Lead Engineer Electrical

KimberlyClark   •  

Hendersonville, NC

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 387 days ago

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Provide leadership and creativity in the design, development, optimization and implementation of major manufacturing and supporting processes.


Sector Management, Project Sponsors, Product & Technology Development (R&E), Growth Management, World Class Product Supply (WCPS), Maintenance, External Technical Consultants, Consumers


Projects and designs meet expectations. Effective leader and implementer of major activities. Technical expertise and problem solving ability. Human resources development in accordance with the expected behaviors of the Leadership Qualities. Provide leadership by example in managing safety, diversity and quality attitudes and practices. Ensure work is documented and is retrievable. Travel to range from 5-15%.


Incumbent typically reports to a R&E or WCPS Manager or Unit Team Leader and receives broad assignment direction.  Assignments may vary from individual contribution to team leadership.  Individual communicates directly with the project sponsor in defining project scope.  Responsibilities include project results, project control and effective use of resources.  Incumbent is a recognized technical expert, possesses high standards of professional performance, displays vision and demonstrates both personal and organizational sensitivity.


Position typically requires a bachelor's or advanced degree in engineering or relevant scientific discipline or equivalent experience and continuing self-development, and/or progress toward advanced degree in related field.  Normally requires experience in a variety of plant and staff assignments.  Individual will have demonstrated leadership and achieved results. Individual will have experience leading projects and/or working in a manufacturing facility for five years.

Experience with Allen Bradley/RSLogix PLC programming and Drives commissioning is preferred. Successful candidate will have demonstrated project management skills.


  • Requires a Bachelor's or advanced degree in ElectricalEngineering from an accredited College or University
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in plant or staff engineering assignments. Experience with control systems, such as: PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers); variable speed motor drives; HMI (Human Machine Interfaces) distributed control systems; instrumentation; power distribution.
  • Expertise in ElectricalEngineering with a demonstrated ability to translate that knowledge into execution of process and capacity improvements in capital or expense projects.  
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in cross-functional teams to achieve project results within required timeframes.


Vary widely with assignment and typically include:

Project responsibility of $1 MM to $30 MM Project team of three to thirty people Single or multiple projects


Design and Development: Provide functional leadership and creativity in the initiation, design, development and optimization of manufacturing and supporting processes to meet unit objectives.

Technical Knowledge: Develop knowledge and skills to be recognized for expertise and functional leadership in application of engineering principles and/or scientific analysis. Provide advice and counsel sought by others.

Safety: Carry out job responsibilities in a safe manner.  Ensure equipment and processes meet safety codes, policies and guidelines.  Provide for the safety and well-being of operators, maintenance and other personnel.

Security and Documentation: Provide leadership in security and documentation to ensure the retrieval of data and protection of proprietary information.

Problem Solving: Seek, recognize, define and solve problems/opportunities to achieve unit objectives. Individual capable of leading problem solving efforts to root cause.

Internal Control: Lead assigned projects/tasks to meet unit objectives within applicable corporate policies.  Place emphasis on CFI and Internal Control.

Communications: Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates and others who have need to know.  Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious.  Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; candid, yet accurate; and clear, yet responsive.

Human Resources Development: Participate in the development of others in the area of incumbent's expertise, while demonstrating an understanding of those with a diverse background or experience.

Quality: Analyze and improve process capability to deliver a reduction in defects and variability. Identify, develop, and provide leadership to implement products, processes, materials, systems, and procedures to achieve business objectives.

Diversity: Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.


These skills are minimum requirements:

  • General electrical equipment / systems / controls with Rockwell capability (RS View, Control Logix, RS Logix, Factory Talk View)
  • Rockwell Drive Systems
  • Control theory
  • Software design
  • Electrical hardware design
  • Distributed controls
  • Power distribution
  • Electrical control networks
  • R&E systems
  • Process control systems
  • Project management, leadership, control
  • Problem identification, problem solving methodology
  • Systems - machine, electrical, process
  • Assimilate and understand technical information
  • Business unit communications / partnering
  • Process Optimization
  • Design communications
  • K-C design standards
  • Laws and government regulations
  • Conceptual design capabilities including safety
  • Corporation policies and procedures
  • Quality
  • Role of other K-C functions/interactions
  • Current industry trade knowledge
  • Engineering economics
  • Estimating dollars and people
  • K-C appropriation and budget system

These are preferred skills in addition to the above minimum requirements:

  • Process capability
  • Product attributes / quality
  • Commercial equipment availability
  • Awareness of international business/equipment
  • Maintenance appreciation
  • Audit of design
  • Construction techniques
  • Engineering work systems: computers, CAD


Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based.  In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization.  However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.

This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.



Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for the role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C’s applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-C’s sole discretion.

This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.

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