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Electrical Engineer

Job Summary

The Electrical Engineer is responsible for all electronic control, radio communication, monitoring systems, and components including computer-related hardware and software.


CalPortland is proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that provides health and financial support to our most important resources: our employees. Your benefits are an important part of your overall compensation at CalPortland. That’s why we give you a wide range of benefits to choose from. 
•    Medical, Dental, Vision 
     o    low-cost premiums even for family coverage
•    Company-paid life/AD&D insurance
•    Company-paid short-term disability
•    Paid sick/vacation/holiday
•    401k/Company Funded Pension Program (program is dependent upon location and job type)
•    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
•    Additional voluntary benefits 


  • Ability to assist and support the Plant Automation Engineer with the operation, maintenance, and programming of all plant instrument/analyzer systems including logic, analog and graphics, and all other technology that may be acquired
  • Assist in the maintenance of instrument/analyzer/electrical systems, server-based high-level analyzer systems, and data historians such as OSI Pi, FLS ECS/QCX; assist CIS with the maintenance of corporate IT network
  • Work with the plant’s team to develop new control systems applications for projects
  • Work with the energy team to identify improvements and participate in energy audits
  • Assist with all aspects of capital projects including sizing of conductors and protective devices; load calculations for new and existing power systems in preparation for additions, changes, and capital projects interconnecting to the plant electrical system
  • Identify worn and defective components as well as appropriate replacements; provide field inspections and supervision for electrical work on projects
  • Support plant by diagnosing and correcting electrical problems
  • Provide technical and safety training to Plant Electricians
  • Complete design and drawing updates for replacement components
  • Ability to apply corporate standards to designs and solutions suggested/implemented; use new technologies at the plant such as smart MCCs, including design, training of electricians, and updating documentation/diagnostic systems
  • Replace or upgrade worn and depreciated components; design, change, and modify instrument/analyzer systems
  • Create and submit capital proposals


Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering 


  • Willing and able to work flexible hours as needed to maintain plant instrument/analyzer systems
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently
  • Ability to maintain skills as necessary to keep pace with the ever-changing and improving technology for plant instrument/analyzer systems
  • Strong communications and management skills – will work with, direct, assist and/or follow vendor services for troubleshooting and maintenance of all instrument/analyzer systems
  • Troubleshooting skills and critical thinking are a must
  • Ability to read and edit process flow drawings; the ability to read and create logic decision charts
  • Ability to travel - required to travel to company facilities and other meeting locations on occasion
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with plant and corporate personnel


  • Prior experience in computer automated control and instrumentation and/or cement production processes
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Understanding of instrument/analyzer system fundamentals

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check. Some positions require FMCSA-regulated ongoing drug and alcohol testing.



Electrical Engineer

Job Req ID:  10244
Job Type:  Salaried

Nearest Major Market: Bakersfield

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