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Controls and Drive Engineer in Clinton, MS at Continental

Date Posted: 1/4/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Control and Drive Engineer
Maintains and continuously improves electrical production equipment, electrical spare parts and Controls & Drives systems in the production area to reduce machine downtime, maintenance costs and scrap level.
Transfer knowledge to all Electrical Maintenance Technicians in order to ensure best maintenance practice for electrical and C&D systems. Support the startup of new equipment and ensure on electrical production equipment C&D standards. Interact with supplier to maintain and troubleshoot electrical equipment.
Core Responsibilities
• Assists Maintenance Area Leader in the management of the Area Maintenance department.
• Ensures a proper diagnostic of electrical problems, repair and restart of production machineries of the area of responsibility in case of breakdowns. Manage C&D equipment’s spare part in cooperation with Purchasing Department.
• Ensures the implementation of the local Maintenance strategy (focusing on Maintain ME and including SAP PM, interfaces with other departments.
• Ensures Environment, Safety and Health requirement fulfillment in the area of responsibility. Informs and insures involvement of area Maintenance employees on ESH issues.
• Identifies, analyses and insures the implementation of potential Controls & Drives improvements (including costs savings, downtime and scrap reduction) on area production machineries in cooperation with other departments (Production, Quality, and Purchasing).
• Maintains professional and technical C&D knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks. Train and participate to the evaluation of electricians in the area.
• Maintain updated electrical and C&D documentation in the area (electrical plants, troubleshooting guides, etc.
• Protection, Creation of Backups and Maintenance of control system software, such as IPC's, PLC's, Drives, Communication Devices, etc.

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
• 2+ years C&D experience in manufacturing industry
• Experience in machine improvement, refurbishment, upgrade or installation projects.
• Experience working with international contacts through projects, colleagues or suppliers.
• Experience with Siemens and or Allen Bradley PLCs
• Ability to work in an intercultural environment and matrix organization

Visa sponsorship for Continental employees only