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E&I Reliability Engineer


Newport, DE, US, 19804




Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and over 22,000 employees supporting customers around the world.


What You'll Be Doing - The E&I Reliability Engineer provides expertise to the maintenance team to enhance reliability of  electrical systems and instrumentation. Maintains a primary focus within maintenance, but will work with other such technicians/mechanics/engineers/vendors/contractors across site to seek best practices and enhancements


  • Provides evaluation and direction for maintenance and reliability efforts for all electrical and instrumentation equipment and systems
  • Works to enhance electrical and instrumentation equipment reliability and performance.
  • Maintain a high level of technical expertise on electrical/instrument systems and standards.
  • Recommends and assists in estimating capital projects to the Project Management Team
  • Provides design review and assistance for electrical and instrumentation equipment and systems.
  • Work with the Team to generate cost savings ideas that reduce the Total Cost of Ownership
  • Work with the Team to ensure safety of the electrical systems and all personnel
  • Support and adhere to the principles of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® by protecting the environment, health, safety and security of our employees, contractors, carriers, distributors, visitors, customers and neighbors.  Be knowledgeable of and follow all Environmental, Health and Safety practices including but not limited to: manage waste movements according to satellite and/or 90-day accumulation requirements, inspect air contaminant sources and institute corrective action for out-of-spec conditions, prevent releases into the sewer and/or stormwater systems by following BMPs (best management practices), activate BASF emergency response procedures in case of spills or other emergencies.Comply with the requirements of the ISO9001:2105 Quality Management System.



  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or closely related field from an accredited institution.
  • Relevant experience in Operations, Engineering, or Maintenance in an industrial setting.
  • Experienced in the engineering, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of motors, motor control systems, VFD’s, electrical devices, electrical supplies, field instrumentation, control valves, process analyzers, process control systems.
  • Knowledge in Reliability Centered Maintenance, Root Cause Analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Predictive Maintenance and Preventitive Maintenance.
  • Experience with electrical systems from low voltage DC to 480V AC.
  • Ability to read and update electrical and instrument documents such as schematics, specifications, control diagrams, P&IDs, and one-line diagrams.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Working knowledge of chemical plant equipment and technologies.
  • A good understanding of working within the rules of safety and environmental policies in an industrial setting.
  • Excellent oral, written, and computer skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to act as a self starter.  Must be self motivated to seek out problems, propose solutions, and drive improvements.



  • Experience programming and troubleshooting variable speed drives.
  • Experience with electric system design and modification.
  • Experience with PLC and DCS Automation.






It is Sun Chemical's policy that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to the position being filled. Sun prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Philadelphia

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