Samsung Austin Semiconductor is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the world and an integral part of Central Texas for more than 28 years, driving job generation, economic impact and engagement with the surrounding community.

 

Samsung Austin Semiconductor serves a global customer base with broad semiconductor process technology offerings that impact everyday life including mobile, graphic, consumer, networking/high performance computing, Internet of Things, RF and automotive. Through successful collaborations with foundry customers and a continuous drive to develop the most cutting-edge technologies, Samsung Austin Semiconductor has become a major player in the foundry market. Samsung Austin Semiconductor’s technology portfolio for the Austin campus ranges from 65nm to 28nm using planar transistor technology to the more advanced 14nm 3D FinFet technology.

 

Samsung has invested $18 billion in operating two fabs at the Austin, Texas campus on Parmer Lane, since 1996 -- making it one of the largest direct foreign investments in United States history. The Austin site consists of 2.76 million square feet and more than 600+ acres in land holdings.  Samsung Austin Semiconductor’s economic impact in 2023 generated $15 billion into Austin’s economy through salaries and other expenditures.

 

In 2021, Samsung announced a new facility in Taylor, Texas, where it plans to invest a minimum $17 billion in the build-out. The site spans 1,200+ acres and the first phase of development will have 4.7 million square feet of floor space consisting of a cluster of semiconductor manufacturing buildings such as a fab, office, parking garage, central utility building, and special utility supply facilities. The Taylor facility will boost the production of semiconductor solutions that will power next-generation technologies in areas like 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and high performance computing.

 

With more than 5,000 employees supporting both campuses, Samsung Austin Semiconductor is a premier and growing employer who provides a great place to work, is committed to environmental stewardship and being a good corporate citizenship.  Our employees are the key to our success and we invest in our people with competitive compensation & benefit packages, career development opportunities and programs that enhance physical, emotional and intellectual well-being. Our employees work at the Austin campus located on Parmer Lane in northeast Austin and the construction campus in Taylor, Texas. Learn more at www.samsung.com/us/sas.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Job Summary/Overview:

The position of Infra Electrical Protection and Controls Engineer is primarily responsible for Protection, Coordination, Automation, and Controls within the Infra Electrical Engineering team. This role will be responsible for providing technical leadership and project management in HV/MV/LV protection and automation for the entire site electrical power distribution system, from HV substation down to LV distribution panelboards. The candidate is expected to have senior experience of all voltage levels 3 phase electrical equipment to lead the management of the site relaying and control system hardware, coordination of the system protection, and management of the site electrical power system model (ETAP). This position will be leading the protection scope for the infra electrical engineering team during the commissioning phase, operations phase, and capital projects phase of a semi-conductor manufacturing facility. Communication, collaboration, and technical mentorship with varying internal and external stakeholders is a key component of this role.

Specific Job Duties:

•This position will be responsible for protection, coordination, automation, and controls execution, scheduling, planning, coordinating engineering design, deployment, and commissioning. Field engineering experience testing/commissioning power and control systems required.
•Required experience with SEL Relays.
•Develop and maintain Samsung’s Electrical Power Distribution System Protection and Model philosophy.
•Applies system protection engineering practices and principles in one or more of the following areas: distribution lines and buses, transformers, capacitor banks, reactor banks, grounding transformers, generators, motors, and communication assisted/automated protection schemes.
•Performs complex power system analysis, such as protective coordination, symmetrical (and occasionally asymmetrical) analysis, fault and arc-flash studies, load flows, service reliability, load forecasts, power quality, voltage stability, and system expansion (relay settings development and coordination) studies.
•Manages the service contract for independent or 3rd Party Protection & Coordination Engineers and/or manufacturers to complete design, commissioning, start-up, and operation of protection system.
•Manages the master ETAP and/or SKM model and provides revision control of all changes. Ensures the model stays up to date and that all custom arc-flash labeling in the field is current.
•Leads the continued development of and subsequent ownership of the processes and procedures required to govern highly-reliable operation and healthy of the protection and coordination systems for electrical power distribution.
•Prepares and reviews standards, equipment specifications, design procedures, and test procedures.
•Develops and reviews engineering designs, drawings, circuit maps, control diagrams, charts, databases, plans, and other documents for transmission and distribution systems, generation and substation facilities.
•Provides technical expertise in materials, design, equipment standards, relay coordination, technology or other areas related to the industrial plant industry.
•Provides technical leadership and mentorship for complex engineering and construction projects, and works closely with field personnel to support successful project completion.
•Communicate important and relevant information to the department and team leadership.
•Proactively identifying, managing, and mitigating project risk points for safety and code compliance.
•Development of detailed step plans incorporating risk analysis for applicable scope construction work.
•Recognize critical issues and act on them to preclude project problems.
•Manage all phases of the project in accordance with established schedules, budget, and customer requirements.
•Ensure that best-value practices are used to establish project scope and to manage changes.

Shift: 1st Shift, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Skills and Qualifications:

Education, Training, Certification(s) and Minimum years of experience required

BS degree from an ABET accredited institution in Electrical Engineering (Master's in technical field a plus)
Minimum of 5 years experience with HV/MV/LV electrical power distribution, protection, and automation.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Software, and Tools

Experience with relay commissioning, testing, and maintenance.
Experience with SEL relays and related controls, automation, and communication.
Advanced knowledge in electrical power system analysis and protection.
Strong creative problem-solving skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills are required to effectively communicate technical content to various organizations.
Experience in a collaborative engineering team with the ability to provide mentorship.
Strong project management skillset, developing and maintaining quality/process/communication best practices.
Registered Professional Engineer in state of Texas (or ability to transfer from another state) is a plus.

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Benefits

Samsung employees have access to benefits including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k),  onsite cafeteria,  tuition assistance (after 6 months), paid time off, student loan program, wellness incentives, and many more. In addition, regular full-time employees (salaried or hourly) are eligible for MBO bonus compensation, based on company, division, and individual performance.

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