Senior Electrical Engineer
Sonoco Metal Packaging

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

Job Info

Primary Purpose of Position:
Provides technical support for the electrical process engineering function as directed.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  1. Conducts all of his/her work with communication and coordination involving appropriate engineering and plant organizations.
  2. Consults with engineering and manufacturing personnel to assure the use of appropriate and consistent technologies.
  3. Prepares bid packages/RFQ's, evaluates and educates potential suppliers/contractors and evaluates bids for equipment, systems, and construction work.
  4. Originates, investigates, and suggests improvements to electrical equipment, systems, and processes for the purpose of increased production, reduced cost, or improved maintainability.
  5. Maintains a knowledge of technology improvements in electrical engineering, communicates their existence to the engineering and manufacturing areas, and proposes/coordinates implementation or evaluation of such innovations.
  6. Responsible for providing technical support to plants, licensees, joint ventures, and customers. Participates hands-on in troubleshooting investigations and corrective action of electrical-related problems using hand tools and test equipment.
  7. Responsible for preparing designs, PLC programs, bills of materials, spare parts lists, and specifications and overseeing the preparation of drawings for the installation or modification of control systems, power distribution, and lighting.
  8. Prepares electrical check-out procedures and participates in check-out and acceptance of equipment and systems.
  9. Participates in audits and upgrades and recommends improvements to controls and processes.
  10. Works with outside consulting firms and vendors used in the design of control, power distribution, and support and service systems. Responsible for the review of vendor and other outside engineering drawings and documents for suitability and compliance with project requirements.
  11. Works with on-site electrical contractors and supplies technical assistance in the installation, check-out, and start-up of control, power distribution, and support and service systems.
  12. Prepares cost estimates for electrical control and power distribution systems.
  13. Oversees the scope, cost, and schedule of the electrical portions of projects.
  14. Initiates, reviews, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  15. Maintains a broad understanding of other engineering disciplines and of the mechanical functions of equipment used in the plants.
  16. Assures and maintains safe and healthful working conditions while enforcing safety rules and regulations.
  17. Maintains an awareness and complies with all environmental management requirements.
At Sonoco Metal Packaging, we offer a comprehensive, total rewards package including Competitive pay and Benefits package options:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid vacation and holidays to recreate, rejuvenate and care for the health of yourself and family
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Variety of company paid and voluntary insurance plans including life, personal accident and disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
Sonoco Metal Packaging is proud to provide equal employment opportunity to individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, protected disability or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law.
  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through a college degree level education or work-related experience
  • BA/BS Electrical Engineering or similar field with 10+ years experience in industrial control integration
  • Strong Allen-Bradley PLC programming skills required (PLC 5, SLC500, ControlLogix, Guard Logix, Studio5000)
  • Design in AutoCAD Electrical
  • Must have experience with 3-phase power distribution system, PID control, motion control and HMI programming
  • SCADA developing Ignition (preferred) or Factory Talk/WonderWare (desirable)
  • Ability to write and reverse engineer scripting within the Ignition programming platform
  • Poficient in SQL and relational databases
  • Python or C Experience desired
  • Ability to drive solutions to root cause and implement future failure prevention
  • Experience establishing Ethernet/IP networks with managed switching
  • Working knowledge of the following areas:
    • Ability to perform mathematical calculations.
    • Ability to functionally use a computer.
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
  • Works under general supervision. Follows established procedures. Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment and overall adequacy.
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills. Assists with the preparation of presentations.
"Sonoco Metal Packaging is the leading supplier of sustainable metal packaging for food and household products and the largest aerosol manufacturer in North America.

Previously Ball Metalpack we're a company with 130 years of experience, and we're proud to continue our legacy as an industry leader in innovative, next-generation packaging solutions.

We strongly believe that a diverse work team and inclusive culture drive better business results. We invite people of all backgrounds, beliefs and perspectives to consider joining our 1,100+ team members in one of our 9 locations across the U.S. heartland."
Sonoco Metal Packaging is a Lean Manufacturing System environment.

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