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Utilities Engineer – Electrical

CSL Behring
Kankakee, Illinois
Start date
Jul 29, 2022

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Engineering, Electrical Engineer
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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Position Purpose:

The role is responsible for supporting utilities engineering as a technical resource for the generation and distribution of utilities (Clean and Plant Utilities) in all matters related to the establishment and operation of the utilities systems for the Kankakee facility with specific focus on the electrical system distribution.


The role contributes utility expertise and skills to support capital project implementation, continuous improvement, and site energy initiatives.


This individual will work closely with the Utilities Engineering team, Global Engineering, Project Delivery and the Operations team.



  • Responsible for providing engineering expertise to support the design, installation, commissioning, validation and operation of the plant electrical systems.

  • Review and lead utility equipment replacement as part of the life cycle improvement process and continuous improvement initiative planning.

  • Provide technical support to operations, maintenance, manufacturing, automation, quality assurance, validation, reliability engineering and project engineering.

  • Lead investigations as the subject matter expert providing technical expertise for all phases associated with the operation and troubleshooting of the utility systems.

  • Perform utility inspections for quality assurance on a periodic basis and initiate any procedures necessary to resolve problems.

  • Support the planning and execution of activities by working in cross-functional teams. Assist in driving projects to completion to meet timeline and budget objectives.

  • Develop preventative maintenance procedures for utility systems in collaboration with the Reliability Engineering department ensuring maintenance programs are implemented

  • Create plans, perform equipment selection, load calculations and power system studies.

  • Periodically review and update the Short Circuit Coordination Study.

  • Responsible for the WAGES implementation, continuous monitoring and database reporting system. Monitor and track equipment capacities, system loads, flow rates, plant output reporting metrics in dashboards.

  • Communicate with external utility energy consultants in assessing actions to reduce energy consumption.

  • Supports the Global Utilities, Sustainability and Waste Management Excellence Program.

  • Responsible for change controls, CAPAs, risk assessments, Safety and Regulatory Agency Audits.

  • Complies with requirements from CSL Behring’s Safety Program, including Health and Safety mandates and OSHA requirements.

  • Completes any other duties/responsibilities assigned by senior management.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • 5+ years of experience in an engineering role in support of a large industrial, pharmaceutical, biotechnology or FDA regulated facility.

  • Must possess basic knowledge of core principles in various engineering disciplines (fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics etc.)

  • Extensive knowledge of electrical design standards, IEEE, NFPA requirements and other codes related to design, safety and maintenance.

  • Must have design and working experience with electrical power distribution at 115kV, 15kV and 480v.

  • Must have design and working experience for the following types of equipment as a minimum: Generators, Switchgears, UPS, Inverters, Automatic Transfer Switches, Transformers, Harmonic Filters, Variable Frequency Drives, Motor Control Centers (MCC’s), Motor Starters, Interior and Exterior Lighting and Power Management System.

  • Experience performing Power Systems Studies using analysis software. (SKM Power Tools Preferred).

  • Experience in electrical and instrumentation design in hazardous and clean room locations.

  • Knowledge of utility systems (Clean and Plant Utility Systems), cGMP and FDA regulated environments. 

  • Experience with Quality Management and Change Control Systems.

  • Knowledge of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).

  • Computer skills: MS Project and AutoCAD preferred



About Us


Our Benefits

We encourage you to make your well-being a priority. It’s important and so are you. Learn more about how we care at CSL.

About CSL Behring

CSL Behring is a global leader in developing and delivering high-quality medicines that treat people with rare and serious diseases. Our treatments offer promise for people in more than 100 countries living with conditions in the immunology, hematology, cardiovascular and metabolic, respiratory, and transplant therapeutic areas. Learn more about CSL Behring.

We want CSL to reflect the world around us

As a global organisation with employees in 35+ countries, CSL embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at CSL.

Do work that matters at CSL Behring!



As the third largest global biotechnology company with employees in more than 35 countries, CSL Behring is focused on serving patients with serious and rare diseases, including coagulation disorders, primary immune deficiencies, hereditary angioedema, respiratory disease and neurological disorders. We collaborate with patient and biomedical communities to improve access to therapies, advance scientific knowledge and support future medical research. 

CSL Behring's dynamic environment fosters innovation and attracts the best and brightest who share a commitment to helping save lives. People here are free to live their Promising FUTURES where they can fulfill their individual career aspirations and realize their potential. 

CSL Behring is committed to diversity and inclusion, both of which underpin our Values of patient focus, innovation, collaboration, integrity and superior performance. We believe that by harnessing and honoring the unique capabilities, experiences and perspectives of our people, we are better able to serve our patients.

CSL Behring operates one of the world's largest plasma collection networks, CSL Plasma. The parent company, CSL Limited, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, employs more than 27,000 people, and provides its life-saving medicines in more than 70 countries. 
For more information visit Help us deliver on our promise to save lives and protect the health of people around the world. Promising FUTURES start at CSL Behring!

Stock Symbol: CSL

Stock Exchange: Australian Securities Exchange

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