Electrical Engineer

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Date: Feb 22, 2023

Location: Rifle, CO, US

Company: JM Huber Corporation

Portfolio Business: Huber Engineered Materials 

J.M. Huber Corporation is one of the largest privately held, family-owned companies in the United States. Established in 1883, we are a diversified, global supplier of specialty and commodity chemicals, hydrocolloid solutions, engineered wood products and natural resources to customers spanning a wide variety of industries. With approximately $3 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a material presence in more than 20 countries.

Position Summary

Natural Soda operates a brine processing plant in Rio Blanco county, Colorado.  The prime objective of the Electrical Engineer is to support the Engineering & Maintenance Manager manage the technical details of electrical engineering and maintenance operations.  Principle elements of this support will be through major project management, maintenance planning, scheduling, budgeting and supervision.   This position will also be expected to be a leader in the use of the CMMS system.  The Electrical Engineer will be a key resource for technical problem solving.   The Electrical Engineer will work from a strategy and plan developed within the Plant Management team.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Direct all work to be completed with the highest commitment to safety – with respect to OSHA compliance and all Natural Soda policies.  Be a plant leader in respect to safety.
  • Instrumental in driving the Maintenance philosophy of Inspection-Planning-Execution
  • Provide engineering and project management oversight for plant modifications and projects from conception through implementation. This includes both capital and major-maintenance.  Development of expenditure requests, project justification, construction oversight and documentation, scheduling, planning and commissioning will be important.
  • Direct the rebuild, replacement or modification for all issues around electrical power distribution.  Ensure sound engineering principles are included in all power distribution issues.
  • Collaborate with instrument and electrical technicians to diagnose electrical, control and other plant issues, and develop an action plan to resolve issues.  This is a combination of power, instrument, DCS, PLC, VFD troubleshooting.
  • Guide technicians in the use of precision maintenance practices.  Ensure work is completed with common industry journeyman electrician standards. 
  • Ensure complete documentation through CMMS.  Continually review PM program and adjust appropriately.
  • Utilize Natural Soda’s network of vendors, suppliers and contractors to complete maintenance and engineering work that cannot be completed with internal resources. 
  • Provide adequate direction to external resources so that quality, safety and efficiency standards are maintained.
  • Lead efforts to expand the use of proven technology in the plant operation.
  • Drive efforts to maintain a high level of housekeeping throughout maintenance activities.
  • Ensure inventory of Critical Spares is maintained through CMMS.
  • Maintain plant drawing database
  • Periodic and regular supervision, guidance and training of all maintenance technicians; mechanical and electrical.
  • Collaborate with all departments to solve plant reliability problems.
  • Communicate the severity of maintenance and engineering issues to ensure plant management can make timely and appropriate decisions related to safety, costs, production, etc.

Specialized/Technical Knowledge or Required Skills

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering.  P.E. or EIT.
  • Prior experience in the maintenance of a production facility and/or operations preferred. 
  • Strong background in electrical power distribution.
  • Practice in the use of schematics, electrical drawings piping diagrams, or technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly.  Deep understand of wiring, schematic, control and loop diagrams.
  • Use of precision instruments used in alignment and set-up of rotating equipment.
  • Electrical instruments, Multi-meter, Oscilloscope, data logging equipment.
  • Fundamental lifting and rigging for heavy equipment.
  • DCS troubleshooting
  • OSHA guidelines and standards
  • Journeyman electrician standard practice
  • CMMS and Maintenance organization
  • Project Management from design to final commissioning up to $1MM
  • AutoCAD proficiency

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the essential functions of the job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk or hear. Employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel crouch or crawl; taste or smell, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequently required to use close and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Work is performed frequently in both outdoor and indoor environments. Outdoor environments include exposures to summer and winter temperatures.
  • Work environment occasionally involves exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles.
  • Work environment occasionally involves exposure to high, precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration.
  • The employee’s working conditions are typically moderately loud and occasionally very loud. Employee must be able to work schedules as assigned, including weekends, evenings and holidays, and must be available for call-out during emergencies, inclement weather or other critical events.

Our employees are our strongest asset, and their safety, health, and well-being is our highest priority. We respect the individual by providing opportunities for professional and personal development. Our Principles drive us to create an inclusive workplace where employees share core values, show dignity and respect toward others, and work hard to achieve their best performance.  

J.M. Huber Corporation is an EEO / AAP employer. Pre-employment drug screening is required


Nearest Major Market: Colorado