Corporate Electrical Engineer

FXI Cornelius, NC 28031 2017-01-02

FXI has one of the largest and most diverse foam manufacturing and distribution networks in the industry. Our technology traces back to the very beginnings of the polyurethane foam manufacturing industry in the 1950s. From that springboard, we are pioneering ever greater innovations and applications for our amazing material.

Our products are inside, around and under thousands of products that you use every day. As a leading Innovator and Strategic Player in the Home, Healthcare, Electronics, Industrial, Personal Care and Transportation Markets, we offer a challenging and rewarding team-oriented work environment.

We have built a culture of innovation and achievement that is recognized by customers, suppliers and peers. Join the FXI team as we take foam into the future!

Corporate Electrical Engineer

Position Summary

Provide electrical and controls engineering support to all FXI locations to maintain and improve existing equipment. Responsible for the electrical and controls side of new equipment installations working as part of the overall project team. Position will be preferably based at a major FXI plant location but working remotely from a home office will be considered.

Specific job duties:
Provide electrical troubleshooting expertise to plant engineering and maintenance personnel to keep equipment operating efficiently.Be able to access specific equipment remotely to diagnose problems with PLC’s and drives.

Provide electrical and controls engineering expertise to FXI plants and other corporate engineering team members in the design, cost estimation, and installation of a wide variety of both existing equipment upgrades and new projects that are intended to improve manufacturing operations, quality, safety, and reduce costs of production.

Work closely with vendors in identifying appropriate equipment necessary for each project and determining best cost options.

Assist in the creation of needed documentation for initial presentations to executive management and preparation of CER’s to obtain funding for projects.Track spending against approved project budgets to make sure that costs are controlled and monitored.

Manage the modification and upgrade of existing plant electrical equipment.Work closely with plant electrical and mechanical people and develop strong professional relationships with them.

Play a key role in the evolution of computer and PLC control of processes in the foam making and fabricating operations.Ensure that FXI remains current with developing technology in the field so that maximum advantage can be taken of new innovations in process control.

Be able to supervise both in-house and contractor resources effectively to complete projects on time and on budget.

Responsible for ensuring that all electrical projects under your control are in compliance with the FXI Corporate Electrical standards and all recognized electrical codes such as OSHA, ANSI, NEC, IEEE, and local electrical codes.


BS Degree in Electrical or Controls Engineering

3-5 years experience in an industrial environment with project design and installation responsibilities

Computer literacy with standard MS Office software including MS Project

Proven ability to design with AutoCAD

Experience with the following equipment and software:
Programmable logic controllers (PLC)

Variable frequency drives (VFD),

Networking and HMI systems on continuous production lines,

Allen Bradley PLCs: Control Logix 5000, SLC-500 and PLC-5

Factory Talk SE, Wonderware HMIs, Ethernet and ControlNet networks.

Ability to apply analytical skills in process troubleshooting and diagnostics.

Experience with chemical handling systems and/or power transmission equipment is a plus.

Formal project management training is not required but would be considered a plus.

Ability to travel to plant locations other than where you are based at least 60% of the time.Must have a valid passport and be able to travel in Mexico as needed to support FXI plant sites.Must be able to obtain Mexican work permit documents.

Familiarity with SAP as it relates to project management documentation and tracking is a definite plus.

Bilingual Spanish / English proficiency is not required but is a definite plus.

Benefits Summary

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, basic and optional life insurance, short and long term disability protection, a 401(k) plan with company match, tuition assistance, and flexible spending accounts.

Join an industry leader and innovator. FXI is an EEO employer.