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Electrical Engineer

Company name
AWI Licensing Company

South Gate, CA

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Electrical Engineer


South Gate


Electrical Engineer


Sep 11, 2017


South Gate, CA California, US, 90280

Electrical Engineer

Internal ID: [[id]]

Job: Manufacturing

Primary Location: South Gate, California

Other Locations:

Employment Status: Full-Time

Travel: 5%

Pay Grade: 11/12

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (AFI) has a job opportunity for an Electrical Engineer to be located at our South Gate, CA facility (Gateway Cities region of southeastern Los Angeles County). The plant, which manufactures resilient tile flooring and operates 3 shifts, employs approximately 115 employees. This position will provide plant wide support to the manufacturing operations and will work collaboratively with Maintenance, Production, and other plant resources to continuously improve the equipment and system operations. The expectation is that the incumbent will assist in the improvement of product quality, compliance, safety, equipment reliability and reduced maintenance / unit cost.

Key Responsibilities:

Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

Design and develop all aspects of electrical control systems, equipment, and machinery.

Performs electrical systems engineering, including electrical power capacity studies, monitoring of the electrical power grid for outages, disturbances, and other emergencies, participating in the resolution of maintenance and warranty issues for electrical equipment, and maintaining the plant-wide as-built electrical system single-line drawings.

Work with and support efforts for the development and implementation of the site PLC control systems and variable speed drives.

Provides support to Engineering on new projects throughout the facility.

Prepares drawing packages, specifications, documentation and equipment-information packets as necessary for job completion.

Prepares capital appropriation requests for electrical systems, which include

Capital estimates and equipment descriptions,

Analysis of project purpose, benefits, and alternatives considered,

Project presentations to staff.

Specific design responsibilities will cover all classes of standard industrial power distribution up 4160 KV, as well as control, instrumentation, and engineering responsibilities.

Maintain and assist in the installation/modification of electrical/electronic control systems by working with process operations, engineering, and vendor personnel.

Maintain documentation of the site electrical/electronic drawings and schematics to ensure the integrity of the system.

Assist in the pre-commissioning and startup of new equipment/instrumentation.

Provide maintenance personnel with direction when assistance is needed on electrical and/or instrumentation problems.

Perform troubleshooting of electrical/electronic control systems.

Maintains the plant-wide as-built electrical system single-line drawings.

Willing to participate with others to solve problems, and contribute to team effort.

Originate action to identify and correct problems without being told, volunteers ideas for improvement, shows consistent energy, starts work quickly, stays busy, works well without direction.

Uses logic and experience to develop alternative courses of action, evaluates the alternatives and makes sound, timely decisions.

Understands and applies the knowledge and skills needed to do the job to include the following:

AC/DC Motor Theory/Application/Design

Drives and Motors

Full Voltage and Variable Speeds

Control Circuitry

Allen Bradley PLC

Ladder Logic Troubleshooting

Create, design, write code

Closed Loop Control

Read wiring diagrams

Distribution systems

600 V

Experienced in the use of Project Management concepts and practices.

Develop preventive maintenance schedules and safety requirements for new equipment

Able to design control circuits

Optimizing equipment uptime, equipment reliability, and equipment efficiency by analyzing equipment performance data and maintenance practices and recommending improved and/or more appropriate programs, procedures and systems along with recommending enhancements and /or new approaches.

Develop project alternatives, scopes of work and financial justification for all small projects.

Provides technical expertise to plant personnel on troubleshooting failures, repairs and evaluating equipment.

Provide troubleshooting and expertise to unscheduled events as requested.

Involved in managing, implementing, monitoring and/or contribute towards programs intended to increase the uptime of assets. Such programs include but are not limited to: Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, Reliability-Centered Maintenance, Condition-Based Maintenance, Total Productive Maintenance, and FMEA programs.

Conduct analysis / investigations and provide leadership in Failure Mode Analysis & Root Cause Analysis on equipment failures that significantly affect product quality, equipment uptime and plant capacity. Report conclusions to plant management and make recommendations for improved programs and practices intended to prevent similar failures.

Analyzes data to identify trends in equipment performance that adversely affect efficiency, cost, quality, plant capacity, and production throughput. Make recommendations on actions that can be taken to reverse adverse trends.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None; however, may be required to provide technical guidance and direction to other personnel within the facility


Moderate travel expected, less than 5%

Occasional travel for conferences, vendor meetings or similar activities may be required (

Required Qualifications:

Strong technical background; four-year technical degree required with BSEE preferred

5 years of practical electrical/ instrumentation/ controls experience in an industrial setting

Processing Equipment and Instrumentation Controls Installation/Setup/Maintenance

Network Installation/Setup/Maintenance

Solutions and Team support for Automation

Desired Qualifications:

Experience with PLC’s, HMI, variable speed drives desired

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Able to utilize Project Management, SPC, designed experiments, and other appropriate techniques to evaluate process capabilities, define necessary improvements, and monitor results.

Ability to work in a semi-autonomous environment without technical direction

Strong communication and organization skills.

Ability to transfer knowledge to all levels of the organization.

Computer skills; ability to effectively use information systems.

About the Location (South Gate, CA):

The South Gate, CA plant is a key strategic player in the manufacturing of resilient tile flooring and is one of six US vinyl flooring plants in the division. It employs approximately 120 people working across 3 shifts. The City of South Gate is located just 12 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. South Gate is the sixteenth largest city in Los Angeles County and encompasses 7.5 square miles. Incorporated in 1923, South Gate is a blend of residential, commercial, industrial, educational, and cultural worlds. Today, South Gate is in constant motion. The city is continually enhancing its downtown, renewing buildings and public infrastructure, attracting new merchants and customers and promoting a revival of the city's history.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Armstrong Flooring is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets.

Nearest Major Market:

Los Angeles

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Company Profile
Armstrong is a leader in the design and manufacture of floors and ceilings; our innovative residential and commercial product designs, solutions and services enable our customers to deliver the exceptional interior spaces they envision for themselves and their clients.Armstrong's consolidated net sales from continuing operations totaled approximately $2.7 billion. Based in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong operates 35 plants in eight countries with approximately 8,700 employees. Specialist in Armstrong Flooring, Vinyl Flooring, Linoleum, Armstrong Ceiling Tiles, Armstrong Ceilings, Drop Ceiling Tiles, Commercial Ceilings, Acoustical Ceilings, Ceiling Systems, Commercial Flooring, Healthcare Flooring, VCT.

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