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Electrical Engineer in Geismar, LA at Westlake Chemical Corporation

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

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    Geismar, LA
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Job Description

Electrical Engineer

            Provides engineering design, and assists with the construction of expense and capital projects as assigned.  Provides engineering support to the maintenance organization to allow the plant to meet its cost and production goals. Perform the primary thinking encompassed by this job description. Comply with all Company policies and procedures.  Fully support Company goals of continuous improvement and operational excellence at strategic and tactical levels including reviewing area of responsibility for improvement opportunities to initiate projects or communicate ideas to management as well as active participation on project teams.


            A.        Develops the general plan for a project, prepares a budget estimate, and obtains approval for the plan.

            B.        Provides a detailed design in accordance with good engineering and safety practices, governmental regulation, plant specifications, applicable codes and underwriter requirements.  Designs piping and associated equipment, makes inquiries on and selects equipment.  Coordinates the activities of consulting firms when necessary.

            C.        Initiates procurement of materials and communicates with purchasing, vendors and stores to control expediting and receiving of material.

            D.        Inspects new equipment for quality and conformance to specification.       

            F.         Prepares work descriptions and drafts of engineering contracts for outside contract work, contacts contractors as necessary to obtain quotations on work to be performed.  Prepares bid comparison, selects contractor, prepares requisition and submits for approval.

            G.        Coordinates field installation, inspects and accepts work.  Prepares contractors information list                 and reviews it periodically to check the performance of each contractor.

Performs other duties as required and assigned to ensure an effective Engineering Group.

Perform duties in a manner that protects personal safety as well as the safety of all personnel on site. Whenever appropriate, promptly report Safety, Health or Environmental incidents or issues to management so the situation can be corrected.  Attend Monthly Safety Meetings to help prevent off site and job accidents.


            2 years or more engineering design experience; chemical or petrochemical plant experience preferred.


            B.S degree in electrical engineering discipline or progressive engineering/technical experience acceptable to management