Electrical Project Engineer
PRAXAIR - East Chicago, IN

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Electrical Project Engineer


  • 1300194 Description We are currently seeking an Electrical Project Engineer to be based at our Houston, TX or East Chicago, IN location and will have a Regional support responsibility. This position will report to the Region Reliability Center Manager. The project engineer works with the Regional Reliability team and other corporate/regional/plant personnel to achieve strategic and tactical reliability goals.

    The overall objective of the Project Engineer is to ensure effective and efficient project design and safe and reliable project execution at production facilities. The Project Engineer will be responsible for the identification, development, specification and execution of project solutions to electrical system/asset issues for multiple facilities. This person will be expected to work independently and make technical decisions and recommendations.

    Key responsibilities:
  • Primary project resource on all projects related to low/medium/high voltage electrical equipment such as switchgear, transformers, motors and distribution systems.
  • Design and specify projects in accordance with regulatory and Praxair engineering standards.
  • Develop project details and presentations to facilitate project approvals.
  • Manage safe, efficient and effective execution of approved projects - to include accountability for timely and cost-effective procurement; coordination of resources; and, supervision of commissioning and startup activities.
  • Assist in resolving chronic electrical asset concerns (bad actors) and long-term electrical asset concerns (reliability threats).
  • Assist in Corrective-maintenance, Preventive-maintenance and/or Project cost estimation.
  • Assist in turnaround planning and execution.
  • Assist in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) process for major failures.
  • Drive resolution of highest impact issues with a strong sense of urgency and integrity.

  • This position requires a combination of office work and field work. This position typically requires approximately 25% travel domestically. Accessibility during off-hours (laptop and cell phone) as required.

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    Praxair is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V


    Required Qualifications:
  • Associates/Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and minimum 5 years of experience in project/maintenance/reliability engineering in an industrial manufacturing environment
  • Proven experience in design, specification and execution of electrical projects on low/medium/high voltage switchgear, transformers, motors and distribution systems
  • Proven understanding of regulatory and industrial standards and codes.
  • Proven experience in engineering software (SKM, AutoCad, Visio etc.)
  • Excellent communication, team interaction and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as lead/participate on cross functional teams
  • Proven experience as a self-starter who effectively manages multiple tasks and achieves results with minimal supervision
  • Proven experience in computers and standard software packages (MS Office, E-Mail etc.)

  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • PMP certification
  • General understanding of control and instrumentation systems in an industrial manufacturing environment
  • Proven experience in CMMS systems such as Infor EAM
  • Proven knowledge of reliability methodologies and strategies such as RCM, TPM, Spare Parts Management, Planning & Scheduling and CMMS optimization

  • Primary Location TX-Deer Park
    Other Locations IN-East Chicago
    Schedule Full-time

    Number of Openings 1

    Business N American Industrial Gas

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    Praxair makes lighter than airĀ and heavier than air gases available for practical applications. The largest North American industrial gas...