Electrical Project Manager

Job Locations US-NC-Welcome
Requisition ID
Manufacturing & Operations
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Grow your career. Grow with Caraustar.
Caraustar Industries, Inc., established in 1938, is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products.
With over 4,000 employees serving the unique needs of the organization, you can imagine that it takes a vast range of skills to keep our organization growing. What does that mean for you as a job seeker? Room to grow in any number of directions, any number of places, and any number of roles. Your path begins here.
We believe in encouraging, challenging and empowering each other to be the healthiest we can be. When we are each at our personal best, so are our customers, our communities and so is our organization.  We understand that to be a world-class organization we need to practice, encourage and support employee health and wellness. Today, some of the tools and resources offered to employees to improve wellness and work/life balance include:
- Employee assistance programs – this free and confidential guidance service is available to you and your dependent family members
- Tobacco-free campuses
- Health and wellness tools
- Comprehensive benefit package 


The successful candidate will help design and trouble shoot electrical control systems in manufacturing equipment and facilities. Will be responsible for understanding and safely working with electrical systems including PLC, Motion Control, Servo, Motor Control, Drives, and HMI’s. Travels to multiple plant sites throughout the US and Canada.
Basic Qualifications
- Excellent technical and operational knowledge of mechanical, electrical, electronic equipment and systems within manufacturing environments
- General knowledge of PLCs, Motion Controllers, Motor Controls including Motor Starters, Variable Frequency, AC/DC Drives, Network Systems, and HMI’s.
- Industrial electrical hands-on experience and troubleshooting, including 480V 3-phase, 110 VAC, and 24VDC systems
- Ability to oversee building/wiring electrical control panels, test and debug systems
- Ability to read and interpret CAD layouts, parts lists, electrical circuitry diagrams and drawings.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
- Working knowledge of computer systems and personal computers
- Excellent problem solving skills; ability to resolve issues effectively and efficiently
- Skilled with Microsoft Office Suite applications – Work, Excel, Power Point, etc.


Required Qualifications
- Two year vocational training/degree
- 5 years’ experience in Industrial environment
- Motivated self-starter with ability to work independently or in groups (Team Player)
- Willing to travel to facilities within the US and Canada up to 25%
- US Driver’s license
- Strong Block Programming experience
- Ability to specify required electrical components for new machine design
- Ability to create electrical schematics for the shop
- Ability to create SOP’s for the HMI Screen Functions (Operator Manuals)
Preferred Qualifications
- Familiar with OHSA Machine Safety Regulations
- Ladder Logic, Basic and Function Block Programming experience
- CAD drawing experience
- Training skills in electrical trouble shooting
- BSEE degree a plus


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