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Electrical Engineer - Power Distribution at Invista S.a.r.l in Victoria, Texas

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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''Innovation is facilitated by having the right people in the right roles with the right skills and values.''
- Charles Koch, Koch Industries Chairman and CEO

INVISTA brings to market the proprietary ingredients for nylon 6,6 and recognized brands including STAINMASTER®, CORDURA® and ANTRON®. INVISTA is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., which is one of the largest private companies in America with estimated annual revenues as high as $110 billion, according to Forbes. With a presence in about 60 countries, Koch companies employ nearly 130,000 people worldwide, with about 67,000 of those in the United States.


Our Victoria, Texas site is currently looking for an Electrical Reliability Engineer within the Reliability Technical Group.

Working closely with the Electrical Reliability Engineer – High Voltage Power Distribution, your primary responsibility will be to maximize plant low and medium voltage electrical equipment reliability in conjunction with providing electrical engineering support to design, installation, and maintenance of plant electrical power systems.


The engineer will support the reliability group's vision and strategies as they create the necessary relationships, tools, and processes to achieve the reliability goals. You would be a part of a developing reliability team in a rapidly changing plant environment. 


About the site:


It is an exciting time at INVISTA as we are making significant investments to transform how work is accomplished.  Whether we are deploying world leading ADN process technology, state-of-the-art technology for monitoring assets, drones, wireless apps on portables or simply optimizing processes that are no longer needed, we are focused on urgently transforming.  We are leaders in technology development and deployment.  Are you in?   


What sets INVSITA apart in the industry?  We believe it is our culture, Market Based Management, our unique business management framework that has enabled INVISTA and our parent company, Koch Industries, to transform and grow in an ever-changing market place.   We believe in principle-based business and creating mutual benefit for our shareholders, employees and society. 


Our Victoria, TX facility proudly produces three principal products: Adipic Acid, ADN and HMD are intermediate chemicals used in the manufacturing of nylon fiber and specialty products and are transported to INVISTA customers by rail, truck and barge in various forms of liquids and bulk solids. The Victoria site is located on 4,500 acres about eight miles south of the city of Victoria along the Victoria Barge Canal and Guadalupe River with approximately 1,000 acres are used for manufacturing. The remaining 3,500 acres including a 53-acre constructed wetlands and environmental science education center are certified through the national Wildlife Habitat Council’s Conservation Certification program for wildlife habitat management and preservation.





A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Prepare design and construction packages for low and medium voltage equipment upgrade and replacement including MCC, switchgear, VFD, UPS, battery banks, and protection relays.

  • Leads or champions low and medium voltage electrical equipment reliability strategies and develop project justifications to address plant reliability concerns and continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Provide support to complete root cause failure analysis related to electrical equipment and recommend corrective actions to eliminate recurrence and bad actors.

  • Provide ongoing technical support to Operations and Maintenance departments related to any site electrical issues and troubleshooting efforts.

  • Author management of change (MOC) documents within the electrical discipline and contributes to reviews of the electrical content of plant changes by other disciplines and departments.

  • Provides technical review from the owner’s perspective to projects executed through capital projects and engineering firms and authorizes electrical installations to ensure compliance with NEC and other related codes.

  • Prepare technical recommendations through the collection, analysis, and summary of data and trends as well as identify optimization opportunities and initiate plant equipment replacement, improvement, and modification projects.

  • Prepare, review and approve single lines, control schematics, wiring drawings and design calculations dealing with demand load, electrical raceways, voltage drop, feeder sizing, circuit protection. 

  • Promote the development of new and current reliability tools and technologies for use at the plant and upgrade and maintain technical expertise and keep abreast of electrical technology and design changes for potential plant equipment and production improvements.

  • Promote a safe workplace in compliance with health and safety policies and practices in force and collaborate to improve them.

  • Lead continuous improvement of Electrical systems technology and standards and manage and implement small projects within existing plant guidelines.

  • Prepare contractor scope of work and coordinate with vendors to support the maintenance team for electrical distribution equipment repair and modifications.

  • Develops electrical equipment specifications and associated reliability improvements and capital investment upgrade plans for power distribution equipment.


What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from an accredited university

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as an Electrical Engineer in an industrial operating plant environment

  • Experience in performing detail designs for low and medium voltage power distribution systems such as switchgear, MCC, breakers, microprocessor-based protective relay, transformer, UPS, and VFD

  • Experience with production of electrical engineering drawings package including single lines, motor/VFD schematics, riser drawings, electrical layouts, wiring diagrams, and cable schedules

  • Working knowledge of NEC and industry standards and regulations (e.g., IEEE, NFPA, NEMA, and NETA)

  • Ability to travel up to 10%


Physical Requirements:


  • Must be able to enter and move about in confined spaces and wear personnel protective equipment

  • Must be able to climb stairs and/or ladders in a plant environment

  • Must be able to work in extreme temperatures and weather conditions for various periods of time

  • Must be willing to work periodic workdays in excess of 8 hours



What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Contractor management experience in Process Plant and/or project environment

  • Familiarity with SAP 

  • Experience working with  a wide variety of personnel at different levels of engineering, maintenance, and management and with internal customers as well as suppliers

  • Experience providing electrical support during plant upsets, start-ups, and turnarounds


Want to learn more about INVISTA?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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