Job Description


The electrical engineer is responsible for ensuring the consistent and dependable operation of electrical systems and equipment within a facility.  Job tasks include analyzing electrical system performance, conducting root cause analyses of failures, developing maintenance strategies to improve reliability and minimize downtime, and driving improvements in electrical safe work practices. Additionally, the electrical engineer collaborates with maintenance teams to implement best practices and continuous improvement initiatives for electrical asset management.


1. Investigate electrical equipment failures as necessary to determine root cause and recommend appropriate solutions to reduce re-occurrence of or eliminate (if possible) the cause of failure.

2. Evaluate current preventative/predictive maintenance program to identify areas of improvement and implement changes as necessary.

3. Review electrical system inspection/maintenance reports and initiate, or verify initiation of, corrective action to resolve problems discovered. Track resolution of outstanding issues to ensure they are completed in a timely manner.

4. Review electrical system coordination, short circuit, arc flash, and electrical loading studies and ensure recommendations are executed to ensure safe, reliable operation of electrical assets.

5. Participate actively in safety programs, promote safety rules and good housekeeping methods.

6. Provide technical assistance to maintenance and production groups as required.

7. Provide technical input on capital projects to ensure safe, reliable electrical design in compliance with the National Electric Code and accepted industry recommended practices such as NFPA, API, and IEEE.

8. Provide electrical system maintenance work scopes and switching procedures to the maintenance group for major unit outages and provide field supervision as necessary.

9. Initiate, manage, and execute electrical system reliability projects to improve system reliability.  Submit major capital reliability projects for budget with proper justification.

10. Initiate, coordinate, and review annual cathodic protection system surveys for underground pipelines. Review bi-monthly rectifier readings.

12. Interface with Electrical Power Provider on operation, reliability, maintenance, and billing issues.

13. Maintain technical expertise and keep abreast of electrical technology/design changes as they apply to potential plant equipment/production improvements.

14. Support efforts to improve SAP Master Data and Work Management processes.

15. Keep abreast of changes to electrical safety codes and standards including NFPA 70E.   Provide recommendations for site electrical safety program improvements and implement recommendations as necessary.

16. Serve as the primary technical resource for power systems up to 13.8kV in assigned areas in addition to 138kV and 230kV transmission substation assets in accordance with applicable NETA, IEEE, NERC, and 70B standards.


  • Perform the primary thinking encompassed by this job description.

  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures.

  • Fully supports Company goals of continuous improvement and operational excellence at strategic and tactical levels including reviewing area of responsibility for improvement opportunities to initiate projects or communicate ideas to management as well as active participation on project teams.

  • Any additional responsibilities or tasks as assigned.

  • Perform duties in a manner that protects personal safety as well as the safety of others. Promptly report Safety, Health or Environmental issues or incidents to management.


  • A current, valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card is required.

  • B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • 5 year's industrial engineering experience - work in a refinery, chemical or petrochemical plant performing engineering responsibilities is a plus

  • Proficiency with PowerDB, SAP, and MS Office preferred

  • Experience with VFDs, UPS systems, lighting systems, standby generators, switchgear, motor controls, DC motors, DC drives, transformers, microprocessor-based relays, capacitor banks

  • Successful candidates must satisfy background screening, including motor vehicle record screening, drug testing & pre-employment physical requirements before starting work.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; ushands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hearThe employee is occasionally required to stoop, bend, kneel, or crouchThe employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office but can be high outsideSome of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc. May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators.  Inside exposure includes but not limited to A/C 90% of the time. Outside exposure includes but not limited to outside elements 10% of the time. May be exposed to finished carpet, tile/linoleum and/or outside concrete or gravel. Job may require working in both closed and open quarters.  Exposure to dust, fumes, and gasses are at a minimum on the inside, and can be moderate outside.

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