Electrical Automation Coordinator/Supervisor

Grayling, MI | Direct Hire

Post Date: 03/09/2018 Job ID: 2253074 Industry: Engineering

TRC Professional Solutions is looking for an Electrical Automation Coordinator/Supervisor to work for our global manufacturing customer on a permanent basis at their brand new, huge, state-of-the-art, wood manufacturing facility, located in Grayling, Michigan.


Description of Essential Duties:

• Oversee and helps plan all process control / automation work carried out by Technicians

• Has oversight for all Electrical/Automation staff

• Has complete understanding and knowledge of the plant process control equipment and instrumentation

• Oversees the Installation, maintenance, preventive/predictive maintenance, setup, troubleshooting and repair of mill machinery

• Ensures all instrumentation documentation including schematics, labeling, and P&IDs are in place and up to date

• Is a coach for root cause analysis of instrumentation failures and assists Technicians with recommendations for long term solution in order to achieve a high level of mill reliability

• Is a model for how the ARP process is to be used

• Key contact for both internal and external project integration

• This includes project scope, planning, installation, commissioning, and follow-up documentation and training

• Involved in maintenance down day and extended shutdown planning

• Works with Maintenance Planners accordingly

• Is also electrically skilled

• Provides training to other electricians who required development in process control and instrumentation

• Able to program

• Oversees Instrumentation calibrations and installations

• Oversees the work on VFD and DC drives programming for replacement

• Is a focal point for the creation of a process control training

• Obtains the required knowledge through outside resources to learn the different process equipment

• Able to successfully complete and apply in adequate form any secondary education required (MS Project, advanced functions of Excel, ABB DCS, AB Ladder Logic, HMI servers, etc.)

• Ensures staff properly communicates process control changes with area owners

• Helps Technicians prepare detailed job plans for work as specified in Asset Reliability Process (ARP)

• Is a leader in our Operate and Maintain principle

• Monitors progress of all work requests and work orders

• Ensures backlogs are dealt with in priority order

• Participates in area project work up to and including leading a project from start to finish (consulting with manufactures/distributors, getting quotes, making purchase requests, developing job plans/time lines, install, commission, update prints, develop PMs, training manuals, etc.)

• Works with Technicians on projects and troubleshooting process control and downtime issues

• Works as an Automation Technician as required to get the mill running in a timely manner

• Participates in the development of Annual Plans as they relate to process control/automation projects

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering or Diploma in Electronics Technology preferred

• Also, being a Certified Industrial Electrician is an asset

• 5+ years’ relevant experience in the electrical and process control fields with advanced process control knowledge and skill

• 3+ years’ leading the process control / automation function in a manufacturing facility preferred

• Experience leading shop floor employees

• Problem-solving and analytical skills required

• Demonstrated good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, and Word, basic knowledge of Excel, Project

• Advanced instrumentation experience including calibration, installation & troubleshooting (using HART/Brain communication proto

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