Electrical Specialist

Job Title: Electrical Specialist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Torrance, United States
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-12-11
Reference: BH-112869
Contact Name: Jennifer Scharfman
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 11, 2019 21:44

Job Description

Under the general direction of the Electrical Reliability Supervisor: Provides technical Supervision to craftspersons, vendors, and contractors who perform the shop and/or field maintenance work involving the removal of, reinstallation, disassembly of and reassembly of plant electrical equipment and systems. Re-commissions the said equipment and ensures that it is operating safely and reliably. Additionally monitor, evaluate, inspect, document, report, and troubleshoot to improve the performance of electrical systems and equipment.
  • Responsible for own safety/health as well as the safety/health of assigned craftspersons, vendors, and contractors and for promoting the health and safety of others, and performing quality work in a safe and environmentally conscientious manner.
  • Responsible for complying with Company policies and procedures, established standards, and governmental regulations (federal, state, and local).
  • Monitors and inspects new electrical construction and commissions new equipment. 
  • Independently evaluates and resolves problems.  Proactively participates in troubleshooting, problem definition and data gathering on electrical equipment.  Assures appropriate engineering involvement.  Receives input from “customers” on equipment problems, performance, etc.
  • Develops procedures for repairs, initiates repairs, and follows up on solutions to problems.  Communicates status in a timely manner to proper operations, maintenance and engineering personnel.  Determines manpower and equipment requirements for work that they initiate.
  • Assures and is directly responsible for accurate and complete records on electrical equipment inspection and repair histories. 
  • Responsible for independently managing and controlling spare parts inventory. Maintains spare parts inventory documentation.  Arranges for proper storage of spare parts.
  • Works with, trains, and coaches operators and others on how to operate and maintain the electrical equipment in their area.  Reviews operating procedures to ensure electrical issues are properly addressed.
  • Audits work performed by outside shops, contractors, vendors, and craftspersons.
  • Manages and supervises craftspersons, vendors, contractors, tools, materials and equipment to efficiently execute the work plan.
  • Assists in development of maintenance schedules, manages, and performs routine preventative maintenance.  Appropriately communicates non-conformances with set inspection intervals. 
  • Assists in preparing turnaround worklists and helps coordinate turnaround activities.
  • Proactively maintains job knowledge and skill level to meet the requirements of the job.
  • Maintains familiarity with the National Electrical Code, Applicable NFPA & API Standards, Company Specifications and applies them in the duties of this position. 
  • Participates in reviewing/revising company Policies and Procedures pertaining to electrical work and those having to do with electrical systems.
  • Requires direct interaction with other Operations departments, contractors and vendors.
  • Subject to after-hours “call-outs” to support Refinery emergencies and operation requirements.
  • Required to respond to, independently evaluate, plan, and direct unexpected repair efforts during emergencies and after-hours call-outs.
  • A minimum 2-year certificate in Electrical Technology and 10-year electrical system work experience in refineries and/or chemical plants.  Equivalent military training background and comparable experience in large industrial/utility electrical systems would also be acceptable. Must have a High school diploma or completion of the G.E.D. program or its equivalent.
  • Must be experienced in reading and understanding electrical single-line diagrams, schematics and wiring diagrams. 
  • Candidate must possess effective written and oral communication skills. 
  • Candidate must be well organized and be able to handle multiple priorities.