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Liberty Steel & Wire
  • 02-Nov-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Engineering
  • Peoria, IL, USA
  • $46476 - $58092 - $69720 base
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, & Vision - 401k - Profit Sharing - Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time Schedules - Company Paid Life Insurance & More!


Electrical Design Engineer (Level II) - We offer profit sharing, competitive pay, and professional development opportunities!

We are a growing steel manufacturer producing billets, rebar, rod, industrial wire, and agricultural fence products, Red Brand, based in Bartonville, Illinois that offers its employees profit sharing, flexible hours, and professional development opportunities.

The Company: Liberty Steel & Wire is on track for a record year and all products are 100% made in the USA. We are known for providing industry expertise, competitive pricing and responsive customer service. But most of all, our reliable inventory of steel, and strategically located facilities, promise to deliver in the most cost efficient and timely manner.


As part of a global organization, GFG Alliance, Liberty Steel & Wire is committed to the purpose of creating a sustainable future for industry and society. Focusing on change, family, and sustainability, Liberty Steel has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030.


We believe in recognizing change is a constant in the world, we are dynamic in that we seek to drive change rather than let it drive us. We pride ourselves on having an open mindset and continually challenging the status quo.

The Position: We are looking for an Electrical Design Engineer to provide electrical engineering support for Operations and Maintenance activities in the Liberty Steel & Wire plant. The pay range we're offering is $46,476 - $58,092 - $69,720.


  • We offer a 401k with company match, company paid life insurance and long term disability, generous vacation, sick, and personal time, nine paid holidays, three medical & prescription drug plans to choose from offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dental and Vision plans, accident insurance, critical illness, and whole life, as well flexible spending accounts.
  • We also offer profit sharing, annual merit reviews, and upward career advancement opportunities supported by professional development.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and estimate cost for new and modified electrical controls, systems and equipment.
  • Co-ordinate field installation, start-up, training and ongoing maintenance with Liberty trades and outside contractors.
  • Handle a variety of engineering projects from conception through successful operation.
  • Utilize outside consultants or other Liberty internal resources as appropriate to handle workload and provide specialized knowledge.
  • Aid Maintenance in troubleshooting a wide variety of equipment.

  • Perform electrical engineering design and analysis as needed to support day to day operations and maintenance activities.
  • Evaluate performance of preventive maintenance activities where such programs are in place and work with Maintenance personnel to increase the effectiveness of these programs.
  • Work with Maintenance to develop and refine preventive maintenance activities in areas where such programs are not currently in place.
  • Develop cost estimates, work plans and funding requests for capital and special expense projects as requested by Operations and Maintenance personnel.
  • Manage equipment installation, repair and upgrade projects including identification of materials scheduling of personnel and co-ordination of resources necessary to complete the work as directed by Operations and Maintenance personnel.
  • Work with Maintenance personnel to troubleshoot and repair the electrical control systems on various production machines throughout the plant.
  • Write, revise, and troubleshoot PLC, VFD and machine controller programs as required by projects or in working with Maintenance personnel installing, troubleshooting, or repairing production machines.
  • Document new programs or program changes as necessary to maintain machinery.

Requirements:

  • BSEE, BSEET or similar degree plus 2 to 4 years applicable experience in heavy industry, preferably heavy manufacturing. (Will consider new graduates for a Level I position with development opportunities to advance into a Level II career at an accelerated pace.)
  • Allen Bradley PLC programming & troubleshooting, computerized control system, AC & DC variable speed drives, relay logic design including implementation & troubleshooting & low voltage power distribution & utilization experience.
  • Ability to constantly & quickly learn new software.
  • Understanding of the National Electrical Code.
  • Reading, understanding & generating various styles of electrical drawings.

The Location: Liberty Steel & Wire is based in Peoria, IL. This is a great place to live because, it is affordable with cost of living in Peoria being 2% lower on average than other places in America and the area has plenty of opportunities to visit wonderful attractions that are fun for the whole family such as zoos, museums, and nature centers.


Why Should You Apply?

  • Great benefits, competitive pay, and a profit sharing plan!
  • On-the-job training, continuous professional development, and career paths to include upward movement.
  • Flexible working hours and generous vacation, sick, and personal time off schedules.
  • Experienced engineering team willing to support, learn, and grow with you.

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