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Electrical Engineer

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Date: Mar 17, 2019

Location: Rome, NY, US, 13442

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc


As an Electrical Engineer at our Rome, NY facility, this role will be responsible for a variety of basic to moderately complex engineering work in planning and overseeing manufacture, construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of electric or electronic components, equipment, systems, facilities, and machinery.

This position manages the installation and startup of new electrical systems as well as equipment upgrades. Using professional engineering experience, the Engineer identifies/assesses an issue, researches the root cause, presents options for repair/replace and recommends an appropriate action. All decisions and recommendations will need to be in compliance with current electrical codes, OSHA safety standards, Worthington safety and operational procedures.


  • Troubleshoot and improve machine operations by modifying the Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC programs.
  • Troubleshoots critical machine breakdowns through root cause analysis.
  • Manages machine control code modification, creation and documentation.
  • Researches, analyzes, recommends and designs basic upgrades to machine electrical systems with current technology to improve machine reliability and efficiency.
  • Oversees the startup and commissioning of basic upgrades.
  • Recommends and assists in developing of basic preventative maintenance program of plant power distribution equipment.
  • Instructs and mentors Engineering and Shop Floor Maintenance Technicians.
  • Assists in the identification and procurement of critical electrical spare parts.
  • Directs outside contractors in performing electrical projects and repairs.
  • Assists in the development and writing of bid specifications for new and upgrade processes and equipment.
  • Assists in the evaluation of quotations for functional/operational feasibility and code/regulatory compliance.
  • Assists in the evaluation costs related to services, parts and equipment.
  • Manages basic to moderately complex capital projects. Includes design, cost, personnel, equipment, functionality, regulatory/code compliance and time line management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering preferred but will consider electrical/controls experience in lieu of education.
  • Electrical/controls experience in a manufacturing environment is desired.



  • High level of electrical trouble shooting skills
  • Intermediate project management skills related to tasks and basic capital projects
  • Knowledge of plant level safe work practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of national electric code, UL, OSHA and other applicable regulatory requirements
  • Self-motivated and self-directed with strong work ethic
  • Equipment problem solving
  • Knowledge of electrical systems technology that will result is systems being upgraded as needed
  • Knowledge of safety protocol such a lock out tag out and safe electrical work practices
  • Strong attention to detail and consistent work patterns
  • Ability to multi-task and work at a fast pace
  • Ability to work in a team
  • PLC, AC and DC drive training
  • Ability to program, Program Logic Controls (PLCs), Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) and other level one machine control devices preferred.



Bachelors in Electrical Engineering


Company Information

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they’re our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We’re looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a “Most Admired Company” and four times as a “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.


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