Electrical Engineer II

Lafarge Holcim in the US

LafargeHolcim in the US, Presque Isle, MI, USA

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Presque Isle Quarry

11351 E. Grand Lake Road, Presque Isle, Michigan 49777


The Electrical Engineer is responsible of all electrical maintenance activities at the plant. Ensure electrical project work is completed is a safe, efficient and timely manner and in compliance with environmental requirements and to work in a cooperative manner to plan, schedule and execute all control system activities in the plant in order to maximize equipment utilization and reliability. Automation skills and experience in a heavy industrial setting are key to this position.



  • Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.
  • Promote safety with all other employees and outside contractors.
  • Promote electrical safety and safe work practices in the workplace with subordinates.
  • Responsible for supervising the electrical and instrumentation technicians in the execution of daily work orders and projects assigned by the maintenance coordinator. The engineer is responsible for assigning the work to his crew, insuring the work is performed both timely and correctly and the work history is recorded in SAP.
  • Electrical preventive and predictive maintenance programs. This includes conducting systematic inspections on all plant electrical equipment, collection of quantitative data, its’ organization and analysis using a variety of traditional as well as technically advanced diagnostic tools. The electrical engineer shall assess the condition of the process and machinery accurately, assess risk and identify the appropriate corrective actions based on technical analysis and risk management.
  • Responsible for the accurate documentation of electrical schematics and stores spare parts inventory.
  • Ensure all system programming meets with proper environmental compliance.
  • Maintain system documentation including but not limited to master equipment files, regulatory compliance files, equipment specifications, and repair history.
  • Evaluate computer control equipment and their components to assure they meet the plant requirements.
  • Define, write and implement changes to existing process control programs.
  • Provide control system training and guidance for plant personnel.
  • Troubleshoot control system hardware and software problems.
  • Participates in defining, developing and executing equipment and process modifications to improve reliability, reduce costs and/or improve safety. Provide electrical knowledge and support for plant maintenance and PLC control projects.
  • Programs and manages Allen Bradley PLC-5, Contrologix and RSViewSE programming. Supporting 25 Windows 10 plant control stations usually through Remote desktop programming.
  • Knowledge and support of: Fiber optic & CAT5 ethernet/ A/B remote I/O, DH+ and devicenet communications, Internet addressing techniques.
  • Basic AutoCAD drawing knowledge
  • 4160v power lines specification, design and support.
  • Arcflash safety knowledge and design
  • Solid knowledge of: Standard motor controls, wound rotor motor control, crusher controls, conveyor systems, screening machines, Hydraulic controls, pumping stations.
  • Temperature, pressure, position and level sensors.
  • Medium voltage transformer specifications – safety
  • Tracking/sourcing older electrical parts through any means necessary (ebay +)
  • Available 24 hours a day during shipping season.
  • Supports 13 facilities from Ohio to Canada; most sites are in Michigan

Relationships With Other Jobs

  • Assist production department with electrical & instrumentation problems
  • Work with maintenance coordinator to execute preventive and predictive maintenance program
  • Work with system engineer in improving the plant control system and instrumentation
  • Assist maintenance manager in the development of the maintenance budget and the tracking of expenses
  • Provide assistance in the electrical design and execution of plant capital projects.



Required Education: Bachelor’s/Undergraduate Degree
Field of Study Preferred: Electrical
Required Work Experience: Minimum of 5 years heavy industry electrical & instrumentation experience.
Travel Requirements: 25-75% throughout the entire Great Lakes Region
Required Computer and Software Skills: Familiar with using a computer and basic software such as email programs and the above described electrical/automation programs.

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience on the tools and supervisory role
  • Knowledge of industrial safety techniques and practices
  • Knowledge of industrial maintenance best practices and techniques
  • Experience working in a union environment
  • Ability to work in an industrial environment that may include dust, heat, loud noise, etc.
  • Experience working in cement, mining, steel or similar industries is desirable
  • Experience with network administration as related to control systems including hierarchy design, security, servers (hardware, OS, applications) W10 PCs, VMware
  • Knowledge of industrial control systems
  • Knowledge of HMI systems
  • A/B PLC programming experience
  • Electrical CAD drawing experience