EngineeringElectrical Engineer

Electrical Engineers design, test, and supervise the building or installation of electrical systems.

Electrical Engineer

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Are you fascinated by the inner workings of electrical systems? Want to design your own someday? As an Electrical Engineer, you’ll be a key player in making sure the electrical systems and equipment in the plant are running smoothly and safely.

An Electrical Engineer is responsible for the design and maintenance of electrical systems for the chemical plant processes. This role works to assure reliability in keeping everything up and running. This includes troubleshooting when problems arise, or planning preventative maintenance programs to help eliminate issues from occurring. You'll recommend solutions to problems and oversee the completion of repairs. You'll jump in and provide technical assistance when necessary. It will be up to you to make sure that electrical systems and controls meet accepted industry standards and codes.

Electrical Engineers are also called upon to help justify, plan, and execute large projects. These might include the installation of new and upgraded electrical and control systems in a plant. Keeping up-to-date with electrical technology and design changes will help you know how and where to make improvements to the system. A keen attention to detail, as well as the ability to see 'the big picture' will also help you in this role.

In order to find a job as an electrical engineer, you’ll need a Bachelor’s degree in the field. Previous experience, or even a Master’s degree, will give your resume a boost and make you a knowledgeable, resourceful engineer. 

Critical Skills

  • Attention to Detail
  • Comprehend Technical Drawings and Other Visual Instructions
  • Electrical Systems Knowledge
  • Engineering Principles
  • Maintain Equipment
  • Manufacturing Processes and Systems Knowledge
  • Project Management
  • Systems Analysis and Evaluation
  • Troubleshooting

Key Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoot electrical equipment failures and recommend solutions to avoid recurring issues
  • Track repair and maintenance issues with plant electrical systems to ensure completion
  • Evaluate current preventative/predictive maintenance program to identify areas of improvement
  • Review electrical system inspection and maintenance reports
  • Develop and implement improvements in electrical maintenance program to improve electrical system reliability
  • Review and document electrical system coordination studies
  • Ensure electrical designs are in compliance with the National Electric Code
  • Participate actively in safety programs and promote safety rules

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.

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Salary: $32-62/hour


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Having Independence

Managing People

Teaching

Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

Avoiding Stress

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Required Education

Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology.

Preferred Education

Master's degree, Journeyman or Master Electrician Certification


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