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Electrical Engineer

Southeast Houston, TX
Competitive salary plus profit share
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Up and coming chemical company that continues to build and buy sites in the Houston area.   Business is excellent and they are seeking to continue their growth.   They have a need for and Electrical Engineer to focus on power distribution and electrical component sizing.  In this role you will provide technical support and maintenance for electrical systems such as:  transformers, substations, switchgear, circuit breakers, motor starters and protective relays.   You will also identify and implement continuous improvement and cost reduction initiatives and develop/execute capital projects.     


  • Develop/implement cost savings ideas and overall process improvements.
  • Insure EHS compliance
  • Management and execution of planned maintenance
  • Work with power supplier to coordinate outages and preventive maintenance
  • Oversee electrical contractors as needed
  • Specify equipment, factory drawing review and acceptance testing of electrical equipment including switchgear, high voltage breakers, GIS, transformers, and electrical power distribution
  • Set reliability practices as related to Power Distribution and Transformers
  • Manage Arc Flash compliance program
  • Troubleshooting switchgear and relay controls electrical systems.
  • Conduct short-circuit, protective device coordination and arc-flash studies
  • Provide technical assistance as needed within KAI
  • Work in the field assisting on shut-downs, startups and maintenance projects
  • Order parts and supplies required by projects, etc.
  • Troubleshoot site electrical issues
  • Provide training to site personnel on electrical issues

Preferred Background:

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering with 5 or more years of experience in petrochemical, midstream or refining operating site.
  • Experience with medium & high voltage work (15KV, 5KV & 480V) required.
  • Knowledge of electrical standards (e.g. NEC, IEEE, ANSI, IEC etc.) is required.
  • PLC knowledge and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with transmission level distribution substations (138KV) preferred.

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