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Schaeffer Electric recently completed a project in St. Louis, MO for a manufacturing client.  The project included 15kV power distribution, high bay LED lighting, low voltage, fire alarm, office space power and lighting, and distribution for various manufacturing equipment.  A key aspect for the customer was to install complex manufacturing equipment utilizing underground conduit for all interconnect wiring.  Utilizing our design capabilities and total station, we were able to surpass the customer’s expectations and deliver a very clean installation.

Now Hiring – Project Manager/Estimator for Commercial, Healthcare & Industrial

Schaeffer Electric Company is looking to hire an individual with the flexibility and experience to be an Estimator or Project Manager.  This position requires a self-motivated individual who brings a strong work ethic and is results driven.

Responsibilities:

Either perform an estimate or take over a project from an estimator and follow the project through to completion on all types of construction including but not limited to hospitals, schools, industrial facilities, and commercial buildings.

Day to day tasks include:

Perform estimates in McCormick Estimating Software
Work with prefabrication team to create drawings for efficient implementation.
Procure subcontractors, based on pre-determined requirements, to manage through completion of construction.
Collaborates with project construction team to prepare, review and monitor information and reports related to all costs involved in the budget for the project.
Manage sub-contractor relationship, which includes, but not limited to, initial scope and proposal review, developing final proposal based upon agreed scope of work.
Develop plan to comply with, and report, Minority Business Entity requirements for the project, as required.
Collaborate with developer, subcontractors, municipal entity, equipment suppliers, and site specific construction suppliers to develop a timeline for delivery and completion of milestones prior to project start-up.
Coordinate manpower requirements throughout the project and develop plans for manpower to meet budget.

Experience:

CAD and Revit knowledge
Electrical and building code knowledge
5 plus years’ experience in the electrical industry.
College degree or experience in industry
Background with RFIs, Cost estimates hard bids, negotiating, material take-offs, and reading blue prints a plus.
Ability to layout branch circuiting; to read and understand contract documents, drawings and specifications a plus.
Have an understanding of general electrical design and engineering concepts and have an overall general knowledge of electrical material costs a plus.

Benefits:

Competitive Salary
401K
Health (IBEW Level 2)
Holidays

Please send your prepared resume to Justin Kohlman at jkohlman@schaefferelectric.com.

From IBEW.ORG – With Season On the Line, St. Louis Local Lights Up Youth Baseball Program’s Diamonds

Schaeffer Electric, NECA, and the IBEW enjoyed the opportunity to give back to the community when the need arose.  Please see the story on the IBEW’s website!

http://www.ibew.org/media-center/Articles/17Daily/1706/170612_WithSeason

Green Energy – from ElectricalConnection.org

New Ways To Save Energy Never Get Old! 13 Tips from the Electrical Connection!

It Pays To Hire Union – from ElectricalConnection.org

Customers have wide array of companies to choose from when they select an electrical contractor.  Please consider this article when doing so as Schaeffer Electric is extremely proud of its affiliation with the IBEW..

Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis, Ltd. – St. Louis, MO

Work was recently completed on the first High-Speed Balance Facility in the St. Louis area, for power generating equipment, at Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis (MD&A). The facility was designed to be the one of the most modern balance facilities for power turbines in the United States with the ability to balance both steam and gas turbines as well as generator fields.  The project team was lead by Tarlton Corporation and included critical team members Corrigan Company for the mechanical work and Schaeffer Electric Company for the electrical work.  Key portions of work for Schaeffer included variable frequency drives and power for 8000 hp and 3000 hp motors, building addition, new Ameren 14 MVA substation, 15KV customer switchgear, (5) 15KV transformers, cooling tower, (3) UPS systems, extensive process control, vacuum penetrations, along with general lighting and power.  Schaeffer could not be more pleased with the team atmosphere throughout this project promoted by Tarlton and MD&A.  It took a strong collective effort to complete the project in the timeline required and it was exciting to be a part of that effort.

Pictures by Cindy Kohlman Photography

Complete – Washington University Mallinckrodt New Chiller & Switchgear

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Washington University Mallinckrodt New Chiller & Switchgear

Congratulations to the project team led by Corrigan Company on the completion of the Washington University Mallinckrodt New Chiller & Switchgear.  This complex project took place in the basement of Mallinckrodt Center while students were on campus.  The primary purpose was to install a new 5kV Trane chiller.  Over the course of the project, Schaeffer replaced the existing 5kV gear lineup to power the new Chiller, replaced  a section of the existing 5kV substation which was suffering from water damage, and provided a new 3 section 1200A 480V distribution panel to power pumps, existing exhaust fans, and HVAC equipment.  Thank you to all those who participated in the scheduling and execution of this project.

(Pictures by Cindy Kohlman Photography)

MD&A Turbine-Generator Repair Facility Addition – Project Update

Site electric and building underground work is progressing at MD&A in South St. Louis.  With such a small footprint, significant coordination has taken place to allow all the trades to meet schedule.  Thank you to all the trades and the design team for recognizing the proximity issues and keeping themselves and their coworkers safe.

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Complete – Kirkwood Public Works

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