Electrical Automation Engineer (North Mobile, AL)

  • Job Details

  • Job Status: Open
  • Posted On: November 12, 2020
  • Job Category: Engineering
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Location: North Mobile, AL
  • Desired Experience: 10 years
  • Desired Education: Bachelors
  • Compensation:
  • Travel: Negligible
  • Relocation: Yes

Gateway Sourcing is assisting this well established manufacturing facility identify an experienced Electrical Automation Engineer to support their operations.  This company is a leader within their industry and invests heavily process and technology.   If you are looking for a company in an excellent suburban location with an exceptional culture and the opportunity to work with the best and brightest in the industry, this would be a great place!



Provide on-site Automation Engineering supporting EAF, LMF, VTD, and Caster to meet the business goals.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical leadership in a highly automated production facility
  • Lead and participate in continuous improvement projects to increase productivity, availability, and efficiency
  • Lead and participate in root cause failure analysis
  • Continuous optimization of process automation systems utilizing process data acquisition systems
  • Lead and participate in the commissioning of new equipment
  • Improve process automation by leading and supporting electrical improvement projects
  • Responsible for planning improvement activities using SAP software
  • Support training, coaching, and mentoring for maintenance technicians and operations team members
  • Full compliance with both Safety and Environmental standards
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams during process improvement activities
  • Work with Process Engineers and Mechanical Engineers regarding day-to-day line activities
  • Demonstrates the company values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Relationships, and Sustainability
  • Fulfills the commitment to ensure a safe and healthy work environment
  • Fulfills the responsibilities required to achieve the Quality Commitment
  • Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by fostering an environment that embodies trust and respect
  • Ensure working knowledge of competencies as defined in ISO 14001 (current version), IATF 16949 (current version), and ISO 17025 (current version)



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Industrial Electricity, or related field required
  • 10+ years of experience as an electrical engineer in manufacturing environment
  • Strong preference for experience in a steel production facility
  • Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder



  • Industrial process automation systems.
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) like GE P80i, Siemens S7, Siemens TIA Portal, logi.CAD
  • Human Machine Interface Systems
  • Process Sequences programmed in PLCs
  • Industrial communication systems, like LAN systems, Profibus, Profinet, Canbus
  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Knowledge of Open Platform Communications (OPC) and OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA)
  • Cascade regulation systems, used for gap control, tension control, speed control and other reprocess controls.
  • Motor Control utilizing Variable Frequency Drives including regulation via PLC systems
  • Demonstrate experience regarding Low/Medium voltage distribution systems, motor control systems, etc.
  • Industrial Safety Systems
  • Demonstrates strong decision-making, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Able to competently handle a fast-paced environment, with strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to deal sensitively with confidential material
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal communications skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to develop and provide training within the maintenance and operations organization
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic and displays a high degree of professionalism
  • Microsoft Office Products, Microsoft Project, etc.


Working Conditions:

  • Office Environment
  • Industrial/mill environment.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment.


Location:  North Mobile.


Travel:  Occasional.   Relo assistance may be available.


Compensation:  This is a permanent position and compensation will be commensurate with experience.  This company also offers bonus opportunity, full medical and dental benefits along with a 401k matching program.


If you are qualified and interested, please submit your resume and cover letter.

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