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Principal Electrical Engineer

Location: Becker, MN, United States
Business Unit: Liberty Paper
Remote Type: No Remote

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The Principal Electrical Engineer provides master-level electrical engineering support to Liberty Paper through review, research, analysis, and design.  The Principal Electrical Engineer provides strategic direction to ensure electrical engineering duties are executed successfully in accordance with company standards. This full-time position will report to the Engineering Manager at our Liberty Paper location in Becker, Minnesota.    


  • Directs and coordinates electrical system design, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities ensuring compliance and specifications, codes, and mill requirements
  • Evaluate electrical systems reliability, performance, and safety.  Performs root cause failure analysis on electrical equipment failures
  • Develop and maintain facility’s electrical model in SKM System Analysis software or similar platform
  • Work with project managers on planning, development, and execution of electrical capital projects
  • Develops budgets, estimates labor, material, and construction costs for projects
  • Prepares specifications for purchase of materials and equipment
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and participating in professional societies
  • Consults with other engineers, vendors, customers, other employees, contractors to discuss existing and potential engineering projects and/or assigned tasks
  • Provide mentorship, technical support, and direction to engineering, maintenance and production teams
  • Drive safety and compliance excellence through effective work execution, personally modeling safe behaviors
  • Manage outside engineering and electrical contractor resources as required
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited college or university
  • Typically requires 7+ years of experience in the field
  • 10+ Years of Previous Related Experience with Power Distribution Systems
  • Power distribution experience on low and medium voltage systems 120V – 4160V
  • Utility power systems knowledge including 13.8kV
  • Knowledge of the NEC and NFPA codes, standards, and laws that govern electrical power systems
  • Requires in-depth knowledge and experience; uses best practices and knowledge to improve products or services
  • Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions
  • Frequently requires logical and analytical reasoning skills, seasoned judgment, creativity, and ingenuity
  • Independent decisions typically have financial, operational, legal, or image impact
  • Receives minimal guidance; works independently to achieve goals, providing expert recommendations to management
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience


  • Paper mill or heavy manufacturing experience highly desired
  • P.E. licensure preferred
  • AutoCAD and power modeling software proficiency
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with very strong attention to detail/commitment to accuracy
  • Project management skills
  • Strong Customer Service orientation, ability to adapt project plans/priorities to meet business needs as appropriate
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with all levels within the organization; professionally represents self, and LPI to external contacts.
  • Strong and comprehensive computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Collaborative team player who maintains a positive attitude


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.    

  • Regular sitting, standing, and walking throughout the day to accomplish tasks
  • Manual and finger dexterity used regularly with some repetitive finger motions
  • Ability to work in front of a computer screen for long periods of time
  • Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision; able to identify colors, small letters, and numbers; hand/eye coordination, depth perception and able to adjust focus
  • Hearing and speaking
  • Other conditions may include frequent reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, pinching, grasping, and gripping.

about our company:    

Located in Becker, MN, Liberty Paper Inc. is a high-technology driven paper mill that recycles old, corrugated containers (OCC) into kraft liner board for new corrugated packaging. We are a 100% recycled paper mill, as committed to the environment and product innovation as we are to our amazing team.  We are part of the Liberty Diversified International family of companies.    

Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota, Liberty Diversified International (LDI) is a privately held company employing more than 1,900 individuals across our manufacturing facilities, production facilities and core business operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, California, and Mexico. With deep roots in the corrugated box manufacturing industry, we operate in the core markets of paper, packaging, workplace products, corrugated plastics and building products.    

Since 1918, our values – Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence – have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. The LDI family of companies includes Liberty Packaging, Liberty Paper, Liberty Plastics (Custom Solutions and Quarrix Building Products) and Safco.    



Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.