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WestRock Company Reliability Engineer, Electrical - Lynchburg, VA in Lynchburg, Virginia


The focus is to improve the reliability of our electrical equipment by analyzing performance, reliability, and maintenance data to eliminate unplanned outages and reduce the equipment life cycle costs. The incumbent will provide maintenance engineering support to include troubleshooting, developing, and executing plans to address issues that may arise with electrical equipment and instrumentation.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

· Participate in developing plans and schedules for outages

· Support the maintenance supervisor, planner, and Instrument/Electrical Technicians with technical expertise and training to enable them to maintain, repair and improve the reliability of their electrical equipment

· Analyze maintenance and operations data to minimize instrument-related maintenance costs, failures, manpower and downtime

· Design improvements to Instrument/Electrical components and equipment that contribute to process downtime

· Identify optimal control valves, flowmeters, transmitters, and other instruments for continuous improvement of process monitoring and control

· Review and interpret Motor Elementary Drawings, Instrumentation Loop Sheets and One-Line Electrical Drawings

· Create and update 5-Year Plans for scheduled replacement of major electrical components and equipment

· Review plant standards for electrical safety and electrical/instrumentation design and construction

· Assist Instrument/Electrical technicians with troubleshooting of field instrumentation, electrical equipment and PLC/DCS components

· Perform Root Cause Analysis for repetitive and high lost-production failures


This position requires a degree in Electrical Engineering (or documented relevant experience of 5 years or more in the field) or a related field and five (5) years of engineering experience at an industrial site. The candidate should have direct experience with the following:

· Electrical Safety

NFPA 70E - Safety Training

Arc Flash Incident Energy Study - Modeling Software (EasyPower preferred)

National Electrical Code

Electrical Safety Code

· Industrial Instrumentation

Bench test/calibrate process equipment. (Rosemount HART preferred)

PLC - (Allen-Bradley preferred)

Distributed Control Systems - (Valmet preferred)

VFD - (Allen-Bradley preferred)

· Power Systems

Coordination Study reports and software (EasyPower preferred)

Medium Voltage Distribution (2.4kv - 34.5kV preferred)

Protective Relay (GE multiline preferred) Vacuum Brakers Motor Starters Substation Transformers Low Voltage Distribution (208V - 575V)

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WestRock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create and maintain a diverse workforce where everyone feels valued, respected, and included. WestRock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.