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Electrical & Controls Engineer
Ref No.: 18-00406
Location: Bear River City, Utah
Position Type:Direct Placement
Electrical & Controls Engineer
Bear River City, UT

Direct Placement Opportunity
Compensation: Market Value

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Work in an on-site manufacturing environment to support plant operations and engineering initiatives through the following activities:
  • Hardware and software engineering for new and retrofit industrial projects and electrical systems including low voltage (600 VAC) power distribution, network communications, line control, and motion control
  • Programming, design and updating of PLC, HMI, VFD, and Servo Motion related projects from hardware design, software integration through construction support and project start up
  • Specification of components to achieve client requests
  • Modifications or upgrades to existing control systems as specified by the client
  • Direct designer level resources
  • Work simultaneously on multiple project and client teams
  • Provide installation and start up support, could include nights and weekends
  • Work directly with client to resolve conflicts and strengthen the relationship
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent technical experience
  • 7+ years of recent experience with specifying, installing, and troubleshooting machine and process controls systems
  • 5+ years of recent experience with the following:
    • Allen Bradley Control-Logix, Compact-Logix, and PLC5 Rockwell software
    • HMI programming (PanelBuilder or RSViewME)
    • Low voltage (up to 600 VAC) power distribution systems with exposure to facilities electrical systems including: HVAC, lighting, power, communications, security, fire, supervisory systems, transformers, panel boards, grounding systems, capacitor banks, etc.
    • Ethernet and/or ControlNet communications
    • VFD and Motor Selection / Integration
    • NEC/NFPA 79 Electrical Standards
  • Travel as required (domestic and/or international - approximately 25%) for field work and/or other client/business objectives
  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with Basic Principles and Values
  • Work collaboratively and build effective relationships with others
  • Communicate effectively across all levels within organization
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Interact with clients on a regular basis
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license (registration in UT) or ability to obtain within 24 months of start date
  • 5+ years of industry-relevant experience (papermaking and/or paper converting process)
  • Allen Bradley Control-Logix and/or Compact-Logix Safety PLC programming and procedures
  • Safety Integrity Level (SIL) rating and design, including:
    • Implementing the ISA84 (IEC 61511) standard
    • Selecting Safety Integrity Levels (SILs) for Safety Instrumented Functions (SIFs) using a variety of techniques
    • Specifying and selecting safety instrumented systems
  • Previous recent experience with the following:
    • Rockwell variable frequency and servo drive
    • Distributed Controls Systems (DCS)
    • Client Experion configuration / Programming
    • Additional HMI / Historian Product programming experience (Wonder Ware, Intellution, Proficy)
    • PackML programming
    • Database programming (SQL, RS-SQL, MS Access)
    •, XML. Visual Basic, VB.NET and/or Visual C language proficiency
    • Motor Control Center (MCC) specification and design
    • Medium voltage (up to 15 kV) power distribution systems
    • Robotics
    • Vision Systems
    • Networking
    • Hazardous area classification
Gus Perdikakis Associates Inc is a family owned and operated company that has been servicing clients for over 39 years.  We pride ourselves on treating each employee as an individual and not just another number.  GPA offers full time contract employees benefits that include: health insurance, 401K, PTO accrual, paid holidays, employee appreciation events and tenure awards.