Lehigh Hanson Electrical/Automation Engineer in Cupertino, California

AutoReqId: 7180BR

Line Of Business: Cement Operations

Department: Operations

Primary Location: Cupertino-CA

Job Posting:

The Company and the Role:

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, a global leader in aggregates, cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. The Group employs over 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in 60 countries.

Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified System Engineer. This position will reside at the cement plant in Cupertino, California.

This position primarily supports cement plants and local management in the field of production, maintenance, process engineering, environmental protection, quality control. It guides and coordinates the development of technical/operational staff.

The appropriate person will support and be responsible for maintenance, documentation and project development for the process control system, as well as supporting daily process problem solving and measurement activities. Responsibility will include the development and follow through of investment projects.

This opportunity is perfect for the heavy industrial professional who is looking to grow their career with an industry leader. You will have the opportunity to focus on the development of various technical projects to foster continuous improvement with the plant and to make your mark. Begin your career with a proven leader in the cement and construction materials industry.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled

What you’ll get to do:

  • Implement the Company’s Vision, Mission, and Values into the day to day activities

  • Project study: cooperate with the preparations of pre-feasibility studies and proposal of various technical solutions with their related investment and operational costs (IRR, NPV, EVA) for projects identified in the capital plan

  • Organize and implement investment projects: Design and implement automation engineering projects; responsibility in terms of quality, cost and time specific to plant needs

  • Coordinate and supervise contractors for system projects

  • Provide technical assistance for electricians for the installation of process control equipment and troubleshooting of process control problems.

  • Position execution:

  • Review design of automation installations and be responsible for maintenance

  • Involvement with process instrumentation and automation equipment specifying and selecting control equipment

  • Develop and perform P&ID and instrumentation loop diagrams using ISA symbols

  • Design of systems requiring control, instrumentation, PLC/DCS, HMI and network communications

  • Working knowledge of database management for large control systems, communication networking systems, control software programming, alarm system management and graphic development

  • Elaborate or review the bid documents and the technical specifications

  • Coordinate plant projects and shutdowns with overall large capital projects

  • Coordinate and control all process control system upgrade and changes

  • Perform process control system design packages

  • Participate in equipment and system analysis to identify areas for cost reductions

  • Participate in process audits

  • Participate in training and development of operations and maintenance personnel

  • Support and consult plant management in the field of automation engineering for optimization of a plant operation, responsibility for keeping records, updated technical documentation and drawings created by CAD systems

  • For overall Department safety performance, and personnel management

  • Troubleshooting and diagnosis of plant system problems

  • Assist in the development of pre-feasibility and feasibility studies and take part in the creation of “Authorization for Expenditure” for selected projects

  • Support, direct and implement the overall Electrical, Instrument and Process Control Concepts for all plant projects

Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering is required

  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in the field of electrical or systems engineering and project management

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in providing support for heavy manufacturing, cement manufacturing preferred

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including MS Excel, Word, Access, and Project

  • Fluent with NEC, NFPA, ISA, etc.

  • Experience in conducting studies including EVA, IRR, NPV

  • Understanding of contractual matters (negotiation and legal aspects)

  • Good investment market pricing knowledge and cost awareness

  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and project management, problem solving and creativity, strategic thinking, and decision taking

  • Good knowledge of CAD software (design of system installations)

  • Familiar with PLC/DCS and HMI architecture , in particular, Allen Bradley PLC, Honeywell TDC 3000, Siemens Cemat S7 software and hardware

  • Ability to function effectively, lead and interact in a Total Quality Style

  • Fluency in English

Benefits & Compensation:

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Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled