Lehigh Hanson Electrical/Automation Engineer in Cupertino, California
Line Of Business: Cement Operations
Primary Location: Cupertino-CA
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.
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