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Senior Electrical Engineer in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 6/23/2018

Job Snapshot

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    Ames, IA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description


This position is responsible for a variety of engineering duties, including design and maintenance of new electrical, instrumentation and control systems and upgrades, continuous improvement of current production processes, and evaluation of new technologies. This position will be a technical expert in plant instrumentation and control systems and electrical infrastructure at all REG facilities.



Key Accountability:

  • Write specifications for fit form and function electrical, instrumentation and controls for existing plants and new projects.
  • Evaluate new equipment for use in capital projects and/or end of life replacements for currently installed components.
  • Work with Process and construction Engineers on control strategies for new and existing systems.
  • Work with Process and construction Engineers to create instrumentation specifications
  • Specify equipment based on electrically classified locations.
  • Assist in the specification reviews of Safety Instrumented Systems Review and develop maintenance procedures.
  • Review proposals to ensure all planned purchases meet REG specifications and applicable codes
  • Establish maintenance procedures for all electrical, instrumentation and controls
  • Manage upgrades of all electrical equipment, instrumentation and controls

Other frequent duties:

  • Train plant maintenance teams
  • Hire skilled trades to assist plant maintenance and turnarounds
  • Negotiate contracts with vendors for electrical, instrumentation, and controls
  • Perform other duties as assigned



Education Required: 4 year bachelor’s degree  in electrical engineering or other discipline plus experience.

Experience Required:  5+ years of electrical, instrumentation, and controls experience.

Skills Required

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio)

Knowledge of the NEC NFPA 70

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

JD Edwards

ISA or other professional certifications


Emerson AMS Asset Management Suite

Various HMI, PLC and Control systems including Rockwell, Allen Bradley, and Delta V

Various Instrumentation including E&H and Rosemount


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