During the Chester, SC facility construction and transition, this position while an operational role, will be part of the project and engineering team during equipment ordering, construction and commissioning.  The position will transition to site as part of the engineering/construction team.

After completion of facility construction, the electrical/controls supervisor is responsible for the supervision of the electrical department and for the programming of the automation and controls systems involving Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s).  The electrical and controls team will be responsible for ongoing electrical/controls systems at the plant.  Supports production operations from installation/modification of equipment and process troubleshooting standpoint and implements production efficiency improvements.

Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

During facility design and construction;

  • Vendor electrical/controls drawing reviews
  • Attending vendor technical review meetings
  • Creating/managing the master equipment list and master equipment numbering system
  • Electrical/controls supervision responsibilities of equipment installation
  • Assist or possibly lead the commissioning and checkout of the facility
  • Work with maintenance manager on identifying critical spare components and packages
  • Work closely with engineering operations technology (OT) team on HMI / PLC programming, networking, and other related OT systems
    Other duties as assigned

During transitioning into operations;

  • Create job/task descriptions for required electrical support team members at the plant
  • Establish technical aptitude testing protocol for hiring of crews (written and hands-on tests)
  • Hiring key electrical/controls employees to work with equipment suppliers during the installation & Commissioning
  • Creating/writing and establishing PM’s for equipment for the CMMS system
  • Work closely with maintenance manager on the spare parts warehouse, including access to warehouse/spare parts
  • Assist in Setting up the maintenance shop
  • Similar and other duties as assigned

After facility completion;

  • Supervise the electrical team in a 24/7 operating environment
  • Responsible for scoping project work for control systems and upgrades to equipment, developing user and design requirements, selecting equipment vendors
  • Production Support:  Support automation technicians in situations where troubleshooting or technology may fall outside of their area of expertise
  • Interact with production supervisors/managers to identify areas to improve equipment throughput, flexibility, quality, safety, and/or reliability
  • Work closely with corporate engineering on projects and corporate engineering automation team.
  • Provide technical support for safety and quality improvement initiatives
  • Program PLCs, HMIs, and inspection systems (OT systems)
  • Design and implement modifications to the existing manufacturing equipment needed to improve operational efficiencies
  • Generate and revise standard operating procedures
  • Lead manufacturing root cause analysis investigations on failures
  • Implement corrective and preventative actions to improve manufacturing’s operational efficiencies
  • Perform risk assessment and risk mitigation activities using systematic tools
  • Seek out new technologies to enhance the plants capability in control systems
  • Perform training and knowledge sharing with team members to strengthen department skill set
  • Daily interactions with plant operations to understand the needs required
  • Assist in capital planning for control systems replacement/upgrades
  • Coordinates contractor assistance as needed and requested
  • Assist in resolving problems with control systems for all shifts when needed
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations
  • Perform other duties as necessary 

To be considered for training, please answer the following questions. Check the box if your answer is yes.

Are you willing to travel during design & construction of project? (~60% for 1st year of project. Once project is complete travel will be ~5%)

Do you have a bachelors’ degree? Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Engineering) preferred.

Do you have five (5) plus years’ experience in manufacturing, controls systems or other related work? (Exposure to highly automated/technical equipment in a manufacturing environment preferred. Experience in wood products facilities preferred.)

Do you have proven experience in PLC logic and programming with any of the following PLC’s; Allen Bradley?

Do you have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks?

Do you have strong organizational and project management skills?

Do you have the ability to work in and maintain a highly functional team environment?

Do you have effective leadership skills?

Do you have knowledge and experience with manufacturing equipment, or installations of equipment? (Computer networking experience preferred.)

Do you have prior supervisory experience (supervising direct employees and/or contractors)?

Do you have the ability to work well with all levels of internal management, staff and vendors?

Can you maintain discretion and sensitivity to confidential company matters?

Do you have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills?

Are you detail oriented with high level of accuracy? 

Do you have flexibility and ability to manage multiple tasks?

Do you have strong problem solving and analytical skills?

Do you have the ability to set and hold high standards for department employees?

Are you proactive and have initiative?

Do you have personal alignment with Roseburg’s Core Values?

Are you able to answer "yes" to each of the questions above?

YES               NO