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Senior Facility Engineer (61019)

Company: SPX Transformer Solutions
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

At SPX Transformer Solutions, we are committed to hiring the best and most talented people and providing them with the tools and opportunities necessary for them to not only excel at what they do every day, but also fuel their workplace passions and transform their careers. Mentoring, training and development activities by industry experts abound, while the nature of the business encourages cross-functional and interdepartmental learning, communication and teamwork that lead to continuous improvement in all areas. Desired competencies include self-motivation, creative problem-solving, compulsion to make a difference and the ability to work well with others in a challenging, fast-paced environment. Job Summary JOB SUMMARY This position is responsible for overseeing the physical facility in addition to critical manufacturing support systems and processes. The position looks for opportunities to eliminate waste and reduce the operating costs of the business. This position plans, directs, and coordinates major capital investment projects that support the corporate operational and strategic plans. Manages large projects in a "Matrix Management" environment utilizing key individuals from other departments such as Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Continuous Improvement, Maintenance, Design Engineering and Manufacturing Operations. PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Direct and coordinate operation, maintenance and repair of equipment as needed for production & facility process systems
  • Plan, write, test and troubleshoot PLC code using company standard methods and conventions.
  • Program PLC's operator interface units, and drives systems with PC based software
  • Performs testing on control components and systems. Performs equipment tests as needed.
  • Program all controls components such as PLC, safety devices, HMI, and drives from power-on to debug, and finally to process fine-tuning and validation.
  • Use Ladder logic PLCs and Safety PLCs
  • Ethernet communications between machine PLCs and database systems
  • Oversees critical plant & facilities support systems and keeps them operating efficiently and as designed
  • Flexibility and willingness to cover the needs of a 3 shift (24 hours per day) production operation as needed to accomplish goals
  • Identifies needs, coordinates the design of equipment & systems, obtains bids, generates capital appropriation requests including the economic justification with supporting documentation, manages projects from conceptual idea through implementation & startup with operational documentation. Actively manages costs within approved budget levels
  • Support company strategic goals by developing short and long-term equipment goals related to costs, savings, and support plans
  • Develops and manages projects that affect productivity improvement to meet or exceed company goals. Provides leadership to project team and motivates them to attain agreed upon goals:
    • Individual will support major plant systems and manage major project resources on a per project basis and will direct and draw in individuals from various departments
    • Re-engineer processes in both office and manufacturing environments
    • Upgrade facility and manufacturing support systems
    • Support key design & process changes for new products
    • Capital equipment implementations and facilities expansion / consolidation projects
    • Function as consultant and coach in regard to other project initiatives
    • Continuously learn about existing products, equipment, processes, and new and evolving technologies and processes:
      • State-of the-art developments in tools, processes, automation, and systems
      • Identify and develop productivity and process re-engineering projects
      • Individual will direct and manage outside vendors and consultants.
      • Primary responsibilities will be to initiate and manage projects/programs to support:
        • Facilities & grounds expansions, consolidations and improvements
        • Plant & office HVAC systems
        • Plant & office electrical systems
        • Fire alarm & security systems
        • Plant oil systems
        • Vapor phase & coil processing systems
        • Plant vacuum & hot oil systems
        • Physical test floor equipment KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
          • General substation knowledge
          • Power System Operation
          • Protection relay schemes and settings
          • Understands protective device coordination, short circuit analysis, arc flash, load flows, coordination studies, power quality analysis and harmonic analysis.
          • Ability to analyze utility bills, plant grounding, surge protection evaluations, reliability of power system and recommendations for improvement of overall safety
          • Ability to complete tasks after being advised of the general nature, scope and objectives of work to be accomplished with a minimum of technical assistance
          • Focused & self-motivated with a sense of urgency.
          • Ability to motivate & lead project support people
          • Efficient management of multiple projects and priorities.
          • Good salesmanship and collaboration
          • Good judgment and discretion when working with confidential information
          • Strong organizational and planning skills
          • Resourcefulness in knowing where and how to get information needed
          • Knowledge of manufacturing tools and processes
          • Outside contact with vendors and consultants is required in the performance of this job
          • Individual will need to challenge current procedures, processes, systems and methods company-wide in order to develop new systems that maximize production efficiencies and support strategic initiatives.
          • Individual is also responsible for the conception, development and application of long and short term project plans
          • Effective performance requires specialized knowledge to evaluate and execute strategic initiatives by demonstrating the ability to develop new systems, techniques, and concepts.
          • Requires a high degree of judgment, comprehension, originality, together with administration and managerial responsibilities
          • An excellent team player with strong people skills; able to build relationships at all levels of the organization
          • Performance management, coaching, feedback, encouraging and empathic communication skills
          • Basic team-building and fundamental leadership skills
          • Effective communication skills, including verbal (logical and organized), written, listening and presentation EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Required Education / Experience
            • Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering
            • Four or more years of functional experience Preferred Education / Experience
              • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering
              • Experience with industrial automation (PLCs, programmable devices and related network and communication)
              • Experience with medium power switchgear and protective relaying a plus
              • SCADA experience
              • Familiarity with utility industry communications protocols (e.g., Modbus, SCADA systems)
              • Multi-disciplinary engineering background and interest, including controls, software, hardware, and mechanical systems
              • Progressively responsible experience in a relevant engineered-product environment
                Basic computer skills/literate with Microsoft Office products About SPX SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc. (formerly Waukesha Electric Systems, Inc), is one of the largest U.S. manufacturers of power transformers and a valued supplier of complete transformer service solutions, components and replacement parts as well as a variety of substation-applicable training classes for all skill levels including a large number of comprehensive LTC maintenance courses. We employ approximately 1,200 people throughout the United States and operate manufacturing facilities at our headquarters location in Waukesha, WI as well as Goldsboro, NC and Dallas, TX. SPX is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law. Thank you for your interest in our company.

Keywords: SPX Transformer Solutions, Waukesha , Senior Facility Engineer (61019), Engineering , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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