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Instrumentation & Electrical Engineer


Peekskill, NY, US, 10566

Remote or On-Site:  On-Site




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 Instrumentation & Electrical Engineer will provide I&E controls expertise to the Technical Organization by utilizing your 5 + years of experience in engineering.  The key aspects of the role are as follows:


  • Support the site manufacturing operations by leading the efforts related electrical, instrumentation and controls infrastructure reliability and improvement efforts, addressing obsolescence and life cycle challenges.
  • Lead efforts to develop, design, execute and manage capital projects focused on improving electrical infrastructure, instrumentation, and controls throughout the site.
  • Provide detailed engineering support for the I&E aspects of other capital projects.
  • Support day-to-day troubleshooting activities to minimize downtime and achieve site objectives in the most safe, economical, and efficient manner.
  • Identify opportunities for instrumentation and control improvements that will increase productivity, increase process repeatability, reduce cost, and/or reduce risk of employee exposure.  Develop, justify, and implement projects to address.
  • Work in parallel with other site Instrumentation & Electrical resources for electrical maintenance support of operations and to drive continuous improvement in the documentation and execution of the site’s Mechanical Integrity program with focus on I&E and Controls.
  • Support the site’s efforts directed at the development and implementation of an automation strategy, identifying hardware and network architecture requirements.
  • Identify, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding new process control technologies.
  • Participate in and/or lead teams in support of optimizing plant processes for quality, cost, reliability, and productivity.



  • B.S. in Electrical, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution.
  • Experience in a process environment working with industrial electrical systems 480VAC to 5VDC and maintenance thereof.
  • Experience with the specification, configuration, and operational troubleshooting of process control instrumentation.
  • Experience with process control network architecture.
  • Experience and the use and application of PLCs, DCS, and process data systems.
  • Knowledge and experience in project management, structured and disciplined problem solving, and ability to act independently will assist you in your success.
  • The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to establish effective relationships quickly.  He or she should have experience in working as part of a team and a strong technical aptitude.  Candidate must possess strong communication skills, both verbal and written.  Candidate must display initiative, have a strong drive for results and be able to work with minimal supervision.



  • Ability to lead all phases (scope development, cost estimating, design, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up) of capital projects.


Bonus Points

  • If you hold a PE license, that is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Delta V configuration and hardware
  • Experience in a unionized manufacturing environment.


Salary Range: $107,462 up to $171,900





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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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