Electrical Engineer (Engineering)

Full Time

  Catalyst Paper Corporation

  Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States


Provide electrical / instrumentation engineering for Catalyst Paper Operations Inc., Biron Division in the form of engineering design, project management, troubleshooting, and maintenance problem solving.


  • Provide electrical/instrumentation engineering services necessary for the mill to complete their capital improvement projects and engineering service requests. Use sound and beneficial capital improvement methods to prepare appropriate requests, prepare Capital Expenditure Requests, provide electrical/instrumentation drawings, order equipment through purchasing, and oversee projects to completion.
  • Assist in troubleshooting and resolving daily electrical/instrumentation problems with the mill’s machinery and equipment.
  • Investigate and assist in solving chronic maintenance problems as assigned by supervisor.  Report root cause failure analysis for electrical and instrumentation lost time in given area on a regular basis.
  • Assist in developing, implementing, and maintaining the mill’s preventative and predictive maintenance program for area of responsibility.
  • Conduct periodic tours of the mill for electrical/instrumentation problems, conferring with production and maintenance personnel with regard to current jobs, making safety observations, and ensuring good housekeeping.
  • Ensure that electrical/instrumentation activities are carried out at a minimum of cost, labor, materials, and lost production.
  • Organize and conduct training of electrical/instrumentation mill technicians, as assigned by supervisor, to assure successful installation, startup, and maintenance of equipment and systems.
  • Assist in the updating and maintenance of the mill’s electrical and instrumentation drawings.  Knowledge of AutoCAD is beneficial.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC’s and knowledge of various Rockwell Automation drive products.
  • Be subject to emergency call-ins.  The current weekend rotation is one in 10 weeks.  This would include working two days on the weekend for the week scheduled.


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering plus six years of electrical and or instrumentation experience, preferably in the paper industry.

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  • Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.


  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Provide expertise in the area of computing technology, networked topologies, software tracking and user authentication/profiling.
  • Possess ambulatory capabilities to walk extensively and climb ladders and stairways; and also be able to tolerate temperature extremes in carrying out responsibilities.
  • Work downtime days, holidays, and weekends as scheduled.
  • Basic understanding of National Electric Code and NFPA 70E Standards.