Lake Charles, LA – Plant Engineer (EE)

PURPOSE

Identifies, develops and implements process improvements within the Lake Charles plant.  Directs operations personal to optimize plant process economics and performance.  Supports plant supervision to achieve performance metrics.

POSITIONS DEMANDS

A university degree in electrical engineering science with 5 – 10 years of process engineering related experience required. Capable of handling all electrical systems of a medium size power plant.  Proficient with electrical safety standards conforming to U.S. state electrical laws, relevant NFPA standards.  Must have sound understanding of single line drawings depicting electrical power flow at different voltage and distribution levels.  Must have practical experience in high voltage (13.8 KV and above), medium voltage (4.2 KV) and low voltage (<1kV) Transmission, Distribution and Instrument Transformers, their operation and knowledge of maintenance.  Must have knowledge of NEMA, IEEE, IEC standards and their applicability to the systems.  Capable of handling predictive and preventive maintenance of protection systems for Generation, Transmission & Distribution Systems.  Must be familiar with the condition monitoring, history maintenance of critical equipment like generators, transformers, motors, breakers, modules and motor control centers.  Must be capable of handling variable frequency drives and their associated systems, as well as, handling UPS, battery systems and carrying their load testing.  Ability to relate to all levels of the organization. Requires good project management and troubleshooting skills.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to the Plant Manager.  Has close contact with corporate, plant management and all hourly employees, as well as vendors and outside consultants.  Supervises process related daily activities of control operators.

ACCOUNTABILITIES & MEASURES

Opportunity Exploitation – New projects development and implementation.

Gas usage  – MMBTU/Ton vs budget

Production  – Calcined tons and energy production vs budget, product yield

Quality – Customer Related Specifications such as RD

Power generation – MW/MT (Energy recovery efficiency)

(This Position Description reflects the general level and nature of the Position.  It is not intended to be all-inclusive.)