Power Engineering

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I've been impressed my much of what I have read here in this group. I'm sure that there is someone with the background who can help me.
Our company is looking for a senior level Staff Electrical Engineer to join the corporate engineering group at the company headquarters in Westchester, IL. I'm pasting a job description below. If anyone is interested, please feel free to reach out to me directly at snipped-for-privacy@cornproducts.com
The Staff Electrical Engineer will provide a broad range of electrical engineering expertise and technical support to all the divisions in support of their production, quality and business goals. This includes electrical power generation and distribution systems, electrical equipment optimization and troubleshooting, review of potential projects, and support during major project implementation.
Key Result Areas: 1. Provide electrical engineering and technical expertise to ensure the safe and reliable operation of electric power systems in processing facilities worldwide. This includes; electrical power systems and equipment optimization and troubleshooting; equipment design, specification and selection; due diligence studies; consulting on safety, regulatory, risk management, maintenance, testing and utilities. 2. Originate plans and develop strategies for power systems worldwide to ensure electrical reliability and safety in the most cost effective manner. 3. Provides electrical engineering and project management expertise in support of projects, to ensure stated quality, operational, safety, schedule and budget objectives are met. 4. Provides consulting and troubleshooting expertise to solve complex technical electrical problems in support of the business needs of the manufacturing facilities. Also support the Regulatory Affairs, Risk Management and Quality Assurance Departments regarding worldwide electrical issues. 5. Perform power systems studies for existing and proposed facilities in order to optimize electrical system reliability and personnel safety. This includes reliability, load demand, load flow, short circuit, protective device coordination, and Arc Flash Hazard studies. Manage direct outside resource to conduct other electrical studies such as transient stability and harmonic analysis. 6. Review and evaluate proposed projects as requested to ensure optimum technology, complete scope, and alignment with business goals. 7. Maintain a high level of awareness of current and emerging technology that will maintain or improve the company's competitiveness. Evaluate those technologies and make recommendations on their application to improve safety, reliability and profitability of operations worldwide. 8. Maintain the company's technical intellectual property to ensure the company's competitiveness through proper record retention, mentoring engineers, and preparation and distribution of best practices and design manuals in the electrical area.
Selection Criteria 1. Significant knowledge of electric power generation and distribution systems engineering and design as demonstrated by 15 plus years in this field of technical expertise. 2. Established experience in development and implementation of power and control system strategies for both new and existing electrical systems. Proven ability to perform power system studies including reliability analysis, load flow, short circuit, protective device coordination, and arc flash hazard. 3. Proven experience in troubleshooting electrical system problems involving complicated protective relaying systems, generator controls, and electrical equipment such as circuit breakers, variable frequency drives, and uninterruptible power supplies. 4. Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve complex electrical technical problems as applied to facilities design, equipment failures and maintenance troubleshooting. 5. Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present designs and study results, and to prepare effective and concise written reports. 6. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with experienced and beginning engineers. 7. Demonstrated degree of sound judgment, resourcefulness, initiative, and innovation in handling complex technical assignments, with minimal supervision. 8. Travel will constitute an average of 20 percent of the time on the job and may consist of several consecutive days to any of the company facilities including international locations. 9. Fluency in English required. A working knowledge of a Latin or Asian language would be a plus. 10. Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 15 years experience. A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering would be a plus.
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On Sep 20, 11:04 am, snipped-for-privacy@cornproducts.com wrote:

PAY? You guys are always leaving out the pay like discussing money is taboo. And perks, too. How many perks? And taxes? If this job is overseas federal income taxes may not have to be paid.
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Hello, and those are important aspects. If the OP is going to use usenet as a cheap way to advertise a job vacancy then I think the announcement should be crafted in the traditional manner and that includes starting salary (or salary range) and benefits. (I hope the OP isn't relying solely on usenet to get the word out.) Sincerely,
John Wood (Code 5550) e-mail: snipped-for-privacy@itd.nrl.navy.mil Naval Research Laboratory 4555 Overlook Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20375-5337
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snipped-for-privacy@itd.nrl.navy.mil says...

I see things a little differently. First, I don't even look at Usenet job postings. I don't work for anyone who's that hard up. There is usually a reason. I also don't often see salaries posted for job openings. It's usually listed as PBOE, or huge ranges, if at all. I'm not at all turned off by the lack of salary ranges. It's pretty evident during the first conversation whether the proposed salary is going to be even worth negotiating. While salary is important, it's not in the top four, AFAIC. Any half-assed employer is going to be paying in the same range for the same experience. If they're not (either half-assed or paying in the same range) I'm not likely to work for them anyway. I'm just as choosy as they are. ;-)
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