Charleston, TN

Principal Engineer, Power Supply

About Us:

We are a renowned global chemical manufacturer known for our innovative solutions. Our versatile materials have countless applications, making us an essential part of daily life. From protecting buildings to beauty products, our achievements touch people worldwide. Join our team as a Lead Power Supply Engineer on our Central Infrastructure team at our Charleston, TN site.

Your Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Sr. Engineering Manager in Central Infrastructure, you'll provide technical support and engineering services in electrical engineering. Your role involves ensuring uninterrupted power supply at our Charleston site, maintaining safe operations, regulatory compliance, and maximum availability of power supply equipment and infrastructure utility systems.

  • Manage and support capital investment and expense projects
  • Coordinate with 3rd party service providers
  • Maintain and operate the 161kV, 13.8kV, 5kV, and 480V network, including switchgears, transformers, and capacitor banks. Conduct troubleshooting activities for power supply equipment malfunctions.
  • Lead and oversee all Preventative Maintenance (ITPM) programs and tasks for power supply equipment. Prepare switching orders for temporary changes during maintenance.
  • Maintain and operate emergency 13.8kV generators and Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) system.
  • Act as the point of contact for our power utility company, create monthly energy reports, and analyze power billing.
  • Own and maintain electrical duct banks, determining routing, design, and occupancy. Coordinate future usage of duct banks with business partners.
  • Provide expertise in VFD and motors.
  • Maintain and update the ETAP Software for the Site Power Supply model, including adding new electrical loads and changes to the model.
  • Manage and coordinate external repairs of electrical equipment.
  • Consult and support capital projects related to power supply.
  • Support the Plant Engineering Managers in ensuring safe operating conditions and regulatory compliance.
  • Ensure availability and performance of production units.
  • Coordinate debottlenecking activities.
  • Drive continuous improvement in safety, quality, and cost.
  • Develop specifications, standards, and codes.
  • Collaborate in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams.
  • Represent the company's interests to suppliers and contractors.
  • Compile and provide reports related to the power supply area.
  • Collaborate with other departments to achieve optimal results.
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures.
  • Perform other assigned duties.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, preferably in Electrical Engineering.
  • 15+ years of experience in power utility companies or industries with high energy demand.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform under schedule and cost pressure.
  • Adaptability to changing priorities and requirements.
  • Thorough understanding of engineering principles and construction practices.
  • Expertise in power supply, electrical engineering, and instrumentation, including relevant regulations, standards, and codes.
  • Knowledge in automation and controls (EI&C) is a plus.
  • Team player attitude.
  • Objective judgment and fact-based decision-making approach.
  • Strong multitasking abilities.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Experience in Power Distribution Systems and Equipment.

Preferred Software Experience:

  • ETAP - power system modeling
  • DIGSI - SIPROTEC relay programming
  • WinCC - SIEMENS process-visualization system
  • SICAM - power supply control
  • SIGRA - Oscillograph viewing
  • PI - Oil System Inc Plant Information (OSI PI)
  • EXCEL-PI DataLink
  • COMOS - Drawings System

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation and incentive plans
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid time off, including personal days and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing fund
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Support for community involvement
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