Senior Electrical Engineer
Cape Town, South Africa
4d ago

Job Description

The Senior Electrical Engineer will provide technical leadership and direction to internal and external resources in the development and execution of strategic capital projects across 8 Personal Care manufacturing facilities in the EMEA region.

Reporting to the Personal Care Engineering Manager, this individual will either lead or support projects of up to $80mm.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Provide functional leadership to Kimberly-Clark resources, technical service providers, and equipment manufacturers in the design, development, commercialization, and optimization of manufacturing equipment and processes to meet business objectives
  • Furnish on-site leadership and work direction during project installation, check-out, and start-up activities
  • Establish and sustain a diverse global network of Kimberly-Clark and external partners to identify opportunities and solutions that maximize value for the EMEA business
  • Identify and troubleshoot complex technical issues and provide the necessary solutions to eliminate root causes
  • Develop further knowledge and skills in the application of engineering principles, scientific analysis, LEAN principles, and project management
  • Key Customers :

    Engineering Director, Personal Care Engineering Manager, Regional Engineering Leads, Personal Care Plant Management

    Qualifications :

  • 5-10 years of progressive experience in a variety of Personal Care mill and / or staff assignments
  • Bachelor of Science Degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university
  • Experience in the design and operation of high-speed manufacturing and converting equipment, with an ability to translate that knowledge into practical support of process, product, and capacity improvements
  • Strong experience in the application of modern control theory and with manufacturing control systems including PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers), HMI (Human Machine Interfaces), variable frequency drives, servo drives, sensors, automated inspection systems, and Ethernet applications in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience working with external technical service providers, installation companies, and equipment vendors
  • Ability to work independently or to lead a team to complete projects within the required timeframe and budget
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to discuss technical issues in a business environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and activities in parallel and drive them to achieve the intended results
  • Working Conditions :

    Role might require business trips of up to 2-3 4 weeks during peak project activity

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