequent changes, delays or unexpected events. Ability to synthesize complex or diverse information. Ability to collect and research data.
Technical Skills. Ability to design workflows and procedures. Strong understanding of business implications of decisions and orientation of decisions to profitability. Ability to look for and take advantage of opportunities and ask for help when needed. Comprehensive understanding of designs and specifications from the utility distribution downstream to the specification of transformers, VFD's (Variable Frequency Drive), SCR's (Silicone Controlled Rectifier), etc. Gas burner controls a plus. Understanding of NFPA 79, NFPA 86 (National Fire Protection Association), and UL508A (Underwriters Laboratories) requirements preferred.
Planning and Organizational Skills. Ability to prioritize and plan work activities. Exceptional professionalism, prioritization, time management and organizational skills. Ability to set goals that align workload with strategic goals and knowledge of market and competition.
Professional Investment. Demonstrated commitment to own personal professional development and learning. Seeks increased responsibilities.
The following physical activities described here are representative of those required by a team member to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation, if feasible, will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions of position.
Must be able to sit for long periods-of-time, bend and reach, use stairs, lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and communicate effectively in English by telephone, in person and in writing. Effectively use a personal computer, office equipment and telephone.
Generally, works in an office and shop floor manufacturing environment. Must be able to withstand; temperature variations within plant environment based on seasons, light to moderate amount of airborne graphite dust, and moderate background noise. Use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is required.
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