Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer - Covington, VA

Covington / Virginia / United States

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Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer - Covington, VA

104 East Riverside Ave
Covington, Virginia, 24426
United States

Career Opportunity


This position supports E&I maintenance activities in the Covington mill. Work with production, maintenance and engineering departments on projects related to continuing process improvement and equipment reliability.


How You will impact WestRock


·        As an E&I Engineer, you will lead and drive continuous improvement in your assigned area with a focus on reliability-centered maintenance.

·        Management of small-to-medium-sized capital projects.

·        Develop and maintain preventative maintenance plans: AC & DC motors, AC & DC drives, PLC’s, operator interfaces, Power distribution equipment with voltages up to 13,800 volts, protective relaying, measurement of temperature, pressure, flow, analytical devices, control valves and other E/I systems.

·        Coordinate/provide training for journeyman, supervisors and other engineers on E&I equipment.


What You Need to succeed


·        BS in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology

·        5+ years of heavy industrial environment experience with large motors, variable speed drives, power distribution, PLCs and Instrumentation

·        Training and knowledge with OSHA, NEC and NFPA-70E requirements.

·        Strong troubleshoot experience and the ability to find the root cause of an issue.

·        Ability to create, promote and work within a team concept to initiate and manage change and improved overall equipment reliability.

·        Organizational skills, communication, documentation and formal/informal reporting required.

·        Ability to effectively direct/supervise union hourly work force.

·        Work with the E&I Superintendent on the development and tracking of the maintenance budget.


Normal work hours 6:30 am – 5:00 pm Mon-Thur, with the occasional need to work longer hours, holidays and weekends to support the 24/7 operation during outages. Weekday and weekend duty call rotation is an expectation.


What we offer


·        Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

·        Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

·        An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

·        A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.




WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.



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