Electrical Controls Engineer, Group Lead


Job title: Electrical Controls Engineer, Group Lead

Company: Milliken & Company

Job description: Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for “knowledge-based” investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents – and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken’s more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.



This position is responsible for coordinating and supporting all processes related to the maintenance of the plant’s electrical distribution system and electrical systems associated with the production equipment. The Engineering Services Electrical/Controls Group Engineer is directly responsible for leading the Controls team of Engineers, Engineering Supervisors and hourly technicians. Total direct and indirect reports for the Engineering Services Electrical/Controls Group Engineer exceeds 20+ at the Magnolia Finishing plant. This position is located at the Milliken Magnolia Finishing Plant located in Blacksburg, SC and reports to the location’s Engineering Services Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure optimal performance of all electrical equipment to include continuous improvement, downtime reduction, energy consumption reduction, measurement, environmental impact:

-digital drive, PLC, and process control systems
-plant computer systems and networks
-electrical power distribution and systems
-create standard work audits, layered audits and appropriate work oversight * Maintain appropriate performance reports

  • Establish collaborative internal and external relationships:

-engineering services team members
-plant departments
-outside contractors and vendors * Develop, evaluate, and maintain preventative maintenance processes

  • Understand and effectively participate in the plant safety process
  • Coordinate training, developing, and coaching team members:

-Foster a working environment that promotes open communications, teamwork and individual engagement to accomplish goals and objectives
-Ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner
-Ensure safety rules are clearly understood and followed

  • Develop/implement capital investment projects/budgets
  • Manage maintenance spending to defined budget

Qualifications – Required:

  • BS degree (mechanical or electrical engineering)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 5 years minimum experience working in a manufacturing environment

Qualifications – Preferred:

  • Previous experience in a dyeing and finishing operation
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Experience in LEAN and six sigma principles

The successful candidates will demonstrate strengths in the following:

  • Initiative and ability to take ownership of projects
  • Self-management skills
  • Problem-solving capability

Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Expected salary:

Location: Blacksburg, SC

Job date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 05:39:27 GMT

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