As Electrical and Automation Engineer you ensure the correct execution of the electrical and automation (E&A) part of projects, in line with internal norms and legal regulations. You develop and follow-up engineering services for the plant and support the maintenance (second line technical support) and process technology department (link between process and control equipment).
As Electrical Engineer you lead E&A projects or participate as specialist during the execution of projects. You give input and guard the E&A budget of projects and draw up the contract specifications with regard for maximal safety, minimal downtime and optimal performance and life span of machines, in cooperation with Process Technology, Production, Maintenance and Safety departments.
- You prepare and implement small modifications autonomously (drawings, work preparation for hardware changes, software)
- You design, in cooperation with external suppliers, the electrical and automation supply of projects, follow up on software development, electrical drawings and manuals (i.e. basic and detailed engineering). You coordinate (electrical) activities on the construction site during the shutdown/erection phase.
- You follow up and participate in the commissioning of the projects.
- You are proactive in identifying bottlenecks and lack of resources/competences on site, and this for different domains (cabling, automation, drives, …)
- After the project has been completed, you follow up the list of open points and instruct production operators about operating the installation. You hand over support for the commissioned installation to the maintenance department by giving training courses for service engineers and maintenance technicians.
- You define the electrical and automation norms for the entire plant (PLC, HMI, hardware, …).
- You define the automation materials that are used in the plant (brand, type,…) to a limited number of standard components in order to minimize the necessary spares.
- You define the network layout for process networks and the interface to the plant network in cooperation with IT.
- You define check-lists of new installed safety systems to guarantee optimal safety.
- You optimize performance of installations