Kuraray America
  • 20-Sep-2018 to 21-Oct-2018 (CST)
  • Elastomers
  • Pasadena, TX, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Title:   Electrical Engineer                                                    

Location:  Pasadena, TX          


Who we are:

Voted one of the Nation's Best and Brightest Companies to Work for, Kuraray America, Inc. (KAI) is a global leader in specialty chemical, fiber and resin production. With top-of-the-line research and production facilities and a vast network of supply from around the world, Kuraray leads the industry in specialty dental, fiber, resin, and elastomer products. Kuraray America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuraray Company, Ltd. Based in Tokyo, Japan.  Kuraray has operations in 28 countries and employees more than 10,000 employees, including over 750 in the United States.

Why Kuraray:

Kuraray is building a better tomorrow, today. Our team members are dedicated to expanding our business with committed professionals who share essential values such as integrity, excellence, teamwork and accountability.

As a part of Kuraray America, Inc., our team shares the advantages of working for the leader in specialty chemicals, resins and fibers. Our international presence and resources allow us to be a world-leading innovator in the industries we service. Yet, despite our size, our people are more than just a number. As a new team member you can expect to earn responsibility quickly.  Our commitment to our people is visible in our comprehensive benefits package.  As a Kuraray team member, you will have the opportunity to enjoy competitive salaries and benefits, incentive opportunities, and an excellent work environment. 


Position Summary:


Responsible for the engineering of electrical power distribution and electrical component sizing.   Provides engineering technical support and maintenance for electrical systems including transformers, switchgear, substations, circuit breakers, motor starters, protective relays, SCADA, generators.  Identifies and implements continuous improvement and cost reduction initiatives.  Develops schedules for new electrical installations and infrastructure improvement projects.   Coordinates work with outside engineering firms, electric utility and electrical installation.   Has an understanding of medium voltage, high voltage, motors, drives, schematics, and associated circuitry.




  • Develop/implement cost savings ideas and overall process improvements.
  • Insure compliance with regulatory, company, and departmental Safety and Environmental guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  • Management and execution of planned maintenance
  • Work with power supplier to coordinate outages and preventive maintenance
  • Oversee electrical contractors as needed
  • Equipment specifications, factory drawing review and acceptance testing of electrical equipment including switchgear, high voltage breakers, GIS, transformers, and electrical power distribution
  • Familiar with GE Multilin protection relays, SEL substation relays
  • Variable Frequency Drives, selection and maintenance.
  • Set reliability practices as related to Power Distribution and Transformers
  • Manage Arc Flash compliance program
  • Troubleshooting switchgear and relay controls electrical systems.
  • Conduct short-circuit, protective device coordination and arc-flash studies
  • Provide technical assistance as needed within KAI
  • Work in the field assisting on shut-downs, startups and maintenance projects
  • Order parts and supplies required by projects, etc.
  • Have strong trouble shooting skills
  • Ability to train others


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering with 5-7 years of relevant experience in petrochemical, midstream or other heavy industries
  • Experience with medium & high voltage work (15KV, 5KV & 480V) required.
  • Knowledge of electrical standards (e.g. NEC, IEEE, ANSI, IEC etc.) is required.
  • PLC knowledge and troubleshooting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with transmission level distribution substations (138KV) preferred.
  • Demonstrated oral/written communication skills: presents information and ideas to individuals or groups in an articulate and organized way, appropriate to the audience, and under a wide range of communication situations.
  • Strong problem analysis, judgment and decision making skills.
  • Computer skills are required MS Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Strong documentation and reporting skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills with a broad range of personnel; position requires productive interactions with every department in the company

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes base pay and an annual incentive. This program is designed to reward individual performance and align overall rewards with corporate and team performance. 

Our employees enjoy an attractive healthcare benefits package, including wellness reimbursements to promote a healthy lifestyle. We also provide an Educational Reimbursement Plan, helping our employees fulfill their career goals, as well as a competitive 401(k).

Please apply online at: http://www.kuraray.us.com/careers/


Kuraray America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer AA M/F/disability/protected veteran status


No third party candidates accepted.

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