Electrical Engineer – PLC SCADA – temp-to-perm W2 Only

Matlen Silver
November 5, 2021
New Jersey, New Jersey
Job Type
Remote Work
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Position: Electrical Engineer - temp-to-direct - PLC and SCADA
Location: Branchburg New Jersey 08876

The Electrical Engineer will be responsible to apply engineering principles independently to all aspects of design, programming, installation, startup, and troubleshooting of automated industrial control systems.

The Engineer will have deep and broad competency in process automation of chemical plants using DCS, PLC, SCADA, etc. systems. Candidates should have working knowledge of Layers of Protection Analysis and designing and implementing systems with appropriate SILs. The candidate preferably has experience in manufacture or use of ultrahigh purity materials supplied to the semiconductor industry.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Drives a culture of "Do It Safe, Do It Right the First Time" with their actions and their words on a daily basis
Capable of developing, implementing and supporting plant control system hardware, software and field instrumentation in an efficient and safe manner.
Effective at troubleshooting control system hardware and software and implementing corrective actions independently.
Actively participates in Design Reviews and PHAs as a team member or leader
PLC, DCS and SCADA control system configuration and programming
Working with highly hazardous chemicals at a manufacturing facility
Responsible for establishing engineering design basis, and assisting with design documentation (e.g. PFDs, PIDs, equipment and instrument specification sheet, process package, MOC, interlock matrix, functional design specification) for both new and existing facilities while following department standards
Capable of assisting with loop tests, and interlock tests performed for new processes and for yearly ISO testing for calibration and interlock checks
Successfully completes all assigned trainings
Deep understanding of electrical distribution and power loading in industrial control systems and Arc Flash Study methodology.
Complete all assigned tasks
Successfully completed all required trainings

Required Qualifications: Desired professional experience, educational level, qualifications, core skills, certificates, licences etc. This should also include expectations in terms of schedule, travel and physical requirements for roles such as technician roles.

Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, PE License preferred but not required.
At least 5 years of relevant experience, including programming PLC/DCS for chemical plant design and operation as well as process data collection and distribution for wider corporate use
Knowledge and experience of instrument engineering
Candidate should have knowledge of applicable codes and standards for process control hardware and software (e.g. UL listing, NEC, etc.) as applied to hazardous materials handling and manufacture
Experience with Siemens automation systems hardware and software
Experience with Allen-Bradley ControlLogix hardware and software
Ability to develop and interpret electrical schematics
Experience with developing and deploying ethernet based industrial networks
15%~20% domestic and international travel for commissioning and support

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with Siemens PCS-7
Experience in a rapid-growth environment
Trained in standard procedures for safe gas and chemical handling
Chemical plant operation experience strongly preferred
Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to multitask
Team player with leadership abilities.
Self-starter with the ability to perform well under pressure and continuously changing priorities
Problem solving and decision making skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

About Matlen Silver
Experience Matters. Let your experience be driven by our experience. For more than 40 years, Matlen Silver has delivered solutions for complex talent and technology needs to Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders. Led by hard work, honesty, and a trusted team of experts, we can say that Matlen Silver technology has created a solutions experience and legacy of success that is the difference in the way the world works.

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