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Electrical/Automation Coordinators Direct Hire

STS Technical Services has partnered with ARAUCO – a global manufacturer of sustainably-produced wood products for construction, industrial, and retail markets. With over 120 facilities worldwide, ARAUCO manufactures and distributes the industry’s most-comprehensive selection of wood composite panels, premium plywood, millwork, lumber, and FSC-certified wood pulp.

ARAUCO is growing in North America, with innovative manufacturing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to make a difference in the communities where they are located. As a result, we are seeking the right individuals for high-caliber opportunities in manufacturing, supply chain, maintenance, safety, and other related fields. This is a direct-hire role with benefits. We look forward to considering you as part of the team at ARAUCO!

Right now, ARAUCO is hiring Electrical/Automation Coordinators in Grayling, Michigan!

Primary Purpose:

Owner of the process control & instrumentation equipment in the mill, and all maintenance/troubleshooting activities in support of such equipment. Oversees Electrical/Automation Technicians in the execution of their duties, specifically in utilizing their electrical, instrumentation and process control skills to support the mill operations with the goals of ensuring the manufacturing process is reliable with a high level of uptime, increasing product throughput and achieving a quality product. Understands all the influences on mill metrics and how process control equipment can impact such metrics. Is a teacher and knowledgeable and proficient in solving problems related to instrumentation and process control equipment.  Complete understanding of technical and manufacturing systems and how they are interconnected. Capable of application development and ability to install, program, commission and troubleshoot technical systems. Provides necessary training to others in process control equipment.

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 protocols)
  • Competent PLC programming and troubleshooting experience
  • Basic Industrial Communication Skills (ControlNet, DeviceNet, EtherNet)
  • Competent industrial electricity knowledge, both power and control circuits
  • Strong HMI knowledge
  • Seek to continually improve skill-set (with vendor training, web based training, seminars, magazines, etc.)
  • Familiarity of the basic functions of a CMMS system
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to look for improvement opportunities to increase efficiencies and overall equipment uptime
  • Provide electrical support and maintenance for hydraulics, pneumatics, hot oil systems, pumps, fans and conveyors

Organizational Culture/Job Fit:

  • Actively participates in operations and maintenance initiatives
  • Is a leader in team approach to work and fostering the culture at ARAUCO
  • Supports and participates in the Operate and Maintain principles of the Team Design
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) in a professional manner when dealing with team mates, contractors, and company contacts
  • Ability to independently plan, organize, and manage multiple projects/tasks/priorities with close attention to detail
  • Leads and participates in maintenance crew meetings and other group functional meetings/training
  • Participate in daily interaction with Area Operators and Area Leads. Know their issues and follow-up
  • Support rollout of the Asset Reliability Process (ARP)
  • Lead for “Job Specific Contact” for contractors (as required)
  • Continually seeks to reduce costs by looking for ways to save money (do work in-house, check for better pricing on items, etc.)
  • Participates in weekend on-call responsibilities

Key Safety/Housekeeping Responsibilities:

  • Very safety minded given the nature of work
  • Follows the ARAUCO North America Safety Philosophy and participate in the LASER process
  • Provide input to continually improve the safety at the Mill
  • Demonstrated commitment to and participates in all mill safety programs, policies and procedures (Laser, confined space, Hot works, etc.) identified to maintain a high level of safety awareness in the mill
  • Maintains LOTO certification in all areas where work is required
  • Participates in the resolution of safety related issues
  • Participates in the development of LOTO procedures for new and existing equipment
  • Participates in mill safety audits

Budget Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that work completed is within budgetary constraints
  • Complete budgets of specialized project related to specific work

All interested applicants are encouraged to apply directly on this page. Thanks, and best of luck!

Job ID: 39701

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