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Electrical Reliability Engineer

Electrical Reliability Engineer

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US-KY-Calvert City
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Ashland is searching for an experienced Instrument Reliability Engineer to join our team in Calvert City, KY.


The primary purpose of this position within the Ashland Calvert City organization is to provide the technical leadership/management and problem-solving solutions to support the plant Electrical Asset Integrity and Reliability programs to ensure that regulatory compliance and corporate policies and standards are met and maintained during design/fabrication, construction/installation, operation and maintenance of equipment and systems.


The duties and responsibilities of the Electrical Reliability Engineer shall include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Ensure the reliability of the plant Electrical Distribution Systems, which involves working with the present Plant Electrical Engineer on plant shutdowns, developing maintenance procedures and ITPM’s for plant equipment.
  • Work with the Plant Electrical Engineer on troubleshooting Electrical Power Quality issues.
  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State and Company requirements by standardization of electrical equipment, installations and equipment meet code requirements, performance of electrical inspections for code compliance, and review and approval of MOC’s.
  • Initiate, develop and manage electrical upgrade projects
  • Manage electrical process programs to model the plant electrical system for electrical coordination, short circuit and arc-flash scenarios.
  • Manage the electrical process programs for installation of plant grounding and bonding of equipment, installation of power panels, purge panels, etc.
  • Provide Electrical Engineering technical assistance to process areas and Project Engineering to ensure proper design.
  • Provide Electrical Engineering technical assistance to Maintenance in troubleshooting issues.
  • Work with the Plant Electrical Engineer on the Plant’s Electrical Safety Program to ensure compliance with NFPA 70E issues and conduct site audits.


**This job is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.

**This posiiton is located in Calvert City, KY.



  • Bachelors of Science in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or equivalent experience required.
  • Ten (10)+ years' experience in a chemical process plant environment with at least 2 years in Equipment Reliability required.
  • Plant Electrical Design knowledge and experience
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to present information and respond to questions in oral and written form, from groups of Managers, employees and customers.
  • Effective interpersonal and organization skills, and function as a team player
  • Ability to apply rational and logical. Data based problem solving processes, project management skills and statistical improvement methods.
  • Must be eligible to work in US



Work is performed 70% of the time in a chemical operating area including elevated platforms. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, reach, demonstrate manual dexterity, talk, hear and see. The incumbent may occasionally be required to lift light to moderately heavy objects (up to 25 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. Individual may also be required to operate a Company vehicle on Company business.


The incumbent will be required to utilize and wear appropriate personal protective equipment as required to perform his/her duties within the manufacturing area including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety foot wear, respirator, FRC Clothing and other PPE as determined to protect the individual.  The incumbent must have demonstrated commitment to zero incidents and injuries in the workplace and beyond.


The incumbent must possess ability to remain calm during site emergencies and respond appropriately as directed by the Ashland Site Emergency Director. Must be capable of evacuating the manufacturing process areas in a timely manner should an emergency arise.


The incumbent must be able and willing to work extended hours at a 24 hour, 365 day operation.


Incumbent must have demonstrated productivity and effectiveness in teamwork environment and must have demonstrated competency and willingness to adapt to change.  


TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2017-6993 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are 6,000 passionate, tenacious solvers - from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators - who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier. Visit to learn more.


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We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


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Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


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Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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