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Electrical Engineers - Utilities and Paper Machines

Canton, NC

Industry: Paper/Agri./Packaging/Timber Job Number: 48565 Pay Rate: $100 - $110k
Our client has 2 similar Electrical Engineering roles that work in different departments.

Utilities Electrical Engineer - This role supports the recovery boilers, causticizing process, and utility areas from an electrical maintenance engineering standpoint while working as a team member to improve safety and productivity.

Paper Machines Electrical Engineer - This role supports multiple paper machines from an electrical maintenance engineering standpoint while working as a team member to improve safety and productivity

In either role you this is a hands on, electrical engineering role that will have you out on the floor working side by side with technicians, on all electrical systems including power distribution systems (they work on a maximum of 1300 volts) and on capital projects and in assuring reliability of all equipment.

The primary duties of either job is to:

- Support reliability and improvement efforts through managing engineering projects, support troubleshooting, implement projects, and support hourly craftsmen as needed. Keep updated programs on file for all plc controls and programs.
- Work with electrical and mechanical project engineering on capital projects.
- Fill in as supervisor during the Electrical Supervisor's absence.
- Assist electricians in drive and control trouble shooting.
- Ensure correct electrical Preventive Maintenance procedures are in place.
- You will manage, direct, and co-ordinate the all electrical and instrument projects area. Keep up to date records on all plc programs in the area of responsibility.
- You will co-ordinate maintenance outages and project implementation.
- You will be responsible for all transformer maintenance in area.
- Order parts for contractors when working on cost plus jobs.
- Insure that proper training and tools are available for the E&I hourly employees and provide technical assistance as needed.
- Responsible for timekeeping, vacation scheduling, and other duties as assigned when the supervisor is not there.
- Work with the E&I supervisor to ensure all hourly E&I employees are trained and knowledgeable and adhere to mill safety policies and regulations
- Responsible for effective employee relations and provide coaching and training for the E&I hourly employees when filling in for the supervisor.
- Stay current with new drive and control technologies through self-study, hands on, and training.
- Be a second line of defense for the hourly electricians as related to troubleshooting.


These are Monday- Friday day shift role that does support the weekend shift about once every 6 weeks or so.

Your normal work week will usually be about 45 hours, but it is a 24/7 365 day a year facility so you will also be on call for emergencies and outages.


$100 - $110k base. Great benefits plan including relocation.

4 year Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology degree required
This is a global packaging company that has plenty of room for growth. The opportunity for advancement could be as little as 2-3 years. Great location that is 18 miles west of Ashville NC
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