Electrical Engineer - Don Plant (Pocatello, ID)


Pocatello, ID, US, 83204-7510

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This role supports production efforts through management of maintenance, reliability and upgrade projects for plant electrical and instrumentation systems and equipment.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Evaluate potential projects with plant and company stakeholders. This may require working within a larger project team by managing and designing the electrical and/or instrumentation portion of that project.
  • Serve as technical resource for plant maintenance and reliability teams to assist with troubleshooting and planning.
  • Obtain vendor/contractor quotations for proposed work scope. Responsible for gaining stakeholder alignment on all proposals, feasibility studies and vendor/construction packages.
  • Prepare project scope of work documents, budgets, and schedules. Obtain approvals for execution.
  • Control project costs by approving expenditures and administering contractor contracts.
  • Maintains project schedule by monitoring progress, coordinating activities, and resolving problems efficiently with minimal impact to plant operations.
  • Maintain Electrical System Model including Relay Coordination and Arc Flash.
  • Develop/Modify Electrical Equipment Specifications for new purchases.
  • Provide evaluation and recommendations for electrical and instrumentation additions to the facility.
  • Support new electrical and instrument installations, create drawings, and provide startup services.
  • Provide field support to the I&E and DCS staff.
  • Ability to work additional time as needed including weekends for any project completion or oversight.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Electrical Engineering discipline from 4-year college or university

Relevant Experience

  • 5-10 years of experience with electrical and/or instrumentation systems in a heavy industrial or process plant environment. 
  • Experience in phosphate fertilizer mining and manufacturing is a plus.
  • Ability to troubleshoot Medium Voltage Distribution, Transformers and Low Voltage MCCs.
  • Understand and able to properly evaluate and troubleshoot power system and motor protection devices.
  • Understand network topology and assist in network troubleshooting of electrical devices.
  • Familiarity and the ability to troubleshoot DCS/PLC systems, VFDs and UPS Systems.
  • Working knowledge of applicable codes such as NFPA, NEC and IEEE
  • Demonstrated ability to work within budgets and to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and balance competing priorities.
  • Must be able to show initiative and be a 'self-starter' to achieve working goals.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
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Job Requisition ID: 17742

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): ABW Don Plant - Pocatello 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. **