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Southeast Regional Engineering Manager

Location: Shreveport, LA, United States
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Who We Are:  

Integrated Power Services (IPS) is the leading North American solution provider for power management, electro-mechanical and rotating assets. Serving customers across a wide range of industries, including power generation, utilities, water and wastewater, petrochemicals, air separation, oil & gas, metals, mining, paper, aggregates, and cement. 

IPS defines world-class electric motor and generator repair, and Power Management every day. When you work for IPS, you can learn from industry experts and discover your potential while being part of a winning team committed to upholding our core values: Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability, Customer Focus, Entrepreneurial Spirit. 

IPS is seeking a Regional Engineering Manager to lead the Electromechanical Engineering and Quality functions located in the Southeast region of the United States. This position will provide technical leadership and functional support focused on achieving IPS Annual Operating Plan (AOP) growth and operating objectives. This position will also develop and deploy technologies that advance the strategic vision and mission of IPS, establish uniform specifications and work standards for motor and generator repair and field service functions, and ensure IPS Service Centers have safe, capable, reliable processes.

Responsibilities and Expectations: 

Technical Leadership

  • Leading integration of IPS Engineering and technical functions for motor repair, field services and distribution.
  • Maintain and administer motor repair, coil manufacturing, winding, engineering, customer, and industry specifications.
  • Develop and maintain repair/field service work procedures and work instructions.
  • Build a technical repository for standard work instructions, forms, data sheets and final reports.
  • Evaluate emerging and disruptive technologies for the development of new revenue streams and increased market share.
  • Reverse engineer motor and generator designs.
  • Study and analyze warranty cases and rapid problem solving (RPS) and develop proactive actions to eliminate defects and rework.

Operational Oversight

  • Closely monitor daily shop activities, ensuring efficient and effective repair and rewinding processes of high voltage motors and generators.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory standards as specified for NEMA-MG1, IEEE, ASME, ASTM, MSHA, 10CFR-50 Appendix B, UL and CSA are maintained.
  • Drive development of electrical work motor repair instructions
  • Continuously analyze and improve shop processes and workflows to increase efficiency, reduce downtime, and enhance overall productivity.

Team Management

  • Lead, manage, and develop a team of electrical and mechanical engineers, fostering an environment of continuous improvement and professional growth.
  • Oversee and verify engineering team’s work for technical accuracy and correctness.
  • Maintain clear and effective communication across all levels of the organization.
  • Work closely with other departments to align engineering activities with overall business goals.
  • Coordinating engineering and shop support work with other managers and staff.
  • Determine the need for new engineering hires and plan for talent development.
  • Perform skills assessments and conduct service center, field service and distribution technical training.
  • Support the migration of repair and technical documentation into work planning and tablet projects.

Unmatched Customer Service

  • Actively participate in the IPS UCE tier meeting process
  • Manage functional deployment with HR, CIPS, and operational design team.
  • Maintain supplier qualifications and support strategic sourcing projects.
  • Provide Electrical technical support to customers, repair shops, and field service activities.
  • Ensure that repairs meet customer expectations and applicable industry standards.
  • Assist with implementation of quality improvement actions.
  • Interpret and ensure compliance with operating policies and procedures.
  • Utilize Continuous Improvement Process Solution (CIPS) tools and Processes.
  • Enforce strict safety protocols and compliance with regulatory requirements in all engineering and shop activities.

Soft Skills

  • Innovative Thinking: Embracing innovation and creativity is key to staying competitive in today's dynamic business environment.
  • Adaptability: Markets and industries are constantly evolving, and IPS leaders must be flexible and adaptable. A successful IPS leader must pivot quickly in response to changing market conditions, emerging trends, and unexpected challenges.
  • Collaborative Leadership: Effective leadership involves fostering collaboration and teamwork across departments.
  • Resilience and Persistence: Should demonstrate resilience, perseverance, and a willingness to learn from failures to ultimately drive success.
  • Ethical Conduct: Upholding high ethical standards and integrity is essential in all business dealings. Should prioritize honesty, transparency, and fairness in their interactions with clients, partners, and team members to build lasting trust and credibility.

 

Qualifications and Competencies: 

  • B.S. or M.S. Electrical Engineering Degree preferred but Mechanical Engineering Degree will be considered.
  • 15 years’ experience on AC Induction (squirrel cage and wound rotor), and synchronous motors.
  • 15 years’ experience on DC Motors & Generators
  • Experience performing RCFA to determine failure mode and FMEA’s
  • Ability to perform root cause failure analysis (RCFA) and develop technical solutions to OEM and Aftermarket design related problems
  • Knowledge of AC & DC insulation systems, coil design- Volts/Turn, Volts/Mil Calculations 
  • Knowledge of High Voltage Motors & Generator
  • Knowledge of High Voltage Testing, such as Partial Discharge, TVA Corona Probe, Voltage Endurance, EL-Cid Testing, Stator Core-Loss Testing, AC and DC Hipot Testing
  • Working Knowledge IEEE Standards: IEEE-101, IEEE-43- IEEE -95, IEEE- 286, IEEE-522, IEEE-1043, IEEE-1553, IEEE-1434, IEEE-1068, 
  • Working Knowledge of NEMA MG-1, API-541/547
  • Hands on knowledge of trouble shooting AC & DC motor and Generators issues
  • Working knowledge of Vibration analysis for AC & DC Motors/Generators
  • Working knowledge of flux calculations for electrical machines (motors, generators, and transformers)
  • Ability to relate well with others in a professional and knowledgeable manner
  • Strong proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite
  • Proficient in the use of reading design drawings and use of design tools such as Solidworks or AutoCad
  • Ability to prioritize and maintain high degree of organization
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to communicate technical data in a clear and concise manner
  • Poses excellent written and verbal skills
  • Must be willing to travel

Benefits:  

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k Employer Match
  • Bonus Incentives 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • And more!

IPS is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation. As a federal contractor, our company is committed to maintaining a safe and drug-free workplace. Candidates for this position are required to complete a pre-employment drug screen successfully. The drug screening process will include testing for substances that may impair one's ability to perform the job safely and effectively.

 

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