Sr. Engineer, Electrical

  • New Orleans, LA
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: FL160-2710674


The Senior Electrical Engineer will be responsible for the research, design, and implementation of capital and maintenance electrical projects; will provide technical support for maintenance, construction oversight, stewardship of the facility electrical systems, and ensure that procedures, documents and drawings are updated and maintained.



  • Develop preliminary scope documents for the electrical portion of capital and maintenance projects
  • Develop electrical section of “Specification for Detailed Engineering” documents
  • Provide leadership for task force on electrical systems to gather input from production and maintenance. Input is then incorporated into engineering projects
  • Communicate with vendors to determine applicability of products
  • Develop detailed equipment specifications to ensure all necessary equipment, drawings and vendor provided services are identified and detailed
  • Evaluate vendor bids for conformance to specification and recommends appropriate vendor to purchasing
  • Direct electrical designers in the creation of engineering construction packages; this includes drawings, instructions and specifications
  • Review and approve electrical design packages
  • Provide technical support to the maintenance electrical supervisors, C&IS technicians, and operations managers
  • Review electrical test reports and develop projects to correct deficiencies
  • Provide technical help to investigate equipment and system failures and recommend corrective actions
  • Order short circuit and coordination studies per schedule or as needed for major changes or additions to power system; implement recommendations from the study
  • Schedule and supervise all power systems operation, maintenance, testing, inspections, and cleaning to maintain good reliability
  • Supervise and direct electrical safety owner to ensure electrician workforce is knowledgeable, qualified in NFPA 70E, and remains injury free
  • Investigate all electrical incidents; ensure all technicians are low voltage qualified; ensure a critical mass are medium voltage qualified
  • Maintains, coordinates with others and preforms service work on all AC and DC electrical distribution systems, motors and controls
  • Read, interpret and mark up for “as-built” blueprints and drawings
  • As circumstances warrant supervises qualified personnel and vendors engaged in electrical installations and the preventive maintenance of these systems
  • Maintains, coordinates with others and preforms service work on all AC and DC electrical distribution systems, motors and controls
  • Responsible for the skills and capability of the C&IS technicians; understand the training and development plan and adjust as technology changes
  • Lead the selection process for new C&IS technicians; monitor staffing to insure coverage of all operations
  • Responsible that all installations meet all applicable code requirements and plant standards; participate in the ongoing development of plant standards
  • Obtain Substation maintenance certification from AVO
  • Support sustainability efforts by tracking energy usage and developing energy reduction projects




  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering is required


  • At least 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment is required; preferably in food manufacturing
  • Project management experience is preferred
  • Experience or knowledge in electrical power system studies including short circuit, arc flash, protective device coordination is preferred
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical systems is preferred


  • Self-directed and motivated
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Personal computer skills
  • Leadership skills
  • People development
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