Electrical Engineer

Company description

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. is a company of diverse businesses unified by shared values and vision. We serve the agriculture, mining, industrial and water reclamation markets with a broad range of products and technologies worldwide. Serving these customers  is a passion and commitment that the people of Tessenderlo Kerley find rewarding, empowering and meaningful.

If you want the work you do to positively impact on the world, working alongside innovative, quality-focused people, then Tessenderlo Kerley is the right place for you.

Job description

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As an Electrical Engineer at Tessenderlo Kerley, your primary focus will be the design of electrical systems for industrial chemical facilities. 

Design duties you would be responsible for will include power distribution, schematics, wiring diagrams, equipment layout, detailed installation design.  Other design tasks related to existing chemical plant operations you could expect to be responsible for are reviewing drawings, creating new drawings, reviewing specification sheets, size equipment for small plant projects and reviewing code requirements of operational facilities. 

As part of the Engineering team, you will work in collaboration with other engineering disciplines to complete a variety of tasks.

Key areas of focus you could expect in your day to day work:


  • Perform short circuit analysis on existing facilities and new projects
  • Arc Flash studies
  • Power studies
  • Review and Redline P&IDs, One-Lines, Spec Sheets, Equipment Drawings
  • Assist senior staff in the development of project proposals.
  • Attend client meetings for the purpose of defining the project scope during a proposal phase and review design development documents during project execution.

Plant Support

  • Troubleshooting signal and electrical problems
  • Assist local IE technicians to address design changes or plant additions
  • Travel onsite for project preparation and execution of project work.
  • Communicate with clients, consultants, project personnel, and inspecting authorities


  • Developing the electrical plans and specifications for small to medium-sized and complex projects with minimal supervision.
  • Sizing for wiring, transformers, cables, feeders, ELOR settings & calculations
  • Review spec sheets for the I&E portions of larger plant expansion projects
  • Develop capital and expense budgets for small and large projects
  • Ability to select and specify various electrical system components including motor control centers, switchgear, transformers, etc.


  • Control system design & layout


  • Knowledge of how to use ETAP or equivalent software for models and studies (i.e. Power design, Short circuit analysis, Arc Flash studies)
  • Knowledge of Siemens PCS-7, OPTO 22, and APACS systems a plus

Plant support

  • Assist in giving sound engineering guidance/judgment for a safe and successful startup
  • Help develop Turnaround Project Schedules, work on-site during plant turnarounds, and startups implementing electrical and instrumentation projects.


  • Electrical Engineering degree from an accredited university
  • Must possess knowledge of electrical design fundamentals.
  • AutoCAD experience is a plus.
  • Navisworks (Freedom) is preferred but not required.
  • Engineering and design experience with power delivery systems for chemical and/or Industrial sectors with the following items: Grounding, lighting, wiring, schematics, panel layouts, heat trace, cable schedules, cable tray.
  • Comfortable working within the scope of a project.  Keeping design within the scope and ensuring all aspects of projects meet required codes while preventing scope creep
  • Productivity – Be able to work efficiently and make decisions in a timely manner
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills – Be able to effectively communicate thoughts, ideas, and concepts to other workers outside of the electrical engineering discipline
  • Able to take direction from the department manager and proceed forward with minimal support.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of NFPA 496, 497, 655, 70B, 70E, IECC.
  • Be able to lead and direct work to contractors for various projects
  • Work Attitude – Work well with others to create a positive atmosphere of team cohesion.
  • Safety – Follow all safety guidelines set by each facility.
  • Be able to manage multiple projects timelines effectively
  • Willingness to travel 20-25% of the time


Why join Tessenderlo Kerley:

  • Work/life balance
  • Fun and rewarding environment
  • Learning, development and team work
  • Community involvement/outreach
  • Challenging and meaningful work

Benefits & Rewards:

  • Medical-Dental-Vision-Prescription (low employee premiums!)
  • 401k Plan with dollar for dollar matching, up to the first 5% of employee contribution
  • 401k Company Retirement Contribution at year-end, equal up to 4% of annual base salary
  • Short-Term Incentive awards based on measured performance criteria
  • Life Insurance – 2x Annual Base Salary
  • Paid vacation & sick time & 10 paid holidays per year
  • Tuition Reimbursement- up to $5,000 per calendar year- Non Taxable
  • Adoption Assistance-up to $7,500 in reimbursement assistance
  • Business Travel Life & Accident Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Telemedicine program - for you and your dependents
  • Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Company referral program

Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


Experience level
Entry Level
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