Electrical Engineer

Job Title
Electrical Engineer
Job ID
Work Remote
                                             Electrical Engineer 

We are working with a fast-growing food company that is at the forefront of transforming the way leafy greens are grown and distributed in the United States. This company currently operates 16 acres of production at 6 greenhouse farms in the Northeast and Midwest and is in the process of building 5 new regional hubs that will increase production by 60 acres over the next 2 years.

Seeking a hands-on Electrical Engineer to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment. The Electrical Engineer supports the ongoing effectiveness of existing hydroponic greenhouses and assists in the development and startup of new greenhouses.

Location: Remote (travel to the Mid-west & East Coast)  

Job Responsibilities:
  • Support new greenhouse design and construction by interfacing with consultants, suppliers, and contractors, to ensure that key objectives are achieved through startup, commissioning, and the warranty performance period
  • Support the maintenance team as an advisor for arc flash surveys, infrared inspections, and to diagnose electrical issues
  • Develop a base of knowledge for all facilities that includes current facility drawings, available electrical capacity, and contracts with local utilities providers. Be the subject matter expert in the electrical and controls components of all process and automation equipment. Support the maintenance team with preventative maintenance plans, troubleshooting, and improvements to ensure maximum production uptime
  • Lead efforts to identify, test, and analyze lighting systems for a greenhouse environment
  • Work with operations personnel to specify and add instrumentation as needed to existing greenhouse operating systems
  • Work with internal and external resources to develop utilities monitoring plans
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers and local contractors
  • Communicate directly with internal customers to understand operational needs and to train greenhouse personnel in electrical best practices
  • Promote workplace safety at all times
  • Participate in new equipment selection to ensure compliance with acceptance standards of construction
  • Develop electrical construction standards
  • Lead innovation efforts in electrical and controls engineering to ensure maximum process and energy efficiency

Required Skills/Qualifications:  
  • BS in Electrical Engineering
  • 5+ years of engineering work experience in an industrial setting working with medium and low voltage electrical equipment
  • Experience in selection and application of electrical assets such as switchgear, motors, drives, ect
  • Experience with PLC controls and instrumentation
  • Clear communicator, ability to communicate with personnel at any level of the organization
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Ready collaborator with a servant leadership style of management
  • Use a hands-on approach in problem solving
  • 50% travel
  • Proficient in MS Office tools including Microsoft Project

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