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Senior Electrical Engineer

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Job Title: Senior Electrical Engineer
Location: St. Gabriel, LA, South United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Logistics/Distribution
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About Syngenta


Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown.   We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.


About this Job: This role will provide direction and support to the St. Gabriel Site personnel in maintaining, troubleshooting, and enhancing the site’s Control and Electrical assets.  Candidate will develop, provide, and sustain a program of expected control and electrical work to resident technicians and non-resident service providers for addressing safety, general maintenance, troubleshooting, and enhancements of the St. Gabriel site’s Control and Electrical assets. The incumbent will act as a “Change Agent” in site’s control and electrical functions and will lead and/or participate in developing recommendations for new systems as well as improving existing systems’ safety, maintainability, availability, and reliability.


Essential Duties/ Role Purpose:

    Ensure all Control & Electrical C&E design and equipment installations/refurbishments on the St. Gabriel site are following NFPA, NEMA, NEC, etc and Syngenta standards/ regulations. Develop and implement an electrical maintenance and sustenance program that improves electrical system safety and reliability. Contribute to and ensure compliance with St. Gabriel Site’s C&E strategy. Assure plant electrical distribution equipment is installed and functioning to specifications Provide technical support and oversight to deliver the St. Gabriel Site capital expenditure portfolio in line with business, HSE & site sustenance requirements. Manage significant C&E engineering and maintenance projects on the St. Gabriel Site ensuring the timely implementation of new or improved assets consistent with business requirements and within agreed cost and safety parameters. Actively contribute to and participate in the site Instrumentation and Electrical stewardship driving key Maintenance and Engineering initiatives and supporting production requirements. Identify and implement predictive maintenance practices for electrical equipment including corrective repairs through coordination of outside vendors.


    Professionally and systematically guide the refinement of the preventive maintenance function on electrical systems to achieve optimization. Ensure the application of NFPA/NEC regulatory standards and Syngenta codes of practice within the St. Gabriel site engineering/ maintenance organization. Manage the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and handover of capital projects where appointed Lead Engineer ensuring full integration of these phases and implementing effective scope control, risk management, cost, and progress reporting. Set success criteria for the C&E department and formulate project execution strategies to ensure that the project team e.g. the design and construction contractors and equipment suppliers meet those criteria. Develop and maintain good working relationships with site personnel to ensure their commitment to maintenance and project objectives, to anticipate and resolve technical difficulties and to minimize any disruptive effect of maintenance/ projects on production. Manage C&E project engineering and design resource availability/competency in conjunction with standards owners, understand the appropriate National/ International standards and industry best practice. In conjunction with Syngenta Responsible Engineers review site design standards in line with the appropriate National/ International standards and industry best practice for C&E functional areas. Implement suitable standards for equipment and service provision.



Critical Knowledge

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from ABET accredited school. Knowledge of applicable NFPANEC and NEMA codes. Substantial knowledge and experience in specialist areas, hazardous electrical area classification, MV/ LV electrical systems, SIL, etc.

Critical Experience

    10+ years of experience in a direct manufacturing Electrical Engineering role. Chemical/Refinery maintenance and/or project experience maintenance preferred. Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of engineering project delivery. Self-motivated, responsible and team oriented individual. Ability to apply a systemic approach to problem solving Full cognizance of plant and related safety standards and procedures. Member of appropriate professional body e.g. IEEE preferred. Professional Engineering license/ Electrical not required, but considered a plus. Project Management Professional PMP certification not required, but considered a plus.

 What We Offer:

    Full Benefit Package Medical, Dental & Vision that starts the same day you do. 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution, and annual bonus based on company and personal performance. Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others. A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year.


Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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Job Post Date: 02/03/21
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