Sr. Electrical / Controls Engineer at Henkel

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Elgin, Illinois

Job Description:


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That's why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • Support
    engineering and operational initiatives across the North American AO

  • Responsible
    for electrical specifications and drawings for new and expanded production
    facilities across NA.

  • Implementation
    of programs to achieve compliance with National Electric Code, State and
    Local Electric Codes.

  • Conduct
    Inspections of plant electrical systems.

  • Conduct
    engineering studies to evaluate equipment for electrical control, power
    distribution, and process control equipment to determine most economical
    and reliable choice. This will require significant vendor
    contacts, and
    interfacing with project and plant engineers to understand requirements.

  • Managing
    and executing conceptual studies, preliminary, and detailed design for
    electrical power distribution and process control systems. Responsible for
    all aspects of the electrical and control system design.

  • This includes,
    but is not limited to, electrical installation drawings, one-line
    diagrams, ladder diagrams, control schematic diagrams, process control
    loop diagrams, instrument and control system specifications, programming
    and configuration.

  • Work
    as a member of project teams to safely and successfully support the delivery
    and implementation of major capital projects within Henkel North America.

  • Provide
    support for safety improvement opportunities that require electrical and
    controls engineering expertise.

  • Develop
    and implement electrical and controls engineering specifications,
    guidelines, tools, and procedures for standardization and use throughout
    the company.

  • Plans and executes projects to deliver results. Manages
    complex projects or multiple projects of defined scope.

  • Expertise acknowledged by broad internal recognition.
    Sought out to participate in specific projects for expertise. Contributes
    to development of specifications, standards and applications that
    contribute to operational excellence.

  • Ensures site compliance
    with written programs, company guidelines and accredited standards.


  • BS
    Degree in Electrical Engineering required; MS preferred

  • Minimum
    10 to 15 years experience in the Chemical Process Industry preferred

  • Work
    experience in and/or supporting a Chemical Manufacturing Environment from
    an electrical and controls perspective required

  • Detailed
    knowledge in chemical process control instrumentation required

  • Detailed
    experience in PLC and DCS control systems required, with preferred
    emphasis on Emersion Delta V and Rockwell Allen Bradley

  • Detailed
    working knowledge of National Electric Code required

  • Ability to hold high level technology and project
    discussions with internal customers influencing decision makers or external
    agencies if warranted

  • Demonstrated understanding of
    pertinent regulatory compliance and approval requirements as it relates to
    existing and new technology

  • Ability
    to multi task effectively and execute multiple projects at various stages.

  • Strong
    interpersonal and communication skills required

  • Strong
    technical and data analysis skills required

  • Willingness
    and ability to travel 30% to 50% of time required

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently sit, view a computer screen, and type on a keyboard for
    extended periods of times

  • Work on the job floor to supervise contractors and start up electrical
    equipment and chemical processes control systems

  • Verbally
    communicate one-on-one and in front of groups as necessary

  • Able to
    travel to and function in manufacturing plants throughout the company

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel's request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.